UIS

Language Courses

Language Institute

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A NEW LANGUAGE

for a new world

The Language Institute of the Universidad Industrial de Santander is a self-sustaining academic and administrative unit attached to the Faculty of Human Sciences. It was created by Acuerdo No 036 del 5 abril de 1990 of the Superior Council. The Language Institute has provided uninterrupted services to the region for over 31 years and today it is the largest language institute in eastern Colombia.

PROGRAMS

Schedule

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Cursos Kids, Pre-teenagers, Teenagers, Conversational Program, Young Adults:
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m

Courses for Adults:
  • English Intensive courses (40 hours): Monday to Friday 2, hours daily, courses starting from 6:00 am. until 8:30p.m. Semi-Intensive (40 hours): Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)
  • French and Other Languages Intensive courses (40 hours): Monday to Friday 2, hours daily, courses starting from 6:00 am. until 8:30p.m. Semi-Intensive (40 hours): Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m)

PROGRAMS

Modality

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In-person modality

Synchronous Remote Modality

PROGRAMS

Enrollment

. 1. Pre-enrollment Either the student or the student's guardian must pre-enroll in the following links according to the location and the program they wish to attend. Remember to provide all the information requested for the pre-enrollment process to be successful:
  • Bucaramanga
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  •  Barrancabermeja
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  • Barbosa
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  • Socorro
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  • Málaga
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
2. Send us an e-mail The e-mail should be sent to ilbca@uis.edu.co informing the following information:
  • Inform whether or not the pre-enrollment was successful or not according to the course and the corresponding venue.
  • Inform if you have previous knowledge of the language. If so, indicate whether or not you wish to schedule an appointment for language level validation.
  • Indicate if you wish to purchase the digital book.
3. Check your e-mail: The day before classes begin, the student will receive an email with the link and/or information for the first class.

PROGRAMS

Fees

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 Program Registration Enrollment Fee Book
Intensive English course  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     129.000
Intensive course in Other Languages  $     60.000*  $     490.000  $     132.000
English course with flexible schedule  $     60.000*  $     582.000  $     124.000
Semintensive English course  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     124.000
English for Kids  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     134.000
English for Preteenagers  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     96.000
English for Teenagers  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     103.000
English for Young adults and Adults  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     124.000
Semintensive French Course  $     60.000*  $     490.000  $     132.000
Semintensive French Course for Other Languages  $     60.000*  $     490.000 N.A.
Super Intensive English A1 and A2  $     60.000*  $     1.572.000  $     124.000
Super Intensive English B1 and B2  $     60.000*  $     1.180.000  $     124.000
English for Seniors  $     60.000*  $     371.000  $     124.000
English and coffee  $     60.000*  $     272.000  $     124.000
Blended English  $     60.000*  $     1.320.000  $     124.000
Personalized foreign language Course  $     60.000*  $     4.441.000  $     124.000
English Academic writing Course  $     60.000*  $     4.441.000  $     124.000
English Conversation Course  $     60.000*  $     246.000  N.A.
Special Intensive English and Conversation Course  $     60.000*  $     490.000  N.A.
Special Intensive English Course  $     60.000*  $     390.000  N.A.
TOEFL Preparation  $     60.000*  $     570.000  N.A.
IELTS Preparation  $     60.000*  $     535.000  N.A.
Pruebas Saber Preparation  $     60.000*  $     272.000  N.A.
*New users only
 Course for children and youngsters during vacation time Registration Enrollment Fee Book
 English immersion 40 hours  $     60.000*  $     461.000  N.A.
 English immersion 20 hours  $     60.000*  $     231.000  N.A.

