Beginner Spanish (Span 1030) at Kings is a language course that targets all four skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing through in class and fully integrated web based practice. The course is intended to help students communicate in basic Spanish and attracts students in the Social Work, Social Justice & Peace as well as the Business programs. This is an ideal course for those considering travel to a Spanish speaking country or those just wanting to gain another language skill. Spanish is a great language to learn since it is the second most spoken language in the world after Mandarin. Beyond the use of Spanish in Mexico which is part of the NAFTA accord, King's students have used this skill in Spanish speaking countries performing both missionary, social work and international aid work abroad. By the end of the course students can participate in conversations about what they need or what they have done. They can understand conversations about familiar, everyday topics, and they can follow and give simple instructions. They can ask questions in full sentences ,and have the ability to write short notes and messages discussing future plans and personal experiences. They can read short texts and find out what a new word means from the context. This course gives students a basic foundation in Spanish and prepares them to independently explore further this fascinating language and its cultures.