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Course Description

Designed for beginners, we will have you speaking and reading Spanish in no time. You will practice the basic building blocks of the language and common idiomatic expressions. You will know enough vocabulary and grammar for simple conversations, and you will learn how to ask and answer questions. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills to communicate in Spanish.

This is a two-month, online course.

Course Outline

Agenda

Unit 1

  • The Alphabet: Vowels and Consonants
  • Ser and Estar
  • How to Ask Questions
  • Vocabulary

Unit 2

  • Colors, Countries and Numbers
  • Colors
  • Countries and Nationalities
  • Numbers

Unit 3

  • Telling Time
  • The Calendar
  • More Vocabulary

Unit 4

  • Expressions
  • Tener: To have
  • Vocabulary and expressions with tener
  • Estar: To Be

Unit 5

  • Conjugation
  • Conjugation of Regular Verbs
  • AR Verbs
  • ER Verbs
  • IR Verbs

Unit 6

  • Irregular Verbs
  • Hay
  • Irregular Verbs Present Tense
  • Stem-Changing Verbs

Unit 7

  • The Near Future
  • Vocabulary

Unit 8

  • Present Progressive
  • More Ar Verbs
  • Vocabulary
  • Present Progressive

Learner Outcomes

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will:

  • Have the ability to form and speak simple sentences in Spanish
  • Know how to tell time and identify the days of the week, months of the year, and how to ask for a birth date
  • Be able to ask questions using words such as how, when, who, do you, where, why, how much, which, what, what for, and to give instruction
  • Have an understanding of cultural norms in Latin American countries
  • Master the basics of reading and writing in Spanish

Course objectives

  • To recognize the basic sounds of the Spanish language and the correct pronunciation
  • To be able to make introductions using the verb “to be,” adjectives and vocabulary related to the medical profession, and
  • Spanish notions of gender and number for nouns, adjectives, articles and their agreement
  • To understand the Spanish uses of verb mood, tense number, and person
  • To gain the ability to ask and answer questions in Spanish
  • To acquire the ability to have simple conversations, and read and write in Spanish

About Online Learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It's easy. It's fun.

Notes

This UGotClass, online self-paced course is scheduled for February 7 to April 1, 2022. There are no set meeting dates or times.

Instructor: Cristina Sempé

Cristina Sempé specializes in teaching her native language to adults, having taught more than 35 years at community colleges, community education programs, and for Cleveland City Schools’ adult education.

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Section Title
Beginning Conversational Spanish
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Apr 03, 2023 to May 26, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $290.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This online, self-paced course is offered in partnership with LERN/UGotClass. Course is scheduled for April 3 to May 26, 2023. There are no set meeting dates or times.
Section Title
Beginning Conversational Spanish
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Jun 05, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $290.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
This online, self-paced course is offered in partnership with LERN/UGotClass. Course is scheduled for June 5-July 28, 2023. There are no set meeting dates or times.