GSE offers a spring semester Language and Culture program at UB. No language requirement exists, but it is recommended that students have taken at least one semester of college level Spanish before enrolling.
Required Language Courses
Students attending Spanish Language and Culture semester programs at the University of Barcelona are required to take a two week, 40 hour, intensive Spanish language course as preparation for semester long courses. Following the two week preparation course students will take a placement exam and be enrolled in the appropriate semester language course. Spanish language courses consist of 110 contact hours of instruction focused on conversation and grammar. Students will earn 11 semester units for the completion of the Spanish Language portion of the course.
Optional Cultural Elective Classes
Students have the option of taking up to 5 cultural elective courses in addition to the required language course. Each cultural elective course meets for a total of 20 contact hours throughout the semester. After the successful completion of the exam(s) at the end of the term, students may earn approximately 1 semester unit per cultural elective course successfully completed. If both the Language and Culture portions of the semester program are completed, students may earn up to 16 semester credits. Click on any of the courses below to view a detailed course description.