Learn Spanish and gain insight into Spanish and Latin American cultures

  • Minor
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Lengua y Cultura Española

Start: September, February
  • Language and Communication

Would you like to learn Spanish and get to intermediate level within one semester through practical training? Are you interested in exploring Spanish and Latin American cultures and history? In this minor, you will specialise in the Spanish language and various cultures of Latin America and Spain.

About this minor

This minor is offered by the Hanze Language & Culture Centre. Language skills (Lengua práctica, 25 credits; 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, from zero level, via a highly intensive language course (level A1/ A2 after period 1, and level A2/B1 after period 2). There are several classes a week, which involve practical/skill training.

The part of Culture (Cultura Hispana, 5 credits) 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 (at least 12), which involve talking about and discussing texts. Another part of this programme part involves individual contribution and projects.

After completing this minor you will have reached B2 level Spanish as per CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). In addition, you will be able to explain important historical events in Spanish and Latin American history and you will have knowledge of different aspects of culture and daily life of Spain and Latin American countries.

Before you can start

This minor is open to all students of Hanze UAS and students of Kies Op Maat-universities. Only 0-level in Spanish will be admitted. A flair for languages is required and you must be prepared and participate actively in 80% of the classes.

Hanze students can register via Osiris. You can find more information under the Contact & FAQ tab.

Are you studying at another university of applied sciences and do you want to apply for this minor? Then register via the website Kies op Maat.

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  • Language and Communication