INTENSIVE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (ILP)

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

As an ILP student, you will register into Language and Culture classes at the Universidad de Salamanca’s Cursos Internacionales, where you will take classes with other foreign students from all over the world. The language of instruction is Spanish.

Your language classes will never have more than 15 students, and culture and elective classes have a maximum of 20 students. In Salamanca, unlike on the Georgetown campus, you will complete most of your school work during class-time. 

The ILP program is a semester program and consists of two parts:  a month-long pre-session (3 hours of class/day)** and a trimester session (5 hours of class/day).

**Depending on Semana Santa (Easter week) dates, in some years, the pre-session may consist of 4 hours class/day during 3 weeks. 

 

DATES

Fall Semester: beginning of September through mid-December

Spring semester: end of February through mid-June

 

PLACEMENT

Your placement into language classes will be determined by two on-site placement tests administered by Cursos Internacionales: one before the pre-session and another before the trimester session. The second placement test gives you the opportunity to re-test after a month’s immersion in classes and daily life in Spain.

 

GRADES

At the end of the pre-session and trimester, you will receive a Certificate containing course names, number of hours and Spanish grades (scale of 0 – 10). Only trimester grades are reflected on your GU transcript. Successful completion of the ILP program earns 17 credits.

Transcripts, sent directly to OIP at Georgetown, contain both Spanish and US Grades. You can request transcripts for yourself from Cursos Internacionales: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA

INTENSIVE LANGUAGE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

CURSOS DE LENGUA Y CULTURA

 

 

DAILY HOURS

 

BEGINNING

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

ADVANCED

 

SUPERIOR

 

Spanish  required

 

0

 

1-2 semesters

 

3-4 semesters

 

5 semesters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRE-SESSION

PRE-SESSION

PRE-SESSION

PRE-SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

1

Language

 

Language

Language

Language

2

Language

 

Language

Language

Language

3

Communicative Activities

 

Spanish Culture

Spanish Culture

Spanish Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIMESTER

TRIMESTER

TRIMESTER

TRIMESTER

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Language

Language

Language

Language

2

 

Language

Language

Language

Language

3

 

Vocabulary

Language Elective

Language Elective

Language Elective

4

 

Language Lab

Language Elective  or

Culture Elective

Culture Elective

Culture Elective

5

 

Communicative Activities

Culture Elective

Culture Elective

Culture Elective

 

 

LANGUAGE ELECTIVES:   Speaking and Writing – Oral Skills – Written Skills –                                  Spanish for Business

CULTURE ELECTIVES:       Spanish History – Women in Spanish History – Spanish and Latin American Lit. – The Arab World in the Spanish World – Spanish Art – Spanish and Latin American Cinema.

All electives are offered specifically at the 4th, 5th or 6th hour; consequently, a student cannot choose two offered in the same period.