Elementary Spanish


Learn Spanish online through our first year college-level course to develop linguistic fluency and gain proficiency in all four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as cultural competence. 


What you can learn.

  • Comprehend regular and irregular present-tense verb forms and phrases through listening and reading
  • Carry on basic conversation through writing and speaking
  • Learn about Spanish-speaking cultures

About this course:

This course begins a program of three courses (XL 1, XL 2, XL 3) covering first year college-level Spanish. Using a communicative integrated skills approach, the program simultaneously develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Reading and writing activities provide opportunities to practice key grammatical structures, acquire vocabulary, and develop cultural insights. Instruction emphasizes the present tense of regular and major irregular verbs and the building of a basic conversational vocabulary. Conducted entirely in Spanish; no previous knowledge of Spanish required. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Spanish to qualify for more advanced courses. Academic credit not available to native speakers. Transferable for UC credit.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
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