Learn Spanish Fast

Learn to speak and understand Spanish fast.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

Last updated November 2016

¡Hola! Hello! 

Welcome to the course! I hope you are ready for super engaging lectures, lots of useful vocabulary, and helpful tips and advice to help you on your language-learning journey! I want to make learning Spanish easier than you ever thought possible before.

Let me introduce myself:

I'm your instructor, Josh. I'm a real person who really wants to see you succeed. In fact, many years ago, I started EXACTLY where most of you are now. I had a strong desire to learn Spanish. I saw how useful it was in everyday life... but I also wanted to learn at my own pace and from an instructor who knew what he/she was talking about. 

Over time, I practiced regularly to perfect my Spanish skills. I found that I loved speaking Spanish so much that I wanted to teach others as well. So, that is exactly what I did.

I have been teaching Spanish at different colleges and universities for almost a decade now. I love every minute of teaching and have recently expanded my teaching to Udemy.

So, who did I make this course for? 

This course is designed for those who want to learn basic vocabulary and useful phrases in Spanish. There are no prerequisites for this class....all you need is a computer and internet access! 

Don't worry! I have done all the work of planning, creating, and organizing the course, so that you can reap the rewards! You will get the most ESSENTIAL lectures that truly help you learn Spanish in no time at all! 

I have even added PDF vocabulary list attachments to most lesson, so that you can have a printable resource for yourself. (Don't want to print the PDF files? You can also download the study lists and add them to a folder on your desktop!)

But, that's not all! In addition, I have created fun (and short) multiple-choice quizzes throughout the course to test your knowledge of the vocabulary and phrases you learned in the lessons.

What are you waiting for? Sign up and start learning Spanish today! 

Within a few minutes of starting the course you will be able to say your first phrases in a new language!

You've always wanted to learn a new language. The time is now....let's do it!!

I won't leave you behind!

What are the requirements?

  • The course starts from the very basics.....no previous Spanish experience required!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Speak and understand basic Spanish
  • Learn conversational phrases in Spanish
  • Start using basic Spanish phrases within minutes of starting the course
  • Learn to count in Spanish
  • Learn to wish your friends a Happy Birthday in Spanish
  • Order food in Spanish at a Hispanic restaurant
  • Tell time in Spanish
  • Talk about the weather in Spanish
  • Use colors in Spanish to describe objects you see
  • Identify parts of the body in Spanish
  • Create original sentences in Spanish

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for beginners. We start with the absolute basics and make our way to conversational phrases.
  • If you want to learn basic phrases in Spanish, this course is for you! Start speaking basic phrases within minutes of beginning the course!

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the Course!
02:20

¡Hola! Welcome to the class! I am so excited that you have chosen to learn Spanish with us!

My name is Professor Josh Sanderson and I am the instructor for this course. I have been practicing and teaching Spanish for more than a decade. I want to share everything I know about basic Spanish with other people passionate about the language. I want to help you reach your Spanish-language goals. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. 

First and foremost, this course is all about learning the essentials of Spanish. We focus a lot on common phrases used, pronunciation and vocabulary. Don't worry! The course is NOT grammar intensive, but you will get the key and most important grammar tidbits throughout. The end goal is for you to be able to speak and also understand basic Spanish.

What makes my course unique:

  1. Each topic is presented in a high-definition video format with engaging animated videos. 
  2. We get right to the heart of the content, so you do not have to deal with tedious and useless chatter.
  3. I do not rely on boring screencasts as my main method of teaching. I have spent countless hours editing and producing my lessons for you. I believe in quality over quantity, with a spice of fun. You'll see!
  4. I include PDF vocabulary lists for each and every lesson
  5. I include short and fun quizzes to test how much you learned from the lesson!


Let's get started!

Section 2: Greetings & Goodbyes
06:47

Greeting and goodbyes are SUPER important to learn.

Imagine not knowing how to say "hello" to someone who only speaks Spanish! No fear, I will teach you exactly what you need know to instantly impress someone who speaks Spanish.

Watch this lesson to learn:

  1. How to say hello and goodbye
  2. How to introduce yourself and also ask someone their name
  3. How to say where you are from and ask someone where he/she is from
  4. How to say how you are and ask someone how they are

After the lesson, download the attached PDF file for future reference and for extra practice!

Let's get started!

6 questions

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás?

You've just learned your first phrases in Spanish....great job! Now test your knowledge of the greetings and goodbyes with this quiz. Let's do it!

