This introduction to Spanish is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of the language. Here, you will acquire basic pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar, as well as conversation skills through practice in pairs and small groups. Videos and audiovisual materials will enrich the content of your classes and teach important aspects of culture.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Acquire good pronunciation of the language
Be able to introduce themselves, using the appropriate greetings and responses
Learn to recognize gender by using the correct definite and indefinite articles
Learn how to form the singular and plural of nouns and use them appropriately
Learn to count from 0 to 100, and be able to do basic math equations
Learn to conjugate and feel comfortable with the use of the verb ser and estar.
Learn the conjugation of the most common regular and irregular verbs in the Present Tense
Write simple affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences, using the appropriate grammar structure.
Be able to ask basic questions, using the various question words such as cómo, cuándo, cuánto, por qué, etc.
Learn idiomatic expressions that have no exact translation in English
Tell the time
This introduction to the Spanish language is designed for those students who have no previous knowledge of the language.
We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.
Complete Spanish Step-by-Step, by Barbara Bregstein with McGraw-Hill (mandatory).
Our Online Hybrid language courses createan environment for both real-time communication and self-paced practice on the internet between instructors and students from different locations.
Our language classes are offered in both synchronous mode (Zoom) and asynchronous mode (Moodle). The dual modes allows the instructors to present the content of a course online while maintaining the richness of conversations in a virtual classroom setting and ensuring the guidance of students on a continuous basis. The synchronous exchanges with the instructor and the other learner’s takes place in real time by; videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing. Each week, you login at a set time for the class instruction complete with individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor. The asynchronous learning, on the other hand, enables the students to access materials and resources at their own convenience during the week. Educational activities can take different forms, such as exercises, readings, forums, audio /video files, quizzes, etc.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).