Our institution was created in March, 1941. It was preceded by Casa de Enseñanza de San Tomás, founded in 1814 and closed in 1843.
The Universidad de Costa Rica was started on August 26, 1940, due to the Law N° 362 of the Republic. Since its doors opened in March, 1941, its work has been channeled in accordance with a constant, inexhaustible, and free search for truth, efficacy, and beauty, as read in its Organic Statute.
The UCR is located among the 500 best universities in the world, according to the measurement of the ranking Webometrics, which evaluates over 19 000 institutions and publishes a final cut with a total of 12 000 universities, based on the presence of their academic and scientific production on the Internet, http://www.ucr.ac.cr/noticias/2011/02/09/ucr-entre-las-mejores-del-mundo.html.
Within the country, the UCR has great prestige due to its seniority and academic excellence. In 2001, the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica, by decree N°8098, declared that Universidad de Costa Rica is a Praiseworthy Institution of the Culture and Education of Costa Rica. For further detail, visit the website: www.ucr.ac.cr
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
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.
Programa de Español como Lengua Extranjera
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