Centre for Continuing Education

Spanish Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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If you want to learn to speak Spanish, our Spanish classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Spanish language and culture. Learn Spanish the smart way with Spanish courses at CCE, The University of Sydney.

This Spanish course is for beginner’s and requires no prior knowledge of the language. Ideal for preparing quickly for travel or work commitments, or just as a quick stepping stone to start one’s path to mastering Spanish, this course will introduce basic greetings and the sharing of personal information, introductions, describing yourself. Grammatical themes will complement your learned vocabulary to provide the framework for further verbal and non-verbal skills development.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Greetings: personal information
  • Verb ‘ser’. Gender: feminine/masculine
  • Introducing someone: occupation, nationality, age
  • Introducing your family: adjectives – demonstrative and possessive
  • The alphabet and numbers 0-100
  • Determinate articles. Verbs ‘estar’ and 'tener'
  • Finding things outdoors: places, transport

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed Text

Aula Internacional 1 New edition by Jaime Corpas, Eva Garcia and Agustin Garmendia. (Difusion, Spain 2013) ISBN: 978 841 584 6772

This course is based on Units 1-3 of the above text. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Prescribed textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us that the course will proceed. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to class commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • Our teacher was fantastico! This was a great class. Can’t wait to do Level 2 next year. Great service that Sydney Uni puts on – highly recommendable.

  • The course was fantastic and I felt very comfortable participating – even when I wasn’t sure of my answers or pronunciation. Our trainer was wonderful.

  • The teacher provided a wide range of learning material and made the textbook fun to learn from. My understanding of the Spanish language has definitely improved since starting the course. Muchas gracias!

  • The course was great and the pace was right for me. The tutor made it fun as well. Looking forward to progressing to course 2!

  • Great introduction to Spanish. If you put in even 10 minutes a day you will begin to see results within the first two weeks. Brilliant course.

  • An excellent, professional, conscientious teacher who was particularly adept at harnessing teachable moments to edify and illustrate not only the elements of the language, but also cultivate and encourage curiosity and model successful learning strategies. Well done.

  • A fabulous and convivial tutor... who made Spanish very easy to comprehend and mixed humour with expert knowledge. I enjoyed the course greatly and have enrolled in the next level.

  • I really enjoyed this intro to Spanish 101. The tutor is very good and runs an interactive class.

  • A friendly environment was created for all learners and plenty of encouragement and guidance was given to achieve a sense of achievement and progress as I went through the course. I have already booked in for the next course in the series.

  • My tutor was amazing. She has a fantastic attitude and teaching style. Hold on to that one!

  • Great teacher and good materials provided. Will definitely sign up for Spanish 102! :)

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Spanish Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners
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