Spanish Summer Courses

TaalTaal offers quality Spanish courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

The new season starts in the week of 20 July 2020 and consists of 7 lessons of 120 minutes (unless noted otherwise).

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study next to the regular courses.

You are welcome to also come to the informal sessions every Thursday evening under the new All-You-Can-Talk program. Practise your Spanish to the point of perfection!

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

NOTE: if you prefer all instruction and lesson materials to be in English, you can sign up for the "Spanish/EN" courses, which may be beneficial for beginner levels.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

Be sure to also attend the informal practise sessions! Make your course even more effective! (more information)

Spanish Básico 1 (A0+)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Básico 1 is the first part of the basic course Spanish (CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Spanish Básico 1 will provide the student with a general introduction to the Spanish language: sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, cultural information and basic grammatical structures

For whom:  Knowledge of the Spanish language is not required for enrolment for this course. It is a beginner’s course.

Result after the course:  You know how to pronounce Spanish words and you've learned basic grammar rules such as personal pronouns, adjectives and regular and some irregular verbs. You are able to have short conversations in Spanish and you can read short texts and answer questions about the content.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Wednesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Con Gusto 1 Tekstboek €40.00

(ISBN: 9789462934474)

Con Gusto 1 Werkboek €35.00

(ISBN: 9789460301223)

Spanish Básico 2 (A0/A1)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Básico 2 is the second part of the basic course Spanish (CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Spanish Básico 2 builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish Básico 1. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. 

For whom:  Beginners with some knowledge of Spanish or students who took the Spanish Básico 1. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake to determine for level.

Result after the course:  You know more (ir)regular verbs and can make sentences using the past participle. You can ask for directions, make inquiries about public transport, order food and drinks in a restaurant and tell the time. During the course you've practiced listening to Spanish texts, so you understand what native speakers are saying. You are able to do a short speech on a familiar topic.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Con Gusto 1 Tekstboek €40.00

(ISBN: 9789462934474)

Con Gusto 1 Werkboek €35.00

(ISBN: 9789460301223)

Spanish Intermedio 1 (A1+)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Intermedio 1 is the first part of the course Intermediate Spanish (CEFR A2 level). The complete CEFR A2 level consists of 3 parts. During the course you will learn about how to talk in simple terms about your past, your surroundings, as well as about topics related to your immediate needs.

For whom:  For students that have successfully completed Spanish Básico 3 or for users with CEFR A1 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake to determine your level.

Result after the course:  Your Spanish vocabulary is wider which makes it easier for you to start a conversation in Spanish. You will be able to interact in simple and normal situations in daily life. You've also been introduced to all forms of the past tense.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Aula internacional - nueva edición 2 €36.00

(ISBN: 9789463250016)

Spanish Avanzado 1 (A2+)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Avanzado 1 is the first part of the advanced course Spanish (CEFR B1 level). The complete CEFR B1 level consists of 3 parts. This course comprises of a unique approach to continue developing Spanish composition skills to an advanced level through writing descriptions, narrations, expositions, and argumentations. 

For whom:  Those who have successfully completed Spanish Intermedio 3 or users with CEFR A2 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake to determine your level

Result after the course:  You can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without much effort for either party. You can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain viewpoints on topical issues giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. You will have started to learn the Subjuntivo.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Aula internacional - nueva edición 3 €30.00

(ISBN: 9788415640110)

Spanish Superior 1 (B1+)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Superior 1 is the first part of the proficient course Superior (CEFR B2 level). The complete CEFR B2 level consists of 4 parts. This is a course to obtain a fully integrated advanced level of Spanish. The course is designed for students whose learning objectives and needs are to improve their knowledge of the language, as that of a near-native speaker level, for business or private purposes

For whom:  Those who have successfully completed the Spanish Avanzado 3 or users with CEFR B1 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake to determine your level.

Result after the course:  You have improved your Spanish level and may soon be mistaken for a native speaker! Given the already established structure, attention is given to a much broader range of topics, both verbal and written, where the teacher will casually find and correct many of the smaller lingering errors. Preferably, we will incorporate as many of your practical needs and wishes so that you will soon be able to demonstrate your proficiency to colleagues, family and friends!

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Nuevo español en marcha - Nivel B2 4 €29.00

(ISBN: 9789462934047)

Nuevo español en marcha - Nivel B2 4 (WB) €15.00

(ISBN: 9789462934054)

Spanish/EN Básico 1 (A0+)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Básico 1/ EN is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. It is the first part of the basic course Spanish (CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Spanish 1 will provide the student with a general introduction to the Spanish language: sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, cultural information and basic grammatical structures.

