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Certificate Programme in Basic Spanish

Course No. : 242-340430-01|Start Date : 03/06/2024

Admission Requirements

Completion of secondary education, or equivalent.


CUSCS Instructor

Language Used

Spanish and English

Total Hours

Basic Spanish 1: 65 hours
Basic Spanish 2: 65 hours


22 sessions


Basic Spanish 1 : Central Learning Centre

Start Date



Basic Spanish 1 : Jun 3, 2024 (Monday)


Basic Spanish 1 : 7pm - 10pm

Application Fee


Tuition Fee

Basic Spanish 1 : HK$5300 (Course Code: 242-340431-01)


Certificate programmes

QF Level


QR Registration No.


QR Registration Validity Period

12/04/2023 - Ongoing

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Closing Date for Application



In this programme, participants will learn basic Spanish language skills at a level equivalent to A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). It covers the language needed to understand daily expressions as well as simple phrases aimed at satisfying immediate needs. The learning methodology is mainly the communicative approach, giving priority to communication and the exchange of meanings. The basic grammar structure for this level, together with the vocabulary, will be taught using a variety of methods. Participants will be trained to put together their ideas using simple sentences so that they can express communicative needs related to everyday situations. The course develops the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) sometimes in a blended way.


There are 2 modules in the programme:
Code Title Hour Session
340431 Basic Spanish 1 65 hours 22 sessions
340432 Basic Spanish 2 65 hours 22 sessions


There are 2 modules in the programme:

Basic Spanish 1 (65 hours)
This course is designed for students without prior knowledge of Spanish. Participants will learn the essence of pronunciation and its relationship with the writing system. They will start to develop the basic Spanish grammar structures and will be able to explore the basic features of the Spanish language.
The following content will be covered:
a. Greetings, introducing oneself and others, exchanging basic personal information and details
b. Telling the numbers
c. Talking about family and occupations
d. Describing people and places
e. Describing one’s home and the furniture
f. Describing the cities and its geographical location
g. Introducing cultural socio-cultural behaviours, and other cultural aspects
Level: A1.1

Basic Spanish 2 (65 hours)
This course aims to enhance communication skills in various everyday situations, by further expanding and consolidating the understanding of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students will further develop the Spanish grammar structures and will be able to explore the linguistic features of the Spanish language for the preparation of the DELE examination.
The following content will be covered:
a. Talking about free time activities
b. Telling date and time
c. Giving simple opinions to people
d. Shopping for clothes
e. Talking about food
f. Preparing for the DELE (A1) examination
Level: A1.2


Each module lasts for 6 months. Normally students will complete Basic Spanish 1 to 2 in 15 months.

On the other hand, you may also continue with the next module in a later term as long as you can complete the entire programme within 3 years (starting from the commencement date of Basic Spanish 1).


The instructor will provide the name of the textbook in the first class and students are required to purchase the textbook for the course. It is not included in the course fee.


All applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis; no transfer to a different class will be approved.

For new applicants, please fill out the application form and send to us together with

- $150 application fee (non-refundable); and

- the tuition fee of Basic Spanish 1

and send your application to Languages Programme Team, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong.

The processing time of an application is about 14 working days. The school will notify the applicants of the results by email.


To qualify for the award of Certificate in Basic Spanish, students are required to:

1. have an attendance rate of 70% or above in each module; and

2. have passed the assessments of each module.

CEF Information

1. CEF Reimbursable Course Information
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 2).

CEF Reimbursable Course Title: Certificate in Basic Spanish
CEF Reimbursable Course Code: 38C153991

Note: only eligible applicant who has successful completed the entire programme can apply for reimbursement of course fees. Students who have completed only one of the two modules (e.g. have completed Basic Spanish 1 only) is NOT eligible for the application for reimbursement.

2. Benchmark Test Requirements:

Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera (DELE): A1
Applicant should submit the claim for reimbursement of the benchmark test fee with the claim for the tuition fee of the Certificate in Basic Spanish.

For other details about benchmark tests, please refer to CEF website

3. Application and Reimbursement Procedures

Please refer to Information on Continuing Education Fund (CEF)