Centro Universitario CIESE, Fundación Comillas

Avda. de la Universidad Pontificia s/n - Comillas

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FUNDACIÓN COMILLAS
is an international benchmark institution in teaching, research and diffusion of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

Located in Cantabria, in the north os Spain, its mission is to foster growth in the knowledge and extension of the Spanish Language and Hispanic cultures. This aim is ahieved by promoting social, cultural and economic cooperation among the Spanish-speaking countries and by faciliting an exchange between them and the rest of the world.

The academic activities of Fundación Comillas are developed in University Center CIESE-Comillas (The International Center for Higher Spanish Studies), whose hallmarks are:

* Excellence in teaching, research and development of educational programs.

*Emphasis on innovation and technology as basic and valuable tools in the teaching and learning process (R&D).

*Collaboration with national and international institutions and companies highly regarded in both the academic and professional worlds.

Therefore, CIESE-Comillas provides a comprehensive academic program that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees together with tailor-made courses and different courses of specialization.  



  • Golf
  • Riding
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Squash
  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Art / Painting
  • Art history
  • Cooking
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Geography
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

GENERAL SPANISH

The
Comillas Foundation has developed a complete range of language and culture
courses taught in a context of immersion, according to the levels of reference
of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Our
students have the option of combining Spanish courses with one of the programs
from the Classroom Without Walls.

WHY CHOOSE
OUR COURSES?

Because we
belong to a network of Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) exam
centers.

Because
classes are taught in a relaxed, multicultural atmosphere by well- trained
teachers with vast teaching experience.

Because the
maximum number of students per class is 10 and at the end of the course, each
student receives certification of the language level he/she has reached.

Because the
class sessions have a practical, communicative focus, with emphasis on
developing skills in using the language in different environments.

Because the
CIESE-Comillas provides the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of
extracurricular activities that contribute to your immersion in Spanish, such
as cultural excursions, workshops, food tourism and water, adventure or field
sports.























Because the
program will be tailored as closely as possible to the interests and priorities
of each student.

General Spanish: Language and culture

Spanish and Surf 


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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

DELE Preparation Course

DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the
only official qualification with permanent validity, internationally
recognized, accrediting the level of Spanish. Earning this diploma will help
your admission into university programs along with scholarships and jobs, while
facilitating travel in academics and a professional career. The Comillas
Foundation, a centre accredited by the Cervantes Institute as a Spanish as a
Second Language DELE examination centre, offers specific courses for preparing these
tests.



WHO ARE THESE COURSES FOR?



Our courses are aimed at foreign students that need to
prepare for their DELE exams and/or want to take the exam on 18 July (levels
B1, B2 or C1).



COURSE FORMAT



The Comillas Foundation organizes 3-week courses (60
hours) for small groups (maximum of 8 students), with the aim of offering
personalized attention and for our students to score as high as possible on the
exams.

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

SPANISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

CIESE-Comillas
has developed a highly specialized program for teaching of Spanish for Specific
Purposes, the purpose of which is to prepare students in the linguistic and
intercultural fields through immersion. 



WHO ARE OUR
COURSES INTENDED FOR?



Our courses
are intended for graduate and post-graduate students and professors and
researchers who need to be competent in Spanish within the world of academics.



COURSE
FORMATS



Our courses
consist of a combination of traditional classes, participation in a variety of
academic and university activities, virtual classes and personalized virtual
tutoring. These phases can be attended independently, whereby students can
prepare only virtual contents or only traditional contents, as they wish.



  Virtual
Phase: 20 May to 21 July



Traditional
Phase: 22 July to 20 September



Virtual
Tutoring: 23 September to 29 November



OBJECTIVE
OF THE COURSES



Our goal is
for students to attain sufficient mastery of the Spanish academic language to
be able to interact successfully within university and research settings.
Therefore, tools will be developed for the proper use of oral and written texts
that are appropriate for academic communication: Monographs, presentations,
exams and articles, among others. 