For whom:  Knowledge of the Spanish language is not required for enrolment for this course. It is a beginner’s course.

Result after the course:  You know how to pronounce Spanish words and you've learned basic grammar rules such as personal pronouns, adjectives and regular and some irregular verbs. You are able to have short conversations in Spanish and you can read short texts and answer questions about the content.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Aula internacional - nueva edición 1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9789463250009)

Spanish/EN Básico 2 (A0/A1)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Spanish Básico 2/EN is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. It is the second part of the basic course Spanish (CEFR A1 level). The complete A1 level consists of 3 parts. Spanish Básico 2 builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish Básico 1. Emphasis is on perfecting pronunciation, mastery of the basic grammatical structures, and increased communicative proficiency. 

For whom:  Beginners with some knowledge of Spanish or students who took the Spanish Básico 1. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake to determine for level.

Result after the course:  You know more (ir)regular verbs and can make sentences using the past participle. You can for directions, make inquiries about public transport, order food and drinks in a restaurant and tell the time. During the course you've practiced listening to Spanish texts, so you understand what native speakers are saying. You are able to do a short speech on a familiar topic.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Aula internacional - nueva edición 1 €33.00

(ISBN: 9789463250009)

Spanish Refresher 1 (A1+/A2)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  Ideal for anyone who has already studied Spanish or wants to consolidate their knowledge at an upper-beginner’s level (A1-A2). The course will provide students with the opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking activities during the conversation sessions, and also highlight the specific grammar elements of the Spanish language that pose the greatest problems through the grammar workshops. By combining Spanish grammar with real conversational practice, you will reach a level where you can communicate effectively much more quickly.

For whom:  Participants should have knowledge of Spanish at least on the level of the course “Básico 3” at TaalTaal (level A1) or the equivalent. If you are not sure about your level, please contact us. Our Spanish teachers’ team will help you choose the course that best suits your needs.

Result after the course:  This course builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish level A1-A2. Students will be will expand considerably their vocabulary range to include more sophisticated terms, use advanced language expressions, verb tenses and grammatical concepts such as the past tenses, future and conditional mood. 

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Spanish Refresher 2 (B1/B2)

week commencing 20 July
€218

Description:  The purpose of this course is to improve your fluency at the intermediate level (B1-B2) in order to interact more comfortably with the host community. The course will provide students with the opportunities to engage in a variety of speaking activities during the sessions of conversation, and also highlight the specific grammar elements of the Spanish language that pose the greatest problems through the grammar workshops. Grammar foundations developed in your previous Spanish courses will be reviewed to develop stronger oral communication strategies.

For whom:  Participants should have knowledge of Spanish at least on the level of the course “Avanzado” or "Superior" at TaalTaal or the equivalent. If you are not sure about your level, please contact us. Our Spanish teachers’ team will help you choose the course that best suits your needs.

Result after the course:  This course builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish level B1-B2. Students will expand considerably their vocabulary range to include more sophisticated terms, use advanced language expressions, verb tenses and grammatical concepts such as the subjunctive mood.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 7 weeks: Monday between 19:00 and 21:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Accelerated Spanish/EN 3 (B1.1)

week commencing 20 July
€495

Description:  Accelerated Spanish/EN 3 (B1.1) is aimed at students who prefer English as the language of instruction. It is the first part of the course during which one can achieve a B1 level. The complete CEFR B1 level consists of 2 parts, 7 weeks per part. The B1.1 level Spanish course equips you with sufficient linguistic ability for understanding and responding appropriately in most day-to-day situations. This effectively means the ability to express oneself in a limited way in familiar situations and to deal in a general way with non-routine information.

For whom:  For students who have successfully completed Spanish Intermedio 3 or Accelerated Spanish/EN 2 (A2) at TaalTaal or students who have demonstrated linguistic skills to complete an A2 level. When in doubt, please contact us for an intake in order for us to determine your level.

Result after the course:  Successful completion of Accelerated Spanish/EN 3 (B1.1) qualifies students to move forward to Accelerated Spanish/EN 4 (B1.2)

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 7 weeks: Monday and Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: if you are not sure which course will be the best for you, we would like to advise you to plan an intake. The intake is to assess your level and recommend which course you can follow. Please contact us by phone 070-3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com and intertaal.nl.

Aula internacional - nueva edición 3 €30.00

(ISBN: 9788415640110)

Intensive Spanish Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Vía rápida (nivel A1-B1) €30.00

(ISBN: 9789460301964)

Vía rápida - cuaderno de ejercicios €22.00

(ISBN: 9789460301971)

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *