Spanish Vocabulary: Sports, Travel, and the Home

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About this course: Ready for the big game? Building on the vocabulary and skills that you have already mastered, this third course of the specialization will introduce new vocabulary that will prepare you to discuss sports, pastimes and politics -- important cultural elements of the Spanish-speaking world. You’ll also add new vocabulary relating to travel and living arrangements. This course also introduces the progressive tense and past tense and you will add to your vocabulary of helping verbs.

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, espe…

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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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About this course: Ready for the big game? Building on the vocabulary and skills that you have already mastered, this third course of the specialization will introduce new vocabulary that will prepare you to discuss sports, pastimes and politics -- important cultural elements of the Spanish-speaking world. You’ll also add new vocabulary relating to travel and living arrangements. This course also introduces the progressive tense and past tense and you will add to your vocabulary of helping verbs.

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 Sports and Pastimes



We will kick off this first module with a discussion of sports and favorite pastimes. You will build your Spanish vocabulary in these areas as well as practice talking about ongoing events. We will discuss how to use helping verbs with the present participle, and you will expand your understanding and use of the verb hacer to form new combinations and create new adverbs. We’ll also interact with a soccer (fútbol) player in the perspectivas portion of the module.


13 videos, 4 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: How to be Successful in this Course
  3. Video: Module 1 Introduction
  4. Video: Introduction to Vocabulario
  5. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Sports and Pastimes Vocabulary List
  6. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Module 1 Vocabulary Activity
  7. Тренировочный тест: Module 1: Vocabulario Review A
  8. Тренировочный тест: Module 1: Vocabulario Review B
  9. Video: Introduction to Gramática
  10. Video: The Progressive Tense
  11. Video: Helping Verbs
  12. Video: Time Expression with the Present Tense
  13. Video: Expressions with Hacer
  14. Video: Turning Adjectives into Adverbs
  15. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Typing Accents and Spanish Punctuation
  16. Тренировочный тест: Module 1 Gramática Review
  17. Тренировочный тест: Module 1 Writing Practice
  18. Video: Perspectivas Introduction: Los Deportes - Fútbol
  19. Video: Perspectivas: Los Deportes - Fútbol
  20. Video: Perspectivas Summary: Los Deportes - Fútbol
  21. Вопрос для обсуждения: Your Favorite Sport or Pastime
  22. Тренировочный тест: Perspectivas Comprehension Check
  23. Video: Module 1 Summary

Graded: Module 1 Review
Graded: Module 1 Peer Review

WEEK 2


Module 2: Talking About Travel



In this module we will add vocabulary that will help you talk about trips and travel. You will also begin to work with the past tense, and describe things that happened in the past. We will also explore the adverbs frequently associated with the past, and you’ll expand your command of the verb hacer to signal “ago”. Finally, in the perspectivas portion of the module, you’ll meet Fer and hear about her adventures in Southeast Asia.


10 videos, 2 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module 2 Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction to Vocabulario
  3. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Trips and Vacations Vocabulary List
  4. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Module 2 Vocabulary Activity
  5. Тренировочный тест: Module 2 Vocabulario Review A
  6. Тренировочный тест: Module 2 Vocabulario Review B
  7. Video: Introduction to Gramática
  8. Video: The Preterite Tense
  9. Video: Time Expression with the Preterite to Signal "Ago"
  10. Video: Adverbs That Go Together with Past Events
  11. Тренировочный тест: Module 2 Gramática Review
  12. Тренировочный тест: Module 2 Writing Practice
  13. Video: Perspectivas Introduction: Los Viajes
  14. Video: Lecture: Perspectivas: Los Viajes
  15. Video: Perspectivas Summary: Los Viajes
  16. Вопрос для обсуждения: Describe a Trip
  17. Тренировочный тест: Perspectivas Comprehension Check
  18. Video: Module 2 Summary

Graded: Module 2 Review
Graded: Module 2 Peer Review

WEEK 3


Module 3: Talking About Your Living Arrangements



In this last module we will discuss living arrangements such as life on the farm or in the city, or living with family or on your own. You will practice narrating stories that happened in the past and compare the imperfect tense to the preterite. We will introduce some irregular preterite verbs and in the perspectivas section, you will listen carefully to Rebeca who will talk about several of the living arrangements she has experienced.


11 videos, 2 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Module 3 Introduction
  2. Video: Introduction to Vocabulario
  3. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: The Home Vocabulary List
  4. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Module 3 Vocabulary Activity
  5. Тренировочный тест: Module 3 Vocabulario Review A
  6. Тренировочный тест: Module 3 Vocabulario Review B
  7. Video: Introduction to Gramática
  8. Video: The Imperfect Tense
  9. Video: Some Irregular Verbs in the Preterite Tense
  10. Video: The Contrast Between the Imperfect and Preterite Tenses
  11. Тренировочный тест: Module 3 Gramática Review
  12. Тренировочный тест: Module 3 Writing Practice
  13. Video: Perspectivas Introduction: La Casa
  14. Video: Perspectivas: La Casa
  15. Video: Perspectivas Summary: La Casa
  16. Вопрос для обсуждения: Your Home
  17. Тренировочный тест: Perspectivas Comprehension Check
  18. Video: Module 3 Summary
  19. Video: Course Summary

Graded: Module 3 Review
Graded: Module 3 Peer Review
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