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Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication

This course has 1 scheduled run. To book a place, please choose your preferred date:

Mon 22 Jun 2020

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Spanish: Beginner Intensive


Fun introductory course to Spanish. This course is for those with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation.

This course will be taught online: there will be three classes per week, each lasting for two hours. The classes will be taught over Zoom which is a user-friendly interface that is easy and free to use. It also allows for collaborative work.

Target audience
  • All staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department.
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here.
Topics covered
  • Greeting, numbers, families, describing where people live and work, ordering food
  • Days of the week, free time, telling the time,
  • Past tense (weekends/holidays), future tense

You will:

  • learn the Spanish language in a communicative context, with videos, audio, texts and conversation
  • learn grammar and vocabulary by using them actively
  • gradually focus on aspects of culture and science that are useful to your career
  • complete interactive activities and one written piece per week
  • reach a level suitable to get by during your holidays in Spain or Spanish America!

Class work (online via Zoom) and individual study

Student Guide to Zoom

With our move to online classes, we thought that an introduction to Zoom was in order! Thank you for taking your class with us via Zoom. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool with a local, desktop client and a mobile app that allows users to meet online, with or without video.

Participants of this course can request permission to record the sessions, but the final agreement would be a group discussion given the fact that we are dealing with privacy protection policy.

If you choose to be part of the class you can collaborate on Spanish projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform.

Alongside the content of this course, homework, resources, and any other type of support will still be placed as usual on our Moodle page.

Please note that even though we are moving to online instruction, the classroom policies of both the University and CLIC - Engineering Department still apply. Please make sure to act appropriately as you do in normal face to face classes and remember to limit external noises or distractions. If you have any questions at any point, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The course syllabus can be found here


Nine sessions of two hours taught over a three-week period



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