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Spanish Across the Americas: Beginners

Join us on a journey across the Americas and learn the basics of the Spanish language as you discover Latin American culture.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Spanish Across the Americas: Beginners

Learn Spanish as it is spoken across the Americas

Spanish is spoken by 575 million people around the world, as a mother tongue or foreign language. More than 80% of all Spanish speakers live across the Americas.

This online Spanish course will teach non-native speakers how to deal with simple information and communicate in everyday situations. Videos, articles and quizzes will help you learn not only about the Spanish language, but also about the culture of four fascinating destinations across the Americas.

You will also have the opportunity to comment and interact with other learners from all over the world.

Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsThe American continent, the only territorial mass that connects the extremes of the planet from north to south. Because of its size, it has the privilege of holding the most diverse climates and ecosystems that are home to the greatest biodiversity in the world.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 secondsIn addition, half of its population shares something in common: the Spanish language. 80% of all Spanish speakers in the world live in the Americas. Learning a foreign language means understanding another way of thinking and experiencing the world. Spanish will allow you to expand your horizons, help your career, extend travel destinations, make new friends and enjoy the American Hispanic culture that involves 19 countries. This course, developed by the National University of Córdoba, one of the oldest in the Americas, will bring you closer to the Spanish language through a tour around different countries, without the need for previous experience.

Skip to 1 minute and 15 secondsYou will learn some basic language content and how to express yourself in familiar contexts. At the same time, you will dive deeper into the history and culture of the people in this wonderful continent like never before. Join us on this exciting journey and discover Spanish across the Americas.

What topics will you cover?

  • Greetings, simple introductions, ways to ask and give personal information.
  • Regular and irregular Spanish verbs in present tense.
  • Ways to talk about location, time, dates and prices and to describe people.
  • Possessives, demonstratives and quantifiers.
  • Ways to talk about one’s routine, likes and feelings.
  • Cultural topics on Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Argentina.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe in Spanish, in simple terms, their present, their environment and issues related to their immediate needs.
  • Perform simple, habitual exchanges in Spanish.
  • Interpret frequently used phrases and expressions in Spanish related to familiar contexts.
  • Apply a range of basic language structures available to deal with familiar and predictable situations.
  • Apply a series of simple grammatical constructions.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn Spanish as a second or foreign language. It covers the basic aspects of the language, so no previous experience or knowledge is required.

Who will you learn with?

Sergio Di Carlo

Dr. Sergio Di Carlo is a professional specialized in applied linguistics. He has been involved in research projects in the fields of foreign language learning and educational technology. @SergioDiCar

Laura Cocache

Laura Cocache holds a Master´s degree in the Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language. She is also a teacher of English and currently works at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.

Who developed the course?

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) is a tuition-free public university funded by the Argentine government. Founded in 1613, it is the oldest university in Argentina and one of the most prestigious.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $59 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.