Throughout its 25 years of existence, the Language Center of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Medellin, Center Accredited by the Cervantes Institute, has been committed to the mission of leading and disseminating, with academic excellence, the learning and teaching of languages with a focus on cultures and knowledge in terms of its projection at the local, national and international level.
This program represents the confidence placed by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies, like APC-Colombia, in the quality of our teaching, and it becomes a particularly special contribution to the international projection of the University in the international arena. Over the years, we have built sufficient experience and expertise to carry out the program in any interested country.
Since 2010, the ESPEX Program annually receives more than 200 students from various nationalities, particularly from North America and Europe.
Our program offers General Spanish and other courses taught in Spanish.
The General Spanish program comprises eight levels corresponding to the CEFR* reference levels: A1, A2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1 and C1.2. Each of these contains two 40-hour-lesson courses.
*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Our group classes are 10 hours per week. 20-hour-per-week courses may be available based on demand.
The minimum enrollment for group classes is 40 hours (one course). If you choose to take our semi-private or our private class, the minimum enrollment is 20 hours. Semi-private or private classes are flexible varying in number of lessons with a minimum of 6 hours per week.
We also offer the following 40-hour courses taught in Spanish:
Due to the increasing demand of Spanish courses in Colombia, the Language Center of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana offers a training option for those who are interested in acquiring the skills to teach Spanish to non-Spanish-speaking learners.
The diploma consists of four 30-hour modules.
|Module 1||Spanish in the world||Español en el mundo|
|Module 2||Language system||Sistema de la lengua|
|Module 3||Didactic strategies and materials||Estrategias didácticas y materiales|
|Module 4||Methodology and assessment||Metodología y evaluación|
Our fees vary depending on the type of class you take:
(3 to 10 students)
|1 course||1.327.000 COP*||1.969.000 COP*||2.911.000 COP*|
|2 courses||2.654.000 COP*||3.938.000 COP*||5.822.000 COP*|
|3 or more courses||These get a 10% discount.|