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The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to quickly advance their Spanish skills over the course of one semester.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

Reflection Sessions

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high school graduates
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Granada programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Students participating in the fall semester will have an international excursion to Paris. Students participating in the spring will have an international excursion to Rome.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Las Alpujarras

    This region of mountain villages lies on the southern flanks of the Sierra Nevada mountains (Europe’s second highest mountain range after the Alps) with breathtaking valleys and gorges that run down towards the Mediterranean coast. The villages of Capileira, Bubión, and Pampaneira, located at the Poqueira ravine, have a unique whitewashed North African style. The area allows the traveler to experience the natural beauty while hiking the many trails that connect the different villages.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • San José and Cabo de Gata

    Southeastern Andalusia boasts of some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches. Students explore the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, based in the town of San José. The park covers approximately 60 km of coastline, accompanied by cliffs of awesome grandeur. It has a wild, elemental feel and is far enough off the beaten track to seem positively deserted compared with most Andalusian beaches. It is a perfect place for hiking, sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxing.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Rome

    With an almost uninterrupted history as an important center of power for more than two millennia, Rome is as close to eternal as it gets. The “Eternal City” was once the administrative center of the mighty Roman Empire, governing a vast region that stretched all the way from Britain to Mesopotamia. Today, it remains the seat of the Italian government and the world’s biggest open air museum.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-20 credits per semester

The Intensive Language Program is designed for students who want to quickly advance their Spanish skills over the course of one semester. Each student’s language level is determined by a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Granada.

The fall semester early start and academic year early start programs include an intensive month, in September, comprising 80 contact hours of Spanish language. The month of May is included for Spring extended program students, also comprising 80 contact hours of Spanish language.

ACADEMIC YEAR OPTIONS

  • OPTION 1: Most academic year students ultimately choose to complete one semester of the Intensive Language Program and one semester the Spanish Language and Culture program OR the Hispanic Studies Program. Students who elect for this option will have a different program end date than the spring Intensive Language Program students (consult the dates and fees page or your Program Manager). As classes are not scheduled in January, students are free to travel or return home for the holidays. Housing in Granada during this period is not included in the program cost.
  • OPTION 2: Academic year students may choose to pursue two consecutive terms of intensive language study. In this option, students would take the fall semester, and return with a 3-week intensive language program in January, followed by a winter/spring term through March. Though the program would end sooner than the regular spring semester, students would still earn the same amount of credit. Housing in Granada between the fall and January terms is not included in the program cost.

CONTACT HOURS / CREDITS AVAILABLE PER PROGRAM

  • SPRING
    • 220 CONTACT HOURS
    • 14 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • SPRING EXTENDED
    • 300 CONTACT HOURS
    • 20 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • FALL EARLY START
    • 280 CONTACT HOURS
    • 18 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • FALL
    • 200 CONTACT HOURS
    • 13 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • YEAR EARLY START – OPTION 1
    • 460-505 CONTACT HOURS
    • 30-33 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • YEAR – OPTION 1
    • 380-425 CONTACT HOURS
    • 25-28 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • YEAR EARLY START – OPTION 2
    • 480-500 CONTACT HOURS
    • 32-33 SEMESTER CREDITS
  • YEAR – OPTION 2
    • 400-420 CONTACT HOURS
    • 26-28 SEMESTER CREDITS

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Granada upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - lauren.daniels@apiabroad.com

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    Carmen Chico (Curra) Mohedano

    Curra Mohedano will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Carmen Lopez Marquez

    Carmen Lopez Marquez will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Intensive Spanish Language - 100 Level

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant

CULTURE

  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A1-A2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 200 Level

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability

CULTURE

  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A2+, B1.1, B1.2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 300 & 400 Level

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse

CULTURE

  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 100 Level

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant

CULTURE

  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A1-A2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 200 Level

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability

CULTURE

  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A2+, B1.1, B1.2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 300 & 400 Level

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse

CULTURE

  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 100 Level

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant

CULTURE

  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A1-A2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 200 Level

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability

CULTURE

  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A2+, B1.1, B1.2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 300 & 400 Level

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse

CULTURE

  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 100 Level

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant

CULTURE

  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A1-A2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 200 Level

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability

CULTURE

  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A2+, B1.1, B1.2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 300 & 400 Level

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse

CULTURE

  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 100 Level

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant

CULTURE

  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A1-A2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 200 Level

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability

CULTURE

  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A2+, B1.1, B1.2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 300 & 400 Level

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse

CULTURE

  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 100 Level

Students at the beginning level are introduced to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. The goal is to teach students basic linguistic skills so that they can understand others and communicate in everyday situations.

