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Spanish for beginners: Learn in paradise

Explore Colombian culture as you learn Spanish on a very basic level, learning the most common survival Spanish travel phrases while you follow the story of an American girl arriving in the city of Cali, Colombia.
This course is archived
Estimated 6 weeks
5–6 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

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Are you going on an adventure to a Spanish speaking country? Do you want to learn some common Spanish phrases to help make your trip or experience more enjoyable? 

In this MOOC, you will have the opportunity to explore Colombian culture while you learn the bare essentials and most common survival Spanish travel phrases that will allow you to interact with others and have a great experience on an academic, professional or personal exchange. 

The objective of this course is to recognize some grammatical structures, vocabulary, and the proper use of the Spanish language in accordance with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - Level A1.1) through daily routines in a Spanish speaking country, in this case, Cali - Colombia.

The course is developed through a story in which the arrival of an American girl, Megan, is followed in Cali where she will experience different living scenarios in the Spanish language.

The MOOC is designed in 3 modules of two units each. In each unit, different activities will be proposed that will allow you to achieve the learning objectives given in the units. At the end of each module, you will carry out an evaluation where you will rectify the scope of the learning objective of each one.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English, Español

What you'll learn

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The student will be able to:
  • Recognize some communication functions needed in daily contexts, including basic travel Spanish phrases.
  • Use the Spanish language according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Level A1.1.

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