Practical Spanish 3


First semester Register

Second semester 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:

  • You already have fairly good 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,...)
    • When speaking, you still hesitate about the correct usage of "los tiempos del pasado". You know how to form the "presente de subjuntivo", but you do not use it.
    • You already possess a basic vocabulary, but you would like to expand it.
    • You understand the main points of a conversation in Spanish, even when it is spoken relatively fast.
  • It is required that you take the brief online test before enrolling. Please find this test linked at this page.
    During the first class session your teacher will evaluate if the result of the online test may be confirmed. If you are referred to a different level at that stage you can enter that level on condition that sufficient places are still available.


  • Listening skills: the lessons make maximum use of authentic listening fragments.
  • 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: are only dealt with to a small extent. By the end of this course you can write simple coherent texts about topics you are familiar with.
  • Specific grammatical items: los tiempos del pasado (formación y uso), los relativos, el subjuntivo (formación y uso), el estilo indirecto.

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PS3

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: each sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 1x2 of/or 1x2,5

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All