What you will study
This is the third in our Beginners Spanish series – Beginners Spanish 3: ¡Adelante!
This 16 week course offers you a follow up to your learning journey from our earlier courses, or your own prior learning through travel or study. Starting with making suggestions, you will progress week by week towards being able to hold longer conversations and to understand more language in different situations.
In Beginners Spanish 3: ¡Adelante! you will learn how to:
- make suggestions
- make phone calls formally and informally
- explain what you are doing today
- book accommodation and make formal requests in a hotel
- take part in simple exchanges in shops when shopping for food or clothes
- describe places and indicate their location
- ask and give directions and learn some vocabulary relating to travel
- talk about what is or is not allowed
- order food and drink in a bar or restaurant.
A country's culture forms an important part of learning a language so you will also discover information about different aspects of the Hispanic culture related to famous Hispanic buildings and to the importance of eating with family and friends.
Throughout the course, you will improve your ability to understand spoken and written Spanish and communicate your own information and ideas. You will acquire a knowledge of important basic structures of Spanish along with key vocabulary. Each week comprises 3–4 hours of interactive activities, exercises, explanations and tips about language-learning. It is a good idea to keep notes either in a notebook or on your preferred digital device. There are regular revision weeks and at the end of each week, there is a quiz for you to practise what you have been learning.
We look forward to seeing you soon. ¡Hasta pronto!
Please note that although this course is non-accredited, it can be used towards the module Making your learning count (YXM130) to gain OU credits.
You will learn
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- communicate with speakers of Spanish in a limited range of predictable and simple contexts relating to everyday situations
- understand and use simple Spanish grammatical structures (for example, questions and statements), and common terms for everyday objects and events
- recognise and use basic Spanish phrases in formal and informal styles of communication and use polite forms of address and greetings
- show basic intercultural communicative competence, including an awareness of Spanish-speaking cultures and societies.
The course is designed to help you achieve a level of language proficiency equivalent to level A1 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
You will have access to discussion forums that you are strongly encouraged to participate in as these forums combine support from fellow students with input from a language-specialist learning adviser. Other support is available via the StudentHome website and Computing Helpdesk.
You'll study 3–4 hours per week, for 16 weeks. In total this course will require around 64 hours to complete.