SFL Program activities
Spanish as a Foreign Language Program
The SFL Program was created in 1988. It is in charge of coordinating, organizing, and administrating all the courses of Spanish for foreigners offered by Universidad de Costa Rica in its headquarters.
Its fundamental purpose is to provide non-Spanish speaking students a competent level of Spanish that allows them to satisfy, promptly and effectively, their communicational needs when speaking as well as when writing.
The administrative staff of the Program is made up by
- Dr. Carlos Villalobos Villalobos: Director
- M.L. Lucía Alvarado Cantero: Coordinator
- Licda. María Auxiliadora Ramírez Solano: Administrative head
- Bach. Dannia Vargas Solano: Assistant to the Coordination (office 138LE)
The Program of Spanish as a Foreign Language is taught by a team of native-speaking university professors with degrees in either Spanish Philology, Linguistics or Spanish as a Second Language. It utilizes suitable didactic materials and technological facilities.
The knowledge of relevant aspects of the Hispanic culture, in general, and Costa Rican, in particular, is a pillar of the Program of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Thus, students are meant to learn how the language works as it interacts with the historical and social context.