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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304 Bogotá Cundinamarca Colombia
(57)(4) 2619500

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About Us

​​​​​​​​The Spanish as a Foreign Language Program at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin is a comprehensive program for Spanish language acquisition, allowing students to develop their language communication skills effectively.  As recognition to its quality, this is the first Spanish as a Foreign Language Program in Colombia to be certified by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes.  The five levels of proficiency (A1 to C1 as described by the Common European Framework) are distributed into 15 courses, eac​h lasting 38 hours.  In order to optimize learning and classroom interaction, each group only consists of 3-8 students.  ​

The learning experience is ensured through:​

  1. Classes that are taught based on effective and proper communication in small groups with highly qualified teachers
  2. A conversation partner in order to access a more colloquial level of Spanish
  3. The possibility to attend classes in the University's undergraduate programs. This opportunity gives students access to the language at an academic level; classes are subject to University scheduling

Cultural activities offered daily throughout the campus for greater language immersion ​.

About Spanish Program

  • Is one of the oldest one in the country, stablished in 1997.
  • Has highly experienced teachers.
  • Has an original textbook based on MCER levels: A1-A2-B1-B2​.
  • Offers a wide range of free extracurricular activities per week.
  • Publishes a Biannual online magazine to showcase our students written and visual work "CuéntELE".
  • Offers a wide range of free extracurricular activities per week(tutoring sessions, auditing at undergraduate classes, local conversation partners, daily cultural on campus activities).
  • Provides students with great free learning opportunities (tutoring sessions, auditing undergraduate classes, local conversation partners, and daily on-campus cultural activities).
  • Located in a modern building on a vibrant campus with an excellent offering of spaces for varied activities: pool, library, bookstore, gym, sports fields, more than 15 restaurants,. and coffee shops.
  • Great location: within walking distance of mayor shopping malls, supermarkets, parks, local housing, hotels and hostels.
  • Plus: support in key aspects (student visa, homestay contacts).
  • EAFIT is a fully accredited university and the Spanish program is certified by two internationally accredited organizations: Instituto Cervantes and ACCET.
  • Offers DELE and SIELE international diplomas for accrediting purposes. ​
  • Provides student support in key areas, such as student visas and homestay contacts.
  • The Spanish program had 1333 enrollments in 2017.
  • Some countries of origin of our students of the Spanish program: Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia (Indigenous Community of Tucanos), South Korea, Denmark, Scotland, United States, Philippines, Finland, France, Haiti, Holland, India, England, South Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda.

Reactions from our students

“I really liked the atmosphere on the very modern, young spirited and inspiring campus. The courses are set up in a demanding and productive way, in very modern and latest state of the art equipped class rooms. The faculty staff, professors and administrative staff alike, were very friendly, helpful and professional. Most importantly: I made a lot of progress in my Spanish skills!”
Andreas Fischer, Switzerland

“My experience has been a very positive one. I live with my daughter Kate, son-in-law Felipe and 20 month old granddaughter Amalia. We spend a lot of time with extended family, and love going for coffee most days. The teaching of, and experience in the Spanish Class is excellent. Professor Maritza Galindo explains everything very clearly, and gives a lot of individual attention when needed. It's obvious she really enjoys teaching which enhances the learning process”. 
Judy McCallum, Australia

“Since arriving six weeks ago, I’ve felt at home. The soul of the city is its friendly and hard-working people. Using innovative technology to improve the lives of its citizens, the city is fast-becoming a model city in Latin America. Unfortunately the information on the Internet doesn’t do it justice. Likewise, EAFIT has a beautiful, modern campus that celebrates innovation alongside biodiversity. If you get a chance to visit Colombia, do it!”
Roxane Silvaniuk, Canada 

“I have been attending the EAFIT Spanish Language program for 6 months. The program has given me a very good opportunity to learn a new language with structure and purpose in a great environment. I am achieving my language goals while learning in a wonderful environment. The facilities are extensive and growing. These are exciting times at EAFIT. The Language Center has enabled me to make many friends, of all ages, from around the world. The coordinators have been very helpful, including introducing me to Colombian student language partners. I have learned about the Colombian culture, and have been introduced to the very friendly people. The renowned climate of the city allows year-round new experiences in this modern city and serves as my home-base for Colombian exploration. This is a great way to learn a language”.  
Jerry McNamara, United States of America

The Spanish program is certified by:

Instituto Cervantes

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