Online course in Languages & Cultures

Spanish for Beginners 3: My Life

Learn to talk about daily life, what you do during the day and when things happen in the third Spanish for Beginners course.

  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours
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This course is part of the Spanish for Beginners program, which will enable you to learn basic Spanish and discover the Spanish-speaking world.

Why join the course?

This free online course is the third of six in the Spanish for Beginners program. It will introduce you to the language that you need to:

  • talk about your daily life;
  • talk about what you do every day and every week;
  • ask for and tell the time, and say when things happen;
  • talk about means of transport;
  • talk about working hours;
  • talk about opening and closing times of shops and businesses.

Describe your normal day in Spanish

During the four weeks of the course, you will learn the vocabulary and expressions to talk about what you do during a normal day, and learn the present tense of regular verbs, as well as some irregular verbs such as ir (to go), salir (to leave/to go out) and venir (to come). You will also learn to talk about things you do frequently.

By now, you will find that you are getting more confident in your listening, and you will continue to work on your speaking, reading and writing skills too.

You will find out more about the variety of people and places in the Spanish-speaking world, and about some differences in vocabulary between the different Spanish varieties.

What topics will you cover?

  • Talk about your daily life;
  • Talk about what you do every day and every week;
  • Ask for and tell the time, and say when things happen;
  • Talk about means of transport;
  • Talk about working hours;
  • Talk about opening and closing times of shops and businesses.

When would you like to start?

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  • Available now
    This course started 22 Jul 2019

What will you achieve?

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

  • Develop skills in basic Spanish for interacting in common communicative situations
  • Engage in simple communication in Spanish
  • Apply the language introduced in the course in order to talk about your daily life and what you do every day and every week
  • Apply the language introduced to talk about means of transport
  • Apply the language introduced to ask for and tell the time, talk about working hours and opening and closing times of shops and businesses

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people with little prior knowledge of Spanish, who want to learn the basic language and find out about the Spanish-speaking world. The course assumes that you have already studied the previous two courses in the Spanish for Beginners program. This course is taught through English.

Who will you learn with?

Zsuzsanna Bárkányi

Zsuzsanna Bárkányi

I'm a lecturer in Spanish at the Open University. I'm fascinated by languages, how they work, and how we learn them.

Palma Mackenzie

Palma Mackenzie

I've been teaching Spanish with the OU for the last 14 years. Over this time I've built up a wealth of experience in distance learning for adults. I also have expertise producing learning material.

Who developed the course?

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

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