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Spanish As A Foreign Language (SFL) Program

Fecha de inicio: 2022-12-01

Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL) Program



The Spanish as a Foreign Language EN VIVO Program (SFL) at Javeriana University in Cali Colombia is the perfect opportunity to live the richness of the Latin American Culture with the taste of the Colombian accent.  Students can enjoy active and conversational live- learning sessions with highly committed teachers and, at the same time, meet people from different parts of the world and their culture.  Participants live the program from the comforts of home and at the ideal moment of their local time. 


The objectives of the EN VIVO Program are framed on the design and implementation of educational strategies that seek to enrich the learning processes of students who want to exercise flexibility and autonomy in performing tasks while gaining the new language domain.


The program offers a conversational approach, through oral and written interactions.  The EN VIVO model uses instructional materials, internet, and mass media as a key strategy to facilitate students´ learning.  Still, the key secret of the program relies on teachers who continuously interact with students.


The program structure and design consists of four levels delivered through four different courses in accordance with the European Framework:






These levels go hand-in-hand with the linguistic, social, academic and cultural requirements of those who want to reinforce their communicative competencies, familiarize with different cultures and strengthen their communicative skills of Spanish as a foreign Language.


All non-native speakers of the Spanish language living in and outside of Colombia who want to experience a more flexible approach to language learning and want to enroll at a foreign university, find a job, learn the culture of  Spanish-speaking countries or explore new places where they need to speak Spanish.   

Non-Spanish speakers professors from other universities.

Non-Spanish speaking Latin American students.   

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Insignia digital de Educación Continua

Al culminar el diplomado, curso o seminario de Educación Continua de la Javeriana Cali recibes una insignia digital que acredita tu asistencia y participación en el programa. La insignia digital es una nueva forma de reconocimiento de logros que puedes compartir en redes sociales y diferentes plataformas digitales para demostrar tus capacidades y aumentar tus posibilidades de conseguir nuevas oportunidades de desarrollo.

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The EN VIVO program follows the communicative approach that develops the four communicative skills of the Spanish language .  Students use the language they have acquired to carry out a host of communicative activities in order to develop their language skills in a freer and more confident way. Every course promotes the institutional language-learning model that seeks to place the student at the center of the learning process. 


Some examples of activities include: games; online discussion forums/ boards  blogging, group and pair-work activities; interviews; student-to-student conversations about their background, beliefs, habits and culture;  writing activities; music-based activities; and movie-based activities.


Weekly online meetings offer an incredibly convenient option for reaching fluency on the language. Having a skilled teacher who can help students gain confidence and perfect their pronunciation and grammar and communication skills is a great way to improve the learner's skills effectively.


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Wed and Fri

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Every course is scheduled for two months in two sessions of hours per week. Additional work is carried out on our language platform activities.

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Spanish A1
Students will be able to interact with reasonable oral and written fluency in standard Spanish using simple, short and coherent language related to their personal, social, cultural and academic environments.  Students will be competent in giving personal and 3rd person introductions while asking and answering questions provided the Spanish used is of an appropriate speed and clarity.

Spanish A2
Students will have sufficient knowledge of the Spanish language in order to participate in a Spanish-speaking environment that is of most immediate relevance. They will be able to communicate properly with enough flexibility to adapt to different situations while having sufficient linguistic capacity to express themselves in a number of simple and routine tasks.

Spanish B1
Students will know how to communicate fluently with little hesitation in any number of given familiar scenarios by resorting to the receptive and productive skills required.  They will be able to grasp the main concepts behind topics of common interest and common situations that a traveller may face.

Spanish B2
Students will be able to understand specific topics commonly used on popular social media and communications sources.  They will also be able to deal with complex texts on a large variety of topics while being able to express him/herself fluently and spontaneously in a discussion or debate with native speakers.

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Contenido del curso

Spanish A1 - Beginner

Detalle del módulo:
    1.  Personal Descriptions and Daily Routines
    2.  Describing Family and Parts of the Body
    3.  Homelife and Eating Habits
    4.  Inter-personal Relationships and Education
    5.  Shopping and Travelling

Spanish A2 - Elementary

Detalle del módulo:
    1.  Feelings and Personalities
    2.  Story Telling
    3.  The City and the Countryside
    4.  Transport and Tourism
    5.  Outdoor and Indoor Sports

Spanish B1 - Intermediate

Detalle del módulo:
    1.  Personal and Student Related Experiences
    2.  Leisure, Customs and Traditions
    3.  Latin American Music, Cinema and Literature
    4.  Fashion and Advertising
    5.  Work and Fair Trade

Spanish B2 - Upper Intermediate

Detalle del módulo:
    1.  The Regions of Colombia
    2.  Communications and the Latest Technology
    3.  Politics and the Environment
    4.  Latin American Culture and Arts
    5.  Social Controversies