UCM Language Courses

The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Campus of International Excellence, offers Spanish courses for foreign students since 1928 in the Faculty of Philology at the Complutense Center for Spanish (CCEE). All the staff are high-qualified teachers and professors from the renowned Faculty Philology of the Complutense University.

The Complutense Center for Spanish is an official exam center for the Diplomas de Español Como Lengua Extranjera (DELE) and Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española (SIELE). For this reason, the Complutense Center also offers intensive preparation courses.

Spanish Language and Culture Courses for Foreign Students

2021 – 2022

Annual Courses

4th October 2021 – 17th June 2022

Courses follow the European Common Language according to the students’ level of competence.

Trimestral Courses

Immersion Courses

Advanced Culture Course

Summer Courses

February & September

Autumn & Spring

Advanced Culture Courses

2021 - 2022

Complete course: 4th October 2021 – 17th June 2022

1st trimester: 4th October – 17th December 2021

  • The Civil War in cinema and literature
  • Spain, an artistic mosaic: origins, Roman art, Muslim art, Christian art
  • Heroes, saints and monsters through Spanish literature
  • The socio-political changes in Spain during the 20th century: from monarchy to dictatorship
  • The Spanish-American story I


2nd trimester: 10th January – 21st March 2022

  • The Art of the Empire: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque
  • The Spanish-American story II
  • Business Spanish
  • Made in Spain (different Spain)
  • Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Contemporary Cinema


3rd trimester: 28th March – 17th June 2022

  • Great geniuses of “modernity”
  • Women wake up. The evolution of women through Spanish literature
  • The socio-political changes in Spain from 1975 to the present day: the transition and the result
  • Varieties of Spanish
  • Diversity of Spanish-Muslim Culture in Spain: History and Daily Life

All services and facilities at the University

All CCEE students can get a student ID card at the beginning of a term. As any Complutense student, all CCEE students have access to all services and facilities at the University such as: libraries and language laboraries, computer rooms and free wifi access, sports and swimming pool facilities, university dining halls.


The Complutense Centre for Spanish organises many different activities to enhance students’ knowledge of Spanish language and culture, such as guided tours, visits to cultural sites and emblematic institutions.

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