PROGRAMS

Calendar

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Extension Courses

CYCLE 1 FEBRUARY 2022

Date

Activity

January 28

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

January 28

Deadline for qualification tests

January 31

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

February 01

Start of classes

February 25 and 28

Final Exam and Feedback

March 01

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 2 MARCH - APRIL 2022

Date

Activity

March 02

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

March 02

Deadline for qualification tests

March 03

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

March 04

Start of classes

March 31

April 01

Final Exam and Feedback

April 05

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 3 APRIL - MAY 2022

Date

Activity

April 05

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

April 05

Deadline for qualification tests

April 06

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

April 18

Start of classes

May 13 and 16

Final Exam and Feedback

May 17

Supplementary and habilitation

CYCLE 4 MAY - JUNE 2022

Date

Activity

May 18

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

May 18

Deadline for qualification tests

May 19

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

May 23

Start of classes

June 21 and 22

Final Exam and Feedback

June 23

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 5 JUNE - JULY 2022

Date

Activity

June 24

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

June 28

Deadline for qualification tests

June 28

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

June 29

Start of classes

July 27 and 28

Final Exam and Feedback

July 29

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 6 AUGUST 2022

Date

Activity

August 02

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

August 03

Deadline for qualification tests

August 02

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

August 04

Start of classes

August 31 and September 01

Final Exam and Feedback

September 02

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 7 SEPTEMBER- OCTOBER 2022

Date

Activity

September 05

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

September 06

Deadline for qualification tests

September 06

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

September 08

Start of classes

October 04 and 05

Final Exam and Feedback

October 06

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 8 OCTOBER- NOVEMBER 2022

Date

Activity

October 07

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

October 07

Deadline for qualification tests

October 10

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

October 11

Start of classes

November 08 and 09

Final Exam and Feedback

November 10

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 9 NOVIEMBRE- DICIEMBRE 2022

Date

Activity

November 11

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

November 11

Deadline for qualification tests

November 15

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

November 16

Start of classes

December 13 and 14

Final Exam and Feedback

December 15

Supplementary and habilitations

PROGRAMS

Schedule

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Cursos Kids, Pre-teenagers, Teenagers, Conversational Program, Young Adults:

Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m


Courses for Adults:

  • English
    Intensive courses (40 hours): Monday to Friday 2, hours daily, courses starting from 6:00 am. until 8:30p.m.
    Semi-Intensive (40 hours): Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)
  • French and Other Languages
    Intensive courses (40 hours): Monday to Friday 2, hours daily, courses starting from 6:00 am. until 8:30p.m.
    Semi-Intensive (40 hours): Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m)

PROGRAMS

Modality

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In-person modality

Synchronous Remote Modality

PROGRAMS

Enrollment

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1. Pre-enrollment

Either the student or the student’s guardian must pre-enroll in the following links according to the location and the program they wish to attend. Remember to provide all the information requested for the pre-enrollment process to be successful:

  • Bucaramanga
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  •  Barrancabermeja
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  • Barbosa
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  • Socorro
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults
  • Málaga
    • Kids
    • Pre-Teenager
    • Teenagers
    • Conversational Program
    • Young Adults
    • General English for Adults

2. Send us an e-mail

The e-mail should be sent to ilbca@uis.edu.co informing the following information:

  • Inform whether or not the pre-enrollment was successful or not according to the course and the corresponding venue.
  • Inform if you have previous knowledge of the language. If so, indicate whether or not you wish to schedule an appointment for language level validation.
  • Indicate if you wish to purchase the digital book.

3. Check your e-mail: The day before classes begin, the student will receive an email with the link and/or information for the first class.

PROGRAMS

Fees

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 ProgramRegistrationEnrollment FeeBook
Intensive English course $     60.000* $     371.000 $     129.000
Intensive course in Other Languages $     60.000* $     490.000 $     132.000
English course with flexible schedule $     60.000* $     582.000 $     124.000
Semintensive English course $     60.000* $     371.000 $     124.000
English for Kids $     60.000* $     371.000 $     134.000
English for Preteenagers $     60.000* $     371.000 $     96.000
English for Teenagers $     60.000* $     371.000 $     103.000
English for Young adults and Adults $     60.000* $     371.000 $     124.000
Semintensive French Course $     60.000* $     490.000 $     132.000
Semintensive French Course for Other Languages $     60.000* $     490.000N.A.
Super Intensive English A1 and A2 $     60.000* $     1.572.000 $     124.000
Super Intensive English B1 and B2 $     60.000* $     1.180.000 $     124.000
English for Seniors $     60.000* $     371.000 $     124.000
English and coffee $     60.000* $     272.000 $     124.000
Blended English $     60.000* $     1.320.000 $     124.000
Personalized foreign language Course $     60.000* $     4.441.000 $     124.000
English Academic writing Course $     60.000* $     4.441.000 $     124.000
English Conversation Course $     60.000* $     246.000 N.A.
Special Intensive English and Conversation Course $     60.000* $     490.000 N.A.
Special Intensive English Course $     60.000* $     390.000 N.A.
TOEFL Preparation $     60.000* $     570.000 N.A.
IELTS Preparation $     60.000* $     535.000 N.A.
Pruebas Saber Preparation $     60.000* $     272.000 N.A.
*New users only
 Course for children and youngsters during vacation timeRegistrationEnrollment FeeBook
 English immersion 40 hours $     60.000* $     461.000 N.A.
 English immersion 20 hours $     60.000* $     231.000 N.A.



