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Language acquisition Spanish I


Admission requirements

Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree at Leiden or another Dutch university.

This course is part of the minor Latin American Studies. Students who are enrolled in the minor can enroll for this course untill August 1st. After August 1st the course will also be open for other students.


This course teaches students to read texts in which questions and answers are formulated in everyday Spanish. What writen is concerned, he will be able to formulate fairly complicated notes and messages. As regards the oral skills students learn actively participate in conversations on more than just familiar topics and activities.

Course objectives

Simple forms of communication in Spanish to control both verbally and in writing. In terms of the Common European Framework Language Teaching, we arrive at the following final levels:
Written Spanish: Reading: A2; Writing: A2;
Oral Spanish: listening: A2; Spoken Interaction: A2; spoken production A2.


Timetable LAS

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture

  • Seminar

Course Load

Total workload 10 ECTS x 28 hours = 280 hours.

  • Attending lectures: 4 hours per week, 13 weeks): 52 hours

  • Assessment: 5 hours

  • Studying Literature: 127 hours

  • Create command (s): 66 hours

  • Preparation for testing: 6 hours

Assessment method


3 partial exams:

  • examination A: 40% (Written examination with short questions)

  • examination B: 50% (Written examination with short questions)

  • examination C: 10% (Oral presentation)


The final grade is the average of all tests. For at least one exam (A or B) has to be at least a 6.0.


Resit of partial tests during the course. There are a total of two written partial exams.The last final exam (in December) acts as a general re-examination.


Blackboard will be used for:

  • providing study materials

Reading list

To purchase books:

Gente hoy 1. Libro del alumno. Ed. Difusión. 2013
ISBN 9788415620785
Gente hoy 1. Libro de trabajo. Ed. Difusión. 2013
ISBN 9788415620792

  • Grammatica kort en bondig Spaans. Y. Mateos Ortega. Uitg. Intertaal

  • Gramática básica del estudiante de español. Rosario Alonso Raya, Alejandro Castañeda Castro, Pablo Martínez Gila. Editorial Difusión


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Contractonderwijs


For questions about the content of the course, you can contact the teacher:
Dr. G. Inzaurralde

Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA

Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats


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