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Online course

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.

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

Find out more

Spanish for Beginners 3: My Life

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?

  • Date to be announced

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?

María Fernández-Toro

Lecturer in Spanish at the Open University (UK), Department of Languages.
My research interests include language teaching and learning, intercultural communication, and multilingualism in music.

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 is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate and transcript

You can buy a Certificate of Achievement for this course — a personalised certificate and transcript in both digital and printed formats, to prove what you’ve learnt. A Statement of Participation is also available for this course.

Certificate of Achievement + transcript £49.00

Statement of Participation £34.00

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Charges to your account will be made in GBP. Prices in local currency are provided as a convenience and are only an estimate based on current exchange rates.