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Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
7 hours to complete

Module 1: Talking About Cafés and Restaurants

This module is all about going out and having fun at cafés and restaurants. You’ll build your Spanish vocabulary in these areas as well as learn useful phrases for ordering and inquiring about food at restaurants. We’ll discuss how to use both formal and informal commands, how to make requests, suggestions, and polite refusals using the subjunctive tense, as well as some useful expressions when going out in public. We’ll also interact with a local Mexican restaurant owner from Davis, CA in the Perspectivas section....
14 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 7 quizzes
14 videos
Module Introduction33s
Introduction to Vocabulario1m
Introduction to Gramática33s
Formal and Informal Commands Part 13m
Formal and Informal Commands Part 24m
Formal and Informal Commands Part 33m
Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive Part 13m
Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive Part 22m
Lexical Expressions Related to Going Out in Public1m
Perspectivas Introduction: El Restaurante29s
Perspectivas: El Restaurante2m
Perspectivas Summary: El Restaurante54s
Module Summary29s
4 readings
How to be Successful in this Course5m
Typing Spanish Accents and Punctuation10m
Cafés and Restaurants Vocabulary List15m
Module 1 Vocabulary Activity30m
6 practice exercises
Module 1 Vocabulario Review A35m
Module 1 Vocabulario Review B35m
Module 1 Gramática Review20m
Module 1 Writing Practice15m
Perspectivas Comprehension Check15m
Module 1 Quiz50m
Week
2
6 hours to complete

Module 2: Talking About Clothing and Fashion

In this module, you'll learn to talk about clothing and fashion in basic conversations. In the Gramática section, we'll spend a lot of time going over various uses of the subjunctive - wishes, fears, hopes, doubts, comments, and opinions; the subjunctive is very useful. Finally, you'll be introduced to Melissa, a Chicana UC Davis student, who is selecting clothing for an upcoming interview in the Perspectivas section....
11 videos (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
11 videos
Introduction to Vocabulario58s
Introduction to Gramática32s
Talking About Things Wished For: The Subjunctive with Adjective Clauses2m
Talking About Expected or Wished For Events: The Subjunctive with Adverbial Clauses2m
Talking About Hopes, Fears and Doubts with the Subjunctive1m
Making Comments and Expressing Opinions with the Subjunctive1m
Perspectivas Introduction: La Tienda25s
Perspectivas: La Tienda1m
Perspectivas Summary: La Tienda53s
Module Summary37s
2 readings
Clothing and Fashion Vocabulary List15m
Module 2 Vocabulary Activity30m
6 practice exercises
Module 2 Vocabulario Review A35m
Module 2 Vocabulario Review B35m
Module 2 Gramática Review20m
Module 2 Writing Practice15m
Perspectivas Comprehension Check14m
Module 2 Quiz50m
Week
3
6 hours to complete

Module 3: Talking About Careers and Professions

In this module, you'll learn to talk about careers and professions. You'll learn a lot of vocabulary related to this topic in the module, including a myriad of common professions. In the Gramática section you'll learn several ways to discuss probable events and making requests using conditional and future tenses. In the Perspectivas section, you'll hear from Cindy, a young educational assistant about her plans to pursue a teaching credential and become a full-time teacher at the elementary school level....
13 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
13 videos
Introduction to Vocabulario59s
Introduction to Gramática24s
Talking About Probable Events Using the Future Part 12m
Talking About Probable Events Using the Future Part 22m
Talking About Hypothetical Events Using the Conditional2m
Three Ways to Talk About the World: Experiences, Highly Probable Events, Non-Experiences2m
Making Polite Requests with the Conditional1m
Perspectivas Introduction: Las Profesiones26s
Perspectivas: Las Profesiones3m
Perspectivas Summary: Las Profesiones50s
Module Summary36s
Course Summary54s
2 readings
Careers and Professions Vocabulary List15m
Module 3 Vocabulary Activity30m
6 practice exercises
Module 3 Vocabulario Review A35m
Module 3 Vocabulario Review B35m
Module 3 Gramática Review20m
Module 3 Writing Practice15m
Perspectivas Comprehension Check15m
Module 3 Review50m
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About the Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary Specialization

¿Habla usted español? Spanish is the second most spoken language on earth, second only to Mandarin, and growing in use every day. This specialization is designed for the beginner who may have no experience with learning a second language but who wants to be able to read, write and speak Spanish for personal, travel or business use, or who just wants to learn a second language and build cultural awareness. The topical approach of each course allows learners to develop sets of vocabularies that will form the foundation for a broad understanding of the language. Learners will start with the basics, including common expressions, pronunciation and grammar, and work toward building a functional vocabulary of the 1500 most commonly used Spanish words. The specialization includes 4 courses that progressively build on the skills learned previously, and culminates in a project that allows learners to apply their knowledge and language skills....
Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary

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