Hispanic Studies at the University of Barcelona (EH), is a programme that has existed for almost 60 years, and is the part of the University in charge of the teaching of Spanish language and culture to foreign students (according to the standards set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEFR).
The University of Barcelona (UB) is one of Spain’s leading public universities. It has been recognised as a campus of international excellence, with 80,000 students, more than 5000 professors and research staff, and a wide range of education options (65 degrees, 152 masters’ programmes, 71 doctorate programmes and 440 postgraduate study options). UB has excelled in leadership fields and disciplines among all Spanish universities.
Students at UB come from more than 100 countries from all over the world; on this particular course there are usually around 2000 students enrolled.
The courses take place throughout the year, with specific programmes in the autumn/winter period, the spring period and the summer period. Additionally, EH organises and teaches Spanish courses for exchange students participating in the Erasmus programme, as well as customised arrangements with American universities, Latin American universities and universities in Russia, China and Japan as well as other countries all over the world.
All teaching staff at the EH faculty of UB have degree level qualifications, masters qualifications or doctorates, always specialised in the subjects that they teach. All of them also retain a high academic level of Spanish as well as the individual languages and subjects that they teach.
EH, through the University’s ‘Edicions’ service, produces its own publications for learning Spanish as a foreign language, a production created by the school’s own professors.
EH is the main examination centre for the Cervantes Institute (for the Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language – DELE).