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Course module: 820326-B-6
Spanish for Beginners
Course info
Course module820326-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English, Spanish
Offered byTilburg University; Language Center; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages;
Is part of-
drs. N.N. González Gutiérrez
Other course modules lecturer
drs. M.C. Irun Chavarria
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/08/2019 11:00 up to and including 21/08/2019 12:00
By the end of the course, participants are assumed (at level A2 of the Common European Framework) to be able to:
  • Write a simple text or personal letter in which spelling, accents, and punctuation are used properly, and in which grammar and vocabulary appropriately.
  • Comprehend descriptive, functional texts and informative practical texts. Attention is given to applying the necessary reading strategies, including reading for context in order to derive the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • Communicate at an elementary level with a native speaker of Spanish, using a functional vocabulary and the proper grammatical structures. The quality of pronunciation is such that a native speaker is able to understand what you are saying.
  • Spanish Beginners aims to highlight also the differences and similarities between students' own culture and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
  • Recognize some of the differences and similarities between the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and your own culture in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.
  • The language of instruction is Spanish, with English or Dutch used for support where necessary.
  • The proficiency target level is A2 according to the Common European Framework. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
  • This course has an 80% attendance requirement.
  • Learning a language takes time. Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 8 hours per week.
  • This course is followed by Spanish: Intermediate Course.
  • After this course you can take the exam DELE A2 of the Instituto Cervantes (an internationally recognized certificate).
  • The Language Center reserves the right to cancel the course should enrolment numbers prove to be insufficient.
Books can be ordered on

Recommended Prerequisites
This beginner's level course is aimed at developing reading and listening proficiency as well as writing and speaking skills; in addition, instruction is provided in the grammar and vocabulary needed to reach the targeted level of proficiency. In each class, cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are discussed. All of the practice exercises are focussed on practical, real-life situations. This course requires eight hours of preparation a week.

Type of instructions
13 x 3 hour seminar (= 3 x 45 minutes)

Type of exams
Continuous assessments and a final oral exam.
Course available for exchange students
Available for all levels
Contact person
J.P.G.M. Smits
Timetable information
Spanish for Beginners
Required materials
Books can be ordered on book + webpage
ISBN:978-9046904732 1
Author:Cristina Irún & Nuria González
book + webpage
ISBN:978 9046905722 2
Author:Cristina Irún & Nuria González
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