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Basic Spanish 3: Getting there

Beginners course for learners of Spanish that focuses not only on language but also on cultural aspects, specifically designed for English speakers.

Basic Spanish 3: Getting there

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Starts Sep 16
Estimated 4 weeks
3–4 hours per week
Self-paced
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Free
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About this course

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¡Bienvenidos y bienvenidas! (Welcome!)

In this Spanish course, you will learn basic vocabulary to talk about yourself and your everyday life, in the present, in the future and in the past, in simple and brief communication situations. You will learn expressions of time, how to express things that will happen in the future, vocabulary related to the shopping list, how to express an opinion, talking about your health, and about experiences and activities that happened in the past. At the end of the course you will be able to communicate in everyday situations according to the A2 proficiency level (elementary) as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFRL, Council of Europe).

The course, which is designed for English speakers, offers a variety of exercises after going through the stages of content presentation, comprehension and production. You have videos, small texts and audios to improve your pronunciation, glossaries, activities for oral practice with other course students, quizzes, grammar cards and recommendations on external Internet resources to continue learning more and more Spanish.

The topics on which the activities revolve are work life, family life, city life and outdoor life. As you can see, a bit of everything to be able talk about yourself and to engage in everyday communication.

We hope you like our menu. ¡Buen provecho! (Bon appétit!)

At a glance

  • Institution: UPValenciaX
  • Subject: Language
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Basic Spanish knowledge or 60 hours of practice.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English, Español
  • Associated programs:

What you'll learn

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Basic vocabulary to be able to use and understand information related to:

  • daily routine and work

  • daily activities at home and with the family

  • leisure activities

  • life in the city

Basic grammatical structures such as articles and nouns, adjectives, present, future and past tenses of regular and irregular verbs.

Unit 1: Mañana voy a empezar a estudiar español

This Unit includes practice in expressing actions that will take place in the future, describing every day chores, formulating questions, and learning to use time expressions.

Unit 2: ¿Qué tal tu día?

This Unit includes practice in describing our daily lives, asking questions about others, expressing preferences, and saying whether or not we liked something.

Unit 3: ¿Qué haces mañana?

This Unit includes practice in describing how we feel, parts of the body, speaking on the phone, inviting someone to do something, and arranging to meet someone.

Unit 4: ¿Dónde pasaste las vacaciones?

This Unit includes practice in using the past indefinite verb tense, describing what we did the previous day, describing how we spent the weekend, talking about our friends and explaining what they did, and talking about the holidays.

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