Courses and Competency exams

Courses:
The courses promoted here with DICA are designed to develop and strengthen linguistic competence in communication with our students. All registered students at the UV have the opportunity to receive credit with language as an elective course. After completing a language course and filling out a form the UV will issue a diploma and credit for that level in language which has been completed. Each language is divided into blocks for learning. Depending on the language there is a different number of blocks for each level.

Here at the Universidad Veracruzana, we offer some courses which were designed specifically for students enrolled in our BA programs:

IconUV1English I and II UV-AFBG (UV- Basic Training Area General). These courses are offered to students of the Universidad Veracruzana as part of the core subjects of the curriculum to which they belong. They last 2 semesters.

Online courses for specific areas (AFEL)
These courses are primarily aimed at students of the Universidad Veracruzana who would like to reinforce knowledge in areas such as English for Business, English for Health Sciences, English for technical area, English for Tourism and English for Biological-Agricultural Area. In each group 3 locations for the public are offered. Each course lasts for one semester.

We also offer language courses to the general public, for those who are interested in learning a foreign language.

Icon4hab1We offer courses in English with the development of the four skills, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The courses offered in English are divided into three blocks, each block last one semester. There are three levels; basic, intermediate, and advanced. If you have some knowledge in English you are welcome to take a placement exam in order for you to get the most from your learning experience. The placement exam will place the individual in the correct level for the knowledge and abilities a person displays with the exam. The exam is two parts, one written and one oral. Inquire at the language center nearest you for dates, times, and costs. CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Córdoba, CI-Orizaba, CI-Poza Rica, CI-Coatzacoalcos
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IconIngComTex1Reading Comprehension
This course was developed to aid the learner with strategies for reading texts in English. This course is given in Spanish. This course is aimed at individuals from all areas who require reading texts in English. The course is three months. Please contact a center nearest you for costs, time, and availability. CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Córdoba, CI-Orizaba, CI-Poza Rica
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IconFrances1French
This course includes the four skills along with elements of the French culture. The course is offered in three levels, basic, intermediate, and advanced, each level has three blocks and requires three semesters to complete the level in its entirety.
The language centers that offer French: CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Córdoba, CI-Orizaba, CI-Poza Rica, CI-Coatzacoalcos.

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IconAleman1German
The focus of this course is on conversation by providing learners with real situations the learners become involved with the speaking process. The situations revolve around speaking with Germans in Mexico to traveling abroad in Germany. There are two levels basic and intermediate. The levels have three blocks in each level, and require a semester to complete a level. The centers that offer German are: CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Córdoba, CI-Orizaba, CI-Coatzacoalcos.

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IconItaliano1Italian
This course provides learners with the ability to communicate in Italian. There are two levels basic and intermediate. Each level contains three blocks each block requires a semester to complete. This course is offered at the following locations: CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Córdoba, CI-Orizaba, CI-Poza Rica, CI-Coatzacoalcos
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IconPortu1Portuguese
This course offers elements of Brazilian as well as other civilizations in that region in the language most dominantly spoken, Portuguese. We offer one level basic, with the three blocks. To complete the basic level it requires three semesters. The course is opened by public demand, a minimum number of applicants is necessary. Offered at the following locations: CI-Xalapa, CI-Poza Rica, CI-Coatzacoalcos

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IconLatin1Latin
This course teaches strategies to read texts in Latin. It has only one level, basic. There are three blocks in the basic level which require a semester for each. The course must have a minimum number of students enrolled to open. Check with the language center where offered: CI-Xalapa
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IconJapan1Japanese
This course starts off with conversation in the target language at a basic level giving learners the opportunity to develop in the language. There are two blocks for this language, basic and intermediate, each block has three levels which entails three semesters per block. Japanese is offered at following locations:
CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Orizaba, CI-Poza Rica, CI-Coatzacoalcos
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IconChinaMandarín
This course in Mandarin focuses on motivating learners to form accurate pronunciation so that they will feel comfortable when speaking. We also work on writing skills. We offer one block with three levels requiring a semester for each level, a total of three semesters. The course is opened by public demand, a minimum number of applicants is necessary. Offered at the following locations: CI-Xalapa, CI-Veracruz, CI-Orizaba, CI-Coatzacoalcos
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IconNahuatl1Náhuatl
This course aims to enable people who are interested in learning how to converse in situations in Náhuatl. The learners will be able to understand some of the basic functions of this language. Náhuatl is given in the basic level only consisting of three levels each requiring a semester. The course is opened by public demand, a minimum number of applicants is necessary. Offered at the following locations: CI-Xalapa, CI-Córdoba, CI-Orizaba
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IconCatalan1Catalan
This course provides learners with an opportunity to learn about the Catalan culture, while providing them with the skills to manage conversation, reading, writing about basic culture of Catalan. We offer a basic block which has three levels, each level requires one semester. The course is opened by public demand, a minimum number of applicants is necessary. Offered at the following locations: CI-Xalapa

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English Competency Exams

ExaverLogoJPG_002Exaver is an English competency exam designed by the Universidad Veracruzana, The British Council, The University Roehampton and the University of Cambridge, England. This exam is given by the Universidad Veracruzana to certify English language skills and abilities to their students as well as the general public. There are three different levels offered. Each level is based on international standards. You may find more details about the exam at the official Exaver site: https://www.uv.mx/exaver/

TOEFLIBTThe TOEFL iBT test measures the ability to use and understand English at a university level. It evaluates how well a candidate can combine listening, reading, speaking and writing for academic tasks. To find the application dates of the exam visit the official website TOEFL iBT.

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OSDcertGerman Competency ExamEl OSD (Austrian German Diploma)
It is a diploma certifying the knowledge of the German language, internationally recognized in the workplace, in different European universities and other training institutions. The Universidad Veracruzana applies this certification through the Language Center of Xalapa.

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DEFFrench Competency exam. The DELF-DALF diplomas are official qualifications accrediting degree of proficiency in the French language, granted by the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP), on behalf of the Ministry of Public Education of the Government of France. At the UV Language Center in Xalapa official DELF – DALF is given. 

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