by José A. used
under terms of Creative Commons license.)
Our free Spanish lessons are an online adaptation of the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center's Spanish Headstart for Spain program.
Objectives of this spanish program:
While specific objectives are set
forth for each theme, here is a
more general statement of the overall skill levels expected after
completing this course (indicative study time to complete the full
course: 40-50 hours).
At the end of this course the student will be able to ask and answer questions on the topics to which he has been introduced. Thus, all students at this level should be able to make polite, simple conversation, ask for directions, order a meal, and make purchases and travel arrangements. Even though the student's speaking Vocabulary is inadequate for expressing more than the most elementary needs, and even though he makes frequent mistakes in pronunciation and grammar, he can be understood by a Spaniard.