Spanish is one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world. It originated in Spain and it is now spoken by 400 million people in more than 20 different countries in four continents. Spanish is the official language in Argentina, Bolivia , Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ecuador, El Salvador , Guatemala , Honduras , Mexico , Nicaragua , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Puerto Rico , Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. It is also widely spoken in Brazil, Israel, Morocco, the Philippines and the United States of America, where 40 million people are native speakers. Not surprisingly, it is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and is also an important trading language in the Asia Pacific region.
Hola! The School of Humanities is running an introductory Spanish language course designed for people with no previous knowledge of Spanish. This course is suitable for complete beginners and will provide participants with an introduction to basic conversational Spanish. In addition to in-class activities there will be at least one outside activity aimed at enhancing your understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. If you are interested in learning one of the world’s most widely spoken languages in a fun and informal atmosphere then this is the course for you. The course, taught on-campus by native Spanish speakers who have years of teaching experience, will run between 1 May and 19 June 2013 and will consist of 8 X 90 minute sessions (1 session per week for 8 weeks).
The cost per participant is $350 but current staff and students will receive a 10% discount. If you would like to undertake this course or want further information please contact 8201 2586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for this course, please download the Spanish Short Course Application Form (PDF 60KB) and return to Ellen McPharlin, School of Humanities, Flinders University, PO Box 2100, Adelaide 5000. Registration will not be complete without payment.
Spanish is offered as a major within the BA Degree at Flinders and Adelaide Universities; as a major within the BIB, BIS and BEd Degrees at Flinders University, as a fulfilment for the requirements of the Diploma in Languages at Flinders and Adelaide Universities and as part of the broadening undergraduate education requirements at the University of South Australia.
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