Practical Spanish 4


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.

(*) Notice: The UCT will apply all reasonable means to reflect course availability on its site as closely as possible. For technical reasons some delay can be involved. As a result a course may be labeled "open" longer than it actually is. Please, consider this label a tool rather than a  guarantee that a course is still available. Should the course happen to be full at the moment your registration is sent, we will notify you as soon as we can.

Content information

Starting level:

  • You have a good knowledge of Spanish already:
    • Without any preparation, you can engage in conversation about topics you are familiar with. You can also link sentences in a simple way. You use the correct “tiempos del pasado”. You know how to form the tenses of the subjuntivo, but you sometimes still doubt about its correct usage.
    • You understand almost everything in Spanish conversations, even when it is spoken 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: by the end of this course you can understand most of the news on TV and other programmes on current topics. You can also follow complex discussions about topics you are quite familiar with.
  • Speaking skills: by the end of this course you can easily interact with native speakers in fluent and spontaneous conversations.
  • Reading skills: only authentic texts are dealt with. By the end of this course you can read articles on current themes in which writers voice their own opinions.
  • Writing skills: by the end of this course you can write a detailed text defending your own opinion.
  • Specific grammatical items: el uso del subjuntivo, las perífrasis verbales, el estilo indirecto.

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PS4

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.


CEF: B2-

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