By the end of the course, participants are assumed (at level B1 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 of a more detailed nature, and be able to grasp the intentions of the writer and identify the nuances of the language used.
- Understand a native speaker of Spanish in conversation, even if the topic is outside of the participant's direct realm of experience. It is also assumed that course participants will be able to comprehend more formal texts, and be able to discern the writer's intent.
- Conduct longer and more complex conversations and discussions in Spanish in which they are able to clearly express and defend their opinions. Pronunciation is at a level where it is possible to understand what is being said without effort.
- Spanish Intwermediate also aims to emphasize the differences and similarities between the culture of students and the cultures of Hispanic countries in terms of values, beliefs and behaviour.
- 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.
- The proficiency target level is B1 according to the Common European Framework. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
- After this course you can participate in Spanish: Improving Fluency or Spanish: Improving All Skills.
- After this course you can take the examen DELE of the Instuto Cervantes, DELE B1, an internationally recognized certificate at B1 level.
- 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.
- The Language Center reserves the right to cancel the course should enrolment numbers prove to be insufficient.
Spanish for Beginners, CEF A2, or a comparable level. Should you be unsure of your level, you can take an Entrance test. To participate in this course, a minimum score B1.1 must be achieved.
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This course is a follow-up to Spanish: Beginners Course and is as such a continuation of instruction in listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, and writing, within a cultural context. Course participants are taught to conduct longer, more complex conversations and discussions in Spanish. Written language use is given greater emphasis in this course, and students learn to write and to read more formalized texts. This course requires approximately 8 hours of preparation a week.
13 x 3 hour seminar
Type of instructions
Continuous assessments and an oral exam
Type of exams