About this Specialization

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¿Habla usted español? Spanish is the second most spoken language on earth, second only to Mandarin, and growing in use every day. This specialization is designed for the beginner who may have no experience with learning a second language but who wants to be able to read, write and speak Spanish for personal, travel or business use, or who just wants to learn a second language and build cultural awareness. The topical approach of each course allows learners to develop sets of vocabularies that will form the foundation for a broad understanding of the language. Learners will start with the basics, including common expressions, pronunciation and grammar, and work toward building a functional vocabulary of the 1500 most commonly used Spanish words. The specialization includes 4 courses that progressively build on the skills learned previously, and culminates in a project that allows learners to apply their knowledge and language skills.
Learner Career Outcomes
22%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish
Learner Career Outcomes
22%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
11%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, German, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Spanish Vocabulary: Meeting People

4.6
stars
1,091 ratings
268 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Spanish Vocabulary: Cultural Experience

4.6
stars
190 ratings
38 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Spanish Vocabulary: Sports, Travel, and the Home

4.6
stars
81 ratings
18 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Spanish Vocabulary: Careers and Social Events

4.6
stars
59 ratings
9 reviews

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University of California, Davis

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You should be able to complete this Specialization in 5 months or less if you want to move through the materials quickly.

  • Although you could take the courses in any order, it is highly recommended you follow the sequence outlined, as the vocabulary and grammar will continue to build in each course.

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