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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Spanish for Finance, Business and Trade
CIESE-Comillas (International Center for Higher Spanish Studies) has developed an innovative and highly specialized training program to teach Spanish to finance and business professionals and entrepreneurs. We are aware that the specialized language used in these fields requires adjustment to the needs of each specialist.
There are different courses addressed to these professionals:

Entrepreneural Culture and Business Communication
Finance and Banking
Business Management and Administration
Foreign Trade
Economic, business and commercial Law
Marketing, Corporate Image, Entrepreneural Communication
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
SPANISH FOR BANKING, BUSINESS AND TRADE
CIESE-Comillas (International Center for Higher
Spanish Studies) has developed an innovative and highly specialized training
program to teach Spanish to finance and business professionals and
entrepreneurs. We are aware that the specialized language used in these fields
requires adjustment to the needs of each specialist.
There are different courses addressed to these professionals:

Entrepreneural Culture and Business Communication
Finance and Banking
Business Management and Administration
Foreign Trade
Economic, business and commercial Law
Marketing, Corporate Image, Entrepreneural Communication

SPANISH FOR HEALTH AND MEDICINE
CIESE-Comillas (International Center for Higher
Spanish Studies) has designed a Spanish program aimed at professionals of the
healthcare field. The courses take into account the special needs of each
specialist: nurses, doctors, researchers and managers. They cover not only
specific terminology but also social environment and communicative interactions
in the medical center.

Spanish for health and medicine

Medicine and Nursing

Medical Research


SPANISH FOR TEACHERS

CIESE-Comillas presents an educational proposal for
non-native Spanish language teachers that is adapted to the specific, current
classroom needs of SFL. These programs will allow teachers to experiment with
various tools or methodological solutions and expand their cultural or
linguistic knowledge through immersion.


 
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

SPANISH FOR TEACHERS

El
CIESE-Comillas presenta una oferta formativa para los docentes de español no
nativos que se adapta a las necesidades específicas del aula de ELE en la
actualidad. Gracias a estos programas, el docente podrá experimentar nuevas
herramientas o soluciones metodológicas, así como ampliar sus conocimientos
culturales o lingüísticos en un contexto de inmersión.



¿A
QUIÉNES VAN DIRIGIDOS NUESTROS CURSOS?



Nuestros
cursos están dirigidos a profesionales de la enseñanza de ELE no
hispanohablantes que estén trabajando o quieran trabajar en el campo de la
educación. Asimismo, está orientado a estudiantes de grado y posgrado que
tengan especial interés en la enseñanza del español y de la cultura hispánica.



Contamos
con los siguientes programas:



*La Cultura
como recurso didáctico en la clase de ELE



*Curso de
lengua, cultura y metodología para profesores



*Curso de
lengua y didáctica de la lengua para profesores



*La
lectura en L2 dentro y fuera del aula. Comprender e incrementar la lengua meta



*Curso
virtual de didáctica de ELE



*Español
para secundaria



CARACTERÍSTICAS
DE LOS CURSOS



La
duración de los cursos es de una semana; cada programa consta de entre 20 y 26
horas de clase, que tendrán lugar de lunes a viernes en horario de mañana y/o
tarde.



OBJETIVO
DE LOS CURSOS



Algunos
de los principales objetivos son:



Mejorar
las competencias lingüísticas y las destrezas comunicativas en español
aplicables a su desarrollo profesional.



Adquirir
conocimientos y experiencias culturales –en el campo de la Historia, la
Geografía, la Literatura o el Arte- que le permitan abrirse a otra visión del
mundo y acceder, así, a la dimensión intercultural del curso.



Experimentar
nuevas metodologías y herramientas didácticas que ayuden a los participantes a
desarrollar sus destrezas profesionales.



AULA SIN
PAREDES



Las
sesiones de la mañana estarán destinadas al desarrollo de la competencia
lingüística, comunicativa y cultural, mientras que las de la tarde y/o el fin
de semana estarán dedicadas al programa Aula sin paredes.



El
programa Aula sin paredes ha sido diseñado para servir de enlace entre los
contenidos recibidos en el aula convencional y la experimentación práctica y
real, en el entorno más inmediato, de los contenidos interculturales.



Como se
trata de un curso de inmersión, se desarrollarán actividades tanto dentro como
fuera del aula a través de este programa. Los contenidos de ambas estarán
perfectamente engarzados y relacionados, y serán tratados de forma sistemática.
Cada actividad estará guiada por una intención y contará con el material
adecuado.

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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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