Certificate in Language Proficiency in Spanish

Certificate in Language Proficiency in Spanish

Course information

Course title Certificate in Language Proficiency in Spanish
Postnominal Cert. Lang. Pr.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Carmel A. Vassallo
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
Setting aside Chinese, there are more native speakers of Spanish in the world than there are of any other language and as an increasing number of people use IT to connect with others across the globe for work and pleasure Spanish is the language of choice after English.

This programme of study is intended to follow closely the curriculum of the Instituto Cervantes, the foremost institution worldwide in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.

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To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations.

The Certificate Course may be taken concurrently with any University undergraduate or postgraduate course, whether followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: If students are following a FT course at UM - No fees apply.
If students are not following a FT course at UM - Total Tuition Fee: €4,250. Yr1 - €1,420 - Yr2 - €1,420 - Yr3 - €1,410
Subject-specific Knowledge:

- By the end of this course students should be able to understand accurate and idiomatically effective Spanish.
- They will also have gained some insight into contemporary Hispanic societies and cultures in Spain and the Americas.

Subject-specific Skills:

- The primary skills developed in this course are those relating to communicating in a foreign language, specifically understanding spoken and written Spanish and speaking and writing it.
- Coherent articulation of ideas and arguments, orally and in writing.
- An ability to combine organized independent study with effective group work.

Key Skills:

- Ability to function in a Spanish-speaking environment;
- Writing skills.
- Research and time management skills.
- IT skills (word processing of assignments, use of an online learning environment, use of online sources of information).
- Understanding of cultural difference and of different ways of representing it.
This programme is aimed at non-language students and those students who although they may already be studying a foreign language desire to add another foreign language to their CV.
This will also have the added benefit of preparing students, should they so desire, for an international qualification in the shape of the Instituto's DELE exams, over and above the University of Malta's own Certificate in Language Proficiency (Spanish).
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 15 October 2020

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