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Learn basic Spanish and discover the Spanish-speaking world

Have you ever visited Spain and wished you spoke some Spanish to interact with the locals and understand more of the country? Have you ever travelled to Central or South America and been fascinated by the language, the people and their cultures? Have you always wanted to find a way into the food, music, cinema or literature of the Spanish-speaking world?

Whether you want to learn Spanish to go on holiday, use it for work or study, or simply give your brain a boost, this Spanish for Beginners program will help you discover one of the world’s most widely spoken languages, and the fascinating cultures and peoples of the Spanish-speaking world.

The program is designed for learners with no prior knowledge of Spanish, and provides a solid foundation at level A1 of the CEFR.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the six, four-week courses in the program provide a flexible way to learn to understand and talk about everyday and familiar situations in Spanish.

Courses

To get an award you will need to get a Certificate of Achievement for each course on this program. This means upgrading some courses to qualify for a certificate and buying a certificate separately on others. You will always need to complete at least 90% of each course and score an average of 70% or above on any tests to qualify for a Certificate of Achievement, regardless of whether you upgrade or buy the certificate separately.

Once you have qualified for and bought all Certificates of Achievement you will receive a FutureLearn Award.

This program will require 24 weeks of learning and cost a total of £294.00 + shipping.

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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.

Learn with experts in online language teaching

The Spanish for Beginners program has been developed by a team of language educators at The Open University – a pioneer in online and distance teaching and learning.

Since its launch in 1969, The Open University has enabled nearly two million learners to achieve their career and life goals. It has a thriving program of language offerings at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Learning outcomes

Through the Spanish for Beginners program, you will learn to:

  • understand and communicate in Spanish in everyday situations;
  • develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills;
  • learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about everyday topics;
  • become aware of the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world;
  • and develop your study skills to become a successful language learner.

In particular, you will learn the language necessary to:

  • greet people, say where you live and what languages you speak;
  • describe people and what they wear, talk about your family and home;
  • talk about daily life, what you do and when things happen;
  • talk about your hobbies, likes and dislikes;
  • make phone calls, book accommodation,
  • shop for food or clothes, and get things done;
  • and ask for directions, order food and drinks when you’re out and about.