Learn Spanish at the TUM Language Center
Spanish is not just spoken but also lived!
People speak Spanish in Valparaíso, Havana, Puebla and Cartagena de Indias, not to mention La Bombonera, Santiago Bernabeu and El Prado. We warmly invite you to plunge into this culturally rich and dynamic world.
¡El español se habla … y se siente!
We offer Spanish courses from level A1 to C1 following the CEFR.
There are also courses on special topics, for specific target groups or to improve certain skills, such as Spanish A1 for BWL- or Spanish A1.+A2.1 for Architecture-students.
Not every course may be offered every semester.
Please determine your course level by taking our placement test.
Intensive courses (course levels may vary) take place during the semester break in spring and fall.
The intensive courses take place over a shorter period of time, but have more training units per week than the courses during the semester. The number of ECTS and the workload is therefore the same as for the semester-long courses.
Current dates and registration deadlines can be found on our homepage.
Would you like to make contact with other TUM students or employees and at the same time improve your language skills in a flexible and practical way? At TUMtandem we will find a tandem partner for you within TUM and support your joint learning process. More information on TUMtandem
The certificate from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) is intended to facilitate your applications for short-term international studies/ work experience abroad.
You do not need a DAAD Certificate for all programs or activities abroad. Please contact the TUM Global & Alumni Office or your faculty coordinator to see which form of proof you need for your plans abroad.
You can find out how to obtain a DAAD certificate from the TUM Language Center here.
Through the strategic partnership between the Spanish Department of the TUM Language Center and the ENALLT Language Center of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM Mexico), the TUMtandem Spanish-German online program has been implemented since WiSe 2022.
This collaboration enables students from both universities to participate in bilingual hybrid and/or online courses (Spanish-German).
Students with knowledge of Spanish can study for a semester at a university in Latin America via TUMexchange, or at a university in Spain via Erasmus. In addition, students can earn a dual degree from TUM and various Spanish universities.
- Study in Latin America with TUMexchange
Argentinia: Buenos Aires (Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires ) · Buenos Aires (Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Santa María de los Buenos Aires) · Bahía Blanca (Universidad Nacional del Sur)
Chile: Santiago (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) · Santiago (Universidad de Chile) · Valparaíso (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María) · Concepción (Universidad de Concepción) · Valdivía (Universidad Austral de Chile) Valparaíso (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso)
Colombia: Bogotá (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) · Bogotá (Universidad de los Andes) · Medellín (Universidad de Antioquia)
Costa Rica: Cartago (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica)
Mexico: Mexico City (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) · Mexico City (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) · Toluca (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México) · Monterrey (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - ITESM) · Puebla (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) · Guanajuato (Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas)
Peru: Lima (Universidad ESAN)
- Study in Spain with Erasmus
Do you want to study one semester at one of our partner universites in Spain? Apply for the Erasmus program with a spanish patner university.
- Double Degree Program at a Spanish university
Double degree programs allow students to receive degrees from two different universities at the same time. First you register for such a program at the TUM and complete the basic studies there. After the basic courses, a longer period of study (1-2 years) follows at the other university. You can usually write your thesis there. With the acquisition of the double degree, the career opportunities multiply, since you have a degree that is 100% recognized in two countries.
As a TUM student, you have the opportunity to earn a double degree at various Spanish universities.
AVE Global with guidance from a language instructor
Guidance from language instructor and attending 3 classes during the semester. The TUM purchases a limited number of licenses. Therefore, please book the course only if you are certain that you can invest the required time. Registration for AVE Global is through TUM online.
AVE Global Self-Study Course (NEW)
Online self-study at discounted rates for TUM students and staff.
You can find further information on the AVE Self-Study Course here.
Contact person at Instituto Cervantes: Juana Sánchez (email@example.com)
The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers online language courses for Spanish.
The courses can be a useful supplement to the Spanish courses at TUM.
Please note that the TUM Language Center currently cannot guarantee that ECTS will be awarded for these courses
All courses at vhb are free of charge for TUM students and registration is done with the TUM-ID.
Start of the next registration period 01.10.2022.
More detailed information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions.
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Photo of Staff: Eckert, Astrid and Heddergott, Andreas / TUM.