What are the Super-Intensive Spanish Course?
As an educational institution, one of objectives is to promote the Spanish language in the world. Center of Spanish and Culture offer students the possibility of getting a scholarship to study Spanish in Argentina.
Argentinean Language and Culture Scholarships Programs is pleased to announce 12 Partial Scholarships to attend in Córdoba a Super-intensive Spanish Language Course. The program main objective is to diffuse the Spanish language worldwide. We usually receive about 100 applications forms and at the moment 450 students from around the world had the opportunity to come to study Spanish since 2009. It is very simple to study Spanish in Argentina, this unique program can help you to find an easy way to experience a wonderful international experience.
Argentinean Language and Culture Scholarships Programs is a result of special agreements and relationships between two Spanish educational organizations, the Government of Argentina and other institutions. The Scholarship program has been designed to enhance educational and professional opportunities for students, and will benefit the Argentinean Language and Culture Scholarships Programs as it continues to pursue the increase and diffusion of knowledge.
The goal of this Scholarship program is to give the students an in-depth understanding of the culture and civilization of Argentina, and how it fits into the wider spectrum of Latin America. A series of lectures and readings on the historical, philosophical, literary and artistic development of Argentina and Latin America form the basis for class discussion. In order to familiarize students with their new surroundings and the academic system, an orientation period is scheduled at the beginning of the program.
This program concentrates on the development of greater fluency and accuracy in the spoken as well as the written language. Students will be exposed to aural-oral practice through the presentation of oral reports and class discussions based on short literary pieces by Hispano-American authors. Greater accuracy in the language will be achieved through intensive practice of the grammatical structures. Class time is also devoted to developing native-like vocabulary, enabling students to participate in a wide range of practical, social, professional, and academic discussions, and developing the higher functions of the language, such as making hypotheses, supporting opinions, and dealing with abstract thought.
12 ways to improve your Spanish outside the classroom
- When you listen to songs in Spanish, pay attention to the lyrics. Moreover, since many CDs include lyrics with the liner notes, you can read them while listening.
- Read books in Spanish. Choose books you have already read in your native language or those that have been made into films which you have seen. This will make it easier for you to understand the plot and the content.
- Choose a Spanish language magazine, a blog, or a newspaper that interests you and read it frequently.
- Watch Spanish language news programs on TV.
- Watch Spanish language movies on DVD either with subtitles in Spanish or without any subtitles.
- Attend plays or other events (talks, presentations) in Spanish organized by Spanish language organizations.
- Visit art exhibitions or participate in other art events that are offered in Spanish, including cultural events at the Municipality and Province of Córdoba.
- Chat online with native speakers. Keep in mind that internet users do not always use “correct” Spanish.
- If the operating language of your mobile is your native language, switch to Spanish. As you associate a function of your mobile with a certain word, you will be able to learn basic Spanish vocabulary.
- Practice specific communication situations on your own – at home in front of the mirror, for example. Imagine that you are introducing yourself, disagreeing, giving an interview, or asking for information. Find a partner and role-play.
- Practice your pronunciation by reading out loud. It’s a good idea to be together with someone who knows Spanish and can correct you. Also, you record yourself and notice the way you speak. Set yourself specific goals, such as understanding the difference in pronunciation between “cat” and “cut”. Write down the words you often mispronounce.
- Write down new words you learn in a special notebook. Remember to review them on a regular basis.
IMPORTANT: At the moment there are only PARTIAL scholarships in Córdoba city. The total costs of participation with the Partial Scholarship is USD 440 (US Dollars) and includes: Spanish and cultural courses, homestay half board (Breakfast and dinner), school activities, study material, certification, administrative, registration fees, tax and civil liability and medical emergency insurance. The total cost of the program if you don´t get the Partial Scholarships is USD 1.050. In any case with or with out the Scholarships, students are responsible to pay for their airline tickets, health insurance, lunch and cost of living.
Payment of the Partial Scholarships: The U$S 440 or its Euro equivalent is payable in cash directly in Córdoba on arrival.