Spanish B1 | Instituto de Lenguas UCV

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Price

470€

Duration

60 contact hours (including exams and oral presentations)

Extracurricular activities are included in the study programmes and in the course price.

  • Tour within the city centre of Valencia
  • Food Fair

Publication of the grades

First term: 7th of January 2019
Second term: 20th of May 2019

Calendar

First term:

  • Monday and Wednesday, from 16:30h to 19h. From the 17th of September to the 12th of December 2018.  
  • Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:30h to 13:00h. From the 11th of September to the 13th of December 2018.

Second term:

  • Tuesday and Thursday, from 17:30h to 20h. From the 31th of January to the 9th of May 2018.
  • Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:30h to 13:00h. From the 31st of January to the 9th of May 2019.

Issue of the certificates*

First term: from the 14th of January 2019
Second term:  from the 27th of May 2019
*Certificate of achievement and attendance

Enrolment period

Second term: open.

Once the registration has been completed, no refund can be given for course fees.

Location

Valencia

Queries

Información Instituto de Lenguas

institutodelenguas@ucv.es

+34 96 069 04 68

Spanish coordinator

Lucía de Ros lucia.deros@ucv.es

Additional information

The purpose of this course is that students achieve self-confidence in written and oral expression. This level is focused on the strengthening of grammatical tenses, vocabulary development and knowledge of the sociocultural Spanish and Hispano-American context through debates, various texts, auditions and conversations between students and the professor. Students, once they finish the course, will be able to produce simple and coherent texts about topics that are familiar for them or of personal interest. Also, they will be able to face new situations, make complaints, engage in talks about usual issues spontaneously or ask for clarification when they do not understand.

By means of texts analysis, exercises and different activities, which are, intended for students to study and revise, for example, the most difficult verbal tenses. On the other hand, it pursues the correction of common spelling mistakes and the acquisition of lexicon and essential structures that allow them to be able to express themselves safely about usual issues within their fields of interest or speciality.

This course aims to reach the level B1 requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

It is focused on the four language skills (conversation and interaction, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and writing). During this class period, students will receive the practice needed to pass the Official Exam B1 DELE at the end of the course.

Requirements

In order to enrol on the Spanish B1 course, students must have achieved a Spanish A2 Level. Instituto de Lenguas reserves the possibility of administering a level test during the first week of the course.

If you want to check your current Spanish level to determine if you are suitable for the B1 course, you can do this by carrying out a level test on the following link https://www.cervantes.to/es/test_inicial.html (select the level that you want to check)

Evaluation

The mark of any student is determined by taking a written exam and an oral presentation, as well as the attendance and class work.

The course is focused on the official exams preparation of the Instituto Cervantes. We offer our students the possibility to apply for these examinations.

Books

AULA 4. Curso de español, nueva edición. Editorial Difusión. ISBN: 978-84-15620-83-9

Exams and publication of the grades

First term:

  • First call: 29th of October and 5th of November 2018 or 30th of October and 6th of November 2018, depending on the course.
  • Second call:  26th and 29th of November 2018 or 27th and 29th of November 2018, depending on the group.
  • Oral presentation: 19th of November 2018 or 20th of November 2018, depending on the group.

Second term:

  • First call: 11th and 14th of March 2019 or 12th and 14th of March 2019, depending on the group.
  • Second call: 8th and 11th of April 2019 or 9th and 11th of April 2019, depending on the group.
  • Oral presentation: 25th of March 2019 or 26th of March 2019, depending on the group.

Mock exam

On the following link, Mock exams of DELE from Instituto Cervantes are available https://examenes.cervantes.es/es/dele/preparar-prueba

Disability

If a student has a certain disability that affects the exam execution, they should contact Pablo Brotons (pablo.brotons@ucv.es ) before the beginning of the course.

How to register for this course

Registration will be done online by card payment or in person at any Nuevos Alumnos Office from the starting date until the day before the beginning of each course.

The registration fee is €200 (deductible from the total amount of the course) and will not be returned in case of cancellation of the registration. The remaining amount will be paid in different monthly installments, whose amount and date of payment are specified in the student’s enrolment form (see number of monthly installments per course).

Group/Building changes

There will be neither group nor building changes unless unforeseen circumstances occurred after the registration require otherwise. In that case, this should be documentary proof provided and it will be subject to availability.

Deregistration

Course cancellation can be done by completing and submitting a Course Cancellation Request Form. Paper forms can be found at the concierge desk of any UCV building and submitted in the main Students’ Office (Secretaría) along with a photocopy of the ID card/passport. Digital forms are also available to be filled in within the student's Intranet page (departamentos / secretaría / instancias virtuales alumnos/ baja total titulación). It is not possible to request the cancellation of a course via e-mail.

The termination of the student registration does not entail the refund of the fees paid until the date of the Course Cancellation Request. However, once the course cancellation is made effective, no other monthly installments will be charged.

Online

Start the enrolment online process

In person

If doing the registration in person at Nuevos Alumnos it is necessary to provide your bank account number (IBAN), a photocopy of ID and the amount required to make the reservation. This can be paid in cash or by credit card.

Nuevos Alumnos Offices

  • Plaza de la Almoina, 3 – 46001, Valencia
  • C./ Sagrado Corazón, 5 – 46110, Godella
  • Alzira (c/ Adrián Campos Suñer, núm.6, 46600)
  • Xàtiva (c/ Camí fàbrica de paper, s/n, 46800)

See location

Important information

  • This is an attendance-based course, consequently attendance is mandatory.
  • On the first day of class students will have to take with them their enrolment form. (For the purpose of enrolment check. Once this is done, the student will keep the form).
  • The UCV reserves the right to cancel a group if the minimum number of students required is not met. In this case, students will be informed.