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The Open University Spanish

Undergraduate courses in ‘Spanish’

The Open University Spanish, If you are looking for postgraduate courses, see our A to Z of courses.

Honours degrees

  1. BA (Honours) Language Studies with English and Spanish
  2. BA (Honours) Language Studies with French and Spanish
  3. BA (Honours) Language Studies with German and Spanish
  4. BA (Honours) Language Studies
  5. BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (Spanish)
  6. BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities
  7. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree

Diplomas of Higher Education

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities
  2. Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies
  3. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities
  2. Certificate of Higher Education in Language Studies
  3. Certificate of Higher Education Open


  1. Arts and languages Access module
  2. Portales: beginners’ Spanish
    Level 1
  3. Spanish studies 1: language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world
    Level 1
  4. Exploring languages and cultures
    Level 1
  5. Viento en popa: upper intermediate Spanish
    Level 2
  6. A buen puerto: advanced Spanish
    Level 3

Portales: beginners’ Spanish

This introductory OU level 1 module is designed to develop the skills you need to speak and understand simple Spanish in everyday contexts. It takes you through a wide range of practical situations such as travelling, shopping, working and eating out in Spanish-speaking countries. Study resources include printed materials and a dedicated website with a variety of online activities – which support independent learning. Together, they’ll give you not just language skills but a real feel for Hispanic cultures as well.

Modules count towards OU qualifications

OU qualifications are modular in structure; the credits from this undergraduate-level module could count towards a certificate of higher education, diploma of higher education, foundation degree or honours degree.