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Online intensive Spanish course

Cursos intensivos online. Tus clases de idiomas desde casa


All levels and sub-levels from A1 though C1 are offered, provided there is a sufficient number of students enrolled in the level. Interested students must first take an online placement test for that purpose.


Teaching and learning for the 40 hours are distributed as follows:

  • 10 hours per week of live classes with the teacher and classmates.
  • 5 hours per week of live interactive forum with the teacher and classmates.
  • 5 hours per week of conversation workshop with the teacher and classmates.

Autonomous work with guidance and correction from the teacher who provides correction and continuous feedback to help the student progress in their language acquisition.

ECTS credits: 4


Course dates: 

August 22 to 31, 2022


From Monday to Friday, 09:00 h - 14:30 h (30' break)



This is the course

The online and blended learning courses offered by the Centro de Idiomas have the same communicative focus as our face-to-face courses and work on all of the language competences, oral as well as written.

Sessions streamed in real-time ensure interaction with the teacher and with classmates.

All of the autonomous activities are always carried out under the guidance of the teacher, who provides correction and continuous feedback to help the student progress in their language acquisition.  


Fees and discount


  • UC3M international students: 265 €
  • General public from outside UC3M: 300 € 


  • 5% discount on the course fee for students enrolled in previous courses


Registration period: June 20 - July 14, 2022

Registration procedure:

  • Fill in the REGISTRATION FORM.
  • If you have previous knowlegde of the language, take the online level test to determine which course you can take. You will find the link of the test after submitting the form.
  • If you have no knowledge of the language, you will be assigned level A1.1 (absolute beginners) and you will not need to take the level test.
  • All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre after the registration period has ended.
  • Objectives
    • Engage in comprehensive work in all communicative competences, oral as well as written.
    • Acquire the tools necessary to improve oral fluency appropriate to the level.
    • Improve and broaden the student’s lexical range.
    • Work towards attaining grammatical accuracy.
  • Assessment
    • Grade for participation and progress in the online sessions: 30%
    • Grade for homework, assignments and autonomous work: 30%
    • Final exam grade: 40%

    The exam will assess all the communicative elements of the language with a maximum of 10 points possible:

    • Written expression and interaction(2 points)
    • Reading comprehension (2 points)
    • Listening and audiovisual comprehension (2 points)
    • Oral expression and interaction. This section of the exam will be assessed during the last day of the workshop session. (2 points)
    • Grammar and vocabulary (2 points)

    In order to pass the course, the student must receive a grade of 5 in each of the three parts: participation and progress, homework, and exam.

    The exam will be given through Aula Global and Blackboard Collaborate.

  • Attendance

    A student may only be absent for up to 20% of the course (8 hours) for any given reason.

    As this is a synchronous online course, a student who does not meet the required attendance for whatever reason, may take the final exam, but will not receive credit recognition.

  • Plataforms


    Platforms to be used:

    • Moodle (Aula Global UC3M)
    • Blackboard Collaborate

    Technical requisites for student

    Technical requisites necessary for the correct development of the course:

    • Computer with camera and microphone
    • Internet connection.
  • Cancellations

    Please read our cancellation conditions carefully

    Cancellation and refund policy