Nov 10, 2018
Although it took me a while to warm to the idea of doing peer review exercises, and having to video record and upload work, actually I think this is an important part of the course and really useful.
May 05, 2017
Perfect introductory Spanish course - well structured material and good delivery. It would be great to see more advanced Spanish courses from this university or something geared towards DELE exam.
By Hanto L S•
Oct 15, 2017
Good for beginner, but I got a little difficulty when joined this course. My suggest for new learners who never learn Spanish language should learn a little basic vocabulary and greeting in Spanish before take this course. Overal this is good course for people who want to learn Spanish language.
Nov 17, 2017
I loved it! Enjoyed the class and the direction it took. Very creative class. For me it seemed to be positive and upbeat. I needed some major help as this was my very first Spanish class. I could use some explanation on some more rules for verbs. But overall it was great!
By João P N R•
Jul 15, 2019
The course is fairly well designed and you can learn a lot, but the evaluation method of being rated by peers is far from perfect and can lead to very faulty evaluations.
By Linda M•
Jun 10, 2019
This was a pretty good introduction to beginning Spanish. As with any new language, the audio portions were quite difficult. All in all, I felt like I got a good start.
By Apoorv K•
Feb 16, 2019
Thorough with the method of teaching. However, could use practice exercises where the student translates full sentences from English to Spanish and visa versa.
By Ariane P•
Dec 03, 2018
Some parts of this set up are consuming, and there are too many short videos. I think videos should be combined in to thorough lessons.
Oct 15, 2017
I enjoyed doing this course. Enjoyable to Interact with other person around the world. It really helped me getting my spanish basics.
By Mathew P•
Mar 12, 2019
As a beginner i felt there maybe should have been a more basic vocabulary introduction, but overall a good course.
By Katarina G•
Mar 08, 2019
i just started, so that's why 4 stars, but i am really happy with what i am finding here. Highly recommended.
By Andrea C•
Mar 13, 2017
I saw a few typos and missing translations in the English transcripts. One minor issue in a quiz/test.
By Youssef G•
Oct 24, 2017
I can understand basic conversation and I can talk and form small sentences. Very good for a start.
By Brett A H T•
Nov 10, 2019
This is probably biased because I think i would absorb more in a brick and mortar school.
By Lee W•
Dec 28, 2017
Great course and certainly for a previously completely non-Spanish speaker, a challenge.
By vijai b•
Sep 21, 2017
Please add some more small sentence having estar and ser verb for practice
By jbene m•
Jul 06, 2018
It have been a great experience. thanks for the greet course.
By Diem T H N B•
Mar 17, 2018
It was FUN learning - and that is the most important thing!
By Khushi S•
May 27, 2018
Great course for beginners... Bravo!!
By Colin P•
May 01, 2017
I have enjoyed this course.
Jul 19, 2018
By Rafika D•
May 18, 2018
j'ai vraiment aimé
By karim a a m•
Aug 06, 2018
very good course
By Bryan C•
Mar 13, 2018
Generally speaking I think the course content is good, but I rated this course average because of three main reasons.
1). I think a little more effort to organize the material would go a long way. For example, the grammar presentations refer to new vocabulary words that were not introduced in the vocabulary list, and the vocabulary exams refer to content in the grammar section. It would be nice if the curriculum were designed so that you could study the vocabulary, take the vocabulary exam, then review the grammar and leverage what you learned in the vocabulary section to re-enforce your learning.
2). I also think that some of the topics deserve additional clarifications, and the presentations themselves are very short. I appreciate the length of the presentations when reviewing the presentations to refresh my memory, but difficult concepts sometimes require more attention than they are given. In some cases, it seems as though an elegant choice of words to describe a difficult concept is more important than taking the time to deconstruct that concept into simple phrases.
3). Lastly, there are errors in the presentations and exams, and little to no involvement from the professor to clarify points and/or correct those issues. I have noticed comments from students who have reported the same issues for the past two years, and those issues are still not corrected. I used to comment on the message boards for clarifications and to report errors, but after getting zero responses from the professor I stopped participating.
Overall, I think it's a good course - it provides a good structure for learning the Spanish language despite the above shortcomings. Although they appear very simple to address, I see the same shortcomings exhibited by every course in the series.
By Hassan H A•
Jan 22, 2019
I have finished 'auditing' the course. the course is a very good start. It is not that difficult. I like everything in this course. the only thing I dislike about the course is as an audit student of the course, I can not take the last quiz of each week; I can read the questions though. That was the only draw-back; other than that, the course is highly recommended. I made a vocabulary list of this course in the following link: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/collections/ypWB5Hv/meeting-people
By Sarah H•
Jul 06, 2019
The first part was pretty confusing. I was previously taught the basics of Spanish back in highschool and a little more in college yet for the first test I was lost. Other than that I think its an easy course and good for beginners.
By Max P•
Apr 04, 2018
The amount of time spent on the various grammar rules is really short. There could be more examples, and a few more sentences of the professor to let the theory stick. It is really minimal now.