understand and communicate in Spanish in everyday situations;
develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills;
learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about everyday topics;
become aware of the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world;
and develop your study skills to become a successful language learner.
Learn basic Spanish and discover the Spanish-speaking world
Have you ever visited Spain and wished you spoke some Spanish to interact with the locals and understand more of the country? Have you ever travelled to Central or South America and been fascinated by the language, the people and their cultures? Have you always wanted to find a way into the food, music, cinema or literature of the Spanish-speaking world?
Whether you want to learn Spanish to go on holiday, use it for work or study, or simply give your brain a boost, this Spanish for Beginners program will help you discover one of the world’s most widely spoken languages, and the fascinating cultures and peoples of the Spanish-speaking world.
The program is designed for learners with no prior knowledge of Spanish, and provides a solid foundation at level A1 of the CEFR.
Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, and delivered in bite-sized chunks, the six, four-week courses in the program provide a flexible way to learn to understand and talk about everyday and familiar situations in Spanish.
Spanish for Beginners 1: Meeting and Greeting
Learn how to greet people, and talk about where you live and what you do in the first of six Spanish for Beginners courses.
Spanish for Beginners 2: People and Places
Learn how to describe people and what they wear, and talk about your family and home in the second Spanish for Beginners course.
Spanish for Beginners 3: My Life
Learn to talk about daily life, what you do during the day and when things happen in the third Spanish for Beginners course.
Spanish for Beginners 4: Leisure Time
Learn how to talk about your hobbies and free time, and your likes and dislikes in the fourth Spanish for Beginners course.
Spanish for Beginners 5: Getting Things Done
Learn how to make phone calls, book accommodation, shop for food and get things done in the fifth Spanish for Beginners course.
Spanish for Beginners 6
Learn how to ask for directions, shop for clothes, and order food and drinks in the sixth Spanish for Beginners course.