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Basic Spanish 1: Getting Started

Universitat Politècnica de València via edX

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Overview

This 7-week Spanish language course is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.

This course will introduce you to the A1 proficiency level as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL, Council of Europe 2001). After completing this course, you will be prepared to introduce yourself, ask basic questions, and conduct a brief conversation in Spanish.

This course uses reference materials, cultural notes, grammar explanations, functions of language, etc. Students will be able to monitor their progress by taking a number of performance tests and a final achievement test.

Taught by

Ms. Cristina Navarro, Dra. Virginia González and Dra. Ana Gimeno

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Reviews for edX's Basic Spanish 1: Getting Started
4.2 Based on 37 reviews

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Vladi V
3.0 3 years ago
Vladi is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Somehow I don't find it engaging.. Maybe for me is not so interesting because i already speak a bit of Spanish, but I have impression all the time that instructors are repeating a lot and over and over again.. I would give it 2-3 stars for now.
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Carmel I
1.0 a year ago
by Carmel is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Something is wrong with this course. It says that I haven't completed Weeks 2-5 (I'm currently on Week 5). But when I click the option there's a green check mark, meaning that I've finished it. (And I did!) How do I solve this problem?
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Nora H
3.0 6 months ago
Nora completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it.
I have learned well and most importantly I want to get the certificate and I have deposited the amount and I am waiting for it to arrive Thank you and I wish more learning
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Leila A
1.0 4 years ago
Leila is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I think this class isn't suited for beginners like myself. More for the people whom are advanced for the language and can understand better for any course review.
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Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good introduction ..and quite comprehensive. Sufficient for my needs. I combined it with an app on smartphone to prgress somewhat faster.

Thank you
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Anonymous
4.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I believe this course was an excellent way to review some basic Spanish that I had learned in the past.
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Amina S
4.0 3 weeks ago
Amina completed this course.
Ola,

I absolutely love the teaching pace and options for lesson repeat. The course had great content that covers all the basics. Where I didn't know a word of Spanish before, I was conversing with my colleagues from Mexico after three months of the class! I have gone on to take the basic II to strengthen my learning.

What I hope to see improved is the technology around the course. Sometimes I can't read well on the mobile phone version and can't play the video clips. This limits my learning time. A better content editorial is also required. Sometimes, the correct answer choices are marked as the wrong answer! that can be confusing.

Gracias para la oportunidad aprender el espanol

Me llamo Amina

April 03, 2019

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Iulia B
4.0 2 months ago
Iulia completed this course.
This course helped me put in place all the information I remembered from Spanish music, movies or series. It's really great as a beginner course because it has so many practical exercises that it's impossible not to remember at least a few things. I also liked the way it was structured around basic knowledge you need to have if you want to communicate something simple in Spanish and around specific knowledge such as grammatical aspects. I would recommend this course. I did not like the fact that I was unable to test my knowledge in the mid and final test because I didn't subscribe for a verified certificate, but other than that I can't complain about the usefulness of the course as a whole.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Thanks for the beautiful course I have my grandson working in Barcelona and I was interested to learn Spanish .I did before Duolingo and it helps me and I know Roumanian ,French and a little Italian so I tried to to go also with the logic Now I am happy to begin the next course of Spanish 2 from your University and with the same staff the same teachers and well organized Thanks once again Draga Creter from Israel
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Cristian M
5.0 3 weeks ago
by Cristian completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
It seems to me a wonderful course,

It starts from scratch, teaching you basic expressions, such as introducing yourself or greeting yourself. You learn to say where you are from, to know how to express yourself about clothes, your family, your house, some usual questions, store products, numbers, etc.

The pronunciation of the videos is very good, both in English and in Spanish.

Thank you very much for this content!

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Anonymous
5.0 4 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
When I started this course, I was not a beginer, but an intermediate speaker who had quite a large gap between my reading and conversational skills. This course not only started to fill that gap, it helped me with a few fundementals I thought I knew, but had not quite mastered. I would definetly reccomend it to a friend, and will continue with the second course as wel.
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Tenkasi V
5.0 2 days ago
Tenkasi completed this course.
This basic beginner's course is to the point, building a few action verbs in our daily lives, vocabulary for basic conversations and the grammar that governs the usage. It ca be a fast course, if one wishes. And that is a very good thing. Lot of help and pronunciation practice. I enjoyed the course. Thanks.
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Anonymous
5.0 6 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a very immersive course, you start with the Spanish language from very the very beginning, so if you are an absolute beginner it can be a little intimidating, but, once you get used to it, you learn very fast with all the different resources you have, videos, audios, text, audio recorders and a lot more.
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Anonymous
3.0 2 weeks ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I think the content is not organized in a very logically clear way. Sometimes I got confused about details given at some part of the course. And it seems that the topic of each semana is not so relevant with the content. And I wish to learn spanish in a more systematic approach. A bit disappointed.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Easy to do. Appreciated that some was extremely basic but other parts emphasized normal speed Spanish speakers, which are challenging but the norm. One major difficulty was that the drag and drop problems took four times longer than necessary because the correct answers wouldn't drop.
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Hoda S
4.0 6 months ago
Hoda completed this course.
it was really fascinating course which I enjoyed a lot with it. I'm looking forward to further information and interacting ways for full via conversations to improve our ability of speaking and for finding the best way to enhance our daily life usage of spanish
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Missoum S
5.0 5 months ago
Missoum completed this course.
muchas gracias, Cursos muy útiles, me hiciste la vida más fácil. realmente aprecio eso

gracias gracias gracias gracias gracias gracias graciasgraciasgracias gracias gracias gracias gracias gracias gracias

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Anonymous
5.0 5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
So functional system that we can learn spanish languages.

Really apreciate all the professors in here and hope a lot more people are going to come to enjoy this such a good occasion that we could learn more.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A real good course for a absolute beginner, it was very pleasant to go true the course. Last year we went to Valencia and we would like to go again, and then to be able to speak a little bit of spanish.
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Zemfira M
5.0 5 months ago
Zemfira completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I really liked this course,it would be great if the certificate was given for free. I hope that in the future I will continue to learn Spanish, it's interesting . I advise everyone to take this course .
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