Spanish Language Courses

Why Study Spanish?

Spanish is the main language of over 400 million people.  It is the  second most spoken language in the world and also one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Discover the  fascinating and varied Hispanic heritage for personal interest, employment or leisure.

Spanish is an official language in 20 sovereign states and one dependent entity:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Puerto Rico
  • Spain
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Map showing all the parts of the World where Spanish or its créole languages are spoken
Legend:

  Countries where Spanish has official status.
  Countries and U.S. states where Spanish has no official status but is spoken by 25% or more of the population.
  Countries and U.S. states where Spanish has no official status but is spoken by 10-20% of the population.
  Countries and U.S. states where Spanish has no official status but is spoken by 5-9.9% of the population.

 

Stages Available

  • Stage 1: Beginners
  • Stage 2: Lower Intermediate (e.g. for students with elementary or ‘rusty’ language skills or students who have completed Stage 1)
  • Stage 3: Intermediate (e.g. post GCSE/ Standard Grade or students who have completed Stage 2)
  • Stage 4: Upper Intermediate (e.g. post ‘Higher’ or students who have completed Stage 3)
  • Stage 5: For more Advanced students (e.g. post ‘A’ level/Advanced ‘Higher’ with a good command of the language or students who have completed Stage 4)
  • Stage 6: Advanced (or students who have completed Stage 5)
  • Stage 7: Non-accredited Advanced ‘conversation’ class

Not sure which stage is right for you?  Please see our guide to assessing your language skills.

What Will I Learn?

Each stage lasts for 22 weeks.  View topics and content for each stage of the Spanish language classes.

This is an accredited course. You have the option of obtaining a certificate of attendance and completion, subject to a minimum of 75% attendance, or you can work towards a University of Dundee Certificate in Modern Languages in Spanish, worth 20 credits at SCQF Levels 7/8/9.

What do Students Think?

"My confidence in Spanish has increased and I am very pleased with the classes." (Stage 1)

"Excellent tutor - very enthusiastic and knowledgeable - history, culture and language. Really enjoyed the class." (Stage 2)

"The tutor is amazing. He is patient and understanding and ensures that we as a class have fun and learn at the same time." (Stage 3)

"The course is well planned, a good balance of listening, speaking, writing and reading - working in groups and individuals and excellently presented. It is also very interesting (cultural and historical input). The two hours pass by very quickly." (Stage 4)

"The wide range of levels in the class encourages me to try to improve. Class is lively with lots of participation." (Stage 5)

"Good mixture of class activities for vocabulary/translation/grammar. Good integration of audio visual materials, eg you tube which always highlights interesting/contemporary topics. Tutor is helpful and supportive. Generates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in class." (Stage 6)