Professor Bill Worden, Associate Professor of Spanish

Professor Bill Worden
  • The University of Alabama
  • Brown University
The ideal language learner is a motivated student who is unafraid to make mistakes. Motivation leads to a high level of engagement with the language, and accepting errors as a natural part of the language learning process helps students keep working toward proficiency even when things get difficult.

Dr. Bill Worden is an Associate Professor of Spanish at The University of Alabama. He received his A.B. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College, his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and his Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University.

Since 2002, Dr. Worden has taught a wide variety of courses at The University of Alabama, ranging from Introductory Spanish and Advanced Grammar and Composition to undergraduate and graduate courses in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish literature.

Dr. Worden’s main area of research is the work of Miguel de Cervantes, especially his novel Don Quixote. Dr. Worden has published in the fields of early modern Spanish literature, colonial Cuban theater, and 19th-century Spanish literature. He has also published on pedagogical topics, including how to teach Spanish at the middle school and high school levels, and has lectured on approaches for helping beginning language students become comfortable speaking Spanish.

Dr. Worden was awarded the David and Ruth Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching by the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University, as well as the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Graduate School at Brown. In 2013, the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers selected Dr. Worden as the winner of the annual Outstanding Foreign Language Teacher Award for Postsecondary.

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17 Courses and Sets

  1. Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language Sale

    Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (270)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    Experience the fun, intellectual challenge, and practical benefits of learning Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages. In this brilliantly designed course, you’ll get “under the hood” of the language, using an approach your teacher has refined for over 20 years to empower adult learners. Even if you think you lack aptitude for languages, these lectures will have you conversing in...
  2. Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language Sale

    Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language

    Bill Worden
    4.9 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    This exciting second course in Spanish grounds you in the building blocks of fluency, giving you the thrill of communication in this global language. In each lesson, you’ll learn core grammar, the “skeleton” of the language; essential and useful vocabulary; and the cultures surrounding the Spanish language. Learning Spanish II takes you from the beginning stages of Spanish to a more advanced level of...
  3. (Set) Learning Spanish II & Latin 101 Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish II & Latin 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Master a lyrical language while exploring the roots that it grew from with this two-course set. Start with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language, and then move on to Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language
  4. (Set) Learning Spanish & Customs of the World Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish & Customs of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Cultural adaptation is more important now than ever before, and this two-course set is your key. Learn to speak Spanish, one of the world’s most useful and beautiful languages, in Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then develop or improve your cultural intelligence with Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are.
  5. (Set) How to Play Piano & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) How to Play Piano & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Discover how easy it is to learn something new with this two-course set. If you have always wanted to take up the piano, but never knew where to start, begin with the 36 lessons of How to Play Piano. Then, Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language offers you an exciting and practical way to quickly build the ability to communicate in Spanish.
  6. (Set) Learning Spanish & Latin 101 Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish & Latin 101

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Take a tour through modern and ancient languages with this set of two courses, starting with the brilliant course Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language, taught by an award-winning language instructor and scholar of Spanish literature. Then get to root of the Romance languages with Latin 101: Learning a Classical Language.
  7. (Set) Learning Spanish II & Building a Better Vocabulary Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish II & Building a Better Vocabulary

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Improve the way you speak in two languages with this two-course set. Start by becoming proficient at Spanish with Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then, enjoy a research-based and fun method for improving your English vocabulary with Building a Better Vocabulary.
  8. (Set) Learning Spanish & Lost Worlds of South America Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish & Lost Worlds of South America

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Ancient South America is full of mysteries. This two-course set allows you to delve deep into a fascinating historic culture. Start by gaining real conversational competence with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then explore the ancient remains of extraordinary, majestic civilizations in Lost Worlds of South America.
  9. (SET) Learning German & Learning Spanish Set

    (SET) Learning German & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Grasp the beauty of the German and Spanish languages in this two-course set designed for lifelong learners of all language levels. In Learning German: A Journey through Language and Culture, an award-winning professor conducts you through a full year of college-level German, complete with crystal-clear explanations and a cache of insider tricks. And in Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language,...
  10. (Set) Learning Spanish II & Learning Spanish Set on sale

    (Set) Learning Spanish II & Learning Spanish

    Bill Worden
    Save up to $681.00 Starting at $124.90 $859.90 $124.90$859.90
    Master a powerful and popular language with this two-course set. Start by laying the foundations with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then, take it to the next level of vocabulary, grammar, and context with Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language.
  11. (Set) Learning Spanish & Maya to Aztec Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish & Maya to Aztec

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $785.90 Starting at $785.90 $1,029.90 $785.90$1,029.90
    Intrigued by Spanish culture? This two-course set is for you! Discover the thrill of speaking a new language in a brilliant course that teaches you the essentials: Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. You’ll also explore the ancient Meosamerican cultures to see how this fascinating civilization took hold in Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed.
  12. (Set) Learning Spanish II & Maya to Aztec Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish II & Maya to Aztec

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $785.90 Starting at $785.90 $1,029.90 $785.90$1,029.90
    Take your Spanish experience to the next level with this two-course set. Improve your vocabular and grammar with Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then, explore the history and culture of Ancient Mesoamerica in Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed.
  13. (Set) Learning French & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) Learning French & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Discover the splendor of speaking another language with this two-course set. Start by learning the essentials of a beautiful, global language with Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures. Then, experience the fun and practical benefits of one of the world’s most useful languages with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language.
  14. (Set) Learning Spanish II & Learning French Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish II & Learning French

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Broaden your cultural horizons with this two-course set. Start by Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-Speaking Cultures, and then move on to Learning Spanish II: How to Understand and Speak a New Language.
  15. (Set) Learning Spanish & Building a Better Vocabulary Set

    (Set) Learning Spanish & Building a Better Vocabulary

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    A great vocabulary in any language can enhance your speaking, writing, and even thinking skills. Improve your conversational skills with this two-course set. First go global by Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language. Then take an intriguing look at the nuts and bolts of English with Building a Better Vocabulary.
  16. (Set) Biblical Hebrew & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) Biblical Hebrew & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $699.90 Starting at $699.90 $859.90 $699.90$859.90
    Open your eyes to a new view of other cultures with this language course set. Start reading the Hebrew Bible in its original language with Biblical Hebrew: Learning a Sacred Language. Then, get “under the hood” of Spanish, learning the key concepts of grammar, culture, and vocabulary with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language.
  17. (Set) The History of Spain & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) The History of Spain & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
    Delve into the majestic drama of Spanish history in this eye-opening two-course set. Start by gaining a superb overview of this great civilization—its culture, its people, and its unique role in the West—with The History of Spain: Land on a Crossroad. Then, discover an exciting and practical way to quickly build the ability to communicate in Spanish with Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New...