Friday, March 1, 2013

Coursera Classes in Spanish

If you really want a language challenge, is now offering select classes in Spanish. 

So far, there are two universities participating: La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Tecnológico de Monterrey

Classes include Matemáticas y movimiento, Innovación educativa con recursos abiertos, Ser más creativos and more. (To view the classes, click on the university links above.)

The following video is from Dra. María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, one of the instructors of Innovación educativa con recursos abiertos.

Also from Tecnológico de Monterrey, a 6-week Latin American Culture class will be available in June. From the About the Course section:
This course will develop students’ abilities to understand Latin American culture at both the national and regional levels. Students will analyze the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the region by applying modern critical thinking to the understood history of the individual Latin American countries. At the same time, students will study the contributions of different cultural and ethnic groups that exist within these countries, in order to understand fully the social complexity of what we call “Latin America”. Lastly, students will evaluate the developmental needs of Latin American countries and propose possible solutions in which individuals can act as a force for change.
Unlike the others, it appears this class will be in English.

To learn more about, visit the About page. By the way, all Coursera classes are free.


Unknown said...

Wow, Coursera looks incredible. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

Thank you. I love your blog it has been so helpful and encouraging as I am relearning Spanish.

amorocho said...

Thanks so much for letting me know about these Coursera classes. I took one on poetry last fall that was fabulous. These look very interesting especially for anyone interested in maintaining or practicing Spanish

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