Online Class: Spanish 101 - How to Speak Spanish (with audio)


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  • 14
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  • 27
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  • 10
    Hours
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  • 1.0
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

This Instructional Guide on How to Speak Spanish (includes audio) is a fast, fun, and manageable way to learn Spanish in your own time. This online course starts at the beginning assuming you know nothing about Spanish (but I promise you already do) and walks you through, simple lesson by simple lesson, until you come out speaking about your daily routines, what you did yesterday, last year or in 1999, and what you are going to do tomorrow or in the year 2020.  Along the way, you will find explanations, examples and activities that give you the building blocks to construct a base for the Spanish language that will help you speak one of the world’s most important languages.
 

Would you like to be able to speak one of the world’s most important languages?
 
Would you be surprised to hear you already know a lot about Spanish?
 
Would you believe learning Spanish can be fast, fun, and manageable?
 
If so, then "How to Speak Spanish" is perfect for you! In thirteen interactive lessons (plus a bonus unit), this class:
  • Teaches you the Spanish alphabet and guides you in proper pronunciation
  • Helps you start building and constantly improve your vocabulary
  • Gradually introduces the present, past, and future tenses, including irregular and otherwise tricky verbs
  • Gets you describing people, places, and things
  • Has you talking about your tastes and interests and expressing opinions
  • Guides you through asking questions
  • Helps you properly use prepositions and pronouns
  • As a bonus discusses "cognates" and "false friends"

By the time you complete the course, you will have the confidence to being speaking one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. No previous experience is required. Each lesson will contain audio clips that illustrate specific dialogues and word pronunciations. The ability to listen to these audio clips is not a requirement.

Because enrollment is open 24/7, there’s no reason to put off starting. Register today.

Why might you want to study Spanish?
  • It is one of the world's most widespread and important languages
  • It is widely spoken in many parts of the United States
This course makes learning Spanish fast, fun, and manageable. It assumes that you know nothing about Spanish--but quickly shows how much you really do know--and then walks you, simple lesson by simple lesson, until you can speak about your daily routines, what you did yesterday, last year, or in 1999, and what you are going to do tomorrow or in the year 2020. Along the way, you find explanations, examples, and activities that construct a firm foundation for speaking one of the world’s most important languages.
The course consists of thirteen interactive lessons (plus a bonus unit):

Introduction

Unit 2- The Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide

Unit 3- Start Building Your Vocabulary

Unit 4- Introduction to the Present Tense

Unit 5- Irregular and Otherwise Tricky Verbs in the Present Tense

Unit 6 - Improving Your Vocabulary

Unit 7- Describing People, Places and Things

Unit 8- Talking About Your Tastes and Interests and Expressing Opinions

Unit 9- Prepositions

Unit 10- Introduction to the Past Tense

Unit 11- Asking Questions

Unit 12- Pronouns

Unit 13- Introduction to the Future Tense

Bonus Unit - Cognates and False Friends

Each lesson is accompanied with practice activities and a brief 10-point lesson quiz to reinforce what you have learned. If you encounter questions or areas that leave you confused, you can contact your instructor directly at any time by using the Class Email Forum under the Communications tab in the main classroom area. Within three or four days, his response will show up in your own email in-box.
By the end of the course, you will be:
  • Spouting fun tongue-twisters that help you remember proper Spanish pronunciation, stress, and accents
  • Saying hello, goodbye, and introducing people
  • Working with the days of the week, months of the year, counting, and telling time
  • Conjugating verbs in the present, preterit, imperfect, and future tenses – and knowing what vocabulary triggers different tenses
  • Handling stem-changing and reflexive verbs, different ways of saying "to be," gustar (to like) and similar verbs that work like gustar
     
    Using personal pronouns, reflexive pronouns, direct and indirect objects, and negating verbs
  • Talking about parts of the body, the family, the extended family, home life, and common phrases such as dialogue in a restaurant
  • Coordinating nouns and adjectives, in the singular and plural, placing adjectives properly, and learning lists of handy adjectives that describe people, places, things, and colors.
  • Differentiating the prepositions por and para, prepositions the describe location, and the other most commonly-used prepositions
  • Asking questions
  • As a bonus, you will understand how "Cognates and False Friends" help in learning vocabulary

Best of all, this class gives you the freedom to work at your own pace. There are no set days or times for lectures or language labs and there are many ways to get in touch with the instructor and your fellow classmates.

