Certificate of proficiency in Spanish for International Communication

Specialist preparation for the most widely accepted Spanish language qualification in the world. A unique programme which provides a comprehensive vision on the Spanish Peninsular and Latin American literature, linguistics, and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.





100% Online/Full-time



Language of instruction:


Minimum age:

17+ years old

Course Code:



Monday to Friday, with morning and afternoon lessons

This is a unique programme that combines both general and academic Spanish. It is designed to prepare candidates for further study at the mastery or doctoral levels; for positions in business, social services, international relations, government agencies, foreign cultural affairs, homeland security, public administration, non-profit organizations, tourism and entertainment, and other organizations in need of trained language specialists.

The programme combines a unifying international focus with a multidisciplinary approach, enabling students to develop their language skills, social, historical, geographical and cultural knowledge, while also studying politics, civilization, art, economy, literature, and international communication awareness to perfectly handle any kind of situation, proving a spontaneous capacity of adaptation to any context, with a great deal of semantic and grammatical precision and complexity of the Spanish-speaking world and other assorted countries at the European level from various perspectives. 

Students will get a competitive edge through our innovative programme, bringing clarity to their future study, career ambitions and long-term learning goals.

This proven programme has helped many CSL students to reach their Spanish language goals for exam preparation, academics and daily communication.

On successful completion of Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish for International Communication, students will be able to move on to study for the Advanced Certificate in Translation (English<>Spanish) at Mastery levels. 


Students at the CEFR C2 level will have the option to spend several days away from home at a partner institution abroad and may have the opportunity to work as a language assistant or undertake a work (or volunteering) placement, for a complete and enjoyable educational experience. 

Programme Details

  • Intel i5 or equivalent processor. | Minimum 8 GB of RAM.
  • For computers using Windows (minimum system requirement: Windows 10)
  • For computers using Mac (minimum system requirement: OSX 10)
  • For iPad tablets (iOS) (minimum system requirement: iOS 9)
  • For Android tablets (minimum system requirement: Android 5)
  • The use of headphones with working speakers and a microphone is advised.
  • There are 12 weeks per Term.
  • All CSL terms cover the contents of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) of the Council of Europe, DELE Exams by the Instituto Cervantes, Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain & Universidad de Alcalá. This allows our students to have a full understanding of where they are in relation to all major international standards.


A2 Pre-intermediate Diploma (Term I)

Our CEFR level A2 is sufficient for tourism in a Spanish-speaking country and socializing with Spanish speakers, although it allows for networking with Spanish-speaking colleagues but in a limited & familiar topics. 


B1 Intermediate Diploma (Term II)

Our CEFR level B1 would be sufficient for interactions with Spanish speakers on familiar topics. In the workplace, people at a B1 level of Spanish are able to read simple reports on familiar topics and write simple emails on subjects in their field. However, a B1 level is not adequate to function fully in the workplace in Spanish.


B2 Advanced Diploma (Term III)

Our CEFR level B2 would allows to function in the workplace in Spanish, and indeed, many non-native Spanish speakers in workplaces have this level of Spanish at entry level positions and may lack nuance particularly outside his own field. Students may lead to new opportunities professionally and get admission for college abroad. 



Assessments typically fall into four broad categories: 1. Individual & group presentations, 2. Language portfolios, 3. Project projects 4. Written exams, 5. Coursework and 6. Independent/Collaborative study: This may include preparation for lessons, completion of assessment tasks, or revision.

On successful completion of each term (Term I, Term II, Term III), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and Transcript awarded by the CSL. In order to get a Pass, students must obtain at least 60% of the overall grade.

Certificates of Completion and Transcripts are prerequisites for the next higher level and will be considered as such for a period of one (1) year. After a year has elapsed, students may have to take a placement test to move forward.

All lessons are taught in Spanish



  • Oral & written communication
  • Grammar & lexical items
  • Listening & communication skills
  • Diction & pronunciation
  • Idioms & slang
  • Creative writing
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Speaking & error correction
  • Reading, vocabulary and discussion
  • Presentation & public speaking skills
  • DELE exam preparation (international certification)
  • Critical thinking
  • Research language
  • Academic writing , speaking & listening
  • Individual counselling



  • Sustainability & social impact
  • World geography
  • Global history, architecture & literature
  • Civilization
  • Foundations in business
  • Media & culture studies
  • Current affairs
  • Music, TV & film studies
  • Visual arts
  • Environmental affairs
  • Citizenry & intercultural competence
  • Imagining global society and politics
  • Living and working in Spanish speaking countries
  • Etiquette and savoir-vivre
  • International cuisine
  • Fashion and style analysis
  • Grooming for the workplace
  • Media skills
  • Blogs and podcast
  • Events planning
  • Charity and volunteer projects
  • Positive self-motivation
  • Time management and agendas



  • Intercultural communication
  • Flexibility & adaptability skills
  • Business language & work ethic
  • Problem-solving
  • Job application & interviewing skills
  • Professional correspondence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Meeting & negotiation skills
  • Social skills
  • Global perspectives
  • Art and etiquette
  • European union
  • European integration
  • International affairs
  • Banking & finance
  • Leadership and management
  • Science & technology
  • Tourism & hospitality  
  • IT
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Immigration
  • Logistics
  • Project management
  • Society and leisure
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel industry

How To Apply


  • Registration Fee: TT$250  
  • Late Registration Fee: TT$200 
  • Administrative Fee: TT$60 
  • Student Service Fee: TT$180 
  • Placement Test Fee (if applicable): TT$800


International Student (NON-REFUNDABLE)

  • Registration Fee: US$44 
  • Late Registration Fee: US$35
  • Administrative Fee: US$15
  • Student Service Fee: US$50
  • Placement Test Fee (if applicable): US$135

This is a self-funded programme meaning the programme is not GATE funded. Listed prices are valid for applications received between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

  • C1 Superior (Term I): TT$14,430 | Monthly: TT$5,210
  • C1/C2 Mastery (Term II): TT$15,950 | Monthly: TT$5,820
  • C2 Mastery (Term III): TT$15,950 | Monthly: TT$5,820
Tuition fees do not include academic materials, the external examinations, supplies, fees for supplementary exams and repeats, etc.

This is a self-funded programme meaning the programme is not GATE funded. Listed prices are valid for applications received between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.

  • C1 Superior (Term I): US$2,300 | Monthly: US$830
  • C1/C2 Mastery (Term II): US$2,670 | Monthly: US$945
  • C2 Mastery (Term III): US$2,670 | Monthly: US$945
Tuition fees do not include academic materials, the external examinations, supplies, fees for supplementary exams and repeats, etc.

study abroad

Our students have the option to do are full immersion programme in a Spanish speaking country during the last term. 

Start Dates

Start DateEnd Date

Sample Schedule

Monday to Thursday – 9:00am to 3:30pm
Friday – 9:00am to 12:45pm

Payment Options

Students can pay fees using one (1) of the following methods:  

  1. Direct bank deposit
  2. Wire Transfer
  3. Certified Managers Cheques
  4. Electronic Bank transfer.

Note: The School will not be responsible for transfer of money in wrong account. Please double check the details before sending.

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