Spanish 3+4 Intensive Summer Course

Practical Information

No. of lessons: 15 sessions of 3 hours
Preparation: Approximately 2 hours per session
Language of instruction Spanish/English/Dutch
Course load: 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.
Start courses: Course starts in August

Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.

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Target Group and Admission Requirements

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.

Course Material

Aula Internacional - nueva edicion 2, Curso de Espanol, J. Corpas e.a. Intertaal, ISBN 9789460306174.  
You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores


The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Skills Starting level Target level
Listening A1.2 A2.2
Reading A1.2 A2.2
Speaking production A1.2 A2.2
Speaking interaction A1.2 A2.2
Writing A1.2 A2.2

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 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. Spanish is in principle the language of instruction. 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 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Last Modified: 25-10-2017