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Summer language courses

Summer language courses 2024

Summer language courses 2024

The UC3M Language Center offers online summer courses in different languages and in two modalities. Choose the option that suits you best.

General information

All levels and sub-levels from A1 though C1 are offered, provided there are enough students enrolled in the level. 

(For French courses, only levels A1, A2 and B1)

If you have previous knowledge of the language, please take the free online placement test to determine which course you can join. You will find the link of the test after submitting the enrollment form.

Dates: from July 01 to 12, 2024

Days: Monday to Friday 

Face-to-face courses

Schedule

40 hours of face-to-face lessons:

The German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese courses are held at the Getafe campus.

The Spanish and English courses take place at the Madrid - Puerta de Toledo campus.

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

Timetable face-to-face courses

4 Hours daily

First session: 10:00 - 12:00

Second session: 12:30 - 14:30

*For French courses see information below

Virtual platforms for face-to-face courses

Moodle (Aula Global UC3M) for access to course materials, submission of homework and assignments, and final exams.

Online courses

Schedule

They are offered in German, Italian, Portuguese and Chinese languages.

 

The 40 hours of teaching and learning are divided as follows:

  • Live lessons with the teacher and classmates.
  • Live interactive forum.
  • Oral practice.

Timetable online courses

4 Hours daily

First session: 10:00 - 12:00

Second session: 12:15 - 14:15

Virtual platforms for online courses

Blackboard Collaborate for live lessons.

Moodle (UC3M Global Classroom) for interactive forums and autonomous work.

Evaluation

  • 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)
  • comprehension (2 points)
  • Listening and audiovisual comprehension (2 points)
  • Oral expression and interaction (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.

* For French courses see specific information below.

Attendance

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

A student who fails to meet the attendance requirement for any reason will be allowed to take the final examination but will not receive credits.

  • Spanish

    Registration

    • Registration period: from May 27 to June 19, 2024
      For more information, click here

      ENROLMENT FORM

    All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre at the end of the registration period.

    Fees

    •  Students and UC3M community: 275€
    •  Outside the University : 325€
  • English

    Registration

    • Registration period: from May 27 to June 19, 2024.
    • ENROLMENT FORM​

    All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre at the end of the registration period.

    Fees

    • Students and UC3M community: 275€
    • Outside the University : 325€
  • German

    Registration

    All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre at the end of the registration period.

    Fees

    • Students and UC3M community: 275€
    • Outside the University: 325€
  • French

    Information

    The Language Centre in partnership with the Institut Français offers face-to-face french courses of the following levels:

    A1, A2 and B1

    Timetable​:

    • 10:00 - 14:00 

    Evaluation:

    • Applying of the Institut Français evaluation system.

    Registration

    • Registration period: from May 27 to June 19, 2024.
    • ENROLMENT FORM​

    *The Institut Français will contact you if you need to take a level test.

    • Fees: 380€

    5% discount for alumni of the Institut Français (valid for 6 months).

  • Italian

    Registration

    • Registration period: from May 27 to June 19, 2024.

    All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre at the end of the registration period.

    Fees

    • Students and UC3M community: 275€
    • Outside the University : 325€
  • Portuguese

    Registration

    All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre at the end of the registration period.

    Fees

    - Students and UC3M community: 265€

    - Outside the University : 300€

  • Chinese

    Registration

    All registrants will receive an email from the Language Centre at the end of the registration period.

    Fees

    • Students and UC3M community: 290€
    • Outside the University: 345€