Spanish 1

Practical Information

Preparation: Approximately 2 hours per session
Language of instruction Spanish/English/Dutch
Course load: 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.
Start courses: See Course programme on this page.

 


Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. You can enroll until a week before the start of the course. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.   

                         current programme - lesson times - enrolment

If classes are canceled 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 holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.

Target Group and Admission Requiremens

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff 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.

Knowledge of the Spanish language is not required for enrolment in this course. It is a beginners course. A basic knowledge of English (A2) and Roman script is required.

Course Material

- Aula Internacional 1, Curso de Espanol, Nueva Edicion , J. Corpas e.a. Intertaal, ISBN 978-94-6030-6150
(This course covers the first half of the book)

You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores.

Level

The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. For our courses, the A1 level is divided into level A1.1 and A1.2. In this course you will start working on the competences that belong to A1.

Skills Starting level     Target level
Listening 0 A1.1
Reading 0 A1.1
Speaking production     0 A1.1
Speaking interaction 0 A1.1
Writing  0 A1.1

Click on the skills for further clarification.  

Course Description

Having completed this course, participants are able to communicate on simple topics from everyday life and to understand simple radio and television announcements in general terms. In addition, they are able to read and write short and very simple texts.

The topics covered include: housing, food and drink, professions, and hobbies. The course covers various aspects of life and customs. Participants study elementary grammar and vocabulary and practice these new skills in a communicative context. Participants are expected to prepare for the lessons at home (approximately two hours per lesson).

The course is concluded with a oral/written test. A certificate is awarded if the test is completed successfully and the participant has attended 80% of the lessons.

Participants who have completed the course will have reached level A1.1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Last Modified: 19-10-2016