PROGRAMS

Calendar

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Extension Courses

CYCLE 1 FEBRUARY 2022

Date

Activity

January 28

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

January 28

Deadline for qualification tests

January 31

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

February 01

Start of classes

February 25 and 28

Final Exam and Feedback

March 01

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 2 MARCH – APRIL 2022

Date

Activity

March 02

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

March 02

Deadline for qualification tests

March 03

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

March 04

Start of classes

March 31

April 01

Final Exam and Feedback

April 05

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 3 APRIL – MAY 2022

Date

Activity

April 05

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

April 05

Deadline for qualification tests

April 06

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

April 18

Start of classes

May 13 and 16

Final Exam and Feedback

May 17

Supplementary and habilitation

CYCLE 4 MAY – JUNE 2022

Date

Activity

May 18

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

May 18

Deadline for qualification tests

May 19

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

May 23

Start of classes

June 21 and 22

Final Exam and Feedback

June 23

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 5 JUNE – JULY 2022

Date

Activity

June 24

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

June 28

Deadline for qualification tests

June 28

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

June 29

Start of classes

July 27 and 28

Final Exam and Feedback

July 29

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 6 AUGUST 2022

Date

Activity

August 02

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

August 03

Deadline for qualification tests

August 02

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

August 04

Start of classes

August 31 and September 01

Final Exam and Feedback

September 02

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 7 SEPTEMBER- OCTOBER 2022

Date

Activity

September 05

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

September 06

Deadline for qualification tests

September 06

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

September 08

Start of classes

October 04 and 05

Final Exam and Feedback

October 06

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 8 OCTOBER- NOVEMBER 2022

Date

Activity

October 07

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

October 07

Deadline for qualification tests

October 10

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

October 11

Start of classes

November 08 and 09

Final Exam and Feedback

November 10

Supplementary and habilitations

CYCLE 9 NOVIEMBRE- DICIEMBRE 2022

Date

Activity

November 11

PROMOTIONAL registration deadline

November 11

Deadline for qualification tests

November 15

Extraordinary Registration Deadline

November 16

Start of classes

December 13 and 14

Final Exam and Feedback

December 15

Supplementary and habilitations

Pre-registration

Courses

Payments

Electronic

student

System

Program

Kids

The course offers students the opportunity to learn English in an active and creative way through exposure to real communication situations, thereby privileging the learning experience through the stimulation of the senses. The course addresses the characteristics of children’s age, language level, ways of learning, and types of motivation through the use of strategies to introduce new vocabulary, practice, and reinforce what they have learned.

Levels

This course has a total of 12 levels that will be developed according to
the hourly intensity for this age group, distributed in 9 classes for a total
of 40 hours

Ages: 7 to 8 years old.

Program

Pre-Teenagers

The lessons focus on communicative language teaching. It emphasizes language acquisition through meaningful learning situations that adjust knowledge to the development of skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand sentences and expressions related to areas of immediate relevance: they will be able to communicate in simple daily tasks that require a direct and simple exchange of information on familiar aspects; they will also be able to describe in simple terms aspects of their background, environment and aspects in areas of immediate need.

Levels

The Institute distributes the A1 and A2 levels according to the hourly intensity for this age group.

Ages: 9 to 11 years old.

Program

Teenagers

This program presents an age-appropriate approach, including current topics. It provides students with a series of cognitive strategies that lead them to become independent learners. Each level includes the completion of meaningful classroom projects where students put into practice the vocabulary learned, through the preparation and presentation of situations that involve the use of communicative skills. Teaching processes focus on what the learner can actually do with the language in a specific situation. 

Levels

This course has a total of 12 levels that will be developed according to the hourly intensity for this age group, distributed in 9 classes for a total of 40 hours.

Ages: 12 to 14 years old

Program

Conversational Program

This course offers a series of speaking activities such as forums, debates, and group techniques that allow the improvement of speaking skills through the participation of all students. Additionally, written production activities are included to allow the student to make correct use of grammatical structures and to reinforce the new vocabulary acquired in class. In all the lessons, students are guided to research and prepare the topics to be discussed in the session, put into practice their speaking and listening skills through participation in cooperative learning activities that allow them to expose, argue, discuss previous knowledge and deepen the topic through the creation of proposals as well as arguments based on their own opinions.

Ages: 15 to 17 years old.

Levels

This course has a total of 12 levels that will be developed according to the hourly intensity for this age group, distributed in 9 classes for a total of 40 hours.

