Spain Salamanca University Statue 131185496

This program is ideal for students who would like to improve their communication and grammar skills, while also taking culture courses in addition to their language studies. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency and all courses related to language study. Intermediate, advanced and superior level students complete 2-3 cultural electives in addition to their grammar course. A student’s language level is determined by a placement exam administered by the Universidad de Salamanca.

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

Housing (including meals and laundry with host families and dorms)

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
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with student visa (for programs over 90 days)

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 Salamanca programs. All excursions are subject to change.

*Students participate in one international excursion per session. Students will be notified which international excursion they will participate in post-acceptance.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • 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.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • The Way of St. James

    The way of St James (Camino de Santiago) has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history. The group will – metaphorically – write their names in the history of the Way, walking one of the stages while we learn about the Way, its history, and its legends!

    The group will also visit León, one of the biggest cities near Salamanca, and its amazing Gothic cathedral, Astorga, a beautiful town in the Way of Santiago, where the group will visit a palace built by Gaudi. The trip will conclude in Ponferrada, the last major town in the French route before arriving in Santiago.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-13 credits per semester (up to 20 credits per quarter)

This program is ideal for students who would like to improve their communication and grammar skills, while also taking culture courses in addition to their language studies. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency and all courses related to language study. Intermediate, advanced and superior level students complete 2-3 cultural electives in addition to their grammar course. A student’s language level is determined by a placement exam administered by the Universidad de Salamanca.

CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • Quarter
    • 200 contact hours per quarter
    • 20 quarter credits • 12-13 semester credits
  • Academic Year
    • Students will do one quarter of Language and Culture in the fall, followed by a semester in the International Studies and Business Program
    • 380 contact hours per quarter
    • 38 quarter credits • 25 semester credits

ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS

Students can earn additional credits if they choose to combine two or more terms, or if they add an intensive month of language, conversation and cultural studies (consisting of 80 contact hours) at the beginning or end of their program.

ACADEMIC YEAR OPTIONS

The Academic Year program includes the fall quarter of the Spanish Language and Culture Program and the spring semester of the International Studies and Business Program. Students who want to do all Langauge and Culture study should choose the Fall & Winter Combined program.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

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    Inma Borrego

    Inma will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Miguel Blanco

    Miguel will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and a resource for you while you are in Spain.

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    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Beginning level students are required to take Spanish Grammar and Spanish Vocabulary, and may then choose to take one or two elective courses.

Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level students are required to take Spanish Grammar, and may then choose to take 2-3 elective courses.

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.

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)

The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)

The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

View Syllabus   

Literatura Española e Hispanoamericana (Spanish and Latin American Literature)

The basic objective of this course is to provide students an approach to Spanish and Latin American literature, both its history and the most outstanding authors. In order to familiarize them with the texts, the study of these should be the priority activity of the subject. The selection of authors and works will at all times attempt to convey to students the reality of the vast literary output we are talking about, as well as its diversity. In the classroom we will do essentially communicative work in which both teacher and students will present their impressions and discussions will be created. Moreover, in the development of this subject, the texts will be accompanied by more extensive information about the context in which these productions arise and, in general, the economic, political, and social situations at the time.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Actividades para la communicacion (Activities for communication)

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. The focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary)

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. The practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words but also be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte español (Spanish Art History)

This course focuses on the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Baroque Romanesque), painting by important Spanish artists and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. Some background in art history terminology is helpful.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course discusses the general history of Spanish and Latin American cinema, giving students the opportunity to watch and analyze the most salient and defining films of Spanish and Latin American cinema. Students will relate Spanish and Latin American cinema withing it's social context, as well as more recent history and corresponding artistic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will grow to understand and produce short, simple texts on everyday topics (situations relating to work, study or leisure). They will learn how to handle most circumstances that may arise during a trip or stay in a Spanish-speaking country, and will be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and plans, as well as briefly justify their opinions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course explores various socio-cultural features of the Spanish lifestyle, reviewing the geographical situation and the political and administrative organization of the country. Students will analyze different humanistic disciplines (history, literature art ...) considering their influence on the Spanish society of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas escritas (Spanish Writing)

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Destrezas orales (Spanish Communication)

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (The Arab World in Hispanic Culture)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature, and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course are divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. Students will understand oral and written texts on economic and professional issues, learning to write basic business correspondence. The class will also learn to communicate in situations of a professional nature.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (Spanish History)

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La mujer en la Historia de España (The Role of Women in Spanish History)

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab)

In this course students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Grammar

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to difficult parts of speech that challenge foreign students.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

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Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced and Superior Spanish Grammar)

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior), and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

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Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar)

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Volunteer teaching opportunities available (no credit)
  • International excursion

API students in Salamanca can choose from two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or a residencia. Internet access is included in both 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 generally share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day and laundry 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 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 in Salamanca may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are usually small, family-run student residences that house international students and occasionally Spanish students. Traditionally 1-2 students share a bedroom, and a bathroom is shared by multiple students. All students have access to living, TV, and common areas. Residencias are generally co-ed and accommodate 2-30 students. Students are provided with three meals per day. Meals are not provided during school breaks and holidays.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 4, 2020 - Mar 18, 2020 $10,000 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Winter Jan 4, 2020 - May 1, 2020 $12,380 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Winter and Spring Jan 4, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020 $18,800 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Mar 31, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020 $10,000 Feb 1, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
Winter Jan 4, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 $9,850 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Winter Extended Jan 4, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $12,230 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Winter and Spring Jan 4, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 $18,650 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Spring Mar 31, 2019 - Jun 15, 2019 $9,850 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 15, 2019
Academic Year Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - May 15, 2020 $24,030 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 $12,330 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 26, 2019 - May 15, 2020 $21,630 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Quarter Sep 26, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 $9,850 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019