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Spanish Conversation A2

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Online course

This is an online course. To be able to participate in this course, you are advised to use a headset with microphone.

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Course description

The Spanish Conversation course A2 is intended for those who have followed the Spanish 3 or Spanish 4 course or have a comparable level (A2) of Spanish. From the beginning of this course, you will start communicating in Spanish. In this course, speaking skills are practiced on the basis of articles from newspapers and magazines. The topics covered include: society, art, literature, politics and economy. In the lessons, the topics highlighted in the articles will be discussed. Attention is paid to pronunciation, expanding vocabulary and, if necessary, grammar. The course aims to enable the course participants to express themselves fluently and adequately in Spanish. 

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)

Course material

Course material will be provided by the language instructor.

Target group and admission requirements

This course is intended for highly educated adults, both students and staff members of Leiden University, as well as interested parties with no affiliation with Leiden University.

The Spanish Conversation A2 course is intended for participants who have taken the Spanish 3 or Spanish 4 course or have a comparable level (A2). Other participants should complete an entry test to determine whether their level is appropriate. This test is a computer test. You can do the test at the Language Centre, or you can download the test and do it at home.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this 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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