Example of a Work Plan for
Learning Spanish

(Date posted: February 20, 2009)

This is an example of a simple work plan. It describes a method for learning Spanish.

This task probably doesn't need a work plan. However, this example shows how the work plan for a simple task might appear.

The following topics show the four parts of a work plan:

Task requirements
Advance preparations
Main task
Final activities

The following work plan shows the results of the procedure used to prepare it. However, it does not include the procedure itself, which is described on this page.

Note that the work plan starts with the most important element -- the task requirements.

Task requirements

Why the task is needed

I plan to spend several months traveling around Mexico. I would like to understand Spanish well enough not to require a personal guide or travel group. I want to get off the "beaten path" on occasion, and don't want to feel helpless.

Desired result

I want to understand Spanish well enough to read signs, order from menus, and engage in casual conversations.

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Advance preparations

Researching providers

Desired result is a list of providers of Spanish courses. I also need the cost and description of these courses.

Action steps:

  1. Search the Internet for providers of Spanish courses.
  2. Copy the following information from these provider websites: contact information, cost, and course descriptions.

Purchasing the course

Desired result is to purchase a suitable course for learning to read and speak Spanish.

Action steps:

  1. Decide which provider appears to offer the best Spanish course based on cost and course description.
  2. Purchase the Spanish course from the selected provider.

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Main task

Learning Spanish

Desired result is to be able to read and speak everyday Spanish.

Action step:

  1. Study the course until I am able to read and speak everyday Spanish.

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Final activities

Verifying results

Desired result is to verify that I am able to read and speak everyday Spanish.

Action steps:

  1. Watch Spanish language programs and movies on television.
  2. Determine if I can understand these programs and movies and can speak the lines.

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