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General Spanish

We ARE BACK to in-person courses.  And we will continue with our 

online courses.

Course Price:

$350 USD

About the program

This program offers participants the opportunity to develop oral and written abilities for daily activities through six levels of proficiency organized as follow:


1.  Introductory 

2.  Basic 1, 2, 3 & 4 

3.  Pre intermediate and Conversational Spanish for Advanced 


4.  Intermediate 1, 2 & 3 and Conversational Spanish for 

     Intermediate levels  

5.  Advanced 1, 2 & 3 and Conversational Spanish for Advanced levels 

6.  Superior A, B & C and Lengua y cultura mexicana** parts 1 & 2


Each course is 30 hours. All classes are entirely conducted in Spanish allowing students to practice the language from day one. Groups are small to foster confidence.


Classes are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., online and in person. Dates and days for courses are available under the COURSE CALENDAR sections.


**The conversational courses Lengua y cultura mexicana 1 & 2, are offered once a week in the winter and fall sessions only. 


All courses are open subject to enrollment (at least four students per course).


Transcripts are sent electronically once coursework has ended.


Fees are the same for online and in-person courses

Tuition (per course): $350 USD**

**Tuition  does not include books. 

To purchase printed and electronic books, please go to:

Books for Spanish ELE program | Chicago unam mx

Program calendar

Registration for period 1

From December 5, 2022, to January 12, 2023

Early bird

From December 5, 2022, to January 5 (11:59 p.m.) 2023.

Placement: January 9-12

Beginning of classes: January 17

End of classes: March 8

Exams: March 2 and 6

Holidays: January 16

Registration for period 2

From February 20 to March 30

Early bird

From February 20 to March 23 (11:59 p.m.)

Placement : March 27-30

Beginning of classes: April 10

End of classes: May 30 and 31

Exams: May 24 and 25

Holidays: May 29


Registration for period 3

From May 1 to June 8

Early bird

From May 1 to June 1 (11:59 p.m.)

Placement: June 5-8

Beginning of classes: June 12

End of classes: June 23

Final presentation: June 22

Registration for period 4

from June 26 to August 10

Early bird

from June 26 to August 3 (11:59 p.m.)

Placement: August 7 to 10

Beginning of classes: August 14/15

End of classes: October 4/3

Exams: September 27 and 28

Holiday: September 4

Registration for period 5

from September 1 to October 12

Early bird

from September 1 to October 5 (11:59 p.m.)

Placement: October 9 to 12

Beginning of classes: October 16 and 17

End of classes: December 13 and 14

Exams: December 11 and 12

Holiday: November 22-24

Registration process

Participants interested in joining any of our Spanish programs need to schedule an interview. Participants with previous Spanish language experience are advised to take a placement test.  Placement tests and interviews are scheduled by appointment.

Reserve your oral interview here:


Be sure to specify which program you are interested in taking when you register. Class calendars are announced on the first day of enrollment of each session. Please visit the Course Calendar section.


How do I enroll in a Spanish class?

Complete the registration form, the placement test (if needed), and an oral interview with one of our Spanish instructors. 

Pay the cost of the course before the first day of class.


Where can I book the online interview?

You can book the online interview by visiting the following link


Do I receive a certificate after completing the course?

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. However, this is not a certification.


How do I know what my level of Spanish is?

At the end of the oral interview, the Spanish teacher will let you know what level you have placed at. Your level is decided based on the placement test results and your oral interview.

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