05:30

This fun and animated video will give you even MORE practice. Practice makes perfect, right?

If you keep this up, you are going to be a Spanish pro in no time!

Section 3: Pronunciation Tips
03:37

Wouldn't it be great to sound like a native Spanish speaker? Get ready! In this lesson, I will teach you the basics of vowel pronunciation in Spanish and get you headed in the right direction. This video is fun and easy-to-follow!

(You will need to practice saying these vowels out loud, so make sure you aren't watching this in a library!)


10:39

Consonants are super important!

The great thing about consonants in Spanish, is that they are pretty similar to those in English. We aren't going to focus too much on the consonants that are pronounced the same in English as they are in Spanish, why? You already know them! 

This video is all about learning the consonants that are different in Spanish. I will give you a bunch of examples and practice. You will be a pro in no time!

Section 4: Nouns & Articles
07:32

Get ready to learn all about nouns and gender in Spanish!

What is a noun? A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. In Spanish, each noun is assigned a gender, so it is either masculine or feminine. Way different than English, right!  

In this lesson I am going to teach your some basic rules on how you can identify whether a noun is feminine or masculine. I will also give you a few secrets on how to identify those tricky nouns. 

You can do it! Let's get going!

12 questions

Test your Nouns & Gender skills with this quiz.

05:15

Let's talk about articles. An "article" is essentially the word "the" or "a" in Spanish. Easy right?

An article is also a word that is used to "point" to a noun. What do I mean by that? Watch this video to find out. I'll teach you everything you need to know. 

By the end of this video, you will know what the definition of an "article", and the two different types of articles.  I will give you clear, simple and fun examples. 

Let's get going!

5 questions

Let's ace this quiz on Spanish articles!

Section 5: Days of the week
04:24

Have you ever wished to tell someone what day an event will be held? Maybe you have a coworker you would like to impress by telling him or her the day of the week of your next party. If so, this lesson is absolutely for you. It is the kind of vocabulary that will form the basis of your speech in Spanish. 

By the end of this video, you will have learned every day of the week. I will teach you using fun pictures and examples. 

You can do it! I believe in you!

10 questions

See if you can answer all of the questions correctly after watching the Days of the week video.

Section 6: Months, Seasons, and Weather
05:00

Spring, summer, fall and winter...everyone has a favorite time of year

Wouldn't it be great to talk about your favorite season of the year and some of the aspects that make it so wonderful?

For instance, summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill, swim at the pool and frolic on the beach; while winter is a great time for cuddling up, playing in the snow and celebrating special holidays with family and friends. Whichever season is your favorite, you should learn to talk about it in Spanish. It will enhance you ability to communicate and really impress other Spanish speakers. 

Not only am I going to teach you the seasons, I am going to teach you how to say the 12 months of the year and also to describe the weather.

Let's do it! 

6 questions

It's clear skies ahead if you can answer all of these questions correctly in the Months, Seasons, and Weather Quiz!

Section 7: Numbers
05:59

Counting is absolutely critical! We use numbers all the time to help describe and specify things. 

When you learn your numbers in Spanish, you will be able to:

  • tell time
  • give your birthday
  • give out your phone number
  • say the numerical portion of your address
  • tell someone how old you are
  • and so much more!

Check out this video to learn the most frequently used numbers in an easy and engaging lesson format! 

You are doing amazing! Keep up the good work! 

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about what you are learning, I would love to connect with you! 

6 questions

It's time to try for a perfect score on the Numbers 0-10 Quiz!

08:50

Congrats! You have learned the numbers 1-10! You are now ready to expand your knowledge and learn 11-100!

Counting is absolutely critical! We use numbers all the time to help describe and specify things. 

When you learn your numbers in Spanish, you will be able to:

  • tell time
  • give your birthday
  • give out your phone number
  • say the numerical portion of your address
  • tell someone how old you are
  • and so much more!

Check out this video to learn the most frequently used numbers in an easy and engaging lesson format! 

You are doing amazing! Keep up the good work! 

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions about what you are learning, I would love to connect with you! 

5 questions

Quiz on the big numbers! ¡Buena suerte! (good luck!)

03:25

Who doesn't love food? I sure do! 

Learning the various foods in Spanish will help you immensely in your everyday life. for instance, you will be able to understand EXACTLY what you are ordering when you go to a Hispanic restaurant. You will also be able to modify your order easily and effectively. 

