Basic Spanish 3: Getting there Course Overview
Beginners course for learners of Spanish that focuses not only on language but also on cultural aspects, specifically designed for English speakers. In this Spanish course, you will learn basic vocabulary to talk about yourself and your everyday life, in the present, in the future, and in the past, in simple and brief communication situations.
You will learn expressions of time, how to express things that will happen in the future, vocabulary related to the shopping list, how to express an opinion, talking about your health, and about experiences and activities that happened in the past. At the end of the Basic Spanish 3: Getting there edX course, you will be able to communicate in everyday situations according to the A2 proficiency level (elementary) as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL, Council of Europe).
The course, which is designed for English speakers, offers a variety of exercises after going through the stages of content presentation, comprehension, and production. You have videos, small texts and audios to improve your pronunciation, glossaries, activities for oral practice with other course students, quizzes, grammar cards, and recommendations on external Internet resources to continue learning more and more Spanish.
The topics on which the activities revolve are work life, family life, city life, and outdoor life. As you can see, a bit of everything is to be able to talk about yourself and to engage in everyday communication.
What you’ll learn
- Basic vocabulary to be able to use and understand information related to:
- daily routine and work
- daily activities at home and with the family
Unit 1: Mañana voy a empezar a estudiar español
This Unit includes practice in expressing actions that will take place in the future, describing everyday chores, formulating questions, and learning to use time expressions.
Unit 2: ¿Qué tal tu día?
This Unit includes practice in describing our daily lives, asking questions about others, expressing preferences, and saying whether or not we liked something.
Unit 3: ¿Qué haces mañana?
This Unit includes practice in describing how we feel, parts of the body, speaking on the phone, inviting someone to do something, and arranging to meet someone.
Unit 4: ¿Dónde pasaste las vacaciones?
This Unit includes practice in using the past indefinite verb tense, describing what we did the previous day, describing how we spent the weekend, talking about our friends and explaining what they did, and talking about the holidays.
- Prof. Ana Gimeno
- Cristina Navarro