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Course SummaryBrush up on your Spanish skills and prepare to earn professional development credits with our Beginning Spanish for Teachers course. Our mobile-friendly video and text lessons act like a flexible, comprehensive study guide you can review on any mobile device at any time that works for your schedule.
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Earn professional development credits to renew your Spanish teaching license with Beginning Spanish for Teachers. Brush up on Spanish skills so you can better teach vocabulary and grammar. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn Spanish credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about Spanish vocabulary and grammar.
- Check your knowledge of things like telling time and discussing social life in Spanish with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert Spanish instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Spanish exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by many schools and directly by many state departments of education.
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Beginning Spanish for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Beginning Spanish for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1|| Chapter 1|
|Greetings and Introductions (introducing yourself, greeting others, the Spanish alphabet)|
Spanish Interrogatives (questions words)
Nouns and Gender (articles, plurals, words for body parts)
|Day 2||Chapter 4|
|Weather and Seasons (weather words, idioms)|
Days and Dates (days of the week, months)
Likes and Dislikes (verbs for activities, conjugating 'gustar', words for vegetables and fruits)
|Day 3||Chapter 7|
|Describing People (words for personality and physical traits, 'vosotros' vs. 'ustedes', conjugation of 'ser')|
Numbers (reading and hearing numbers, numbers to 1,000)
|Day 4||Chapter 9|
|Telling Time (words for hours, minutes, how to state the time, ordinal numbers)|
'-Ar' Verbs (conjugating and using regular '-ar' verbs)
|Day 5|| Chapter 11|
|Locations (words for common places, prepositions, 'ser' vs. 'estar')|
'-Er' and '-Ir' Verbs (words for food, common '-er' and '-ir' verbs and how to conjugate them, using the personal 'a')
|Day 6|| Chapter 13|
|Pastimes (words for fun activities, conjugating 'ir', talking about the near future)|
Talking about Family Members (words for relatives, conjugating 'tener' and 'venir', possessive adjectives)
Describing a House (words for rooms, stem change verbs, reflexive verbs)
|Day 7||Chapter 16|
|Chores (words for household tasks, informal and formal commands)|
Shopping (words for stores and shopping, demonstrative adjectives, present progressive tense)
The Past (talking about the past, using the preterite, conjugating '-er' and '-ir' verbs in the preterite)
|Day 8||Chapter 19|
|Vacations (words for travel, conjugating 'ir' in the preterite, comparative and superlative terms)|
Community (words for volunteer work, tenses of 'decir', 'dar' and 'hacer')
TV, Movies & Media (words for watching television shows and movies, conjugating verbs that are similar to 'gustar', conjugating 'ser' and 'estar' in the preterite tense)
|Day 9||Chapter 22|
|Technology (computer terms, 'ser' and 'conocer', object pronouns)|
As a Child (words for toys and children's activities, 'por' vs. 'para')
|Day 10||Chapter 24|
|Fables (words for animals found in these stories, using imperfect and preterite)|
Natural Disasters and Emergencies (words for natural disasters, 'que' for adjectives and nouns, preterite conjugations)
Health and Safety (words related to health, 'venir', 'poner', 'traer', 'decir' in preterite)
|Day 11||Chapter 27|
|At Work (words specific to jobs, past participle, present perfect tense)|
Future Plans (words related to school, using regular and irregular future tense)
Giving Advice (words for giving advice, the conditional tense, reading advice columns)
|Day 12||Chapter 30|
|Politics and Government (words related to politics, subjunctive and impersonal expressions)|
Discussing International Politics (words for international politics, present subjunctive conjugations for stem-change verbs, doubt and negation expressions)
Reading (words about books and reading, conjugating irregular verbs in present subjunctive, using the present subjunctive to express desire)
|Day 13||Chapter 33|
|Advertising (words found in ads, conjugating the present perfect subjunctive)|
Professions (words for various professions, conjugations of the imperfect subjunctive, the conditional tense)
Social Life (words related to social activities, past perfect subjunctive tense)
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for Beginning Spanish|
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