Please note: All Winter 2022 session programs will be offered using distance education technology.


Spanish (Español)

Learn to speak Spanish for work or pleasure!

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Learn Spanish and start exploring the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries! This program offers everything needed to speak Spanish fluently for professional or personal purposes whether you need to introduce yourself, order a meal or buy clothes and souvenirs. You will also be exposed to accents and expressions from different parts of the Spanish-speaking world.

Our program includes courses ranging from beginner to intermediate-advanced levels as well as advanced conversation circles. The program uses Spanish as the language of instruction, which has been shown to favour language acquisition.

The conversation circles are offered at the advanced levels for learners who want to continue practising their Spanish. Learners must have completed Nivel 8 to register for this level or have been recommended the conversation circle following a placement interview.

Courses are reserved for learners aged 16 and up. 

Schedule

Fall, Winter and Spring: One 3-hour class per week, evenings or Saturday mornings. Most courses run for 11 weeks (some run for 10 weeks with 3.25 hours/class).

Courses are 32.5 to 33 hours in total. 

Conversation circles are 10 weeks long. The circle runs for 2 hours per week, for a total of 20 hours.

SPRING

April 10 to June 26, 2021
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Registration opens in March

Registration closes: April 6, 2021

FALL

September 13 to December 4, 2021
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Registration opens: August 19

Registration closes: Sept. 7, 2021

WINTER

January 15 to March 28, 2022
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Registration opens in November

Registration closes: Jan. 11, 2022

 
Cost

Each level: $320 (handbook and taxes included)

Conversation circle: $200

Course Content

Acquire essential language skills through a variety of interactive activities using Canadian course material developed by USB’s Continuing Education Division. Designed for adult learners, the curriculum covers a wide range of core competencies with specific learning objectives.

Click below to download course descriptions for levels 1-8.

icone_pdf Course Descriptions in Spanish

Conversation Circles

The conversation circle Círculo de conversación avanzado is a weekly opportunity for advanced-level students to practise speaking Spanish in an informal setting where they may also explore the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Students can expect to participate in discussions, role-plays and presentations. Students must have completed Nivel 8 in order to register.

Placement Interviews

What are placement interviews?  

Unsure which level to register for? We offer placement interviews for French and Spanish classes. Once you have scheduled your interview, an assessor will telephone you for a short chat (10-15 minutes) to determine your level.  

IMPORTANT: If you already know your level, it is not necessary to schedule a placement interview. When registering, simply select your level.  

How do I schedule a placement interview?   

Steps for scheduling a placement interview:  

  1. Register for one of our French or Spanish programs. Select Unknown Level when completing the online registration form. 
  2. Check your registration confirmation email. Once your registration is completed, paid for and submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a placement interview link. Click on the link and an online calendar will appear.  
  3. Book your placement interview by selecting a date and time from the available options.  
  4. Be ready for a call from our assessor on your chosen date and time.  

IMPORTANT: A placement interview will ONLY be conducted once you have registered (by selecting Unknown Level), paid for your course and booked your placement interview.  

Please do not wait to schedule your placement interview! We strongly encourage you to book it as soon as possible following your registration in Unknown Level. Our course offerings for a session are always subject to sufficient enrollment, and so we need to know your ideal level as soon as possible.  

I clicked on the link to schedule a placement interview, but I do not see any more availability. What do I do?   

Check back later or get in touch with us.  

Our assessors regularly add availability throughout the registration period. Please check the availability again the following business day or email us at DEP@ustboniface.ca.  

I booked a placement interview, but I need to cancel or reschedule it. What do I do?  

Check your confirmation email for the placement interview or get in touch with us.  

When you initially booked your placement interview, a message was sent to you confirming your chosen date and time. Scroll down to the bottom of the message to cancel or reschedule the interview. If you prefer, you can contact us at DEP@ustboniface.ca for assistance.  

I booked a placement interview, but I didn’t receive a call. What happens now?  

Send us an email at DEP@ustboniface.ca and we will forward you the link to reschedule.  

I booked a placement interview, but I missed it. What happens now?  

Send us an email at DEP@ustboniface.ca and we will forward you the link to reschedule. 

I am a true beginner and have never studied French or Spanish before. Do I still need to do a placement interview?  

No.  

If you have no knowledge of the language, you do not need to book a placement interview. In this case, choose Beginner 1 (French) or Nivel 1 (Spanish) when completing your registration.    

I know a little bit of the language, but am not sure of my level.  

If you don’t know what level to enroll in, choose Unknown Level when completing the registration form.   

Once you have registered and paid, you will be able to schedule a placement interview in order to assess your ideal level.  

I took classes a while ago with Université de Saint-Boniface. Should I still schedule a placement interview?  

Yes.  

If it has been more than two years since you last took a class with us, we recommend scheduling a placement interview as your level may have changed since then.  

I recently took a class with Université de Saint-Boniface. Should I still schedule a placement interview?  

No.  

If you took a class with us in the last two years, you can find which level to take in the instructor’s recommendation section of your final progress report. If you cannot find this recommendation, feel free to contact us at DEP@ustboniface.ca so we can look it up for you. 


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