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Spanish Language

Spanish Language

4 weeks / 6 hours per week

About This Course

This Spanish Language course reviews materials typically learned during the first and second year of college study. Our goal is to prepare you to pass the College Board’s CLEP examination and obtain college credit for free.

This course will help you to acquire the knowledge and skills required to comprehend written and spoken Spanish.

Most colleges that grant credit for the Spanish Language exam award either two or four semesters of credit, depending on the candidate’s test scores.

“Spanish Language” is a completely self-paced course. It has no prerequisites and it is offered entirely for free.

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How is this course organized?

This course is organized into 30 grammatical points that contain short video lessons, exercises, readings and other materials.

All of the course material has been released at once so you can complete it anytime.

What do I need to pass the CLEP exam?

You will be required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in listening through oral exchanges and spoken selections, as well as in reading comprehension.

The examination contains approximately 120 questions to be answered in 90 minutes. Please examine our syllabus.

How does this course differ from other CLEP textbooks and traditional courses?

This online course includes a carefully structured series of video lectures, exercises, readings and other instructional materials.




Navigating Through Our Platform

CLEP Program   

Modern States Education Alliance   

Introduce Yourself

1. Hola, ¿qué tal?

1.0 Introduction to Hola, ¿qué tal?   

1.1 Hola, ¿qué tal?   

1.2 Some Special Sounds: Ch, H, Ll y Ñ   

1.3 The Spanish Alphabet: Consonants   

1.4 The Spanish Alphabet: Vowels   

1.5 Syllable Separation and Accents   

1.6 Diptongos and Hiatos   

1.7 Accents on One-Syllable Words   

1.8 Practiquemos   

2. La Familia

2.0 Introduction to La Familia   

2.1 The Definite Articles   

2.2 The Indefinite Articles   

2.3 Gender   

2.4 Number   

2.5 Adjectives   

2.6 Adverbs   

2.7 Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs   

2.8 Practiquemos   

3. La Rutina

3.0 Introduction to La Rutina   

3.1 Present Indicative   

3.2 The Present Progressive   

3.3 Past Participle as an Adjective   

3.4 Reflexive Pronouns   

4. La Niñez

4.0 Introduction to La Niñez   

4.1 Preterite. What Did These Kids Do Yesterday?   

4.2 The Imperfect   

4.3 Practiquemos   

4.4 Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto   

5. La Salud

5.0 Introduction to La Salud   

5.1 Let’s Commands (Nosotros)   

5.2 Singular Informal Commands (Tú)   

5.3 Singular and Plural Commands (Usted/Ustedes)   

5.4 Direct Objects and Indirect Object Pronouns   

5.5 The Personal a   

5.6 Practiquemos   

6. Los Consejos y Recomendaciones. El Subjuntivo

6.0 Los Consejos y Recomendaciones   

6.1 Formation of the Subjunctive. Present   

6.2 Dos Sujetos + QUE   

6.3 Practiquemos   

6.4 Subjunctive to Express Emotions   

6.5 Imperfect Subjunctive   

7. Las Dudas y La Certeza de la Vida

7.1 Las Dudas y La Certeza de la Vida   

7.2 Practiquemos   

8. Conditional Clauses

8.0 Si Yo Pudiera Cambiar El Mundo   

8.1 Contrary to Fact Clauses (como si)   

8.2 Practiquemos   

9. Adjective Clauses. Lo Que Se Tiene, Lo Que Se Quiere

9.0 Lo Que Se Tiene, Lo Que Se Quiere   

9.1 Explanation   

9.2 Formation of Adjective Clauses   

9.3 Antecedente No-Existente   

9.4 The Person Of Your Dreams   

10. Adverb Clauses: De Paseo Por Una Ciudad

10.0 De Paseo Por Una Ciudad   

11. Ser and Estar

11.0 Introduction to Ser y Estar   

11.1 Explanation Of When To Use Ser Vs. Estar   

11.2 Adjectives That Change Meaning with Ser and Estar   

11.3 Estar vs. Haber   

12. The Future and the Conditional: Cuando Sea Grande

12.0 Cuando Sea Grande: Future Formation   

12.1 The Conditional   

13. Por Barco, En Avión, Por El Mundo

13.0 Introduction to Por Barco, En Avión, Por El Mundo   

13.1 Por y Para   

14. Gustos y Disgustos

14.0 Gustos y Disgustos   

15. Literature: "La Siesta del Martes" and Pronouns

15.0 Relative Pronouns   

16. La Voz Pasiva - The Passive Voice

16.0 La Voz Pasiva   

17. Los Números

17.0 Los Números and Telling Time   

17.1 Hace + Tiempo and Los Números Cardinales   

Suggested Readings

Isabel Allende, "El hombre de plata"

Jorge Luis Borges, "La casa de Asterión"

Julio Cortázar, "Casa tomada"

Marco Denevi, "Apocalipsis"

Carlos Fuentes, “Chac Mool”

Gabriel García Márquez, "Un día de estos"

Gregorio López Fuentes, "Una carta a Dios"

Ana Matute, "La conciencia"

Rosa Montero, "Como la vida misma"

Augusto Monterroso, "El eclipse"

Pablo Neruda, "Los versos del capitán: la tierra"

Juan Rulfo, "No oyes ladrar los perros"

Alfonsina Storni, "Peso ancestral"

Check For Understanding

Questions 1 - 22

Questions 23 - 34

Question 31 - 44

Question 45 - 62

Question 63 - 78

Final Steps

Prof. Isabel Castro's Recommendation   

Register for the CLEP Exam   

Test Preparation Tips   

How Your Score Is Computed

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