Enrollment is open 24/7, so register today.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Introduction

¿Hola y bienvenido! We will begin with some expert tips on how to learn a foreign language. We will also go over the formatting of this course. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Where have you traveled?; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introductions

Unit 2- The Alphabet and Pronunciation Guide

In this unit we will cover the alphabet, the vowels, pronunciation rules, stress and accents, diphthongs, and tongue-twisters. Additional lesson topics: The Alphabet; Pronunciation Practice 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: Spanish Speaking People You Know
  • Assessment: Unit 2 Quiz

Unit 3- Start Building Your Vocabulary

In this unit we will learn words of greetings and introductions, leave-taking, days of the week, months of the year, counting 1 -- 199, and telling time. Additional lesson topics: Increasing Your Spanish Vocabulary; Vocabulary Practice 12 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: How much experience do you have?
  • Assessment: Unit 3 Quiz

Unit 4- Introduction to the Present Tense

In this unit we will learn verbs in the present tense, personal pronouns, verb conjugations, and negating verbs. Additional lesson topics: Present Tense Verbs; Conjugations 19 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 4 Quiz

Unit 5- Irregular and Otherwise Tricky Verbs in the Present Tense

In this unit we will go over stem changing verbs, To be or to be? Ser vs. Estar, Haber -- another verb meaning to be, and reflexive Verbs. Additional lesson topics: Irregular Verbs; Tricky Verbs 30 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 5.1 Assignment
  • Complete: Unit 5.2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 5 Quiz

Unit 6 - Improving Your Vocabulary

In this unit we will cover words for parts of the body, family & extended family, at home, common phrases, in a restaurant, counting 200 -- 1999, dialogue in a restaurant, and forming plurals. Additional lesson topics: 100 Spanish Words You Need to Know; General Words and Phrases 31 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 6.1 Assignment
  • Complete: Unit 6.2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 6 Exam

Unit 7- Describing People, Places and Things

In this unit we will cover nouns and adjectives, list of adjectives to describe people, list of adjectives to describe places and things, colors, placement of adjectives, and possessive adjectives. Additional lesson topics: Spanish Nouns; Knowing Whether to Use Ser or Estar 30 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 7.1 Assignment
  • Complete: Unit 7.2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 7 Exam

Unit 8- Talking About Your Tastes and Interests and Expressing Opinions

In this unit we will go over the verb gustar (to like) and other similar verbs, such as Parecer, a verbs that works like gustar. 30 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: Unit8.1.mp3
  • Complete: Unit 8.1 Assignment
  • Complete: Unit 8.2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 8 Exam

Unit 9- Prepositions

In this unit we will focus on prepositions por vs. para, preposition used to describe location, and common prepositions in use. 19 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: Unit9.1.mp3
  • Complete: Unit 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 9 Exam

Unit 10- Introduction to the Past Tense

In this unit we will cover the preterite tense: regular verbs, vocabulary the triggers the preterite tense, irregular verbs in the preterite, the imperfect tense, and irregular forms of the imperfect. Additional lesson topics: Two Simple Past Tenses; Imperfect Past Tense 17 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 10 Exam

Unit 11- Asking Questions

In this unit we will learn Yes/no questions and question words. Additional lesson topics: Question Words 21 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 11 Exam

Unit 12- Pronouns

In this unit we will learn about direct objects, indirect objects, and reflexive pronouns. Additional lesson topics: Pronouns; Spanish Pronouns 20 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 12 Exam

Unit 13- Introduction to the Future Tense

In this unit we will go over word endings to refer to the near future, future tense, and vocabulary that triggers future tense. Additional lesson topics: Future Tense; Irregular Future Tense 19 Total Points
  • Review 3 Practice Worksheets
  • Complete: Unit 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Unit 13 Exam

Bonus Unit: Cognates and False Friends

In this final unit we will go over the concepts of Cognates, and False Friends. Additional lesson topics: Common False Cognates; Fickle Friends 0 Total Points
  • Review Practice Worksheet: Unit14.1.mp3
  • Lesson discussions: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
263
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Recite the alphabet and pronunciation guide.
  • Build a better Spanish vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate the usage the present tense.
  • Identify irregular and otherwise tricky verbs in the present tense.
  • Demonstrate describing people, places and things.
  • Demonstrate talking about your tastes and interests and expressing opinions.
  • Demonstrate preposition usage.
  • Demonstrate past tense usage.
  • Demonstrate asking questions.
  • Demonstrate pronoun usage.
  • Demonstrate future tense usage.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

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Course Title: Spanish 101 - How to Speak Spanish (with audio)
Course Number: 33295
Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $75.00 U.S. dollars

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