Course

Spanish language course

From the very first group lesson an experienced teacher will help you to build your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as Google Classroom, blogs and social media. The course focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher is a native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in Spanish. Instructions will only be given in Dutch or English if it's absolutely necessary.

After completing level C1minus, you'll be able to communicate professionally in Spanish, from speaking and writing to debating, negotiating and giving a presentation.

Please note: The courses in the open offer will still be taught online due to COVID-19 precautions.

'The Spanish course soon became the class I was looking forward to the most during the week. Despite the challenging online setting, the teachers have been able to ensure proper and pleasant education, always with a smile! My teacher Merce`, in particular, has been an incredibly prepared, professional, and kind guide during my learning process. I Her passion for her job enormously contributed to my love for the Spanish language!'

Barbara Porrovecchio | Student FASoS

Spanish course levels

For available times for the courses below please see the course dates and registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Costs per course

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff, alumni and Zuyd Hogeschool students: € 360
  • Other participants € 460

Costs are exclusive course materials.

Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Beginner: ES-A1
  • Elementary: ES-A2
  • Intermediate: ES-B1minus
  • Intermediate: ES-B1plus
  • Upper intermediate: ES-B2
  • Advanced: ES-C1minus

Spanish A1 (ES-A1)

Spanish A1 is for people with no prior knowledge of Spanish. Once you've completed this course you will be able to:

  • greet people as well as introduce yourself and others;
  • ask for and provide personal details;
  • get around in shops and restaurants;
  • conduct simple discussions in present and future tenses;
  • talk about daily activities such as work or sports.

Course material

  • ISBN: 9789463250054 

    Gente Hoy 1 Premium, libro del alumno + cd-audio (textbook)  or  ISBN: 9788415620785 Gente Hoy 1, libro del alumno + cd-audio (textbook)

  • ISBN: 9789463250061 Gente Hoy 1,  libro del trabajo + cd-audio (workbook)                      eBooks are available at Difusion Premium, paper books are avialable at libris.nl or Difusión.com.

  • Recommended: Grammar book ISBN- 9789463924023 and verbs guide ISBN- 9789463924047

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate A1: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

'I am truly satisfied about the course. Even during the pandemic, the language course has pulled off to create a clear and precise study program. One of the aspects that most stands out of language course is the teaching. So far I have had only admirable teachers. Throughout the first period, from September to December, I had Isabel as teacher. Her patience, passion, willingness, were the charactereristics that made the learning process as simple as possible.'

Niccolo Maggio - Student at FASoS Global Studies

Spanish A2 (ES-A2)

Spanish A2 is for people with basic knowledge of Spanish and for people who have completed Spanish A1. To make the online intake test is necessary when you do not have an A1 certificate. Once you've completed this course, you will be able to:

  • conduct simple conversations about daily activities;
  • share your opinion;
  • talk about the past;
  • write a curriculum vitae;
  • talk about the weather;
  • ask for and give directions;
  • make reservations over the phone;
  • rent a room or an apartment.

Course material

  • ISBN: 9789463250054 

    Gente Hoy 1 Premium, libro del alumno + cd-audio (textbook)  or   ISBN: 9788415620785 Gente Hoy 1, libro del alumno + cd-audio (textbook)

  • ISBN: 9789463250061 Gente Hoy 1,  libro del trabajo + cd-audio (workbook)

  • Recommended: Grammar book ISBN- 9789463924023 and verbs guide ISBN- 9789463924047

eBooks are available at Difusion Premium, paper books are avialable at libris.nl or Difusión.com.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate A2: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Spanish B1minus (ES-B1minus)

Spanish B1minus is for people with intermediate knowledge of Spanish, meaning you should be able to make yourself understood in common, everyday situations. Registering for this course is only possible when you have passed the previous course or have made the online intake test.You will learn how to:

  • prepare discussions and participate;

  • give presentations about a current topic;

  • talk about learning habits and skills;

  • talk about food;

  • talk about advantages and disadvantages, make comparisons;

  • express your feelings and your wishes;

  • share your opinion, express agreement and disagreement;

  • talk about films, books and concerts;

  • talk about the past.

