Practical Spanish 3

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Objectives and content

  • Listening skills: The lessons make use of authentic listening fragments as much as possible.
  • Speaking skills: By the end of this course, you can participate without any preparation in conversations related to topics you are familiar with. You can also link sentences in a simple way.
  • Writing skills: By the end of this course, you can write simple coherent texts about topics you are familiar with.
  • Reading skills: In this course, you will read both literary and cultural texts. You will also be asked to read a booklet (level B1).
  • Specific grammatical items: los tiempos del pasado (formación y uso), los relativos, el subjuntivo (formación y uso).

Required prior knowledge

You already have quite thorough knowledge of Spanish:

  • You can quite easily engage in conversation about topics you are familiar with or which are related to aspects of daily life (e.g.: family, hobbies, work, travel, etc.).
  • When speaking, you still hesitate about the correct usage of "los tiempos del pasado".
  • You already know basic vocabulary, but you would like to expand it.
  • You understand the main points of a conversation between Spanish speakers, even when they speak quite fast.


You either have a certificate of level A2 (Practical Spanish 2 at the UCT) or you pass an online orientation test before registering. During the first session, you will also complete an orientation test. Based on the outcome of this orientation test, you may be referred to another course because it is more suitable for you. You can only take this course if places are available.
There is a placement test and a final test.

Course materials

UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Halm e.a. (2015): Praktische grammatica Spaans, Antwerpen: Intertaal
  • Mateo F. & Rojo-Sastre A.J. (2008): Bescherelle – espagnol: les verbes, Paris: Hatier
  • Van Dale Miniwoordenboek Spaans – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands-Spaans – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Spaans-Nederlands – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Werkwoordenwijzer Spaans - nieuwe editie (2016), Antwerpen: Intertaal

If you buy one of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent, you will receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Make sure to mention that you take a language course at the UCT.

Are you already registered for this course? Check out our FAQ ‘What to do after my registration?’.

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14/02/2023 - 16/05/2023 Full

Time 17:30 - 20:00
Days Tue
Location Bla 2.21

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