Spanish (minor)

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The minor in Spanish imparts fundamental knowledge of the academic study of the Spanish language, the Hispanophone literatures and the Spanish-influenced cultural area. In addition, students acquire key qualifications in language and communication competence in Spanish, which can be used in a later professional activity in areas with an affinity for language, culture and communication.

Admission requirement Language certificate

A prerequisite for successful application or enrollment is proof of proficiency in Spanish at A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). You will find a list of accepted proofs below.

However, in order to be able to study successfully, it is important that you quickly develop your language skills after the start of your studies so that you can easily use Spanish at the B1 level. We support you with special language practice courses, which are exclusively taught by native speakers.

For students with a higher entry level, we offer an orientation test at the beginning of the semester. You will then receive a recommendation for suitable courses.

Accepted language certificates A2

  • School reports that provide evidence of learning the foreign language for at least 3 years. The final grade or the average grade from the final two years of language learning must be at least the equivalent of a German grade 4 (adequate).
  • Evidence of having successfully completed a language course if a final certificate was issued.
    Level A 2 
  • Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
    Level 1
  • Diploma de español
    Nivel A, 2A, 2 Escuela
  • telc Español
    A 2, A 2 Escuela

In order to be able to study successfully, it is important that you develop your language skills quickly after the start of your studies so that you can use Spanish at level B1 without any problems, both in order to successfully complete the individual modules of the language practice and to participate in the courses of the subject sciences. We support you with special language practice courses called Propädeutikum, which are taught exclusively by native speakers: Within the first winter semester, you will reach level B1 through a combination of block courses and regular weekly sessions.

If you can already prove level B1, it is possible to directly attend the courses of the first module of the language practice. If you have an even higher language level, please take the placement test scheduled immediately before the start of the semester (18.10.2023 / 14:00 / Room 0019, Kurt-Wolters-Straße 5 / Lecturer:in: Dolores León Munoz) in order to then find a suitable entry point for the modules of language practice. You have the following options:



Wed. (04.10.), Thu. (05.10.), Fri. (06.10.), Mon. (09.10.) from 8:30-10:00 + 10:30-12:00 + 13:00-14:30 each day

Tue. (10.10.), Wed. (11.10.), Thu. (12.10.) from 8:30-10:00 + 16:00-17:30 each day

Fri (13.10.) from 8:30-10:00 + 10:30-12:00


4 SWS weekly

Mon.+ Tue. 8:15-9:45 a.m.

3rd block: Additional blocks during the semester WS 23-24

Fri (11/03), Fri (11/10), Fri (11/17), and Fri (11/24), each from  14:00-17:30

Study contents

Spanish language practice

In the language practice courses you will learn to understand, reproduce and compose more complex text types from different areas. You will expand your basic vocabulary and the ability to use it orally in everyday situations as well as to create small presentations. In addition, you will learn strategies for translating and conveying the language by means of various texts and exercises.

Cultural studies trivium

Advanced courses focus on linguistics, literature, and regional studies. You will learn basic knowledge of the scientific study of the Spanish language. This includes topics such as the varieties of Spanish and Spanish language history and culture, Spanish literary history from the early modern period to the present, and the central historical developments in Spain or Latin America in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

Disciplines Hispanic Studies

In advanced study, you will delve even deeper into the history of the Hispanophone language area, improving your linguistic and textual skills in combination through analysis and interpretation.

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