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Learn Spanish for Global Communication: Level 1 (taster)

Suitable even for beginners, this course from the Modern Language Centre will get you well versed in the art of speaking Spanish.

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Learn Spanish for Global Communication: Level 1 (taster)
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study6 hours
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Learn to read, write, speak and understand Spanish with King’s College London

This introductory course is ideal for anyone looking to interact with native Spanish speakers, visit a Spanish-speaking country, or for study and exchange programme purposes.

By the end of the two-week course, you’ll be able to meet people in Spanish, exchange basic information with them and understand simple written and oral texts.

Get tips for learning to speak Spanish

Suitable even for those with no prior experience, this short course will provide you with the basics needed to strike up a basic conversation in Spanish in a social environment.

Enjoy interactive activities with fellow students to help with speaking Spanish

You’ll practise the language engaging in interactive activities, and participating in online group work according to a syllabus based on a systematic grammatical progression.

Covering various topics such as greetings, personal information, professions, and key grammatical facts, by the end of the two-week course you’ll be able to introduce yourself and meet other people in Spanish, as well as to read, understand and produce simple texts.

Learn from the experts at the Modern Language Centre

The Modern Language Centre at King’s College London employs over 100 teaching staff who are native speakers of the languages in which they teach.

You’ll be under their guidance every step of the way, and will enjoy a course mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) standard.

The material for these introductory weeks will provide a taste of a new microcredential from King’s College London, coming to FutureLearn in January.

What topics will you cover?

  • Greetings; introducing oneself and others
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Alphabet and numbers
  • Professions
  • Asking for clarification
  • Exchanging contact details
  • Basics of Spanish grammar and pronunciation.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Engage in simple conversation to introduce yourself and ask for basic information.
  • Describe who you are and what you do.
  • Produce short written and oral texts related to personal information.
  • Collect information from simple texts and audio documents.
  • Identify some key aspects of Spanish grammar.

Who is the course for?

This useful course is suitable for professionals who may be required to visit Spain or another Spanish-speaking country.

It’s suitable for those with no previous experience as well as those that are looking to brush-up on their Spanish skills.

Who will you learn with?

I am a lecturer in Spanish at the MLC, King's College London, and a freelance learning advisor. I specialise in language development with an interest in learning technologies and instructional design

I am a Spanish teacher from Lima, Peru with 15 year experience working at King's College London. I am very interested in the latest technology developments to support language learning.

Who developed the course?

King's College London

King’s College London, established in 1829 and a founding college of the University of London, is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, based in the very heart of London.

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