Intensive Spanish in Ecuador

Intensive Spanish in Ecuador — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Study center program with a focus on language acquisition
Program Level Intermediate Spanish II (ECDR 1004) or Spanish Composition and Communication (ECDR 3015W)
Courseload 4 credits


Choose one

Intermediate Spanish II

ECDR 1004

Summer, Winter Break

4 Credits

Fourth semester Spanish. This is an intensive Spanish language course that places emphasis on grammatical structures, vocabulary and learning about the local culture. This course will help students to increase their linguistic and communicative abilities in both written and oral form through the appropriate use of the language within Ecuadorian culture and Latin America.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1003, or equivalent, with a C- or better.

Spanish Department Equivalent: SPAN 1004

Syllabus for Intermediate Spanish II (PDF)

Spanish Composition and Communication

ECDR 3015W

Summer, Winter Break

4 Credits

Fifth semster Spanish. This Spanish language course has an emphasis on composition and communication in Spanish. It is designed to develop and strengthen the oral and written linguistic and communicative abilities students have acquired during their previous four semesters of language study. This course seeks to integrate, in real contexts, speaking, writing, reading and listening skills at a more advanced level.

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 1004, or equivalent, with a C- or better.

Spanish Department Equivalent: SPAN 3015W (Writing intensive credit is effective Summer 2017)

Syllabus for Spanish Composition and Communication—Taught in English (PDF)

Syllabus for Spanish Composition and Communication—Taught in Spanish (PDF)

Take one intensive Spanish language course and rapidly improve your Spanish skills through conversations with your host family. This program appeals to students who are interested in advancing their Spanish knowledge through an intensive learning experience.


One language course is taught over a 3-week period and awards 4 undergraduate credits. All classes are held at the University of Minnesota’s partner organization Fundación CIMAS, a local study center. Language courses are taught by experienced instructors who are native speakers. Small class sizes allow students many opportunities to practice their language skills and receive feedback from the instructor. Students will be in class with other program participants.

You may also participate in this program as an optional language pre-session for the MSID—Ecuador program.

Program Handbook Program Orientation