Jonge vrouw poseert aan de Spaanse kust
Jonge vrouw poseert aan de Spaanse kust

Summer course Spanish for absolute beginners (halfway to A1)

Do you not have any knowledge of Spanish yet and do you want to build a solid foundation in a week? Then take this summer course. Get acquainted with the Spanish language and culture, and create a solid foundation for communicating effectively in Spanish.

    General

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    After completing this Spanish language course, you will be able to:

    • understand simple words, expressions and sentences;
    • ask and answer simple, short questions;
    • follow a simple conversation;
    • write simple, short sentences about personal matters;

    The course focuses primarily on verbal communication, as well as reading, listening and writing skills. You will also learn more about Spanish culture.

    To receive a Radboud in’to Languages certificate, you need to attend 80% of the classes.

    This course will help you on your way to language level A1. After completing this course, you can continue with the summer course Spanish A1 to complete the A1 level.

    Why take a group course at In’to?

    • Small groups (max. 18 participants)
    • Lots of interaction and personal feedback
    • Fast-paced with quick results
    • Comprehensive digital learning environment
    • Our teachers are rated 8.8!

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    Starting date

    01 July 2024, 10 am
    This course ends on 5 July 2024. Each session takes 3 hours.
    Costs
    €447
    Discount
    50% (RU students), 10% (RU & Radboudumc staff and alumni; WUR students and staff)
    VAT-free
    Yes
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    Dutch-English
    Number of sessions
    5
    Maximum number of participants
    18

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Level
    Beginner
    Result
    Certificate

    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024 - 361 21 59
    info [at] into.ru.nl (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course takes place from 1-5 July 2024. 

    Class time: from 10 am - 1 pm 
    Location: On campus in Nijmegen
    Number of participants: min. 6 - max. 18

    Approach and content

    Spanish is spoken as much as possible during classes, with Dutch and English as the supporting languages. This means that in most cases, you can take this course if you do not speak Dutch. Please contact our Service Centre for more information.

    You should count on about 2 hours of individual study per day.

    What will the classes cover?

    Skills

    You will learn:

    • To introduce yourself: your name, how old you are, where you are from, what you do for work
    • To greet people and say goodbye, and ask for and give personal details
    • How to express intentions and plans and explain why you do something
    • To explain how well you master different languages
    • To describe places and express location
    • Things you need when travelling, such as geographical elements, the seasons, and the corresponding weather
    • How to identify objects in Spanish, and how to express necessity
    • To make yourself understood when shopping: what clothes are there, what colours and sizes, how to ask for prices, and how to negotiate

    Grammar

    We cover a range of topics in the Spanish halfway to A1 summer course, including grammar:

    • The gender and number (singular-plural) of nouns, nationalities, and professions
    • The important verbs ser, llamarse and tener (to be, to be called, and to have): how to use and conjugate them in the present tense
    • Personal pronouns in Spanish
    • Using Spanish definite articles (el, la, los and los) and indefinite articles (un, una, unos and unas), and the differences between Spanish and Dutch articles
    • The present tense in Spanish: uses and forms
    • Using and declining nouns and adjectives based on their gender and whether they are singular or plural
    • The use of porque, para and por (because, to and because of) to give a reason
    • The use of the verb hay (haber) and estar (there is, to be, and to be located), and the difference between them
    • Superlatives and quantifiers (cuantificador), such as muy/mucho (very/much).
    • The demonstrative pronouns este, esta, ese, esa (these, those) and the use of the verb tener que (must) in Spanish
    • The use and forms of two irregular verbs: ir and preferir (to go and to prefer)

    Course material

    • Aula 1 Internacional Plus (9788418224157). Please note: order the English edition!
      This book is also used during the course Spanish A1.

    The course material can be purchased at Roelants bookstore. Course material is not included in the course fee.

    Our Spanish teachers
    Silvia, John and Elvira | Our Spanish teachers

    Costs

    • Regular fee: € 447,-
    • RU students: € 223.50 (50% discount)
    • RU and Radboudumc staff & alumni: € 402.30 (10% discount)
    • WUR staff & alumni: € 287.10 (10% discount)

    Registration

    Register now

    This course starts every year in July. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.