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Spanish 3 (Upper-)Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies with a B1 Spanish level


This is a language course for intermediate students, that it has a communicative approach. Attention will be paid to the use of the language in practical everyday situations. The course is going to be divided into lecture and practical classes. The focus will be on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. For this purpose, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and the most important standard phrases will be taught as the key elements of this course.

Course objectives

  • (Audio)visual reception (reading): B1+/B2

  • Written production (writing):B1+/B2

  • Listening: B1+

  • Oral productions (speaking): B1+/B2


The timetable will be available on the BA International Studies website this autumn.

Mode of instruction

Lecture and tutorials

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Assessment method

  • Midterm exam: 20%

  • 4 Assignments in class: 5% each

  • Listening evaluation: 10%

  • Final exam: 1st Part: grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension: 30% 2nd Part: speaking and listening: 20%


Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

  • AULA INTERNACIONAL 4- Curso de Español B2, AAVV. Editorial: DIFUSIÓN- INTERTAAL – ISBN: 978-84-8443-234-0

Recommended books:

  • The Oxford Essential Spanish Dictionary; Ed. Oxford University Press. 2010
    ISBN: 9780199576449


Students are requested to register through uSis, the registration system of Leiden University for this course. General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.