Study Languages : Getting Started with Spanish with Open Learn

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If you want to learn a new language for work or for leisure, this free course will introduce you to one of the most widely spoken languages in the world – Spanish. Whether this is the first time that you are learning Spanish, or you have already picked up some words and phrases from travelling across the Spanish-speaking world, this course is for you. 

This introduction offers the perfect opportunity to develop the skills needed to communicate effectively in Spanish in everyday contexts.


Course Learning Outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:


Part 1:

  • pronounce vowel sounds and the letter ‘h’ in Spanish
  • understand how to type the special characters á é ñ ¿
  • make introductions using both formal and informal expressions
  • greet people at different times of the day
  • recognise the value of keeping a language notebook.

Course duration : 8 hours


Part 2:

  • ask the time, and tell the time to others
  • develop pronunciation, fluency and intonation through practice
  • conjugate verbs in the present tense
  • report on daily routines and favoured activities
  • appreciate the different ‘r’ sounds in the Spanish language.

Course duration : 6 hours


Part 3:

  • greet people in different contexts
  • invite friends to go out with you, and accept or decline their invitations
  • find preferred ways of recording and organising new vocabulary
  • interpret information from tone and intonation
  • hold formal conversation over the phone, and leave messages.

Course duration : 8 hours


You can start this course straight away. Please follow the link in your confirmation email to take you directly to the course.


This is an access anytime e-learning resource provided free of charge in association Open Learn

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