This mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish with proven strategies for learning a new language. Intended for true beginners or anyone who wants more reinforcement before joining Spanish 1.
Course format: Instructional videos and interactive online materials in the Canvas course platform introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening and reading skills. Participants should budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3–6 students in 30-minute sessions. Some sections meet once a week, others twice a week. Groups will vary weekly, so participants should be available the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials available one week before first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.
Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl’s blog post about our online course format.
Printable workbook (PDF) included in the price.;
Sections available for fall 2021 (See Upcoming Dates for more detail):
Wednesdays, Aug. 18–Sept. 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m. CT
Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 26–Sept. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Sept. 6)
Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 30–Sept. 20, 6:45-7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Sept. 6)