Program

Young Adults

These courses are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which aims to respond to the linguistic and cultural needs of a community through the development of different communicative skills in a given foreign language.  Learners can use various competences according to a given level, in various contexts and under various circumstances, and thus engage in language activities to produce and/or receive texts in relation to domain-specific topics.

Ages: 15 to 17 years old

Levelss

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English

Según el Marco Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas se distribuye así el curso.

Levels in total: 18

Proficiency A1: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4 (160 hours)

Proficiency A2: A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4 (160 hours)

Proficiency B1: B1.1, B1.2, B1.2, B1.4, B1.5 (200 hours)

Proficiency B2: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4, B2.5 (200 hours)

French and other languages

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the courses are distributed as follows.

Levels in total: 8

Proficiency A1: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4 (160 hours)

Proficiency A2: A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4 (160 hours)

Programa

Adultos

The UIS Language Institute offers courses in English, French, Portuguese and German as foreign languages. These courses are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages which focuses on responding to the linguistic and cultural needs of a community through the development of different communicative skills in a given foreign language.

Ages: 15 years old or older

Levels:

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  • Inglés
    Program distribution.

LEvels in total: 18
Proficiency A1: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4 ( 160 hours)
Proficiency A2: A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4 (160 hours)
Proficiency B1: B1.1, B1.2, B1.2, B1.4, B1.5 (200 hours)
Proficiency B2: B2.1, B2.2, B2.3, B2.4, B2.5 (200 hours)

  • French and other languages
    According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the courses are distributed as follows.
    Total de niveles: 8
    Proficiency A1: A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A1.4 (160 hours)
    Proficiency A2: A2.1, A2.2, A2.3, A2.4 (160 hours)

Special

Programs

English courses for teachers

This course is part of the Program for the Development of Communicative Skills in English and the Strengthening of Methodological Skills for primary and secondary school teachers. It is aligned with the international standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Its approach is communicative for the development of the 4 skills, taking into account the linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic components.
It is offered in synchronous remote modality with the support of material in digital format. Classes are computer-assisted synchronous with direct guidance from teachers for the development of communicative skills in the language and the strengthening of methodological skills. Incorporation of institutional virtual platforms. Tutorial support for clarification of doubts and preparation of a class project.

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Courses for specific purposes: Call Centers

This course is framed within the Program for the Development of Communicative Skills and the Strengthening of Foreign Language Skills and Development of Strategies for Customer Service in the Call Center Context. It is aligned with the international standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This program is aimed at people with a consolidated A1 proficiency level, in synchronous remote modality. Its approach is communicative for the development of communicative skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) taking into account the linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic components with priority on oral expression and comprehension skills. It includes two components: general foreign language and specific content through a level of English for specific purposes.

Language Preparation: Pruebas Saber 11
Course specially designed to help 10th and 11th grade students to prepare for the state tests in the English component. The methodology and material used in the course is aligned to the format of the state tests (Barrancabermeja Campus only).

English Immersion: (Course for Children and Teenagers during vacations)
These courses are held during vacations for children from 5 to 8 years old and from 9 to 12 years old. In our vacation courses children can have fun while learning English. In addition, they can play games and make new friends. Activities include: arts and crafts, recipes, karaoke, outdoor games, dances and much more.
Courses of 20 or 40 hours offered in the middle and at the end of the year.

In-person English and Coffee
This course is aimed at the general community interested in learning English with an intensity of 1 hour per day. Its focus is communicative with priority on productive skills (written and oral expression) mainly.
  • It is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Preparation for standard exams. In-person. TOEFL
  • Preparation for standard exams. In-person. ELTS.
40-hour courses that allow the development of specific strategies to achieve success in the international test. It requires a consolidated A2+ proficiency level.

Be program (Blended English Program)
CThis is a course with a high virtual component that is developed in 4 stages leading to level A2. Each cycle lasts 12 weeks.

Personalized Foreign Language

English Academic Writing Course (In-person)

English English Conversation Course (In-person)

Do you want to have more information?

Contact us

Language Institute     

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 1342 – 1340 – 1339 

E-mail:

ilenguas2@uis.edu.co  

Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander.

Carrera 27 calle 9. 

Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact us

Language Institute    

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 1342 – 1340 – 1339           

E-mail:

ilenguas2@uis.edu.co   

Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander.

Carrera 27 calle 9.

Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact us

Language Institute    

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Secretary’s office Extension : 1342 – 1340 – 1339 – 1348 – 2251              

Director’s Office Extension: 2692

E.mails:

ilenguas2@uis.edu.co  

lacridue@uis.edu.co 

Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander.

Carrera 27 calle 9.

Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.