Summer program

In the BSA Summer program, our students can earn up to 7 credits certified by means of an official academic transcript from the University of Granada. This program in only offered in June

BSA program is open to all students regardless of their level of Spanish proficiency. Through the University of Granada’s CLM we offer courses for students from beginner to advanced levels. Students are required to take a placement test to determine the program and level of study for the rest of the month.

Among the different summer programs we offer, we can facilitate a short term program that universities or colleges could take advantage of .

CLM-UGR courses

Intensive Language Program (CILE )

This program is open to students of all levels of Spanish who wish to concentrate on improving their reading, writing and speaking skills. Students receive four hours of Spanish language instruction daily for a total of 80 hours of instruction. 

Summer Intensive Language and Culture Program (CILYC)

Students spend 90 hours of class instruction during the summer program. This program is designed for students who want to have a first contact with a new culture or can not spend a whole semester abroad. Students must have completed their third semester of a college-level Spanish to apply for it. Among the options, they can take a Spanish Language course and a content course such as Art, Spanish Civilization, History, Internships…. Or they can choose two content courses.

Summer Internship Program

This program is designed to students who wish to participate in an Internship abroad while improving their Spanish Language. During a summer program, the internships available are in Business, Social Organizations and Health Centers. Students must have completed their third semester of a college-level Spanish to apply for the Social Organizations internships (B1.1). For Business and Health Centers they need to have complented their fifth semester of a college-level of Spanish (B2.2). Please check the level equivalence below.

Here you have the list of courses offered in the Summer Program

*To participate in an Internship in “Health Centers” or “Social Organizations” with minors, it is essential to provide the “Criminal record and sexual offences certificate” by the FBI or RCMP and with the Hague Apostille.

Short term programs (STP)

BSA can facilitate short term programs or faculty led programs to Universities and Colleges. As an example of this is the program designed for those students who want to have an Experiential Learning in Granada while taking a Spanish language class. Students will attend at least a 2 week (40 hours) intensive Spanish language course at the CLM along with lectures, activities and visits to different sites. Students do not need to have a specific level of Spanish to attend this course. Since this is an customized program, the number of credits granted will depend on the length of time the student chooses to enroll in the language course. Let us know if you need more information.

BSA Additionals

BSA Cultural Seminar

We want our students learn and understand the most outstanding aspects of the culture of Spain and Granada. As a result, we think that with the “learning by doing” methodology, we will facilitate students interaction and discussion in class of the topics we will introduce through different conferences. Examples of them are olive oil, tapas, flamenco.
BSA offers its students complementary activities related to some of the topics. This way students will have the opportunity to go see a flamenco performance or participate in an olive oil tasting.

BSA Language labs or “Tutorías” (no credit beared)

Students will have weekly language labs to help them enhance the classes, either to reinforce what they learned in class or to fill gaps in the language learning. Some labs will focus in Grammar, others in Conversation, Production, etc. Students will also have the option to request open hours for specific questions or curiosities.

This table shows the equivalences of the levels according to the UGR – CLM and the Common European Frame Reference (CEFR).

9 ProficiencyC2
8 SuperiorC1
7 Upper AdvancedB2.2
6 AdvancedB2.1
5 Upper IntermediateB1.2
4 IntermediateB1.1
3 Lower IntermediateA2+
2 ElementaryA2
1 BeginnerA1

And this picture shows the equivalences between the CEFR ACTFL according to *Martinez Baztan, A. (2008)

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