How It Works

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.

How the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access. Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect.

What You Will Do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.

Participate When You Want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.

For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

Discussion

The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

Next start date

Sep 7 – Oct 29