The University of Nottingham Ningbo China is committed to teaching high quality European languages, and Spanish is no exception.

El Español, or Spanish, is considered to be the world's third most international and influential language on the Internet after English and Mandarin. Also known as Castilian (Castellano), it is spoken officially in 21 countries and widely used in countries like the US, Western Sahara, Philippines and Morocco.

Taught by a knowledgeable and diverse team of language tutors from various countries, the Spanish language is one of the most popular language modules taken by our students.

The Spanish team’s style of teaching and methodology uses a communicative approach based on real case scenarios. Student's also acquire the all four language skills:listening, speaking, reading and writing to enrich their linguistic and intercultural competences. Due to the great diversity of our Spanish language tutors, Spanish students have an opportunity to learn from different spoken accents and cultural backgrounds. This, along with a proven teaching structure, provides a rich learning experience and an opportunity to have the skills to communicate with more than 500 million Spanish speakers in the world.

Official exam preparation

Once students have reached the necessary skills in Spanish, the Language Centre offers them the chance to prepare for the certificates offered by the International Spanish Language Assessment (SIELE):

SIELE: the International Spanish Language Assessment Service. A service that evaluates and certifies students’ competencies of the Spanish language using electronic means. This is a digital, flexible, easily accessible, international and high-quality service, targeted at students and professionals who wish to certify their Spanish language skills rapidly and worldwide, or who need to endorse their four skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking. 

See more about SIELE exam here.