Intensive Spanish for beginners: ¡Ahora! (day)


Summer Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level: No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.


  • Listening skills: using short dialogues, you learn to recognise familiar words and basic sentences. By the end of this course you will be able to understand Spanish that is spoken slowly and clearly.
  • Speaking skills: by the end of this course you will be able to make short and simple sentences. You will also be able to ask and reply to questions related to very familiar topics.
  • Reading skills: you learn to read short and simple texts. Student interest is stimulated in an interactive way by the incorporation of tasks that involve consulting Spanish websites.
  • Writing skills: by the end of this course you can write a short, personal letter. You can also fill out forms with personal information.
  • This summer course pays a lot of attention to the interactive practice of new structures. A variety of different tasks and exercises will enable you to actively put into practice the communicative goals and grammatical items of this course.
  • In class you will work from the UCT course book. This book also contains extra materials which can be studied at home and about which you are welcome to discuss any questions with your language instructor.

Note: This course is also available as an intensive evening course during the academic year.

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: AHOL

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: B

Useful info

Course book: 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

Recommended books extra information:
If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.



Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: summer

Nr. of hours per week: 5 x 3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All