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Hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Project Overview

Welcome to the final project for Spanish Vocabulary! In this project, you're going to pretend that you are applying for an all expenses paid, extended trip (5-7 weeks) to a Spanish-speaking nation of your choice where you will be staying with a native host family. As part of the "application" process, you need to write a 3-part report and produce a recording of you speaking, summarizing the contents of your report. In this module, you will learn all about the format of the course and be provided with an overview of the entire project and all of the milestones. You'll also choose the Spanish-speaking nation you would like to "visit" for the course project....
Reading
7 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings
Video7 videos
Gender and Number Agreement3m
Subject Pronouns2m
Direct Object Pronouns1m
Passive Voice and Impersonal Subjects2m
Time Expression with the Present Tense1m
Useful Expressions1m
Reading2 readings
Typing Spanish Accents and Punctuation10m
How to be Successful in this Course10m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Milestone 1: Introducing Yourself to Your Host Family (1st Draft)

The first milestone is all about introducing yourself to the family you'll be staying with. You'll want to reflect on the material learned in the earlier courses of the specialization, particularly Course 1: Meeting People, and prepare a written introduction to your host family. In this module, you'll turn in a first draft of your introduction for feedback and review from a peer before you turn in the final draft in the next module....
Reading
9 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive, Part 13m
Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive, Part 22m
Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive, Part 31m
Expressions for Physical Sensationsm
Forming Questions1m
Making Requests Politely2m
Making Polite Requests with the Conditional1m
Reflexive Pronouns to Express Daily Routines2m
Reading4 readings
Family and Friends Vocabulary List5m
Daily Routines Vocabulary List5m
Leisure Vocabulary List5m
The Home Vocabulary List5m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Milestone 1: Introducing Yourself to Your Host Family (Final Draft)

In this module, you are to take the feedback you were given on your draft from the last module, improve your paper, and then submit your final assignment for official peer review and grading....
Reading
1 quiz
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Milestone 2: Culture and History of Your Selected Nation (Research and 1st Draft)

For the 2nd milestone in our course project, you are going to research the history and culture of your selected host nation. Search the internet, preferably relying on Spanish-language websites from that country, to determine things like the current and historical political systems, common foods, entertainment, music, arts, traditions, important historical milestones, etc. You'll also be asked to compare what you learn about your host nation with the country or region in which you presently reside to note similarities and differences. In this module, you'll hand in a draft of your report for feedback and review from a peer before you turn in your final draft in the next module....
Reading
5 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Adverbs that Go Together with Past Events1m
The Preterite Tense3m
The Contrast Between the Imperfect and the Preterite Tenses2m
Two Ways of Expressing Events from the Recent Past2m
Reading3 readings
History Vocabulary List10m
Clothing and Fashion Vocabulary List10m
Places and Weather Vocabulary List10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Milestone 2: Culture and History of Your Selected Nation (Final Draft)

In this module, you are to take the feedback you were given on your draft in the last module, improve your paper, and then submit your final assignment for official peer review and grading....
Reading
1 quiz
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By MDAug 22nd 2017

Awesome and Impressive specialization for novice learners, I highly recommended :)

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Dr. Robert Blake

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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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