A sampling of the topics studied at the beginning level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Agreement
  • Pronouns
  • Ser/estar/hay
  • Present tense
  • Gerund
  • Past tense
  • Positive commands
  • Comparative structures

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Giving and asking basic information (personal, spatial, geographical, etc.)
  • Talking about characteristics
  • Describing
  • Expressing agreement and disagreement
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Giving instructions and advice
  • Proposing activities
  • Communicating in a restaurant

CULTURE

  • General rules for social behavior in Spanish society
  • Perceptions of foreigners by Spanish people and vice versa
  • Everyday life (schedules, food)
  • Family: general characteristics
  • Geographic location and general characteristics of Spain
  • Introduction to flamenco and bullfighting
  • The democratic system (autonomous regions and monarchy)

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A1-A2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 200 Level

Students at the intermediate level focus on understanding and communicating in general situations that demand an exchange of information. They will also learn how to talk about personal opinions related to familiar topics. A sampling of the topics studied at the intermediate level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Past tenses
  • Present subjunctive
  • Future
  • Conditional
  • Command forms
  • Impersonal “se”
  • Future perfect

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Comparing people, places, situations, and customs
  • Talking about the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Organizing an informative written text
  • Reacting to news. Expressing certainty
  • Expressing probability

CULTURE

  • General features of the social behavior of Spaniards
  • The family as the pillar of life in Spain
  • Spanish youth
  • Dictatorship and democracy
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and America
  • Spanish cultural stereotypes (bullfighting and flamenco)
  • Introduction to literature
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: A2+, B1.1, B1.2  

Intensive Spanish Language - 300 & 400 Level

Advanced level students are able to use and understand complex linguistic structures to communicate in a variety of situations that demand an exchange of information and opinions.

A sampling of the topics studied at the advanced level may include (but are not limited to):

GRAMMAR

  • Correlation of tenses with past tenses and conditional
  • Relative clauses with prepositions
  • Uses of the subjunctive
  • Past tenses: a general and interrelated perspective
  • Time correlation in referred discourse
  • Future for conjecture
  • Conditional for hypothetical situations

ORAL EXPRESSION

  • Expressing feelings
  • Giving and asking for advice
  • Establishing conditions
  • Formulating opinions
  • Expressing hypothesis
  • Making unrealistic comparisons
  • Referred discourse

CULTURE

  • Spanish/Andalusian culture
  • The autonomous communities of Spain
  • Islamic past and heritage
  • Bullfight: symbol, ritual and metaphor
  • Family structure in Spain
  • Flamenco and “duende”
  • Religion and folklore
  • Spain and the European Union
  • Spain and Latin America
  • Current situation of women in Spain
  • Spain today: ideological, political and cultural trends
  • Introduction to Spanish art
  • Introduction to Spanish literature
  • Introduction to Spanish film

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: B2.1, B2.2, C1, C2  

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Immersive language program
  • International excursion

API students in Granada may choose to live with a host family, Residencia, or in a shared apartment with other students. Internet access is available in all three options. Participants who will be under age 18 for any portion of their session abroad are required to live in supervised housing with a host family and must adhere to a curfew set by API while still a minor.

Students who choose to live with families typically share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day, laundry, and cleaning service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman, some of them with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students who choose the shared apartment option generally live with other students. Shared apartments may be made up of API students, local and/or international students. Students benefit from having meals, laundry, and cleaning provided by the Spanish owner. Three meals per day are also provided with this option. On Sundays and during holidays, meals may not be served. Shared apartments may be run by dorms or families. In some cases, a family member may share the apartment. Some families spend a great deal of time with the students, while others may not join the students for meals or other activities.

Residencias offer students the opportunity to live with local Spanish, international students, and other API program participants. Residencias are not like American “dorms”, but rather, they are arranged more like traditional boarding houses. Students may share a room and a common bathroom. Everyone has access to the common living and TV areas, and internet access. Three meals/day are included in a common dining hall (at specified dining times), laundry service or facilities are available and regular cleaning provided. Mealtimes are set according to each residencia, and the meal schedule will be posted upon arrival. On Sundays and during holidays meals may not be served but students may use a small kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, etc. Most of the Residencias are co-ed.

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Academic Year students have two options for extending their spring study.

OPTION 1: Is a longer term (ending in late May), and carries an additional fee. The dates and fees listed below for the Academic Year (and Early Start Academic Year) programs are for Option 1. Contact the API office for more information.

OPTION 2: Is a shorter term (ending in late March), and carries a reduced fee. Contact the API office for more information.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Early Start Aug 28, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019 $12,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Early Start Aug 28, 2019 - May 22, 2020 $22,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep 19, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019 $10,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 19, 2019 - May 22, 2020 $19,730 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan 22, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 $10,130 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 22, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $10,130 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018