Would you like to open your mind through overseas study but haven’t got a full semester at your disposal? A summer school at Granada’s Centre of Modern Languages could be the perfect solution.

Would you like to open your mind through overseas study but haven’t got a full semester at your disposal? A summer school at Granada’s Centre of Modern Languages could be the perfect solution. 

Travel to sunny España for up to 5-weeks and earn academic credits while you immerse yourself in the language, history, cuisine, and culture of this exciting country. 

Make lasting memories and meet new friends with an action packed programme of social events and excursions. From playing flamenco guitar and hot-stepping the tango, to gastronomic workshops and theatre visits, your summer promises to be ‘totalmente inolvidable’!   

The University of Granada - Centre of Modern Languages (CLM)

Founded in 1531, Universidad de Granada is one of Europe’s foremost educational establishments. Located in 4 sites across the city, the university is housed in many historic buildings to ensure their restoration and preservation.

The Centre of Modern Languages is situated in the ‘Realejo’ region and attracts a global community of students. A centre of excellence for the study of Spanish language, history, and culture, CLM is also a leading provider of modern language options including Arabic, French, Japanese and Russian – to name but a few. 

Why is CLM for you?

  • Granada packs a punch when it comes to delivering an unforgettable student experience. As a university city, a third of Granada’s population are directly linked to CLM through work or study.  
  • Develop your skill set with dedicated and highly-experienced teaching and administrative staff, great facilities, and a range of student services.
  • Learn the lingo with CLM’s ‘Language Exchange Partner Programme’. This free service aims to facilitate contact between students to encourage language skills and grow opportunities for cultural exchange.
  • Get active with excellent sporting facilities and access to over 400 sport courses. 
  • Experience Spanish life and culture with social activities such as flamenco dancing, film cycles, book launches, and photography competitions. 

Summer School Programmes

Option 1: Intensive Spanish Language Programme

Is it your goal to learn, refresh or improve your grasp of the Spanish language? Well, CLM’s intensive Spanish Language course could hit the right spot and can provide a springboard to further study.

An essentially communicative approach is used to develop your language and conversational skills with access to up-to-date audio-visual technology. CILE courses run for a total of 80 hours with an average class size of 12 students.

Learning outcomes are specific to your level of study with the curriculum following the guidelines set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These may include:  

  • Learning to interact with native speakers and showing competence during daily transactions, routine tasks and social interactions.
  • Demonstrating a level of competence in understanding and producing written texts which relate to a range of communicative situations.
  • Developing intercultural skills and broadening knowledge of new territories through global citizenship.

Did you know that Spanish is the second-most widely spoken language in the global business sector? Boost your resume and maximise your employability with a summer school at CLM 

Option 2: Intensive Spanish Language and Liberal Studies Programme

If you have acquired a level of competency in the Spanish language but would like to progress further, CLM’s Intensive Spanish Language and Liberal Studies could be your next step.

This programme is designed for intermediate to advanced level students who wish to combine their study of Spanish language and take a module in areas such as culture, history, economics, and politics. Courses involve 23-45 hours of contact time, which is between 1-3 credits. You may choose one language class and one elective in liberal studies below.

Classes typically offered (based on enrollment): 

  • An introduction to Spanish business language and commerce
  • The diversity of Spanish in the world
  • Spanish and Latin American literature
  • Spain’s geography
  • Spanish art history 
  • Latin American Literature
  • Islamic culture in Spain
  • Spanish business language
  • The legal system in Spain and the European Union
You may even be eligible to complete an internship at a local educational institution or community center during this programme (extra fee for this option). This is an ideal opportunity to apply your knowledge and build an impressive addition to your resume.  (Students should seek advice from their home university regarding whether an internship is an eligible way to earn credits).

Why Granada? A cultural melting pot where ancient meets modern

Framed by the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is at the heart of Spain’s Andalusian region. A popular destination for students and tourists alike, this cosmopolitan, vivacious city is steeped in cultural significance. 

Granada’s many historic landmarks include the Alhambra and Albaicin, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the area is renowned for its rich architectural tapestry with Moorish, Arabian, European and Islamic influences.

Granada offers a vibrant blend of attractions which fuse the old-world with the new, providing many memorable ways to spend your down-time. From fiestas and Arab Souks, to international film festivals and sporting events, Andalucia promises a powerfully authentic Spanish adventure.     

  • Receive a warm welcome – Andalusians are well-known for their hospitality.
  • Experience Spanish culture and traditional cuisine. The region is famed for its culinary heritage .. and its amazing ‘Tapa’ (Tapas).

Explore sub-tropical beaches and snow-capped mountain ranges, both in easy reach of the city.   .

At A Glance
Summer at Granada
Dates
Option 1:
Session 1: May 28-July 1, 2020 Session 2: July 1 - August 1, 2020

Option 2:
Session 1: May 28-July 1, 2020 Session 2: July 2 - August 1, 2020

*These are summer start dates, not dates of arrival. Please talk to an advisor for arrival dates and airfare booking.

Duration
4 weeks or combine to 8-weeks
Apply By
March 1, 2020
Fees

From €3660 (4-weeks)

What's included?

Airfare, materials for class, in-country transportation, weekend meals, and spending money aren’t included.

Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Commitment fee

€500 Non refundable

*Application and Commitment fees are in addition to the programme fee.

Scholarship
Up to €1000