Spanish is spoken by around 350 million people and is the second widely spoken language in the world. Realizing the importance of this language that helps to deal with people of countries like Latin America, a Certificate Course in Spanish is offered by DES from 2011 for students across disciplines in the University. This is offered in association with Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with UCLM makes it possible for a native Spanish speaker to be here for a period of one year to teach interested students.
Levels and duration of the course
- Spanish is offered at two levels; level A1 and level A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning and Teaching (CEFR)
- Level A1, five hours of classes will be conducted every week for a period of three months (a total of 60 hours)
- Level A2, seven hours per week of classes will be conducted for a period of four months (a total of 90 hours)
Attendance and evaluation (for all the programs offered by the Centre)
Every student must maintain an attendance record of at least 75 per cent in every course, including lectures and tutorials.
Performance of the students is evaluated on a continuous basis. Evaluation components and patterns are provided by the concerned faculty members. A student would be evaluated on class/tutorial participation, assignments, class tests, quizzes, mid and end semester examinations or a combination of these for a total marks of 100 for each course that contribute to the final grade awarded for the course.