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Virtual Spanish Language (Intermediate & Advanced)

Develop Spanish language skills through online instruction with experienced Spanish instructors based in Arica, Chile.

At a Glance




3 semesters Spanish

Language of Study


Language Levels

Intermediate, Advanced


Sep 20 ‎– Nov 19

Online Component

Sep 20 ‎– Nov 19

Program Countries


Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

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Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world with more than 500 million native speakers. This program offers you an opportunity to build confidence in your Spanish language skills through a three-credit intermediate or advanced level online course. Discussion sessions provide opportunities to practice for use in practical contexts and scenarios. You will rapidly learn to speak and understand Spanish while virtually experiencing Chilean culture.

You will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.

Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10–12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.


  • Build your Spanish language skills and develop your vocabulary.
  • Practice your language skills through interactive lessons and scenarios.
  • Experience Chilean culture through virtual activities.
  • Small group classes and individualized attention and support.


Three semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term. 

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • Learn Spanish languge skills from experienced language instructors 
  • 3-5 hours a week of synchronous instruction and group work as a cohort of students 
  • 10-12 hours a week of asynchronous tasks

Spanish (Online)

Intermediate Spanish I – syllabus
(SPAN2003 / 3 credits)

Intermediate Spanish II – syllabus
(SPAN2503 / 3 credits)

Advanced Spanish I – syllabus
(SPAN3003 / 3 credits)

Advanced Spanish II – syllabus
(SPAN3503 / 3 credits)

Faculty & Staff

Chile: Virtual Spanish Language (Intermediate & Advanced)

Daniel Poblete, PhD
Academic Director
Pedro Arriagada, MA
Language Coordinator
Lorena Sánchez
Program Assistant & Language Partner

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Scholarships

    The tuition for this program is $1,080You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.