Online Spanish Certificate Training Program

Why ICS Canada?

  • DEAC Accredited
  • Self-Paced
  • Supportive
  • Low monthly payments

Program Overview

Develop your Spanish vocabulary and grammar skills with ICS Canada's online Spanish Certificate program. With ICS Canada, you can improve your working proficiency for speaking, reading, and translating the Spanish language. Plus you’ll be better prepared if you ever travel to a Spanish-speaking country! And you can complete this program in as little as three months.¹

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

The program goal for the Spanish Certificate Program is to teach students the fundamentals of conversational Spanish.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify correct uses of gender and pluralization in nouns and adjectives, noun/adjective agreement, and the numbers in Spanish.
  • Conjugate a variety of common Spanish verbs using the correct subject
  • Differentiate between commonly confused Spanish terms, such as ser/estar, saber/conocer, and ésta/está
  • Recognize correct use of the direct object pronoun
  • Identify adverbial prepositions
  • Translate and summarize poems and short stories in Spanish, answer questions about these stories in written Spanish, and translate sentences from English to Spanish/Spanish to English
  • Recognize vocabulary terms from, and answer questions based on, audio recordings
  • Give directions and answer questions that are commonly encountered when traveling
  • Write a short business letter entirely in Spanish using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and abbreviations

Instruction Set 1

Listening in Spanish

Developing a study plan; clues which indicate gender; word breaks in Spanish sentences; indicating possession; practicing the cardinal numbers; beginning to acquire an active vocabulary; asking questions in Spanish; developing fluency with vocabulary and grammar introduced thus far.

Additional Material

Learning Aid: CD #1

Supplement: Learner's Guide

Instruction Set 2

Thinking in Spanish

Increasing active vocabulary; generating sentences using active and new vocabulary; using ser and estar correctly; recognizing Spanish consonants; using object pronouns correctly; using hay correctly; the Spanish equivalent of any number from 1-9999.

Additional Material

Learning Aid: CD #2

Supplement: “Letters to Ben”

Instruction Set 3

How Spanish Works

Using era and eran correctly; creating "mini-story" plots using active vocabulary; using the present tense forms of regular verbs; increasing active vocabulary; recalling and reciting questions and answers using pictographs.

Additional Material

Learning Aids:

  • CD #3
  • Pictograph Flash Cards

Instruction Set 4

Describing Action in Spanish

Placing object pronouns correctly in sentences; increasing active vocabulary; recognizing reflexive pronouns; comprehending the meaning of the present, preterit; imperfect, and present perfect tenses; using new vocabulary to create "mini-stories."

Additional Material

Learning Aid:

  • CD #4
  • Listening Comprehension CD

Textbook: Phrase Book

Instruction Set 5

Increasing Vocabulary

Listening to and reading stories and dialogues to improve pronunciation and comprehension; using the preterit, imperfect, and present perfect tenses correctly; recognizing verb forms of seven simple verb tenses.

Additional Material

Learning Aid: CD #5

Instruction Set 6

Basic Conversation

Listening to and reading stories and dialogues to improve comprehension; forming the past participle of regular verbs; memorizing the past participles of at least eleven irregular verbs; increasing active vocabulary; recognizing compound tenses.

Additional Material

Learning Aid: CD #6

Instruction Set 7

Practical Conversation

Language for business, travel, and other real-life situations.

Additional Material

Learning Aids: CDs #7 and #8


Computer Specifications
As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

Sample Lesson

To view a Spanish sample lesson, click here.

Spanish Training Program Details

In ICS Canada’s Spanish Certificate training program, you’ll cover topics such as:

  • Vocabulary, grammar, and verb conjugations
  • Creating mini-stories to use what you’ve learned
  • Language for business, travel, and other real-life situations

 

Online Spanish certification course

The online Spanish Certificate Program helps you learn the fundamentals of speaking, reading, and translating Spanish. Here are a few qualities that effective Spanish language learners have in common:

  • Independent: You are self-motivated and work best on your own.
  • Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
  • Patient: You understand that learning a language takes time, and you work well despite obstacles.

"I chose to further my education and accounting knowledge with ICS Canada while working as an accounting clerk, which allowed me to move up within the company at which I am currently working. Studying with ICS Canada was a great experience, and the instructors were very helpful when it came to resolving any issues I had while studying."

- Sean S., ICS Canada graduate

"I have taken three diploma courses with ICS Canada. It has been very rewarding and challenging. I love to increase my knowledge level and share experiences. ICS Canada is great. Enrol! The contact with them is always very pleasant. You feel like a part of the ICS team."

- Connie K., ICS Canada graduate

Your program includes:

  • Customized payment plans with 0% interest
  • Learning aids such as audio files and Spanish phrasebook
  • Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Exclusive access to ICS Canada’s Student and Alumni Facebook Group
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Does ICS Canada’s Spanish Certificate Program provide any learning materials?

Yes, the program includes audio files and a Spanish phrasebook.

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¹ The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.