The objectives of the Spanish as a Foreign Language Program (SFL) are based on the design, coordination and implementation of specific educational strategies that seek to enrich the teaching and learning processes for international students of Spanish as a foreign language.
The SFL program offers a communicative approach which focuses on teaching that promotes oral and written interaction while adapting to student requirements. It reaches its objectives through in-and-out of the classroom activities that are set out to develop learning with everyday Spanish putting forward communicative skills and the cultural attributes of Colombia.
The program is divided into 4 levels that go in line with the Common European Framework (CEFR). These are: Spanish A1 (beginner level); Spanish A2 (elementary level); Spanish B1 (intermediate level); and Spanish B2 (upper intermediate level). These levels go hand in hand with the linguistic, social, academic and cultural requirements of those students who are participating in the Spanish as a Foreign Language program.
Classes are available at all levels: Spanish A1 is for students who are beginning to study Spanish; Spanish A2 is appropriate for those who have basic knowledge of the language and want to progress towards an intermediate level; Spanish B1 and B2 enable students to strengthen their knowledge of the language with an extensive vocabulary in the regional Latin American cultural context, and the local perspective of south-western Colombia.