Online ExpertTrack in Language

Spanish 1: Spanish for Beginners

Master basic Spanish 1 level as you learn the words, sounds, and useful phrases to help you interact with ease.

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Develop your Spanish language skills to communicate with confidence

Whether you want to learn Spanish for work, study, or to feel more comfortable when travelling to one of the many Spanish-speaking countries around the world, this engaging ExpertTrack will help you start your journey to mastering the language.

Through interactive videos and materials, and guided by the language experts at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, you’ll learn common Spanish words and phrases, and get an insight into the culture of Spanish-speaking people.

Level A1 is the first level of language in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). All the words, sounds, and expressions on this ExpertTrack correspond to CEFR A1 level to ensure you build a thorough understanding of basic Spanish.

Learn Spanish greetings and farewells

To ensure you have a confident start to your Spanish conversations, you’ll learn the different greetings you can use to properly introduce yourself in everyday situations.

You’ll also discover farewells and develop the basic vocabulary to help you discuss family members, professions, and nationalities.

Understand basic Spanish grammar

On the second course of this ExpertTrack, you’ll start to explore more intermediate-level Spanish to help develop your language skills further.

You’ll learn how to follow basic Spanish grammar rules and enrich your vocabulary as you understand how to express your likes and dislikes.

Learn Spanish for beginners to open up global opportunities

Spoken by over 600 million people in the world today, being able to speak the Spanish language can help you build relationships around the world.

This practical ExpertTrack will help you master the basics of Spanish and build a solid foundation of the language that you can continue to expand.

You’ll also have the opportunity to practice your skills with both written and oral work that will be graded by your peers.

Key skills you will learn

  • Understand basic Spanish grammar
  • Use basic Spanish vocabulary
  • Understand basic Spanish words
  • Understand basic Spanish expressions
  • Understand basic Spanish conversations

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Recognize general aspects of Spanish
  • Recognize how to use the following grammar aspects: pronouns, the verb Ser and the verb Estar, articles, adjectives, nouns
  • Describe oneself, one’s family members and other people
  • Recognize how to express likes and dislikes.
  • Recognize how to use the following vocabulary aspects: numbers, professions, parts of the body, clothes
  • Describe present time actions: routine activities and free time activities
  • Describe places: regions of a country

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for anyone interested in learning Spanish in a simple, yet structured way.

You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge of Spanish to benefit from this ExpertTrack.

Getting started

If you have never studied Spanish before or only know a small amount, this ExpertTrack will help you start your language journey. You’ll develop the ability to understand basic Spanish words, expressions, grammar, and vocabulary to use in general, everyday conversations.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Improve your Spanish speaking skills as you learn vital phrases to help you confidently hold a conversation.

    4 tests

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Week 1
      • Important Information / Información importante
      • ExpertTrack welcome / Bienvenida del ExpertTrack
      • ¡Yo soy y tú eres!
    • Week 2

      Week 2
      • ¿Qué es y quién es?
    • Week 3

      Week 3
      • ¡Esta es mi familia!
    • Week 4

      Week 4
      • Los objetos de la casa
  • Course 2

    Develop your knowledge of the Spanish language to help you follow basic grammar rules and communicate different topics.

    4 tests

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Week 1
      • My daily routine / Mi rutina diaria
    • Week 2

      Week 2
      • ¿Qué te gusta?
    • Week 3

      Week 3
      • ¿Qué hay?
    • Week 4

      Week 4
      • ¿Qué profesión tienes?

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  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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World-class learning with Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), located in Medellín, Colombia, is a highly recognized institution not only in the city, but also in the country due to its high-quality accreditation awarded by the Colombian Ministry of Education.

UPB promotes integral development of human being as an ethical, social, rational, religious, artistic person, who gives a humanist sense of the environment through a process of continuous improvement.

Meet your instructors

Hola. Soy Gustavo Jaramillo Cardona, profesor de español en el Centro de Lenguas de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín. ¡Mucho gusto!

Soy Jorge Estupiñán, profesor de español del Centro de Lenguas de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

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