The following courses are regularly offered: Spanish as a Foreign Language, German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish Sign Language, Chinese, Persian, and Russian. These can be intensive or term courses. Their duration depends on the difficulty and the language level.
We also organize training courses for official exams (CertAcles, PET, FCE, CAE, DELE, DEPLE, BEC, TOEFL), as well as specialized courses which include conversation and pronunciation.
You can register at centrodelinguas.fundacionuvigo.es. On that platform you will find details about all the courses that are open for enrolment; you can upload all the required documents; you can pay by credit/debit card; and you will find information about the status of your enrolment.
The Language Centre offers two kinds of diplomas: Attendance Diploma. To get one, you must attend at least 85% of the course (class attendance is registered). The diplomas state number of hours, course dates, number of ECTS credits or hours, level, and the personal details of the student.
Level Diploma. To get one, you must pass an exam. The diplomas state number of hours, course dates, number of ECTS credits or hours, level, exam mark, and the personal details of the student. Should you need a diploma including other data, please request it by mail email@example.com.
Issuance speed: attendance diplomas are issued within a month, and level diplomas are awarded one month after the exam has been reviewed.
The one-term courses and the intensive summer courses which meet the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. You can see the level in the course title. At the end of each course, there will be a level accreditation exam. If a course lasts 2 terms, there will be an examination at the end of the second one, in May.
Final exams always take place at the end of each level. In case of one-term courses, the exam will be held at the end of that term (for example Spanish as a Foreign Language, Portuguese and Italian). If the course lasts 2 terms, the exam will be held at the end of the second term. (That is the case of English, German and French.)
Yes, provided you have taken the entire level at the CdL (two-term courses in case of English, German and French; the intensive summer course; or the relevant course corresponding to the remaining languages.) From the academic year 2015-2016 onwards, the exams corresponding to B1, B2 and C1 English courses are the official CertAcles exams. As for two-term courses, if you access the second-term course without previously taking the first-term one, the course fee will be increased by 35 € in the case of CertACLES exams (B1, B2 and C1 English) and 20 € in the case of exams corresponding to a Centro de Linguas certificate.
Language Centre courses are recognized by the University of Vigo through the ECTS credit system.
The levels of the CdL courses follow the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. As an accredited member of ACLES (Association of Language Centres in Higher Education) and of CERCLES (European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education), our diplomas are recognized in Spanish and European universities. They are also endorsed by Bulats and the CRUE.
The following criteria apply to get a refund of the enrolment fee:
1.The whole amount of the enrolment fee, including the pre-enrolment fee, will only be refunded if the course does not take place due to reasons not attributable to the users of the service. 2. If the student does not achieve the level required in the placement test for the course in which s/he has pre-enrolled and does not take another course, the pre-enrolment fee will not be refunded. 3. Notwithstanding what has been mentioned above, the Centro de Linguas may give a refund in special cases that are duly justified. The refund must be requested in writing at least 3 days before the beginning of the course/exam. If the refund is granted, the Centro de Linguas will retain 15 euros as a cancellation fee. 4. A refund may be considered in the following cases, provided that it is notified in advance as specified above and written proof is presented. * when a job contract is signed which is not compatible with the timetable of the course/exam, as long as there is no similar course/exam with an alternative timetable available. The job contract must be attached. * due to an accident or illness which does not allow the student to attend class regularly. A doctor's note must be attached. 5. A refund will never be granted once the course/exam has started.