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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
4.0 Based on 27 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 5 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 3 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 4 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 4 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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Iulia B
4.0 a month 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 5 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
4.0 4 weeks 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 4 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 4 months ago
Missoum completed this course.
muchas gracias, Cursos muy útiles, me hiciste la vida más fácil. realmente aprecio eso

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Anonymous
5.0 4 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 a month 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 4 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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Miguel A
5.0 4 months ago
Miguel completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Me quedé feliz con el curso. para el nivel principiante, el curso es muy bueno y pasa una buena idea de cómo es las situaciones del día a día. No veo la hora de comenzar el nivel 2.
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Anonymous
5.0 a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It's really great. This course could help me get out of the first difficult side ~ As a fresh beginner, I wanna recommend "Basic Spanish 1: Getting Started" for everyone.
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Vaggelis T
4.0 4 weeks ago
Vaggelis completed this course.
Not bad for the beginners. This course allow you to take a big idea how a Spanish language works. When you complete the course you can get the next course more easily.
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Anonymous
4.0 5 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good but needs supplements. I also was using dualingo the app and podcasts. I had me husband review with me what I was learning. On it's own, it is insufficient.
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Anonymous
5.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have learned alot and I am glad this course was avaible. I have and still would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn spanish
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Isom P
5.0 3 weeks ago
Isom completed this course.
i really liked it, one of the best courses. I would like to pass more the same courses. this course really helped me to improve my language.
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