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Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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

Spanish

Subtitles: Spanish, English
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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

Spanish

Subtitles: Spanish, English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
7 hours to complete

Talking About the Market and Food

The first module of this course will continue to expand the vocabulary you built in the first course of this specialization - Spanish Vocabulary: Meeting People. Our discussion will focus on food, and we’ll visit an open air market. You’ll be able to express your likes and dislikes using the verb “gustar,” and you will be able to ask culturally appropriate questions. A main focus of the module will be the use of indirect object pronouns and we’ll learn some common useful expressions....
Reading
14 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 7 quizzes
Video14 videos
Module Introduction1m
Introduction to Vocabulario1m
Introduction to Gramática48s
Forming Questions1m
Indirect Object Pronouns1m
Expressing Likes and Dislikes2m
Making Requests Politely2m
More Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense5m
Useful Expressions1m
Perspectivas Introduction: El Mercado39s
Perspectivas: El Mercado1m
Perspectivas Summary: El Mercado50s
Module 1 Summary51s
Reading4 readings
How to be Successful in this Course5m
Market and Food Vocabulary List15m
Module 1 Vocabulary Activity40m
Typing Spanish Accents and Punctuation10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Module 1 Vocabulario Review A35m
Module 1 Vocabulario Review B35m
Module 1 Gramática Review20m
Module 1 Writing Practice15m
Perspectivas Comprehension Check10m
Module 1 Review50m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Talking About Daily Routines

In this module you’ll begin to discuss your daily and weekly routines using the reflexive pronouns me, te, se, nos, os, and se. You’ll master the days of the week and calendar months and we’ll practice speaking in the present perfect tense. This module introduces a large number of new words and expressions that will add to your growing vocabulary....
Reading
12 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video12 videos
Introduction to Vocabulario1m
Introduction to Gramática1m
Reflexive Pronouns to Express Daily Routines2m
Reflexive Pronouns to Express Changes of State2m
Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Calendar Expressions2m
Two Ways of Expressing Events From the Recent Past2m
More Expressions with Tener and Dejar De1m
Perspectivas Introduction: Rutina Diaria37s
Perspectivas: Rutina Diaria2m
Perspectivas Summary: Rutina Diaria1m
Module 2 Summary44s
Reading2 readings
Daily Routines Vocabulary List15m
Module 2 Vocabulary Activity30m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Module 2 Vocabulario Review A35m
Module 2 Vocabulario Review B35m
Module 2 Gramática Review20m
Module 2 Writing Practice15m
Perspectivas Comprehension Check15m
Module 2 Review50m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Talking About Leisure

Wrapping up this course, this module covers vocabulary words and expressions related to your free time, or leisure time. In addition, this module introduces the concept of talking about future events using the verb ir with a and an infinitive. We’ll also discuss how to substitute pronouns for direct objects, and you’ll be able to practice using the passive and impersonal voice....
Reading
13 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video13 videos
Introduction to Vocabulario1m
Introduction to Gramática59s
The Future: Ir + a + Infinitive1m
Direct Object Pronouns1m
Indirect and Direct Object Pronouns Together1m
The Passive Voice and Impersonal Subjects2m
More Useful Expressions59s
Perspectivas Introduction: La Música53s
Perspectivas: La Música4m
Perspectivas Summary: La Música56s
Module 3 Summary54s
Course Summary51s
Reading2 readings
Leisure Vocabulary List15m
Module 3 Vocabulary Activity30m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Module 3 Vocabulario Review A35m
Module 3 Vocabulario Review B35m
Module 3 Gramática Review15m
Module 3 Writing Practice15m
Perspectivas Comprehension Check10m
Module 3 Review50m
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By RJNov 26th 2017

I would very strongly recommend this course. It is a very well thought and planned module, it is fun and informative with some serious assignments that can be challenging but well worth it.

By APFeb 23rd 2018

Thank you so much to my instructor for instructing Ana Pelayo.\n\nAna Pelayo.

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Dr. Robert Blake

Professor & Director
UC Consortium for Lanuage Learning & Teaching (UCCLLT)

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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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