Open Access

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Spanish Program

Come discover Cartagena’s beauty and vibrant people for yourself!

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Spanish Program

DESCRIPTION

Cartagena’s exuberant atmosphere, colonial architecture and abundance of cultural activities provides the perfect setting for students interested in learning Spanish while immersing themselves in the local culture.

IMMERSION PROGRAM

Our Spanish immersion program consists of 4 courses:

  • A1 (60 HOURS)
  • A2 (90 HOURS)
  • B1 (110 HOURS)
  • B2 (130 HOURS)

They are mapped with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


COURSE DURATION
Course2-hr class4-hr classTotal hours
A130 days15 days60 HOURS
A245 days23 days90 HOURS
B155 days28 days110 HOURS
B2Not offered33 days130 HOURS


REQUIREMENTS
  1. Take our online placement test to find out your Spanish language level Online placement test here

  2. Attach a photocopy of your passport


WHY STUDY WITH US?

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar is Cartagena’s highest ranking private university, offering programs in Engineering, Economic and Administrative Sciences, and Social Science. It has numerous partnership agreements with top national and international universities. Additionally, the Open Access language Center Is the only academic institution accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the world’s leading organization responsible for promoting the study and teaching of Spanish language and culture. It’s no wonder why our university was voted as one the 8 best Spanish study abroad programs in Latin America (Matador Travel Network).

Our Staff: our Spanish teachers are all qualified and certified in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. Their goal is to help you acquire the language in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Facility: Open Access Language Center is located in a beautiful colonial house in one of the most prestige neighborhoods of Cartagena. Our facilities combine colonial and modern architecture offering state-of-the-art technology, fully networked classrooms and an excellent 24-hour library that will allow professors and student to use instructional technologies to foster and facilitate the acquisition process.

Assistance: Open Access has its own mobile phone number (+57 312 725 1232) to help candidate students 24/7. Our aim is to offer a personalized service covering various aspects of students’ stay in Cartagena, such as accommodation, travel plans, transportation, cultural events, customs and the like.

Extracurricular activities: outings to squares, the walled city, museums, attractions and more make part of our extracurricular activities.

Homestay: to live a more meaningful immersion experience, students can opt to live with a homestay-family. For more information, contact Ms. Elida Esquiaqui at +57 315 680 3325 or elidaesquiaqui@gmail.com, info@ctgtravelgroup.

Tuition: Our tuition fee includes student textbooks, 2 Salsa classes and an outing to visit either the walled- city or the different squares of the city. Additional extracurricular activities can be included for a special fee depending on the outgoing and the expenses.

A1            COURSE                    (60 Hrs)# of             students2-hr Class              USD per person 4-hr Class         USD Per person 2- hr Class    COP Per person 4- hr Class    COP Per person
 1 US 1630 US 1630$ 5.200.000$ 5.200.000
 2 US 940 US 940$ 3.000.000$ 3.000.000
 3 US 690 US 690$ 2.200.000$ 2.200.000
 4 US 570 US 570$ 1.800.000$ 1.800.000
 5 US 500 US 500$ 1.600.000$ 1.600.000
 6 US 440 US 440$ 1.400.000$ 1.400.000
 7 US 410 US 410$ 1.300.000$ 1.300.000
 8 US 380 US 380$ 1.200.000$ 1.200.000
 9 US 360 US 360$ 1.150.000$ 1.150.000
 10 US 350 US 350$ 1.100.000$ 1.100.000
 11-20 US 350 US 350$ 1.100.000$ 1.100.000
      
      
A2            COURSE                    (90 Hrs)# of             students2-hr Class              USD per person 4-hr Class         USD Per person 2- hr Class    COP Per person 4- hr Class    COP Per person
 1 US 2290 US 2290$ 7.300.000$ 7.300.000
 2 US 1250 US 1250$ 4.000.000$ 4.000.000
 3 US 880 US 880$ 2.800.000$ 2.800.000
 4 US 720 US 720$ 2.300.000$ 2.300.000
 5 US 610 US 610$ 1.950.000$ 1.950.000
 6 US 540 US 540$ 1.700.000$ 1.700.000
 7 US 490 US 490$ 1.550.000$ 1.550.000
 8 US 460 US 460$ 1.450.000$ 1.450.000
 9 US 430 US 430$ 1.350.000$ 1.350.000
 10 US 410 US 410$ 1.300.000$ 1.300.000
 11-20 US 410 US 410$ 1.300.000$ 1.300.000
      
      
 

 

B1           COURSE                    (110 Hrs)# of             students2-hr Class              USD per person 4-hr Class         USD Per person 2- hr Class    COP Per person 4- hr Class    COP Per person
 1 US 2660 US 2660$ 8.500.000$ 8.500.000
 2 US1440 US 1440$ 4.600.000$ 4.600.000
 3 US 1020 US 1020$ 3.250.000$ 3.250.000
 4 US 820 US 820$ 2.600.000$ 2.600.000
 5 US 690 US 690$ 2.200.000$ 2.200.000
 6 US 630 US 630$ 2.000.000$ 2.000.000
 7 US 570 US 570$ 1.800.000$ 1.800.000
 8 US 500 US 500$ 1.600.000$ 1.600.000
 9 US 470 US 470$ 1.500.000$ 1.500.000
 10 US 460 US 460$ 1.450.000$ 1.450.000
 11-20 US 460 US 460$ 1.450.000$ 1.450.000
      
      
B2          COURSE                    (130 Hrs)# of             students2-hr Class              USD per person 4-hr Class         USD Per person 2- hr Class    COP Per person 4- hr Class    COP Per person
 1 Not offered US 3130Not offered $ 10.000.000
 2 Not offered  US 1660Not offered $ 5.300.000
 3 Not offered US 1160Not offered $ 3.700.000
 4 Not offered US 940Not offered $ 3.000.000
 5 Not offered US 790 Not offered $ 2.500.000
 6 Not offered US 690 Not offered $ 2.200.000
 7 Not offered US 630 Not offered $ 2.000.000
 8 Not offered US 570 Not offered $ 1.800.000
 9 Not offered US 520 Not offered $ 1.650.000
 10 Not offered US 490 Not offered $ 1.550.000
 11-20 Not offered US 490 Not offered $ 1.550.000


 
CLASS TIMETABLE AND COURSE LOAD

2H Classes Mondays through Fridays (holidays not included)
Morning sessions from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Afternoon sessions from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

4H Classes Mondays through Fridays (holidays not included)
Morning sessions from 8:00 AM to 12:00 M
Afternoon sessions from 2:00 to 6:00 PM

COLOMBIAN HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVITIES
  • August 7th = Batalla de Boyacá
  • August 20th = Asunción de la Virgen María
  • October 15th = Día de la raza
  • Novemeber 5th = Día de todos los santos
  • November 8th to 12th = Cartagena’s festivities
  • November 12th = Independencia de Cartagena
  • December 8 th = Día de la Inmaculada Concepción

ASSESSMENT

Our courses are evaluated as follows:

Quizzes 20%, homework & class assignments 20%, final written exam 30% (WE) and final oral exam 30% (OE). Quizzes are given towards the end of each unit. Final exams are given at the end of each course.


IMPORTANT

When a student completes a Spanish level, Open Access Language Center will issue an attendance certificate stating the level he/she completed and how many of instruction he took. For an additional price, students may ask for their transcript. To find out their language proficiency level, Open Access cannot certify language proficiency levels based on a class taken with us. Therefore, students must register and take the DELE® exam at our language center on previously scheduled dates.