"The Intensive Spanish Program was an excellent investment of time and money. I significantly improved my Spanish comprehension and accuracy in speaking and writing."

Rochelle Broder-Singer, Program Graduate

Thank you for your interest in the Intensive Spanish Program.

Intensive Spanish Program

Offered through the University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education’s Intensive Language Institute, the Intensive Spanish Program provides high-quality Spanish-language instruction designed to help you learn Spanish or improve your Spanish communication abilities. Through a unique format based on proficiency level, the program enhances vital communication skills, such as speaking, reading, and writing, by focusing on vocabulary, pronunciation, and practice to take your language skills to the next level.

Program Benefits

Add a new language to your skill set or improve your Spanish knowledge and study its customs and culture

Learn from instructors who are fluent in Spanish

Receive personalized attention in small class sizes

Engage in an interactive, stress-free learning environment

Start in one of four levels of instruction based on proficiency

Finish the program in eight weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

The short-term commitment and dynamic atmosphere keep you engaged while ensuring that you are achieving vital learning milestones. The program is instructor-led and offered synchronously and remotely.

The program has two Spring 2021 start dates: January 19, 2021, and April 20, 2021. Classes are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The program's previous participants include business and medical professionals, government and educational administrators, teachers, and world travelers. The only requirement is a desire to speak Spanish and study its customs and culture.

Students in the program are placed into the most appropriate level. Level placement is based on students' current Spanish fluency, determined by an online proficiency test.

After completing level one, students should be able to:

✓Greet people
✓Exchange polite questions and answers
✓Exchange phone numbers
✓Talk about days and dates
✓Describe colors
✓Speak about daily activities and routines
✓Talk about restaurants and related topics
✓Talk about family
✓Talk about traveling and hotels

After completing level two, students should be able to do what a level one student can do, and:

✓Talk about and make travel arrangements
✓Talk about sports and other outdoor activities
✓Give commands and make polite requests
✓Speak about activities in the past
✓Talk about shopping and the weather

After completing level three, students should be able to do what a level two student can do, and:

✓Speak using the imperfect tense
✓Speak using the past progressive tense
✓Talk about topics related to shopping and automobiles
✓Speak using the present perfect tense
✓Speak using the future tense
✓Speak using conditionals

After completing level four, students should be able to do what a level three student can do, and:

✓Speak using the subjunctive
✓Make comparisons and use superlatives
✓Talk about hospitals and health care situations
✓Express doubt, disbelief, and denial using the subjunctive
✓Speak using the present perfect subjunctive
✓Speak using the imperfect subjunctive

The cost of tuition is $1,150. Books and materials are not included. For more information, please contact us at 305-284-4000.

To register, please contact us at 305-284-4000.

This program is offered through the University of Miami Division of Continuing and International Education’s Intensive Language Institute. The Division aims to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. With more than 70 credit and non-credit programs available, the Division focuses on creating continuous learning experiences that transform individuals, organizations, and entire communities. For more information, visit dcie.miami.edu and connect with the Division on Facebook and Twitter.