Spanish as a Foreign Language 
This program offers six levels of proficiency 


1) Introductory 

2) Basic 1, 2, 3 & 4 

3) Pre -Intermediate 


4) Intermediate 1, 2 & 3

5) Advanced 1, 2 & 3 


6) Superior A, B and C 

Upcoming Session:

Enrollment: June 29 – August 13

Early bird: June 29 – July 23

Classes: August 12 – October 5

Conversational Spanish 

This program offers participants the opportunity to develop oral abilities for daily activities through 3 levels of proficiency. 

1) Conversational Spanish
Advanced beginners

2) Conversational Spanish
 Independent users

3) Conversational Spanish
Proficient users

Upcoming Session:

Lengua y Cultura Mexicana

En este curso conversaremos sobre aspectos relevantes de la realidad y de la identidad mexicana: símbolos de identidad, organización social y económica, historia, realidad educativa y cultural, así como gastronomía, tradiciones y arte popular.

Al mismo tiempo, ampliaremos nuestro vocabulario y revisaremos temas relevantes de gramática española.

Upcoming Session:

Spanish for

Heritage Speakers 


This program is for people who have learned Spanish at home and want to develop oral and writing skills for academic and professional settings.


Courses are 30 hours. Classes are in the evenings once a week in the winter and fall sessions, and twice a week in the summer session.    

Upcoming Session:

Enrollment: April 22, 2020- June 11 - 2020

Early bird: April 22 - May 23

Classes: June 11 - July 30 

Spanish for

Social Work 

Participants develop communicative and socio-cultural competencies to better understand and serve the Hispanic community at work settings such as, schools, agencies, hospitals, and offices of the Department of Social Services

Upcoming Session:

Enrollment: July 6 – August 25

Early bird: July 6 – August 6

Classes: August 24 - November 16

Spanish for
Health Care


Participants develop communicative and socio-cultural competencies and strategies to better communicate with Spanish speakers within the context of healthcare.

Upcoming session: 

Enrollment: July 6, 2020- September 3 - 2020

Classes: September 1  - November 19


Spanish Summer Immersion Program


Improve and practice your Spanish communicative skills by immersing yourself in the Latin American culture without leaving Chicago. Experience both, language instruction and outdoor activities to practice within real-life situations.

Upcoming session:

Enrollment: January 13, 2020

Early bird: January 13 - July 20, 2020

Classes: August 03 - August 14, 2020

From 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.


One-on-one sessions are designed for students with different schedules and language goals. Sessions take place at our school, during UNAM Chicago business hours.

Spanish Certification 



Do you need to provide proof of your Spanish proficiency?


UNAM Chicago offers three exams to certify your Spanish skills.

Let's talk in Spanish


Improve your Spanish communication skills while building stronger cultural connections.


 Join us every second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Listen to and interact with our guest speakers, learn and have fun.


Free and open to the public.

Movies in Spanish


UNAM Chicago, through its Spanish Department, invites you to our Cultural Film series.

UNAM’s film archive has many interesting productions from several Spanish-speaking countries, with English subtitles.


Enjoy and practice your Spanish skills during our informal debates at the end of each film. 

Free & open to all.

Language Buddies 


Join us for these fun and friendly sessions!  Our English and Spanish students interact with each other as they practice their new language with native speakers.

Sessions meet in the summer time. All levels and students welcome. Free and open to the public. Find us at