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

Summer course Spanish for beginners (A1)

Do you already have a basic knowledge of Spanish and want to get to level A1 in a week? Then take this Spanish summer course and create a solid foundation for communicating effectively in Spanish.

    General

    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.

    After completing this course, you will have reached language level A1.

    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

    08 July 2024, 10 am
    This course ends on 12 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
    Intake
    Yes
    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 8-12 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 about the course.

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

    What will the classes cover?

    Skills

    You will learn:

    • How to talk about people's appearance and personal characteristics
    • How to express your tastes and preferences
    • How to express what you do on particular days of the week, your daily activities and their frequency
    • To ask and tell time
    • How to ask for and give information about food
    • How to talk about your eating habits
    • How to describe villages, towns and districts
    • How to talk about your favourite places and ask for the information you need to reach a place
    • How to talk about past experiences
    • How to talk about people's qualities and defects

    Grammar

    We cover a range of topics in this Spanish A1 course, including:

    • The use of the verb gustar (to like/to enjoy the taste of) and other similar verbs, such as encantar, apetecer, interesar, etc.
    • A number of quantifiers (cuantificadores), such as muy, bastante, un poco (very, a lot and a little)
    • Possessive pronouns in Spanish
    • The use of también and tampoco (also and also not)
    • The conjugation of a number of irregular verbs
    • The use and form of the verbs poner and traer (to bring)
    • Personal pronouns as a direct object (complemento directo): lo, la, los and las
    • How to use the prepositions de and con (of and with)
    • The indefinite pronouns: algún, ningún, mucho... (some, none, many)
    • Prepositions of location such as: a, en, al lado de, lejos, cerca... (to, in, next to, etc)
    • The first past tense: The pretérito perfecto (present perfect): usage and form
    • The forms saber + infinitivo and poder + infinitivo (to know+ infinitive and can+ infinitive)

    Course material

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

    Determine your level with a free intake

    If you did not complete the previous level with us, a free telephone intake prior to registration is mandatory.

    Schedule your intake

    If you want to get an idea of your level on your own, you can do this using our online level test.

    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.