Imagine studying Spanish in Salamanca!
“Salamanca” evokes romance, mystery and history. Celts, Carthage, Romans, Visigoths, the Moorish Caliphate, The Kingdom of Leon and Castile, the Napoleonic Wars and the Spanish Civil War all have marked Salamanca and left their impression.
Salamanca is an inimitable and enchanting witness to the pageant of history.
The old university city's architectural beauty is legendary and has made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact it was named the Culture Capital of Europe for 2002 together with Bruges. The two are now sister cities.
Salamanca's heart and core is its university, which is the oldest in Spain and among the five oldest in the world. Today, it remains one of the most prestigious of Spanish universities, and its spirit pervades the whole city imbuing it with a captivating aura and a contagious vitality.
It is the most important city in Spain for the teaching of Spanish.
Indeed, Salamanca prides itself on a profusion of international students. It constantly attracts around 4,000 each year, making for a vibrant multicultural environment.
The city is located in mid-west Spain, on the west bank of the Tormes River, snugly embedded on the Castilian plains. Some say that this charming historical city conserves the purest form of Spanish, Castellano. "Castellano" is used as an elegant synonym for "Spanish".
Salamanca is a 2 1/2 hours' bus ride from the Madrid-Barajas Airport, and can also be reached by train.
Your best two choices, in terms of excellence and popularity, are the Spanish Language Courses for foreigners at the University of Salamanca, and, if you’d rather study at a private school, Enforex .
In both cases, courses are given in the historical city center, where many of the University’s faculties are located. The streets bustle with student activity and there’s a profusion of cafeterias, libraries, bookshops, theaters, etc..
The University of Salamanca has offered Spanish language courses for foreign students since 1929.
The range of courses offered is broad and you don’t need to be a university student to participate.The only requirement is that you should be at least 17 years old at the beginning of the course.
The Spanish language courses for foreign students are conducted in the Building of the Escuelas Menores, one of the historical university buildings, fully renovated and equipped with modern facilities.
Students receive a diploma stating the level and grade achieved in the final exam.
You can get university credits for your Spanish courses at the University of Salamanca. Request the relevant information from your university.
You’ll be given a student card which gives access to all university facilities:
The University goes to great lengths to make its foreign students feel welcome and organizes activities outside class hours:
Foreign students are also invited to participate in the many students’ organizations throughout the university and their events.
For students who want help finding and booking accommodation in Salamanca, there is an accommodation service for which a one-time fee of 90 Euros is charged.The options are:
In the XVIth Century Columbus lectured in the university on his discoveries.
Cortés was a student at the University.
In modern times the great writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno was one of its celebrities, and was actually rector of the University from 1900 to 1924 and again from 1930 to 1936.
And what about Enforex?
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