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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.
You will practice speaking in weekly 30-minute online sessions led by an experienced instructor, with a maximum of 3-6 other participants. In order to get to know all of your classmates, your conversation time will vary between the first or second 30-minute time-slot of the hour you registered for. You should be available for either.
The live online sessions begin one week after the scheduled course start date to allow time to work through the first unit of learning material in preparation for the live conversation practice.
Online course materials introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening, and reading skills through videos, audios, and interactive exercises. Budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous content.
Course materials become available online on the scheduled course start date 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 anticipated for fall 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Tuesdays, Oct. 31–Dec. 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT
Tuesdays, Oct. 31–Dec. 5, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT
Sections anticipated for spring 2024 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Tuesdays, Jan. 9–Feb. 13, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT
Tuesdays, Jan. 9–Feb. 13, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT
Wednesdays, Feb. 7–March 13, 8:30–9:30 a.m. CT