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Spanish Language Courses

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The Spanish language courses of the University of Groningen Language Centre focus mainly on speaking and understanding Spanish. More attention will be paid to reading and writing skills from level CEFR level A2 onwards. Grammar is not a goal in itself in our Spanish language courses, but is used to support the language acquisition. A great deal of attention will be paid to acquiring a basic Spanish vocabulary.

Language of Instruction               

The target language is the language of instruction as much as possible. When necessary, the course is taught in Dutch and/or English.


Schedule and registration

Level 0 > A1 - start: 6 & 9 March

This course is for participants who speak little or no Spanish.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

Brightspace

You will also be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level A1 > A2 - start: 23 January, 7 & 9 March, 24 April

Level A1 > A2 is for participants who can understand and speak some Spanish and get by in a simple conversation about everyday topics, if the other party helps.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.

Spanish Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a Spanish course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in.

Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

You can also determine your starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test. This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

If you have previously purchased the following versions from Publisher Intertaal, you can use these books in the Spanish A1 > A2 course up to and including 2021.

  • Gente Hoy 1
    Libro del alumno + cd-audio [text book]
    Chapters 7-12
    ISBN 9789460305689
    Publisher: Intertaal
  • Gente Hoy 1
    Libro de trabajo + cd-audio [work book]
    ISBN 9789460305696
    Publisher: Intertaal

Brightspace

You will also be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level A2 > A2/B1 - start: 6 March

Level A2 > A2/B1 is for participants who understand some Spanish and can participate in simple conversations and exchange simple and straightforward information about familiar topics and activities.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.

Spanish Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a Spanish course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in.

Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

You can also determine your starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test. This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

Brightspace

You will also be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level A2/B1 > B1 - start: 9 March

Level A2/B1 > B1 is for participants who understand Spanish and can get by in everyday situations.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.

Spanish Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a Spanish course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in.

Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

You can also determine your starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test. This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

If you have previously purchased the following versions from Publisher Intertaal, you can use these books in the Spanish A2/B1>B1 course up to and including 2021.

  • Gente Hoy 2, Libro del alumno + audio cd (Intertaal)
    ISBN: 9789460305719
  • Gente Hoy 2 , Libro de
    trabajo
    + audio cd (Intertaal)
    ISBN: 9789460305726

Brightspace

You will also be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Level B1 > B1/B2

Level B1 > B1/B2 is for participants who understand Spanish on familiar matters encountered in work, school and leisure and would like to spontaneously interact with native speakers.

Study load

  • Online course: 18 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.
  • Course in person: 24 contact hours, in addition a total of around 30 hours of self-study.

Spanish Office Hour

If you want to register and you have not previously taken a Spanish course at the Language Centre, we advise you to visit the office hour to discuss with a teacher which course would suit you best, but this is not mandatory. Please note that you can already register for the course you are interested in.

Office hours only take place in the period before the start of the course. If office hours are scheduled, you can make your appointment here.

You can also determine your starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test. This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.

Course Material   

The course material is not included in the course fee and is not available at the Language Centre.

Brightspace

You will also be using online course material in Brightspace, the online learning environment of the University of Groningen.

Spanish Conversation Courses A2 and B1

Do you want to speak Spanish more fluently before you go up a level, or is your spoken Spanish not yet good enough? Whether you want to converse more easily with your in-laws or you need Spanish for your work or studies, a conversation course could be just what you’re looking for!

You can join this course if you have passed basic level Spanish A2 or intermediate level B1. The course will be taught entirely in Spanish.

You can find all information about the Spanish conversation courses here.

Rates

Student Discount Full
General course € 260 € 380 € 415
Conversation course € 170 € 200 € 220
Optional Rosetta Stone account for online independent study: € 105


Rosetta Stone

Use a Rosetta Stone account for online independent study besides one of our language courses, to keep working on your language skills during and after the course. This is not compulsory for our language courses and will not be used by the teacher.


test

Determine the starting level of a language training online and in your own time with the placement test! This test gives a global indication of your level for your own reference, for a more personal advice visit our office hour.


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