This newly-revised 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. Create a solid base of practical knowledge with common phrases and linguistic building blocks that will get you speaking right away. 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 workbook and the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Classes meet twice a week for 2.5 weeks or once a week for 5 weeks. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3-6 students in 30-minute sessions. Groups will vary, so participants should be available the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials are available one week before the 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.
A printable workbook (PDF) is included in the price. All other materials are available through the course platform.
Sections available for fall 2022 (See Upcoming Dates for more detail):
Tuesdays, Nov. 15–Dec. 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT
Section available for spring 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for more detail):
Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 12–Feb. 2, 5–6 p.m. CT
Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 12–Feb. 2, 6:15–7:15 p.m. CT
Wednesdays, Jan.18–Feb. 22, 8:30–9:30 a.m. CT