Spanish Language and Culture

​​During this programme, you will specialize in the Spanish language and various cultures of Spanish-speaking areas (Latin-America and Spain). This programme is available in the Summer and Winter Semester.​ For the exact data please click Winter Semester - Summer Semester.

The programme consists of the parts of Language skills, Culture and History and Cross Cultural Management.

This programme is set up for students without any knowledge of the Spanish language. Language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) are the main items of the course; circa 80% of the study load. The aim is quickly attaining a high level via a highly intensive language course: level A1/A2 after period 1, and level A2/B1 after period 2 (Common European Framework of Reference).

There are several classes a week, which involve practical/skill training. The part of Culture and History aims to get a good picture of Spanish and Latin-American cultures and especially of the variety of cultures that can be found in Spanish-speaking areas. Moreover, this programme part aims to get an overview of the main events in the history of Spain and several Latin-American countries.

There are weekly lectures, which involve talking about and discussing texts. Another part of this programme part involves individual contribution and projects.​​

Details

  • The programme offers a total number of 8 exams, which take place every two weeks during the semester. Four of these are written exams and four are oral exams.
  • Attendance of 80% is compulsory. If the student doesn't adhere to this rule he cannot take part in the first set of exams and has to wait for the resits.

Programme 

​Spanish Language & Culture starts in September and in February and takes one semester (30 ECTS credits).

Main subjects and courses

  • Lengua Práctica 1 - 8, 24 ECTS credits, code: LCK9SLP1-8
  • Cultura y Historia 2, 3 ECTS credits, code: LCK3SCH
  • Cross Cultural Management, 3 ECTS credits, code: LCK9CMM

Before the start of the programme updated Course Outlines are available with detailed information. In order to get an idea of what to expect, you can download the Course Outlines.

Electives

For students who would like to obtain more than 30 ECTS credits,  you can choose electives of 3 EC at the Hanze Language Centre. The Hanze Language Centre is organized within the context of the School of Marketing and Management. Several courses are especially suitable for international students. These courses are taught in English. For more information and offered electives visit the Hanze Language Centre website.  ​

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