The courses are open to any student who is 16 years old or older when the course begins, and special discounts are available for students and employees of the University of Alcalá (UAH) and the Cardinal Cisneros University Centre (CUCC).
During the academic year we offer high quality general English courses for adults in the various faculties of the University of Alcalá. We also offer preparation courses for the IELTS and Cambridge PET examinations, the First Certificate and Advanced examinations and courses in Oral Communication Skills. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers will help you in the process of improving your English.
We support your learning both inside and outside the classroom. We offer:
- Free access to our library for all students, where you will find a wide variety of educational resources.
- A student portal that contains a wide variety of educational resources and news about the centre.
- Advice for all adult learners.
- Additional conversation workshops.
- Free trial exams for the Cambridge First Certificate and Advanced examinations.
- Workshops and advice on APTIS exams.
- Workshops and advice on APTIS exams..
Classes normally have a maximum of 15 students.
British Council sites:
Historic Campus: Faculty of Economics
Plaza de la Victoria s/n 28002 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Telephone: 91 885 51 56 Fax: 918855194
Science and Technology Campus: School of Engineering
The office is located in classroom EA1left on the eastern side of the building.
Telephone: 91 885 6688
For further information : British Council
Tufts University & Skidmore College in Alcalá is an exchange programme based on an agreement with the Vice-President's Office for International Relations which has taken place since 2000. It is the first exchange programme in Spain involving the integration of foreign students in a Spanish university and society using culture and language as a meeting point.
Description: Group CONVERSATION classes in English with native students.
Venue: Aulario María de Guzmán. Calle San Cirilo s/n. (Current four-month period: Seminar 3)
With: VOLUNTEER Tufts and Skidmore students.
Objective: Integration in Spanish universities and society using culture and language as a meeting point. To provide Spanish speakers with the opportunity to practice the English language with native speakers.
Requirements: None. Open to the general public.
Registration: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (NO OTHER DETAILS ARE NECESSARY).
Course dates: October to December (Autumn) - February to May (Spring).
Certification: (Unofficial) certificate for the programme that certifies the hours of participation in the activity (a minimum of 20 hours in the four-month period is required for the certificate).
Applications for the certificate: Applications must be made by e-mailing email@example.com during the last week of classes in each four-month period..
Collection of the certificate: A week after making the application, the certificate can be collected from the programme's office (Aulario María de Guzmán C/ San Cirilo, s/n. Top floor).
Timetables (PDF): These vary in each four-month period, depending on the number of students and their availability (please remember that they are VOLUNTEERS). ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE ON THE DOOR OF OUR OFFICES FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES.
Attendance checks: By signing of sheets (Total freedom to attend and to select groups and timetables)..
Minimum attendance: None (those wishing to obtain a programme certificate must attend for a minimum of 20 hours per four-month period).
Activity start and end date: Participants will be notified by e-mail. Both the beginning and end of the activity depend on the arrival and departure dates of our students. (Current four-month period: beginning MONDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER, ending: WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER).
- There are no levels (as these are conversation classes, students are assumed to have a basic level of knowledge of the language).
- Minors must be accompanied by an adult (estimated minimum age 14 years). As this is an adult-oriented activity, the Tufts and Skidmore Programme cannot be responsible for the content of the conversations.
- Every four-month period there are changes in: timetables and teachers.
- NEW REGULATIONS IN FORCE FROM THE 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR: only people who when seated occupy the space of the classroom or seminar room (approximately 20 people) may participate in the conversation sessions. The classrooms will be open 5 minutes before the sessions start so that you can come in and take your seat. Latecomers will not be admitted once the class has started. We request complete compliance and consideration for this new regulation. Punctuality is compulsory for those wishing to attend and enjoy this voluntary session.
- This activity has been organised and carried out by the Tufts University & Skidmore College programme in Alcalá since 2000.
Conversation exchanges (pen pals)
Description: Individual conversation exchanges: Spanish-English, English-Spanish.
Aim: Adaptation of foreign students to the UAH and the surrounding area. To offer students at the UAH the opportunity to practice the English language with native speakers.
Requisito: Participants must be students at the University of Alcalá and aged between 18 and 25 years old.
Registration: Complete a form containing: Full name,
studies and degree course at the UAH, postal address, e-mail and telephone
number. This file must be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course dates: October to December (Autumn) - February to May (Spring). The months not included in these two teaching periods will be used for e-mail correspondence between the two students. After choosing and completing the exchanges for a four-month period, those interested will have to wait until the next four-month period to participate in the programme.
Objectives: To seek integration into Spanish culture through the development of the level of comprehension and practice of the Spanish language. To disseminate the practice and use of English among students at the UAH.
How it works: Every four-month period, we contact interested Spanish students and give them details of one of our future students.
The first contact takes place by e-mail. We advise each student to write in the language they are studying (although some flexibility is allowed to establish the relationship based on individual taste and as naturally as possible).
After our students have arrived in Spain we organise a party/get-together for the students to get to know each other personally.
From that point on, the relationship and the exchange are coordinated by the students themselves. We suggest that they meet to talk for at least one hour a week in Spanish and another hour in English, but students are free to adapt the exchange to suit their needs. We encourage the idea that these meetings take place in informal environments and outside academic circles.
IMPORTANT: The exchanges are arranged while our students are still at their home universities.
Miguel Ángel Lera
Assistant Director Tufts University & Skidmore College en Alcalá
UAH Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Aulario María de Guzmán
C/ San Cirilo, s/n
Office hours: de lunes a jueves de 15:30 a 19:00 horas
The German courses consist of 48 teaching units of 45 minutes each per four-month period. Classes are taught in 90-minute sessions, twice a week (Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday) or once (Friday). Courses are taught:
- In the first four-month period: October - January.
- In the second four-month period: February - May.
- As part of the UAH Summer Courses de la UAH.
The price of the courses for each level is 275 € for University of Alcalá students and staff, and 320 € for others.
|A partir de B2.2||8 credits|
Please consult the Alcalá Goethe Institut website for more information on German courses: Goethe Institut de Alcalá.
The University of Alcalá Foreign Languages Centre offers language courses for students at the University and anyone interested in foreign languages and cultures. Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian can be studied at various levels in the current academic year. We have native teachers from universities in their own countries.
Students at the University can obtain free-choice credits and grants are available to cover tuition fees. The Centre organises various events such as exhibitions, theatre, film seasons, concerts and readings to raise awareness of the cultures of the countries we represent.
Further information is available at the University of Alcalá Foreign Languages Centre website
As part of its Strategic Internationalisation Plan, and its commitment to increasing its students' and employees' communication skills, the University of Alcalá is launching this new language learning service, which members of the university community can use to improve their knowledge of various languages, by means of personalised, autonomous and flexible training.
Courses are available in a total of 7 languages:
- Mandarin Chinese
- Spanish for foreigners
The UAH also offers the university community the opportunity to request access to other languages: Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Persian (Farsi), Filipino (Tagalog), Polish, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese. This request may be made by e-mailing email@example.com.