Spanish Vocabulary: Careers and Social Events

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About this course: ¡Hola! This fourth course will introduce new vocabularies in the areas of dining, fashion, professions and careers and will bring you ever closer to the 500 word threshold for beginning Spanish. The course will also introduce the subjunctive and the future tense so that you can begin to speak about future events, things they desire and pursuing professional goals. This is the final course before you will undertake a project that showcases your mastery of basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

Who is this class for: This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning the Spanish language and/or has the need to learn Spanish for personal, professional or academic …

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: ¡Hola! This fourth course will introduce new vocabularies in the areas of dining, fashion, professions and careers and will bring you ever closer to the 500 word threshold for beginning Spanish. The course will also introduce the subjunctive and the future tense so that you can begin to speak about future events, things they desire and pursuing professional goals. This is the final course before you will undertake a project that showcases your mastery of basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

Who is this class for: This course is aimed at anyone interested in learning the Spanish language and/or has the need to learn Spanish for personal, professional or academic purposes, especially if you focus on oral proficiency.

Created by:  University of California, Davis
  • Taught by:  Dr. Robert Blake, Professor & Director

    UC Consortium for Lanuage Learning & Teaching (UCCLLT)
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WEEK 1


Module 1: Talking About Cafés and Restaurants



This module is all about going out and having fun at cafés and restaurants. You’ll build your Spanish vocabulary in these areas as well as learn useful phrases for ordering and inquiring about food at restaurants. We’ll discuss how to use both formal and informal commands, how to make requests, suggestions, and polite refusals using the subjunctive tense, as well as some useful expressions when going out in public. We’ll also interact with a local Mexican restaurant owner from Davis, CA in the Perspectivas section.


14 videos, 4 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Reading: How to be Successful in this Course
  3. Reading: Typing Spanish Accents and Punctuation
  4. Video: Module Introduction
  5. Video: Introduction to Vocabulario
  6. Reading: Cafés and Restaurants Vocabulary List
  7. Reading: Module 1 Vocabulary Activity
  8. Practice Quiz: Module 1 Vocabulario Review A
  9. Practice Quiz: Module 1 Vocabulario Review B
  10. Video: Introduction to Gramática
  11. Video: Formal and Informal Commands Part 1
  12. Video: Formal and Informal Commands Part 2
  13. Video: Formal and Informal Commands Part 3
  14. Video: Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive Part 1
  15. Video: Making Requests, Suggestions, Invitations, and Refusals Using the Subjunctive Part 2
  16. Video: Lexical Expressions Related to Going Out in Public
  17. Practice Quiz: Module 1 Gramática Review
  18. Practice Quiz: Module 1 Writing Practice
  19. Video: Perspectivas Introduction: El Restaurante
  20. Video: Perspectivas: El Restaurante
  21. Video: Perspectivas Summary: El Restaurante
  22. Discussion Prompt: Your Favorite Restaurant
  23. Practice Quiz: Perspectivas Comprehension Check
  24. Video: Module Summary

Graded: Module 1 Quiz
Graded: Module 1 Peer Review

WEEK 2


Module 2: Talking About Clothing and Fashion



In this module, you'll learn to talk about clothing and fashion in basic conversations. In the Gramática section, we'll spend a lot of time going over various uses of the subjunctive - wishes, fears, hopes, doubts, comments, and opinions; the subjunctive is very useful. Finally, you'll be introduced to Melissa, a Chicana UC Davis student, who is selecting clothing for an upcoming interview in the Perspectivas section.


11 videos, 2 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction to Vocabulario
  3. Reading: Clothing and Fashion Vocabulary List
  4. Reading: Module 2 Vocabulary Activity
  5. Practice Quiz: Module 2 Vocabulario Review A
  6. Practice Quiz: Module 2 Vocabulario Review B
  7. Video: Introduction to Gramática
  8. Video: Talking About Things Wished For: The Subjunctive with Adjective Clauses
  9. Video: Talking About Expected or Wished For Events: The Subjunctive with Adverbial Clauses
  10. Video: Talking About Hopes, Fears and Doubts with the Subjunctive
  11. Video: Making Comments and Expressing Opinions with the Subjunctive
  12. Practice Quiz: Module 2 Gramática Review
  13. Practice Quiz: Module 2 Writing Practice
  14. Video: Perspectivas Introduction: La Tienda
  15. Video: Perspectivas: La Tienda
  16. Video: Perspectivas Summary: La Tienda
  17. Discussion Prompt: Shopping for Clothes
  18. Practice Quiz: Perspectivas Comprehension Check
  19. Video: Module Summary

Graded: Module 2 Quiz
Graded: Module 2 Peer Review

WEEK 3


Module 3: Talking About Careers and Professions



In this module, you'll learn to talk about careers and professions. You'll learn a lot of vocabulary related to this topic in the module, including a myriad of common professions. In the Gramática section you'll learn several ways to discuss probable events and making requests using conditional and future tenses. In the Perspectivas section, you'll hear from Cindy, a young educational assistant about her plans to pursue a teaching credential and become a full-time teacher at the elementary school level.


13 videos, 2 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction to Vocabulario
  3. Reading: Careers and Professions Vocabulary List
  4. Reading: Module 3 Vocabulary Activity
  5. Practice Quiz: Module 3 Vocabulario Review A
  6. Practice Quiz: Module 3 Vocabulario Review B
  7. Video: Introduction to Gramática
  8. Video: Talking About Probable Events Using the Future Part 1
  9. Video: Talking About Probable Events Using the Future Part 2
  10. Video: Talking About Hypothetical Events Using the Conditional
  11. Video: Three Ways to Talk About the World: Experiences, Highly Probable Events, Non-Experiences
  12. Video: Making Polite Requests with the Conditional
  13. Practice Quiz: Module 3 Gramática Review
  14. Practice Quiz: Module 3 Writing Practice
  15. Video: Perspectivas Introduction: Las Profesiones
  16. Video: Perspectivas: Las Profesiones
  17. Video: Perspectivas Summary: Las Profesiones
  18. Discussion Prompt: What Work You Will Do
  19. Practice Quiz: Perspectivas Comprehension Check
  20. Video: Module Summary
  21. Video: Course Summary

Graded: Module 3 Review
Graded: Module 3 Peer Review
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