Intensive Spanish for beginners 1

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Objectives and content

  • Listening skills: Using short dialogues, you will learn to recognize familiar words and basic sentences. By the end of this course, you will be able to understand Spanish that is spoken slowly and clearly.
  • Speaking skills: By the end of this course, you will be able to make short and simple sentences. You will also be able to ask and reply to questions related to very familiar topics.
  • Reading skills: You will learn to read short and simple texts.
  • Writing skills: By the end of this course, you can write a short, personal text. You can also fill out forms with personal information.

This intensive course pays a lot of attention to the interactive practice of new structures. A variety of different tasks and exercises will enable you to actively put into practice the communicative goals and grammatical items of this course. 

Required prior knowledge

No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.


There is a final test.

Course materials

In class, you will work with a UCT course book. This book also contains extra materials which can be studied at home and about which you are welcome to discuss any questions with your language instructor.

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Halm e.a. (2015): Praktische grammatica Spaans, Antwerpen: Intertaal
  • Mateo F. & Rojo-Sastre A.J. (2008): Bescherelle – espagnol: les verbes, Paris: Hatier
  • Van Dale Miniwoordenboek Spaans – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands-Spaans – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Spaans-Nederlands – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Werkwoordenwijzer Spaans - nieuwe editie (2016), Antwerpen: Intertaal

If you buy one of these books at Standaard Boekhandel Shopping Zuid, Woodrow Wilsonplein 4, 9000 Gent (in the campus shop next to the shop), you will receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Make sure to mention that you take a language course at the UCT.

Are you already registered for this course? Check out our FAQ ‘What to do after my registration?’.

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23/09/2024 - 20/11/2024

Time 17:30 - 19:30
Days Mon+Wed
Location Online