An interesting alternative for foreign exchange students coming to Universidad del Desarrollo in Chile is the Spanish Language and Chilean Culture course. The goal of this course is to develop intermediate communicational skills in Spanish as a foreign language and to give international students an understanding of Chilean culture that they need to engage satisfactorily in the sociocultural context of the country.
The coursework on the Spanish language is complemented by extracurricular cultural and touristic activities. Foreign students not only improve their verbal and written skills in the Spanish language, but also understand and gain firsthand experience in the culture of Chile and the particularities of our society and its customs.
The contents of this course are scheduled according to international standards of learning and evaluation of the teaching of foreign languages (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The contents of this course include: sociocultural teachings; Chile and its language; Chilean society and its organization, among other topics. The methodology includes ongoing participation by students in which the professor is a learning facilitator.
This course is taught at the Santiago campus of UDD at the start of each semester. It lasts for four weeks (36 teaching hours) and 6 credits are earned.