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Spanish 3

Target group
Academic staff
PhD candidates
Start level
Target level
Start courses
September, February
Language of instruction

Classroom course

Spanish 3 is offered as a classroom course.

The teacher and all students are present in the classroom.

Course description

The Spanish 3 course is intended for those who have completed the Spanish 2 course or have a comparable level (A1) of Spanish. From the beginning of this course, you will start communicating in Spanish. The topics covered include: talking about learning a language; describing feelings; giving advice and asking permission; talking about the past; writing a biography; describing a house and its furnishings; small talk; talking about leisure activities in the present and the past. The necessary grammar is explained and ample attention is paid to vocabulary. All skills are covered: speaking, writing, reading and listening. Attention is also paid to the cultural context of the countries in which the language is spoken: Spain and Latin America.

After completing this course, you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

The course makes use of the digital learning environment BrightSpace. Within this learning environment you will find the homework and additional learning materials.

Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home. (approximately two hours per lesson)

The course is concluded with a test. Participants who have attended 80% of the lessons and who have successfully completed the test are awarded a certificate.

Course material

  • Aula Internacional 2 Plus; J. Corpas, E. García en A. Garmendia. Chapter 1 - 5.
    Uitgeverij Talenland B.V.; ISBN 9788418032202.

The textbook Aula Internacional 2 Plus used in this course consists of 10 chapters and corresponds to a complete level of the CEFR/ERK. The aim of this book is to guide you from level A1 to level A2. The content is divided into two courses. After the course Spanish 3 you will reach level A2.1 and after following Spanish 4 level A2.2 (A2).

The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves (e.g. Talenland).

Target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and s members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.

You can participate in this course if you have followed our Spanish 2 course. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements have to complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. This test is a computer test. It can either be taken at the Language Centre or downloaded and taken at home.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for an online course is 16 and for a classroom course is 18.
  • The course load is 112 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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