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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, German
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 1: Talking About Sports and Pastimes

We will kick off this first module with a discussion of sports and favorite pastimes. You will build your Spanish vocabulary in these areas as well as practice talking about ongoing events. We will discuss how to use helping verbs with the present participle, and you will expand your understanding and use of the verb hacer to form new combinations and create new adverbs. We’ll also interact with a soccer (fútbol) player in the perspectivas portion of the module....
Reading
13 videos (Total 17 min), 4 readings, 7 quizzes
Video13 videos
Module 1 Introductionm
Introduction to Vocabulario1m
Introduction to Gramática1m
The Progressive Tense1m
More Helping Verbs2m
Time Expression with the Present Tense1m
More Expressions with Hacer1m
Turning Adjectives into Adverbs1m
Perspectivas Introduction: Los Deportes - Fútbolm
Perspectivas: Los Deportes - Fútbol2m
Perspectivas Summary: Los Deportes - Fútbolm
Module 1 Summarym
Reading4 readings
How to be Successful in this Course5m
Sports and Pastimes Vocabulary List15m
Module 1 Vocabulary Activity30m
Typing Accents and Spanish Punctuation10m
Quiz6 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 Review50m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 2: Talking About Travel

In this module we will add vocabulary that will help you talk about trips and travel. You will also begin to work with the past tense, and describe things that happened in the past. We will also explore the adverbs frequently associated with the past, and you’ll expand your command of the verb hacer to signal “ago”. Finally, in the perspectivas portion of the module, you’ll meet Fer and hear about her adventures in Southeast Asia. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 13 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video10 videos
Introduction to Vocabulariom
Introduction to Gramáticam
The Preterite Tense3m
Time Expression with the Preterite to Signal "Ago"m
Adverbs That Go Together with Past Events1m
Perspectivas Introduction: Los Viajesm
Lecture: Perspectivas: Los Viajes2m
Perspectivas Summary: Los Viajesm
Module 2 Summarym
Reading2 readings
Trips and Vacations 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 Check10m
Module 2 Review50m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 3: Talking About Your Living Arrangements

In this last module we will discuss living arrangements such as life on the farm or in the city, or living with family or on your own. You will practice narrating stories that happened in the past and compare the imperfect tense to the preterite. We will introduce some irregular preterite verbs and in the perspectivas section, you will listen carefully to Rebeca who will talk about several of the living arrangements she has experienced....
Reading
11 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
Video11 videos
Introduction to Vocabulariom
Introduction to Gramáticam
The Imperfect Tense4m
Some Irregular Verbs in the Preterite Tense5m
The Contrast Between the Imperfect and Preterite Tenses2m
Perspectivas Introduction: La Casam
Perspectivas: La Casa2m
Perspectivas Summary: La Casam
Module 3 Summarym
Course Summarym
Reading2 readings
The Home Vocabulary List15m
Module 3 Vocabulary Activity30m
Quiz6 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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Top Reviews

By APMar 13th 2018

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

By RRAug 16th 2018

I love the course and the Syllabus is very interesting too.

Instructor

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Dr. Robert Blake

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

About University of California, Davis

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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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