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Introduction to Spanish

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Learn basic Spanish for free, including important greetings, the alphabet, and simple conversation skills.

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Did you know that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world? Over 420 million people speak Spanish worldwide, including over 41 million people in the United States. Spanish is a truly international language, and learning it can introduce you to people in communities everywhere. But first, you have to learn the basics, from pronouncing the alphabet to saying “you’re welcome.” This free Spanish course is designed to give you a great start on your journey towards fluency in your next language.

To begin, the course will take you through the basics of saying hello, goodbye, please, and thanks. You will then learn how to introduce yourself, how to count, and how to use dates. The course will guide through the Spanish alphabet and Spanish pronunciation, and you will gain a basic understanding of Spanish grammar and verbs. You will learn how to speak, read, and listen to Spanish, as the course combines audio and visual tools. Words and phrases are presented as text in both Spanish and English, along with audio clips. As a little bonus, you will also learn how to type Spanish accented letters on your computer.

By the end of this course you will have a strong grasp of basic Spanish. This will be a key to the rest of the language, and will start you on a long-term learning journey. By the end of that journey, there will be 420 million more people in the world you can speak with (including maybe one specific person who you want to say hello to). This is a truly enjoyable skill that makes life a little bit richer. So go on, start learning Spanish today!

After completing this course you will be able to: - Greet people and introduce yourself; - Say how you are and ask about them as well as asking for a telephone number and talk about birthdays; - and pronounce the letters of alphabet along with the accents the type using the Spanish alphabet.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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