Fundación Universitaria María Cano Language Center is created as a response to the global need of acquiring skills in a foreign language, looking forward to an optimal performance at the social, political, economic, cultural, and personal levels of our students.

In consequence, our work tends to an integral education in achieving different levels of competence according to the Common European Framework of Reference for teaching, learning and assessment of languages; by promoting processes of teaching and learning English as a foreign language, by means of a communicative methodology, adjusted to international standards, and providing our students with formative spaces with the highest quality. Currently, our Language Center offers three formative spaces:

Curricular English: It takes care of the formation in English for the study plan of the different undegraduate programs of Maria Cano, both virtual and face-to-face.

Inglés Ruta al B1: It is a program of coninuing education that is born as an alternative for the  accomplishment of the B1 English level requirement, established in the Institutional Bilingalism Policy, Agreement 331-1 of 2013, regulated in the Rectoral Resolution 575 of 2016.

Ruta al B2 English: It is the formative education offer for Work and Human Development in B2.
Medellín: Resolution number 201950109484 of November 20th, 2019 – issued by Medellin Secretary of Education.
Neiva: Resolution number 1967 of September 18th, 2020 – issued by Neiva Secretary of Education.
Popayán: Resolution number 20211700003824 of August 2nd, 2020 – issued by Popayán Secretary of Education.
Cali: Resolutions No. 4143. – 4143. – 4143. and 4143. of March 26, 2021, issued by the Ministry of Education of Cali.

Our offer


The mission of the Language Center is to lead its students to the acquisition of linguistic and communicative tools useful for social, cultural and work development. The goal is to participate in the formation of integrated people who will be projected as axes of change, understanding and tolerance necessary in our social system.

Purposes of formation

At The Maria Cano University Foundation, all the training programs are configured taking into account three fundamental references: offering training spaces and curricular proposals that are in line with the specific knowledge of homologous programs in national and international contexts; proposing flexible and interdisciplinary curricular proposals that articulate the different levels of training; and reviewing and updating permanently  the academic programs at different levels so that they correspond to scientific and technological advances and the needs of society.

      • Offering programs of foreign languages and cultures in different modalities (face-to-face and virtual) that allow, among other things, consolidating internationalization projects for our Institution, our region, and our Country.
      • Integrating technologies of information and communication – TIC – to the methodology of the Language Center as part of the education in autonomy of our students.
      • Ensuring the Language Center teachers ongoing education in their specific field and its didactics.
      • Favoring a self assessment culture that allows the continuous improvement as a strategy for academic excellence.

Considering these facts, the educational purposes of the English program are:

        • Making our students aware of the importance of the acquisition of a second language as a primary instrument of communication and global interaction.
        • Promoting the active participation of students in their learning process, using the English language in a creative and meaningful way in academic, work and social settings.
        • Promoting consultation and research using a second language as an inclusive tool in the various processes of investigation.

Quality policy

The Language Center of The Maria Cano University Foundation is committed to offering programs that satisfy the needs of users and interested parties, through services, methodologies and resources with high quality standards and with a competent, service-oriented team in continuous training, which favor the professional, cultural and personal development of our students. All this is possible thanks to the analysis of the context, the fulfillment of the associated technical norms, the legal requirements and the continuous improvement of the processes and services.

Quality objetives

        • Providing an educational service that meets the needs and expectations of our students and community and complies with applicable requirements
        • Guiding the strengthening of community skills through training programs.
        • Counting on a suitable and qualified human talent, oriented towards the permanent search of excellence.
        • Strengthening academic strategies with physical and technological resources appropriate to the needs and characteristics of the context.
        • Achieving profitability that allows sustainability and growth over time.
        • Improving continuously processes and services.