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Miriada X MOOC and similar resources

I just finished the A2 course online by University of Salamanca (https://www.miriadax.net/web/espanol-salamanca-a2-3ed/inicio) and found it extremely helpful to not only learn new words and content in a very amusing + interesting way but also gave me a lot of lessons on grammar and context to use the words I had already learned on DuoLingo. Both resources together were very helpful

Does anyone have suggestions of similar such courses online? (Structured lesson with tests supported by Audio or Video). Ideally a free resource would be better but also paid (with a certification) would be great

I would recommend anyone to keep an eye out and sign up for the A2 course whenever it reopens! Thanks!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/spelaeus
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That Salamanca MOOC did have certification if you gave them 40 euros for it.... I endorse this - it was a good course for free and it encouraged one to keep going.
Look out for it!

PS - thank you to the person who posted the notice for it on this site.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MihirParek

I agree. i found about it from a post on DuoLingo. Very helpful. I'd rather have more practice than a certificate, but i don't mind paying for a certified course if there's no free option

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yodydee

Hi, I paid 5-6 days ago but no cert yet... How long did it take for you? I'll probably email them today, I want it on my wall :-) The course was great. I also found out about it on Duolingo, to be honest I never knew what a MOOC was before that! Now MOOCs have become my other addiction together with Duolingo...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth
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Check out the language courses in https://www.edx.org/

Do a search for "Spanish." Right now, there are three language courses and several others in different fields taught in Spanish. The language courses do not seem as good as the Salamanca one, but they're all free, with a paid option for a certificate.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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Thanks for suggesting edX. Actually there is one starting on June 17, 2015. How convenient:

Preparing for the AP* Spanish Language and Culture Exam https://www.edx.org/course/preparing-ap-spanish-language-culture-st-margarets-episcopal-school-aslcx

I signed up using the link above.

Apparently this is a new edition of the course that previously ran in February: ASLCx Advanced Spanish Language and Culture
https://www.edx.org/course/advanced-spanish-language-culture-st-margarets-episcopal-school-aslcx

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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Hi, I've done 2nd and 3rd edition of this course. I did not think that I would learn anything new in the 3rd edition but I actually learned a few things that I did not pay that much attention the first time around. I think they will do it again in December.

If you liked that course, you might want to sign up to:

Instrucción Gramatical y Virtual ELE
https://www.miriadax.net/web/instruccion-gramatical-y-virtual-ele

This one will be offered in 3 different levels. The date is not yet set.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuanitaJacobs

busuu and Yabla are both great!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yodydee

Hi Mihir, I've done it, too, and found it extremely well made, well structured. You can search on MiriadaX itself for other current or upcoming courses, eg. I've put my name down for an upcoming course on the history of the various religions in Spain (hopefully by the time the course starts my Spanish will be better...). There are some aggregator sites which try to show all MOOCs from all platforms, none seems perfect, but perhaps mooc-list.com is the best. Select its advanced search and you can filter for languages of tuition, topics, date of start, etc. there is so much good stuff for people who want to do courses in English. Fewer courses, but some good ones, for Spanish, French, etc. I'm doing a Sorbonne course (now, that sounds cool) in French on history, it's on FUN, which is the main French-language platform

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I'm taking a course on Miriada X right now and I really am enjoying it a lot. It's a challenge, for sure, but very rewarding.

3 years ago