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Spanish for Beginners 6: Out and About

Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course.

Spanish for Beginners 6: Out and About

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 last of six in the Spanish for Beginners program. It will introduce you to language that you need to:

  • talk about where places are;
  • ask for directions;
  • shop for clothes;
  • order food and drinks.

Learn how to go out, shop, eat and drink in Spanish

During the four weeks of the course, you will learn some phrases you’ll need if you have to ask for directions, as well as a range of vocabulary related to clothes and food, so you can enjoy going shopping next time you visit a Spanish-speaking country.

You will find out about tapas, pinchos and raciones, and be able to make sense of a Spanish menu, and will learn about the beautiful city of Valencia in Spain. You will also learn to use the imperative to give directions.

By now, as we reach the end of the Spanish for Beginners program, you should be fairly confident in using basic Spanish to talk about yourself and about everyday and familiar situations.

In this course, you will also find some advice about what you can do next to take your Spanish further.

What topics will you cover?

  • Talk about where places are;
  • Ask for directions;
  • Shop for clothes;
  • Order food and drinks.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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 five courses in the Spanish for Beginners program. This course is taught through English.

Who will you learn with?

Tita Beaven

I am a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at The Open University and have a doctorate in education in the field of ed. tech. I love learning and teaching languages, as well as painting and quilting.

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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