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Spanish for Beginners Summer Course

TUSS - Intro 2

Are you planning on studying, doing an exchange program, or working in a Spanish-speaking country? Kickstart your Spanish skills in two short weeks in this small-scale Spanish intensive summer course! No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

Course Information

This course in short

  • Course period:
    8 – 19 July 2019
  • ECTS:
  • Max participants:
    23 participants
  • Course leader:
    Drs. N. (Nuria) Gonzáles Gutiérrez
  • Target group:
    Anyone who wants a fast and intensive introduction to the Spanish language. Particularly useful for students who are planning an exchange period in Spain or Latin America. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.
  • Schedule:
    Full-time. 40 hours per week over two weeks: one class (2 hours) each morning and one class (2 hours) each afternoon.
  • Course fee:
    € 408 Tilburg University students, € 420 Tilburg University alumni and employees, € 480 for external students. Tilburg University students have the possibility to pay with language vouchers.

Course Aims

By the end of the course, participants are assumed to be able to:

  • Write a simple text or personal letter in which spelling, grammar and vocabulary are properly and appropriately used.
  • 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 using a functional vocabulary and the proper grammatical structures. The pronunciation is such that a native speaker is able to understand what you are saying.

Course Information

In this course you will develop your reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. You will also work on your grammar and vocabulary. A number of cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries are discussed during the lessons. Exercises focus on practical and realistic situations. At the end of the course you can write a simple text or a personal letter, understand an informative text, and communicate with a Spanish-speaking partner at a basic level. The target level of this course is CEFR-level A2.

Spanish is easy to learn and to start speaking. This course will teach you to communicate and express yourself even before you have reached a high level.

Course Materials

Course materials

  • 1 Book + Website ISBN9789046904732 / E-book + Website ISBN9789046963029
  • 2 Book + Website ISBN 9789046905722 / E-book + Website ISBN9789046964118

Please bring the materials with you to the first class.

Course Specifics

    • The language of instruction is Spanish, with English (or Dutch) used for support where necessary.
    • The target level of proficiency is A2 according to the Common European Framework.
    • This course has an 80% attendance requirement.

    Application and Registration

    Tilburg University Summer School reserves the right to cancel the course in case of an insufficient number of applications. When the maximum number of participants has been reached, you will be placed on a waiting list.


    • € 408 or 6 Language Vouchers for Tilburg University students; each voucher is worth € 68. If you have fewer than 6 vouchers you can purchase the remaining vouchers;
    • € 420 for Tilburg University employees and alumni;
    • € 480 for external participants (including prospective students);
    • The course fee does not include any study materials. No scholarships are available.


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