Credit System and Certification
At BCNLIP, your academic progress is measured in credits, which are accumulated through regular attendance and the passing of exams and assignments. Approximately every three months, you can accumulate 20 credits. The distribution of credits per course is as follows:
|Curso General||Lunes a Jueves||8|
|Talleres de Gramática y Conversación||6|
|Clases de Inmersión||Viernes||3|
|2 Talleres del Viernes / DELE||3|
Credit Distribution: Your attendance in classes is essential to earn credits. Each course or workshop has an exam or assignment that takes place approximately every three months, usually at the end of each level. If you attend regularly and pass these exams or assignments, you will receive the corresponding credits. The final decision to grant credits rests with the teacher of each course, independent of the teachers of other courses.
Certificate: Once you have accumulated enough credits, you will be able to obtain a certificate of achievement. The school administration will inform you when it is ready for you to collect. You will need to accumulate at least 80% of the total credits to obtain your final certificate.
|Duración del Curso||Créditos Máximos (100%)||80%|
|6 a 8 meses||40||32|
|9 a 11 meses||60||48|
If you have your key exam or assignment scheduled within the first 3 months of your course, the required credits to advance will be adjusted proportionally.
If you plan to start the renewal of your residency before completing the full course, the required credits will be reviewed by the administration.
Renewal Example: If you start from scratch and your course lasts for 1 year, you can obtain a maximum of 80 credits. If you decide to start the process of renewing your residency 2 months before the completion of your course, you should have accumulated up to 60 credits. As you need to complete 80% of the course to pass it, 48 credits would be sufficient.
Honor Student: Your certificate will include a grade of “pass.” If you manage to obtain between 90% and 100% of the credits, you will be recognized with “honor student”, which will allow you to obtain a letter of recommendation for your resume.
Credit Recovery: If you do not accumulate enough credits during your course, you will not be able to obtain the Certificate of Achievement. In this case, you will need to take additional classes to recover the missing credits. The administration will help you develop a personalized recovery plan to ensure that you can meet the credit requirements.
Credit Recovery Option – Cineclub (3 credits): Every Friday at 18:30 at our school at Plaça del Duc de Medinaceli we will gather to watch a Spanish movie and discuss it with our teacher Juan Alfonso. He was a programmer, presenter, and host of a film club debate at the multidisciplinary center La Matriz in downtown Bilbao during 2017, called FilmoteKa Bilbao. He also participated and collaborated with the Circle of Fine Arts in Madrid in 2019 in the programming of a film series. You can see the program below, which starts in June 9.