It is our privilege to announce a great way to supplement your Spanish language exchange – a free, open online course Spanish MOOC that teaches first-year college Spanish.
It’s open to all, and all you need to enroll is an email address.
Over 1,000 have already enrolled, so join in on the fun!
SpanishMOOC is a 3 credit course for students with no background in Spanish to become competent in communicating through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This open course will create and provide resources reusable
under creative commons standards. Registration for the course is available immediately.
Although the course cannot provide college credit from an accredited university, capable students will learn the material of a first-year college class, and will receive a letter grade.
The course will be a combination of recorded video instruction, conversation practice with other students, and homework assignments given and evaluated through the integrated Instreamia learning platform. In these
assignments, students will practice listening recognition, vocabulary understanding, context comprehension, and grammar usage.
Assessment criteria for the determination of each student’s letter grade will be 12 homework assignments, conversation participation, 6 quizzes, 2 midterms and a final.
The course materials are included with the course, which will take advantage of the following technologies:
After completing this course, students will be prepared with the basic skills of speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish in order to communicate with native speakers. The basic grammar principles, including verb
conjugations, article usage, and pronoun usage will be introduced. Students will learn the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through videos and conversations. Students will be prepared for second-year college level
programs if they receive a satisfactory grade in this course.
Reasons why you should take this course:
§ More immersive content (native speakers) than any course at its level
§ Real-time assessment and feedback on assignments
§ Engaging assignments, including music videos from Shakira, Enrique
Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Laura Pausini, and other A-list artists as well as
your favorite children’s stories like goldilocks and Pinocchio and
interesting talks from TED.
§ Interaction and coaching from native speakers and advanced learners and
§ Feedback on your writing and speaking from experienced Spanish speakers
§ You decide how much you want to learn – there is no limit to how far you
can go with our limitless learning platform.
§ You’ll get an actual grade that gauges how much you have learned
Join the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement, and sign up at www.SpanishMOOC.com