A great way to practice your Spanish vocabulary is by going to the supermarket and quizzing yourself on how to say the various items in the store. This lesson will give you a jump start on the most popular food items people have on their shopping lists. 

Fun side note: If you were to go into a supermarket in the United States, you would most likely see items that have both the English AND the Spanish word for it. For instance, if you were to grab a loaf of bread, you might see "pan" on the label as well

Section 8: The Basics of Telling Time
04:37

In the United States, being able to communicate in Spanish is imperative! You see Spanish everywhere. 

People are always referring to the time of day when they speak, whether they be talking about appointments, meetings or when they will take their lunch breaks. Basically. being able to tell time in Spanish is critical to communicating effectively to just about anyone. 

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of telling time and also how to tell time on the hour. 

I make it super simple and give you a ton of examples. I want you to succeed! 

Note: Check out the attached PDF! Print it out or add it to your desktop folder!

6 questions

It's time to answer some questions about time!

04:21

Awesome! You now know the basics of telling time in Spanish and can also tell time on the hour! Rock on!

People are always referring to the time of day when they speak, whether they be talking about appointments, meetings or when they will take their lunch breaks. Basically. being able to tell time in Spanish is critical to communicating effectively to just about anyone. 

In this lesson, you will learn how to tell time using the minutes :01-:30. (This is another great example of how knowing your numbers can help you out in other areas of communicating in Spanish.)

I make it super simple and give you a ton of examples. I want you to succeed! 

Note: Check out the attached PDF! Print it out or add it to your desktop folder!

5 questions

Quiz for telling time on minutes :01 - :30 of the hour.

05:05

Wow! You are moving right along! Get ready to complete your knowledge of telling time using specific minutes of the hour. 

In the United States, being able to communicate in Spanish is becoming super important. 

People are always referring to the time of day when they speak, whether they be talking about appointments, meetings or when they will take their lunch breaks. Basically. being able to tell time in Spanish is critical to communicating effectively to just about anyone. 

In this lesson, you will learn how to tell time using the minutes :31-:59 of the hour.

I make it super simple and give you a ton of examples. I want you to succeed! 

Note: Check out the attached PDF! Print it out or add it to your desktop folder!

3 questions

Quiz for telling time on minutes :31 - :59 of the hour.

03:51

Not only do I want to teach you how to say the exact hour and minute, I also want to teach you something a bit more complex. I want to teach you several commonly used Spanish phrases that are related to telling time. 

This lesson will teach you some really fun expressions that will take your Spanish to the next level. 

You are on a roll! Keep on going!

Feel free to start a discussion or send me any messages! I love to see my student succeed and I want to be there every step of the way. 

Note: Check out the attached PDF! You can download it and print it out!

3 questions

Quiz for the Telling Time - Useful Phrases video.

Section 9: Subject Pronouns - the actors of our sentences
05:35

Have you ever wanted to learn how to say "I" or "you" in Spanish? Once you master subject pronouns in Spanish, you will be well on your way to knowing how to to create any sentence you want. The subject pronouns are the actors of our sentences. For instance, think about one of your favorite movie scenes, if we couldn't say who was carrying out the actions (the verbs) in that scene, the whole scene would be impossible to describe to someone else. 

Subject pronouns are SUPER easy to learn and really form the foundation of your Spanish language knowledge. 

Let's get going!

4 questions

Let's review the Subject Pronouns by answering a few questions!

Section 10: Tengo ("I have") - talking about things you own
03:47

Knowing verbs can help you create complex sentences in the future. 

A verb is how you describe an action someone is doing, like talking or running. Verbs form one of the most critical aspects of sentences and they contribute to the overall message you are trying to relay. Without verbs, it would be nearly impossible to communicate effectively. 

One of the most commonly used verbs in Spanish is the verb "tener". But, what does this verb mean? Check out this lesson to learn how you can start using this verb in your everyday conversations. 

Section 11: The verb "SER" - describing yourself and others
Talking about yourself and others in Spanish
03:08
Section 12: Parts of the body
03:06

Attention all medical professionals! This lesson is for you!

Knowing the different parts of the body can help out in emergency situations and in day-to-day life.

 Check out this video for key body-part vocabulary everyone should know.  

6 questions

Can you identify the body parts we just learned? Take the quiz to find out!

02:12

Attention all medical professionals! Part two is also for you!

Knowing the different parts of the body can help out in emergency situations and in day-to-day life.

 Check out this video for key body-part vocabulary everyone should know.  

Remember to look at the PDF attachment to this lesson, so you can have a printable copy of what we have covered. 

