|Project Category||Short Term Training Course / Internships|
|Project Purpose & Description||
Colombia offers Spanish courses for tourist guides and undergraduate and graduate students from FEALAC East Asian countries to be undertaken in Colombian universities with proven high quality standards in language education for foreign students.
ELE FOCALAE aims to strengthen mutual understanding, trust, political dialogue and friendly cooperation between Colombia and East Asia through the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language and the promotion of the linguistic, cultural and touristic values of Colombia.
The initiative seeks to develop three components to achieve this goal:
- On the one hand, it helps tourist guides to improve their interaction skills with Spanish-speaking visitors. In addition, it aims to position Latin America and the country as an important destination for learning Spanish in beneficiary countries and among people visiting those countries.
- In the educational area, it seeks to foster academic mobility in a double way through the participation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is hoped that they will contribute to mutual knowledge from the academy, as well as to the generation of lasting ties between institutions of higher education of the two regions.
- From the cultural point of view, it seeks that beneficiaries have the opportunity to know the different Colombian and Latinoamerican cultural expressions through gastronomy, typical dances, landscapes, etc. Their presence in the country is very enriching so that our nationals get to know other traditions and cultural expressions.
|Activity Description & Outcome||The VI Spanish course started on July, with the participation of 98 students. Actually is in the final stage and the closing ceremony will be on November 27.|
|Participants||Member Countries||ELE FEALAC East Asian countries|
|Project Contact Point||Name||Julian Camilo Silva|
|Position||Grupo Interno de Trabajo de Programas y Convenios de Cultura, Educación y Deporte|
|Department||Cultural Affairs Office|
|Telephone||(+57 1) 3814000 ext. 1018/1255/4591|