.... The summer Spanish language courses are available during the months of July and August. Depending on when students begin, course durations are available in 2, 4, 6 formats. About Salamanca University’s Summer Spanish Program * 2, 4, 6 or 8-week courses available. * Starting dates: 04 Jul 2016 / 01 Aug 2016 / 08 Aug 2016 * Choose between 15, 20 or 25 hours per week. * Minimum age: 17 * 4 Levels (complete beginner, intermediate, advanced, proficient) * 8-15 students per class. * Included in course fees: Books, study materials, and basic medical insurance. Is the Summer Program for Me? Students who enroll in the summer program tend to be engaged with regular studies in their home country and taking advantage of their *summer break to learn Spanish in Spain.* There are also a large number of people from a variety of backgrounds who decide to combine their Spanish vacation with a quality learning experience. The summer courses are similar in structure to the intensive and semester-long courses. Students *can choose between 15, 20 or 25 classroom hours per week.* Setting this program apart from the others is the larger variety of optional Spanish subjects available to choose from, as well as the possibility to sign up for additional conversational lessons. Four distinct language levels are available for this course, ranging from complete beginner to advanced speaker. Students take a *proficiency test* on their fist day of class to determine their appropriate learning level. The daily class structure is as follows: * *Hours 1-2:* Spanish language and grammar. * *Hour 3:* Beginners broaden their Spanish vocabulary. Experienced students take optional subjects, including Spanish Culture, Global Communicative Practice, History of Contemporary Spain, Spanish for Business, Commentary on Literary Texts, and Translation from German, French, English, Italian, Japanese or Portuguese to Spanish. * *Hours 4-5:* (For students who take 20 or 25 hours, respectively.) Beginners participate in the language laboratory and complete communication activities. Experienced students take optional subjects, including: * *Hour 4:* Global Communicative Practice, Practice of Oral Skills, History of Spanish Art, Spanish Literature or Economy, and Society in Modern-Day Spain. * *Hour 5:* Spanish Culture or Practice of Written Skills.