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  • Language learning
  • Social inclusion

These courses are a series of 2 courses of Spanish language for refugees and migrants (the first course is basic Spanish and the second one, a continuation of the first one of elementary Spanish). They form part of the ERASMUS+ project MOONLITE (Massive Open Online courses eNhancing Linguistic and Transversal skills for social inclusion and Employability; ref. no.: 2016-1-ES01-KA203 025731; which run from 2016 to 2019). Although the project is finished, both courses remain open as self-study courses due to the usefulness and necessity on the part of displaced persons. Therefore, there is no tutorial support, only technical support.

Each course is made up of four content modules and one intro module with a pedagogical and technical guide made up of videos. They require approximately 25 hours of study time, 4 hours a week on average. The topics are the following:

Course 1:

  • Module 1: Hello! Here we are
  • Module 2: We live our daily life
  • Module 3: We move around
  • Module 4: We go to the doctor

Course 2:

  • Module 1: We make plans
  • Module 2: We look for a house
  • Module 3: We study and work
  • Module 4: We defend our rights

They are self-study courses. The course content is based on videos, audios, texts, and supplementary learning materials: transcriptions of videos, glossaries, and extra material with grammar explanations and practical suggestions for practicing the language.

Registration, participation, access to all materials and certification are free of charge.



Course 1: Puertas Abiertas: Curso de español para necesidades inmediatas (I)
Course 2: Puertas Abiertas: Curso de español para necesidades inmediatas (II)

Date launched 4th ed. Permanently open as an OER since 12/01/2022
Status (Ongoing, forthcoming) Ongoing
Type of Resource
  • MOOC
  • Social Inclusion
  • Language Learning
Online or Blended Online
Learning outcomes
  • To help with the use of Spanish in common situations when arriving in Spain.
  • To help with the basic aspects of Spanish life and culture.
  • To help with autonomous learning of the Spanish language.
Target group The MOOCs are intended for anyone, especially displaced people, such as refugees and migrants, who want to learn the Spanish language.
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan

There are self-study courses. Registered participants can access all the materials and self-assessment exercises.

Learning assessment Self-evaluation
Recognition or certification of learning Once the activities are finished and on explicit request by interested parties through a final form, the university issues a free certificate indicating the hours of study (25) and its formal equivalence in terms of 1 ECTS credit.
Europass Aligned with all basic Europass fields
Financing and sustainability model The initiative is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The future plans for financing and sustainability are that both courses will be remain as an Open Educational Resources (OER) in the UNED Abierta platform, MOOC platform from UNED, coordinators of the project.
Leading Organization UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Contact Person

Timothy Read. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beatriz Sedano Cuevas. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain

Course 1:

Course 2:
Is this initiative country-specific? If yes, please specify the country

These MOOCs are open to learners of any nationality, and some supporting material (subtitles and transcriptions of videos, glossaries) are also translated to English, French and Arabic, so it is suitable for people coming from countries where these languages are spoken as a first or second language.