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Do you want to improve your language skills and communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish? This free course, Spanish: Espacios públicos, concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials. This OpenLearn course focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- describe places in Spanish
- give and understand directions in Spanish
- talk about urban transport in Spanish
- find your way around a building in Spain.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- Las plazas
- Sesión 1 Arte y ciencia
- Sesión 2 Monumentos y edificios famosos
- Sesión 3 Visita a Santiago y Montevideo
- Sesión 4 Espacios públicos
- Sesión 5 Un bar en La Habana
- Sesión 6 El centro deportivo
- Sesión 7 Perdido en Barcelona
- Sesión 8 Hoteles con alma
- Sesión 9 Repaso
- Sesión 10 ¡A prueba!
- 11 A guide to Spanish instructions
- Keep on learning
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Spanish: espacios públicos
This free OpenLearn course is taken from Portales beginners' Spanish, an Open University language course that concentrates on Spanish as a tool for communication, but also provides some insights into Hispanic societies and cultures through authentic printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Spanish. This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the first edition of Portales and focuses on public spaces and how to get by in a Hispanic city.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.
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Originally published: Friday, 8th January 2016
Last updated on: Friday, 8th January 2016
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