Spanish Across the Americas: Beginners

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BRIEF INTRODUCTIONSpanish is spoken by almost 567 million people around the world, either as a mother tongue or as a foreign language. It is the official language of 21 countries, nineteen of which are part of the American continent. In fact, more than 80% of all Spanish speakers live across the Americas. It is one of the official languages used in the United Nations and several large international political and economic organizations.

What’s more, when it comes to technology, Spanish is the third most used language on the internet.


As you may know, language and culture are two intertwined elements that are inherent to the human experience. Language is not only the best communication tool but it’s also the best way to have access to our Cultural Heritage. That is, the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from the past, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.


Cultural heritage encompasses 3 categories: tangible culture such as buildings, archaeological sites, and works of art; intangible culture for example, traditions, languages, and performing arts; and natural heritage which includes cultural landscapes, geological formations and biodiversity. In this course, you will learn how to deal with simple, straightforward information and begin to express yourself in familiar contexts. You will not only focus on the Spanish language, but you will also explore cultural aspects of four different destinations across the Americas. In the first week, you will have the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and look into some basic language contents. This will allow you to successfully exchange greetings, make simple introductions and talk about nationalities and occupations.


During the second week, we will visit one of Colombia’s most touristic sites. We will learn about regular verbs in present tense, how to ask and give personal information and talk about time and dates. In the third week we will stop at a historical Peruvian area while we dive into an understanding of possessives and ways of talking about locations and prices. In the last week, we will take you to the heart of Argentina and we will study the ways of expressing likes, routines, feelings and describing people. We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you, so let's get started!


Course Tags Study-abroad Foreign-Languages Spanish Spanish-courses Spanish-Tutorials Spanish-for-Beginners Spanish-basics Spanish-Getting-Started Getting-Started-With-Spanish Universidad-Nacional-de-Córdoba

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Type:Study-abroad Foreign-Languages Spanish Provider:Futurelearn University:Universidad Nacional de Córdoba Language:English By Teachers:Sergio Di Carlo/Luna Ricci Pimenides Time:5 hours per week / 4 weeks

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