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Free Courses in Spanish at US Universities | Digital Trends Spanish


The main universities in the United States offer an infinite number of free and online improvement programs, but how many of them are available in Spanish? We have selected some free online courses in Spanish from US universities, so you can learn something new in your own language.

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Although these are programs at no cost to students and are permanently available on university platforms, in some cases you will have to pay if you want to certify your knowledge. But if you just want to learn, then they are well worth it.

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Harvard University

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Duration:
1 week
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

COVID-19 does not give truce. In this context, Harvard University offers a course on mechanical ventilation for patients with COVID-19, which is aimed at professionals and technicians in the field of medicine. The objective is to provide knowledge that allows understanding the technique, so that they can support intensive therapy teams with the management of patients who need ventilatory support during the pandemic.

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Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Duration: Estimated 8 weeks
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

The premise of this course is that many technological developments or ideas fail because managers ignore a fundamental question: who is the customer? The aim of the course is to empower innovators with MIT’s disciplined entrepreneurship methodology and help them find the best entrepreneurial opportunities. The introductory course is complemented by a second part on how to solve customers’ problems.

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Open justice

New York University

Duration: 10 weeks
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

With initiatives and examples of open justice developed in different parts of the world and with explanations on how to create your own project, this course from New York University teaches how to use technology, data and innovation to improve the legal system.

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How to learn math

Standford University

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Duration: 10 weeks
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

Many of those who have had negative experiences with mathematics and end up with a dislike for this discipline. That’s the premise of the Learning Math course, a course that combines information about the brain and learning with evidence about the best ways to approach and learn math effectively. It is aimed especially at students.

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Programming for everyone (starting with Python)

Michigan University

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Duration:
7 weeks
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

Would you like to enter the world of programming? The University of Michigan offers an online course, which is considering a “no-prerequisite” introduction to programming in Python, one of the most popular computer languages. After seven weeks, you will learn about variables, conditional execution, repeated execution, and how functions are used, among others. You can complement it with the Data Structure course in Python, also in Spanish.

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Successful negotiation: essential strategies and skills

Michigan University

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Duration: 7 weeks
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

Developing negotiation skills and learning how to use and apply negotiation strategies in your life is the goal of this course from the University of Michigan. You will learn the four steps to a successful negotiation (preparation, negotiation, closing and compliance), with a module for each of them.

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Introduction to Linux

The Linux Foundation

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Duration: 14 weeks
Level: introductory
cost: free
Idiom: Spanish

If you have never learned Linux or want to review some concepts, this course offered by the Linux Foundation will allow you to develop a good practical knowledge of Linux, using both the graphical interface and the command line of the main Linux distribution families, such as Debian, RHEL and SUSE.

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Improve Your English Communication Skills

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Duration: 5 months
Level: introductory
cost: free (paid certification)
Idiom: English

Although this course is in English, it is ideal for Spanish speakers, which is why we include it in this list. The goal of the Georgia Institute of Technology course will help you improve your professional communication in English, from writing emails, speaking in meetings and interviews, making presentations, and networking online.

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Free courses in English

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Is not Spanish a requirement for your courses? This is a selection of universities in the United States that offer free programs, although you can also check those that are directed exclusively for those seeking improvement in the field of technology.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW): A free, publicly accessible, and open-licensed digital collection of resources from more than 2,500 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) courses.

Harvard University: the American university offers more than a hundred free courses. It includes some that last from one week to twelve months.

Stanford University: offers more than 40 100 percent free courses, which in addition to being engineering oriented, also cover areas such as health and medicine, education and the arts.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech): Although it is a more reduced offer, it does have some courses available on video.

University of California, Irvine: offers a variety of courses covering multiple areas of interest, such as introduction to electronics, game theory or improving business communication.

Michigan State University: It has a series of courses aimed especially at those who work or work in the field of communications, video games or television.

California Institute of the Arts: one of the best art and design universities in the world has an important variety of further training options in the area of ​​creativity.

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