04:00

Talk about useful information!

Imagine you accidentally fell and broke your leg, and the only people around you speak Spanish. Wouldn't it be helpful if you could let them know exactly what was hurting so they could tell the ambulance what happened? Of course it would be! Knowing the most commonly used medical terms in Spanish can help you in emergency situations and in day-to-day life.

10 questions

Let's test our knowledge of the medical terms we learned in this lesson!

Section 13: Colors
04:07

This video is all about learning the various colors in Spanish. Knowing your colors will expand your vocabulary and allow you to describe people, places or things in much more detail. 

5 questions

Know you colors? Let's find out!

Section 14: Clothing
04:32

In this video, we are going to teach you about a topic that is constantly talked about among people: clothing! 

Once you know your colors, describing exactly what you are looking for to a salesperson at your favorite store will be super simple. We will teach you every article of clothing that you would need to know. 

And, since clothing is a topic that is so frequently talked about, knowing these terms in Spanish enhances your conversational vocabulary and takes you a step closer to becoming fluent. 

Way to go! Let's learn!

5 questions

You've just watched the video on clothing items.....now try this quiz on for size!

04:17

The verb "gustar" is one of the most commonly used verbs in Spanish. It means "to like" something or someone. In this lesson, I will teach you how to talk about what your likes and dislikes. Knowing how to what you like and dislike, using the Spanish language, will allow you to differentiate yourself from others and help you form your unique identity. 

5 questions

Are you a Gustar expert after watching the video? Take the quiz to find out!

02:21

In this lesson we are going to learn the Spanish phrase "Costar un ojo de la cara."  We use this phrase when we want to say that something is very expensive.


In English, the phrase is that something "costs an arm and a leg."  In Spanish, however, we say that something "costs an eye from the face" ("cuesta un ojo de la cara").


Check out the video and learn how to use this phrase!



Section 15: Food
05:10

Who doesn't love food? I know I do! 

In this lesson, I will teach you how to say various types of food in Spanish. Knowing food vocabulary can help you while shopping for groceries and also when cooking an authentic Hispanic recipe/dish. 

5 questions

You're probably hungry after learning about all of that food vocabulary....but let's answer a few quiz questions before grabbing a snack!

04:16

Who doesn't love food? I know I do! Let's learn even more in Part 2!

In this lesson, I will teach you how to say various types of food in Spanish. Knowing food vocabulary can help you while shopping for groceries and also when cooking an authentic Hispanic recipe/dish. 

Let's go!

5 questions

Can you answer all of these food questions correctly?

04:31

Who doesn't love food? I know I do! Let's rock'n'roll with Part 3!

In this lesson, I will teach you how to say various types of food in Spanish. Knowing food vocabulary can help you while shopping for groceries and also when cooking an authentic Hispanic recipe/dish. 

5 questions

Let's test our food knowledge!

Section 16: Verbs
06:17

In these videos, you will learn:

  • Why conjugation is important
  • How conjugation helps to improve you Spanish fluency
  • The various conjugations of verbs
  • The correct pronoun to be used with each conjugation
  • The difference between -ar, -ir, and -er verbs
  • Meaning of the verbs
  • The pattern that emerges when conjugation is practiced enough

You are on a roll! Keep rockin'!

05:17

In these videos, you will learn:

  • Why conjugation is important
  • How conjugation helps to improve you Spanish fluency
  • The various conjugations of verbs
  • The correct pronoun to be used with each conjugation
  • The difference between -ar, -ir, and -er verbs
  • Meaning of the verbs
  • The pattern that emerges when conjugation is practiced enough

You are on a roll! Keep rockin'!

05:09

In this video, get ready to learn a bunch of new verbs. By the end of this video, you will be able to speak Spanish like you never thought possible before. 

10 questions

Take this quiz after watching the Common verbs video to see if you are a Verb Expert!

Section 17: Holidays
03:17

Different cultures have a unique set of holidays that the enjoy. These special days differentiate countries from each other and often stem from major historical events. 

In this video, I will be focusing on holidays that are traditionally celebrated in the United States of America.

You will learn how to say:

  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy holidays
  • Happy New Year
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • and so much more...

Are you ready? You have done an amazing job so far! 

4 questions

Test your knowledge after watching the Holiday vocabulary video.

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Joshua Sanderson, Spanish Instructor

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My name is Josh and I am a Spanish instructor. I love learning languages and I especially love to teach them. I have a decade of Spanish teaching experience. 

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