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Spanish Language Division

The Spanish-speaking world, also called the Hispanosphere.

Hello and welcome to the Wikiversity Spanish Language Division, part of the Center for Foreign Language Learning and the School of Language and Literature. This division coordinates and focuses studies on Spanish as a second language and for native speakers. Here you can learn Spanish and explore its cultures, as well as teach others.

Spanish (Español), also called Castilian (Castellano), is a Romance language that originated in northern Spain and it was taken to Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific between the 15th and 19th centuries. Today, Spanish is an official language of Spain, most Latin American countries and Equatorial Guinea; 21 nations speak it as their primary language. Spanish also is one of the six official languages of the UN; and 400 million people natively speak it, making it the most spoken Romance language, and the second most-spoken language by native speakers (1st Chinese). Additionally, Spanish is the second most-studied language in the world (1st English).

Courses and Projects

The Spanish Language Division offers courses, projects and resources both for beginners, and those of high proficiency. Courses are in three categories reflecting the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Introduction to Spanish

Yet to be created

Elementary Spanish
  • Spanish One: A course of Spanish language which has reached in summer 2006 has been reopened. It is based on a live communication with a teacher via Skype. As a methodology, a Spanish book developed on Wikibooks is used. This course is focused on beginners.
Intermediate Spanish
  • Spanish Two: Spanish Two continues to introduce the Spanish language to students with commitment to learn this language. After completing the course, students should be able to communicate without the need to think extensively. This is the precursor to more advanced classes for fluent speakers.
Proficient Spanish
Other

The following courses have been created by members of the Spanish Division, or the Wikimedia Foundation, and are unique in their method and scope.

Off site

These courses were not created by members of the Wikimedia Foundation, nor are they hosted by Wikimedia.

These courses were abandoned during construction and/or might be merged/ing

Task List

Fulfilled Tasks

Grammar

These are useful Spanish grammar reviews

Division News

Late June, 2013
  • Doing some much needed housecleaning ;)

March 24, 2007

  • restoration and refreshing of Spanish Division and Courses started
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Resources

  • Wikimedia resources
  • Dictionaries
    • omegawiki.org - A free, open source community created dictionary for all languages.
    • Linguee.com - A unique tool that translates your text, and shows you real world examples of how that phrase has been used in bilingual sources.
    • wordreference.com - A free dictionary plus conjugation tables, games, forums and other tools.
  • Making connections
    • Meetup.com - A great tool for finding, or creating a local group of people to practice speaking your target language with.
    • italki.com - Here you can make free online language exchanges (they teach you & vice versa), or find an afordable online tutor.
  • Listening Practice
  • News in Spanish
  • Other
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Vocabulary

Useful Vocabulary Subjects


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