Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary Specialization

Started Nov 20

Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary Specialization

Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary Specialization

Learn Spanish. Build a working vocabulary of 1,500 of the most used words and phrases.

About This Specialization

¿Habla usted español? Spanish is the second most spoken language on earth, second only to Mandarin, and growing in use every day. This specialization is designed for the beginner who may have no experience with learning a second language but who wants to be able to read, write and speak Spanish for personal, travel or business use, or who just wants to learn a second language and build cultural awareness. The topical approach of each course allows learners to develop sets of vocabularies that will form the foundation for a broad understanding of the language. Learners will start with the basics, including common expressions, pronunciation and grammar, and work toward building a functional vocabulary of the 1500 most commonly used Spanish words. The specialization includes 4 courses that progressively build on the skills learned previously, and culminates in a project that allows learners to apply their knowledge and language skills.

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courses
5 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Spanish Vocabulary: Meeting People

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    ¡Hola! ¿Como Estas? In this entry level course, you will take the first step toward exploring the foundations of Spanish grammar and pronunciation, and will begin to build a working vocabulary of common Spanish words and expressions. You will be able
  2. COURSE 2

    Spanish Vocabulary: Cultural Experience

    Current session: Nov 20
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    Spanish, English

    About the Course

    ¡Bienvenidos! This second course in the specialization will build on the basic vocabulary you learned in the first course, and you will begin to build the skills necessary to express your likes and dislikes orally and in writing. You’ll also
  3. COURSE 3

    Spanish Vocabulary: Sports, Travel, and the Home

    Upcoming session: Nov 27
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Ready for the big game? Building on the vocabulary and skills that you have already mastered, this third course of the specialization will introduce new vocabulary that will prepare you to discuss sports, pastimes and politics -- important cultural
  4. COURSE 4

    Spanish Vocabulary: Careers and Social Events

    Upcoming session: Dec 12
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Spanish

    About the Course

    ¡Hola! This fourth course will introduce new vocabularies in the areas of dining, fashion, professions and careers and will bring you ever closer to the 500 word threshold for beginning Spanish. The course will also introduce the subjunctive
  5. COURSE 5

    Spanish Vocabulary Project

    Upcoming session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, we'll imagine that you are applying for an all-expenses paid, educational trip to a Spanish-speaking nation of your choice. You'll introduce yourself to a host family that you'll be staying with, research the rich culture and hi

Creators

  • University of California, Davis

    University of California, Davis

    UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact.

  • Dr. Robert Blake

    Dr. Robert Blake

    Professor & Director

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