What you will study
This is the second Beginners Spanish course – Beginners Spanish 2: ¡En marcha!
Whether you have completed Beginners Spanish 1: ¡Empezamos! (LXS001) or you choose this course as your starting point, you will continue to develop your reading and listening skills in Spanish, learning to speak and write the language to communicate in everyday situations.
In Beginners Spanish 2, you will learn how to:
- tell the time and talk about working hours and opening and closing times
- talk about going to places and means of transport
- say what you do in your daily and weekly routine
- talk about mealtimes and eating habits
- talk about hobbies and spare time
- talk about likes and dislikes
- express preferences and give reasons
- express opinions, agreement and disagreement.
Learning a language is also learning about culture, so you will also discover information about different aspects of the Hispanic culture related to food and music.
Throughout the course, you will continue to develop your ability to understand spoken and written Spanish and to communicate your own information and ideas. You will acquire a knowledge of some more basic structures of Spanish along with key vocabulary. Each week comprises 3–4 hours of interactive activities, exercises, explanations and tips about language-learning. It’s a good idea to keep notes either in a notebook or on your preferred digital device. There are regular revision weeks and at the end of each week, there is a quiz for you to practise what you’ve been learning.
We look forward to seeing you soon. ¡Hasta pronto!
Please note that although this course is non-accredited, it can be used towards the module Making your learning count (YXM130) to gain OU credits.
You will learn
This course aims to help you to:
- communicate with speakers of Spanish in a limited range of predictable and simple contexts relating to everyday situations
- understand and use simple Spanish grammatical structures (for example, questions and statements), and common terms for everyday objects and events
- recognise and use basic Spanish phrases in formal and informal styles of communication and use polite forms of address and greetings
- show basic intercultural communicative competence, including an awareness of Spanish-speaking cultures and societies.
The course is designed to help you achieve a level of language proficiency equivalent to level A1 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
You will have access to discussion forums that you are strongly encouraged to participate in as these forums combine support from fellow students with input from a language-specialist learning adviser. Other support is available via the StudentHome website and Computing Helpdesk.
You'll study 3–4 hours per week, for 16 weeks. In total this course will require around 64 hours to complete.