Course material

  • ISBN: 9788417249588 

    Bitácora 3 Premium, nueva edición – libro del alumno (textbook) or ISBN: 9788416657520 Bitácora 3 nueva edición – libro del alumno (textbook)

  • ISBN: 9788416657537 

    Bitácora 3 nueva edición – cuaderno de ejercicios (workbook)

  • Recommended: Grammar book ISBN- 9789463924023 and verbs guide ISBN- 9789463924047

eBooks are available at Difusion Premium, paper books are avialable at libris.nl or Difusión.com.

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate B1minus: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

Spanish B1plus (ES-B1plus)

Spanish B1plus is for people with a fairly high level of Spanish, meaning you are able to make yourself understood in any common, everyday situation, even though you might not have all the necessary vocabulary. An online intake test is necessary when you do not have a B1minus certificate.In this course, you will improve your ability to debate and present certain topics and will learn to:

  • talk about the future and make predictions;

     

  • express skills and aptitudes;

  • talk about memories, tell anecdotes;

  • learn how to connect ideas;

  • ask favours and ask permission;

  • express prohibition, obligations and norms;

  • to lead a discussion or debate and give presentations on a topical issue;

  • talk about, recommend and value a cultural product.

Course material

  • ISBN: 9788417249588 

    Bitácora 3 Premium, nueva edición – libro del alumno (textbook) or  ISBN: 9788416657520 Bitácora 3 nueva edición – libro del alumno (textbook)

  • ISBN: 9788416657537 

    Bitácora 3 nueva edición – cuaderno de ejercicios (workbook)

  • Recommended: Grammar book ISBN- 9789463924023 and verbs guide ISBN- 9789463924047

eBooks are available at Difusion Premium, paper books are avialable at libris.nl or Difusión.com.

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate B1plus: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Spanish B2 (ES-B2)

Spanish B2 is intended for people who can use Spanish independently, meaning you have already completed a number of courses or have lived in Spain or Latin America for a while and are able to make yourself well understood in all situations. In this course, you will improve your ability to:

  • express opinions and emotions;
  • use different tenses;
  • give advice;
  • express acceptance, rejection and avoidance;
  • hold debates and give presentations;
  • make summaries;
  • hypothesise and speculate;
  • letters and e-mails (formal and informal);
  • describe a person's physicality his personality and character.

Course material

  • Textbook and workbook Abanico, Curso Avanzado de Español Lengua Extranjera (Chamorro Guerrero, Difusión). Textbook ISBN: 9788484436867.  Workbook ISBN: 9788484436874. Available at libris.nl, amazon, bol.com, difusion.com.
  • Recommended: Grammar book ISBN- 9789463924023 and verbs guide ISBN- 9789463924047

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate B2: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Spanish C1minus (ES-C1minus)

Spanish C1minus is for people who already have a very good knowledge of Spanish, meaning you have enough skills to be able to comfortably participate in spontaneous conversations. In this course you will further build your skills and knowledge of the Spanish language. To do so, you will pay attention to situations pertaining to your work or study, such as giving advice. You will also learn:

  • discuss typical subjects concerning your country or a country you are familiar with;
  • clearly express and explain your ideas and opinions;
  • give aclear and well structured presentation, as well as spontaneously answer questions;
  • use grammar correctly;
  • make summaries;
  • argue, presenting and debating;

  • letters and e-mails (formal and informal).

Course material

  • ISBN: 9788416273485 C de C1, Libro del alumno (C1) + MP3 descargable   
  • Recommended: Grammar book ISBN- 9789463924023 and verbs guide ISBN- 9789463924047

Not for sale as separate eBook.

Dates: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

Certificate C1minus: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

Online intake test and registration

If you have no prior knowledge of Spanish, you can simply register for level A1 by using our registration form for language courses.

If you would like to take any of the other levels, you can check which level is most suitable for you via the online test: umlib.nl/intake-s (only works in Google Chrome). If you successfully completed the previous level you can register directly via our registration form for language courses.

 

Costs per course

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff, alumni and Zuyd Hogeschool students: € 360
  • Other participants € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After successfully completing a course, you will receive a certificate. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. One course is worth 3 ECTS credits. Whether these credits are acknowledged depends on your faculty. Please consult with your faculty / home university if these credits will be accepted as part of your programme.