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Spanish Intermediate Summer Course

TUSS - Intro 2

Are you planning on studying, doing an exchange program, or working in a Spanish-speaking country? Do you have your A2 Level certification (Common European Framework) in Spanish? Lift your Spanish skills to B1 Level in two short weeks in this small-scale Spanish intensive summer course!

Course Information

This course in short

  • Course period:
    8 – 19 July 2019
  • ECTS:
  • Max participants:
    23 participants
  • Course leader:
    Drs. C. (Cristina) Irún Chavarría
  • Target group:
    Anyone who wants a fast and intensive intermediate course (B1 level CEF) in the Spanish language. Particularly useful for students who plan an exchange in Spain or Latin America.
  • 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, you are assumed (at level B1 of the Common European Framework) to be able to:

  • Conduct longer and more complex conversations and discussions in Spanish in which you are able to clearly give and defend your opinion and express feelings such as happiness and regret.
  • You will learn to understand a native speaker of Spanish in conversation, even if the topic is outside of your direct realm of experience.
  • It is also assumed that you will be able to comprehend more formal texts.

In this course you will learn to express yourself in a different way and fosters aspects of your personality that might not come through in your native tongue.

Course Information

During this course, you will improve your listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, and writing, all within a cultural context.

You will be taught to conduct longer, more complex conversations and discussions in Spanish. Written language use is given greater emphasis in this course, and you will learn to write and to read more formalized texts. Exercises focus on practical and realistic situations. This course requires approximately 2 hours of preparation a day.

During the class, you will be asked to talk about topics that are familiar or of personal interest and describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Course Materials

Course materials

    • Aula 3 NUEVA EDICION: ISBN: 978-84-1564-008-0
    • Aula 4 NUEVA EDICION: ISBN: 978-84-1562-083-9

    Please bring the materials with you to the first class.

    Course Specifics

      • The language of instruction is Spanish, and (when necessary) English.
      • The target level of proficiency is B1 according to the Common European Framework.
      • This course has an 80% attendance requirement.
      • This course is for students who have followed Tilburg University’s Spanish For Beginners or Spanish For Beginners Summer Course, or who have an A2 level of Spanish.
      • If you have any other prior Spanish language experience, please contact the teacher to see if this course suits your level:

      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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