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University of California, Davis

Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish Vocabulary

University of California, Davis via Coursera 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.


Course 1: Spanish Vocabulary: Meeting People
- Offered by University of California, Davis. ¡Hola! ¿Como Estas? In this entry level course, you will take the first step toward exploring ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Spanish Vocabulary: Cultural Experience
- Offered by University of California, Davis. ¡Bienvenidos! This second course in the specialization will build on the basic vocabulary you ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Spanish Vocabulary: Sports, Travel, and the Home
- Offered by University of California, Davis. Ready for the big game? Building on the vocabulary and skills that you have already mastered, ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Spanish Vocabulary: Careers and Social Events
- Offered by University of California, Davis. ¡Hola! This fourth course will introduce new vocabularies in the areas of dining, fashion, ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Spanish Vocabulary Project
- Offered by University of California, Davis. In this course, we'll imagine that you are applying for an all-expenses paid, educational trip ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Dr. Robert Blake


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  • Anonymous
    Pros: it has given me the structure I need to actually learn Spanish

    - things are taught in a way that doesn’t make sense to me. Was asked to conjugate verbs before we went over proper verb conjugation, for example.
    - I don’t feel that there are enough interactive exercises to really apply or retain what I have learned.

    I’ve decided to do this course in conjunction with Duolingo in hopes of actually learning Spanish and I’ll see how that goes.

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