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Spanish 5

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Classroom course

Spanish 5 is offered as a classroom course.

The teacher and all students are present in the classroom.

Course description

This course is intended for those who have completed the Spanish 4 course or have a comparable level (A2) of Spanish. From the beginning of this course, you will start communicating in Spanish. The topics covered include: talking about habits; talking about events and experiences from the past; talking about the future; expressing rules and obligations; expressing wishes; giving advice and instructions. 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 the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

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 Plus 3, J. Corpas e.a.; Libro del alumno + MP3 versión original. Chapter 1 - 6
    Talenland B.V., ISBN 9788418032226

The textbook Aula Internacional Plus 3 used in this course consists of 12 chapters and corresponds to a complete level of the CEFR/ERK. The aim of this book is to guide you from level A2 to level B1. The content is divided into two courses. After the course Spanish 5 you will reach level B1.1 and after following Spanish 6 level B1.2 (B1).

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 4 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 56 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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