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Un viaje por Hispanoamérica: Español inicial

Universidad del Rosario via edX

Overview

Today more tan 580 million people speak Spanish in the five continents and it is the third language used to communicate in the web and social networks.

This course helps you learn basic expressions and communicative tools so that you can travel to diverse Spanish-speaking destinations, and make the most of your stay while you go more deeply in the cultures.

You will know about Spanish American places and traditions that will make you wish to travel. You will know how to introduce yourself, do shopping, ask for places, follow directions, taste street dishes, or enjoy some meal at a restaurant.

This course is designed by teachers from the Program of Spanish for Foreigners (PEPE) of Universidad del Rosario, who have taught Spanish in Colombia and other countries taking culture as the means to teach the language.

Syllabus

Unit 1. Como Pedro por su casa

  1. Greetings. Travel documents.
  2. Persona information, nationalities and marital status.
  3. Interrogative pronouns
  4. Alphabet and numbers
  5. Written expression
  6. Tourist places in Colombia
  7. Learning evaluation

Unit 2. El cliente siempre tiene la razón

  1. Spanish American currencies
  2. Expressions for shopping
  3. How to bargain in Spanish America
  4. Vocabulary for shopping
  5. Written and oral expression
  6. Tourist places in Chile
  7. Learning evaluation

Unit 3 Barriga llena, corazón contento

  1. Traditional Spanish American dishes
  2. Expressions used to order food
  3. Open markets and street food
  4. Spanish American cuisine
  5. Written expression
  6. Tourist places in Argentina
  7. Learning evaluation

Unit 4. El que busca encuentra

  1. Cities in Spanish America
  2. Place prepositions and adverbs
  3. Directions for getting places
  4. Adjetives to describe cities
  5. Written expression
  6. Tourist places in Costa Rica
  7. Learning evaluation

Taught by

Diana Alejandra Hincapié Moreno, María Liliana Labrador Morales and Diana Rocío Umaña Buitrago

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