- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 149
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
Earn transferable credit by taking this course for credit.
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Course SummarySpanish 101: Beginning Spanish has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Work through the course at your own pace to learn from expert instructors and master the basics of Spanish. This course can help you apply for transfer credit and get a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to introduce basic aspects of the Spanish language. In this course, you will learn about the relationship between nouns and gender as well as how to discuss topics such as the weather, likes and dislikes, the days of the week, months of the year, and how to tell time.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate formal and informal ways to greet and introduce people in Spanish
- Compare different weather and seasons in Spanish
- Use Spanish vocabulary related to counting, telling time, and days of the week
- Discuss pastimes, vacationing, shopping, and people's likes and dislikes in Spanish
- Describe basic family members as well as personalities and physical traits in Spanish
- Interpret and explain Spanish terms relating to the community, volunteer work, natural disaster and emergencies
- Differentiate and apply past, present, and infinitive tense verbs as well as imperfect and preterite tenses in Spanish
- Discover and use Spanish vocabulary related to computer, technology, and the media
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Spanish 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Spanish 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Spanish 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Greeting & Introductions in Spanish||Study the formal and informal ways to greet and introduce people in the Spanish language. Includes a lesson where you listen to real conversations that focus on greetings and introductions.|
|Spanish Interrogatives||Discover the different words used to form questions. Also find out how to ask a question in Spanish.|
|Nouns and Gender in Spanish||Explore how nouns and gender are related in Spanish, and find out how to make nouns plural. Also, learn vocabulary for body parts and household items.|
|Weather and Seasons in Spanish||Study the different vocabulary words associated with the weather and seasons. In addition, learn about idioms.|
|Days and Dates in Spanish||Take a look at vocabulary for the days of the week, months, holidays and special events. Study how to talk about what day it is.|
|Likes and Dislikes in Spanish||Discover how to express likes and dislikes in Spanish. Also find out vocabulary for activities, hobbies, fruits and vegetables. The verb 'gustar' is also covered.|
|Describing People in Spanish||Explore how to describe personalities and physical traits. Also learn about the verb 'ser' and adjective agreement.|
|Spanish Numbers||Learn to count in Spanish. Learn the number and correct pronunciations.|
|Telling Time in Spanish||Examine the vocabulary words associated with telling time and study the proper why to say different times in Spanish.|
|AR Verbs in Spanish: Present Tense Conjugation and Vocabulary List||Take a look at common 'ar' verbs and the associated grammar.|
|Locations in Spanish: Vocabulary and Grammar||Examine how to communicate locations in Spanish. Study vocabulary including town locations and locational prepositions. The verb 'estar' will be covered, too.|
|ER and IR Verbs in Spanish: present Tense||Analyze the common 'er' and 'ir' verbs. Learn vocabulary for breakfast, lunch and dinner foods and drinks.|
|Pastimes in Spanish||Discover the vocabulary for fun places to go. Also study 'ir' verbs.|
|Talking About Family Members in Spanish||Learn the vocabulary for family members and also study the irregular verbs 'tener' and 'venir'. Possessive adjectives will also be covered.|
|Describing a House in Spanish||Find out how to say the words for rooms in the house. Analyze stem change verbs and reflexive verbs.|
|Chores in Spanish||Learn related vocabulary, affirmative commands and negative commands.|
|Shopping in Spanish||Explore the vocabulary words covering clothing and stores. Also learn about demonstrative adjectives and the present progressive tense.|
|Discussing the Past in Spanish||Discover how to say times in the past. Study the preterite tense, including 'ar,' 'er' and 'ir verbs.|
|Talking About Vacations in Spanish||Find out how to talk about travel. Comparative and superlative terms are also covered.|
|Discussing Community in Spanish||Take a look at vocabulary related to volunteer work. In addition, study the verbs 'decir' and 'dar/hacer' in preterite tense.|
|TV, Movies & Media in Spanish||Examine vocabulary for movies and TV. Learn how to use verbs like 'gustar' and 'acabar' in the infinitive.|
|Technology in Spanish||Study computer and technology terms. In addition, take a look at the irregular verbs 'saber' and 'conocer,' direct and indirect object pronouns and double object pronouns.|
|As a Child in Spanish||Learn to say the words related to toys and childhood activities. Study the imperfect tense.|
|Spanish Fables||Dig into vocabulary for animals, and take a look at imperfect vs. preterite tenses.|
|Discussing Natural Disasters/Emergencies in Spanish||Be prepared by learning how to use 'tener,' '!que!' and 'se'. Also learn the conjugations of 'oir,' 'leer,' 'creer' and 'destruir.'|
|Health and Safety Terms in Spanish||Examine vocabulary for health and hospitals. Find out the conjugation in preterite tense of 'venir,' 'poner,' 'decir' and 'traer' in the imperfect progressive tense.|
|At Work: Job Terms in Spanish||Study vocabulary related to jobs, office and business. Also take a look at the preterite tense of the verb 'ir.'|
|Describing Future Plans in Spanish||Discover the vocabulary for education, and learn the future tense with regular and irregular verbs.|
|Giving Advice in Spanish||Explore how to give advice in Spanish. In addition, find out about the conditional tense.|
|Politics/Government Terms in Spanish||Examine the subjunctive tense and present tense of the subjunctive with regular verbs. Also look at impersonal expressions.|
|Discussing International Politics in Spanish||Learn about the present subjunctive conjugation for stem-change verbs and the present subjunctive with doubt/negation.|
|Reading Terms in Spanish||Study the words for types of books and things to read, and learn about irregular verbs in the present subjunctive and other uses of the present subjunctive.|
|Advertising in Spanish||Analyze how to use present perfect subjunctive.|
|If I Were... Professions in Spanish||Find out the vocabulary for professions. Also study imperfect subjunctive and imperfect subjunctive with conditional.|
|Social Life in Spanish||Take a look at gossip in Spanish. Past perfect subjunctive and organizing the subjunctive tenses are also covered.|