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Become A Pro At Knowing Where Spanish Written Accents Go:

Learn the Basic Rules That Will Help You Speak, Read, Write and Understand Spanish Correctly
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Created by Haydee Montemayor
Last updated 11/2014
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Analyze the anatomy, the sound and the intention behind words to determine whether words have an accent or not
  • Identify what category words belong in and use the guidelines for that category to determine whether these words have an accent or not. You will even know the fun tips that will help you deal with the exceptions to the rule intelligently.
  • Identify how to split words into syllables, using the vowel and consonant patterns, not to waste time, but rather to have a solid framework on which to classify words according to their category, which will determine whether the word has an accent or not.
  • Overcome the fear of diphthongs once and for all, they're really not as bad as everyone thinks!
  • Deal with the greatest curveball when it comes to written accents, otherwise known as homonyms, with ease.
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  • Students need a notebook, paper and a writing utensil.
  • Students will need a willing, diligent, positive and above all, curious mentality.

Course was updated for September 2017.

Do you want to communicate in Spanish in a way that WOWS people?

Mastering Spanish written accents allows you to impress others when you speak and especially, when you write. It doesn't matter if you're a native Spanish speaker, or someone who is just starting to learn Spanish, by using written accents, you will come off as more educated, more fluent and especially, more clear.

In this course, you will learn the foundation for understanding Spanish accents, but you'll do so in a way that is fun, engaging and immediately applicable.

Instead of having to look up words in the dictionary or online to see if they have accents or not most of the time, you will hardly use the dictionary. Why? Because after taking this course, you won't need to.

This course consists of several components of Spanish language that will help you communicate in a way that looks professional in your personal, interpersonal, professional and educational setting.

Having a good grasp on Spanish accents will ensure that you speak, read, write and communicate in a way that makes your interactions precise instead of vague, confusing, foolish or even controversial.

This course, which consists of 35 lectures, will allow you to:

1. Understand the why behind Spanish accents

2. Know the factors that influence whether words have accents and when they don't

3. Learn how to communicate with accents effectively

4. Increase your confidence when communicating in Spanish

5. Master your linguistic abilities to your greatest potential

6. Learn how to use diphthongs to your advantage instead of fearing them

7. Learn how to analyze and dissect words just enough so that you can be more empowered to apply accents effectively

8. Keep your ability to communicate with Spanish accents top notch

What are the course requirements?

Something to take notes with and your willingness, diligence and above all, your curiosity.

Who Should Take This Course?

  1. Native Spanish Speakers
  2. Spanish learners
  3. Parents
  4. Teachers
  5. Coaches
  6. Business People
  7. People who are marrying into a Spanish-speaking family, or want to
  8. People who live in communities where Spanish is spoken
  9. People who are interested in interacting with Spanish speakers
  10. Authors
  11. Translators
  12. Bloggers
  13. Public Speakers
  14. People who have great linguistic etiquette
Who is the target audience?
  • If you're a native Spanish speaker and you've forgotten how to apply written accents correctly, this course is for you.
  • If you're someone who is learning Spanish, or has learned it in the past and simply wants to improve upon it, this course is also for you. It isn't for you if you have no intention of learning Spanish.
  • This course is for students who want to understand the reason why Spanish words have written accents. It is not for people who just want to memorize where accents go (memorizing will occur naturally, especially when you fully understand accents through a course like this).
  • This course will not focus exclusively on "if" and "where" accents go. Instead, it'll provide you with a framework for the "why" accents are used and the contexts in which they are. This will empower you to become a pro in knowing where accents go because you'll be able to rely on this framework and apply it for years down the line.
  • This course is not for you if you want a general overview of Spanish written accents. You can always look that information up on the internet, but there isn't a comprehensive course like this one on the internet that has been able help people truly understand written accents and apply accents with confidence, even years after learning this content.
  • This course is NOT for you if you're in love with parts of speech. As much as I love language, I HIGHLY believe in making learning about language FUN, relatable, un-boring and easy to apply and to remember. (I only use the parts of speech and the written accent terminology that is absolutely necessary for you to understand the content).
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
Learning Accents Is Easier Than You Think
6 Lectures 18:13

How The Anatomy of A Word Helps You Identify The Placement Of The Written Accent

What Are Tonic Syllables And How Are They Helpful?

So, What’s The Big Fuss About Accents?

English Alphabet vs. Spanish Alphabet

Quiz for Sections 1 and 2
8 questions
Splitting Words Into Syllables
5 Lectures 15:32
Two Quick But Essential Guidelines for Splitting Words Into Syllables

Splitting CVCV and VCV Words Into Syllables

Splitting Up VCCV Words Into Syllables

Splitting Up VCCCV Words Into Syllables

Review of How To Split Spanish Words Into Syllables

Breaking Words Down Into Syllables Quiz
9 questions
The Power Of One or 2 Individual Letters
6 Lectures 21:33
Analyzing Vowels and Their Strength

Introduction to Diphthongs

3 Ways For Approaching Diphthongs In a Simple Manner

Splitting Up Words With A Weak And A Strong Vowel

Splitting Up Words With Two Weak Vowels

Splitting Up Words With 2 Strong Vowels

Diphthongs Quiz
5 questions
Spanish Word Classification
7 Lectures 22:02
Classification of Spanish Words

Preparing to Fully Understand The 4 Spanish Word Categories

Exploring Agudas

Exploring Graves/Llanas

Exploring Esdrújulas

Exploring Sobresdrújulas

Revisiting Diphthongs

Spanish Word Categories Quiz
9 questions
6 Lectures 35:01

Interrogative Word Homonyms In Questions

Interrogative Words Homonyms That Answer Questions

Dealing With Both Interrogative Homonyms In The Same Statement

Why is “Porque” So Confusing?

Exclamatory Homonyms

Homonym Quiz
8 questions
2 Lectures 08:33

About the Instructor
Haydee Montemayor
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Haydee Montemayor is the writer, teacher, editor and blogger behind Love and Treasure, a site dedicated to inviting people to focus on what really matters: love.

However, without proper communication, it is essentially impossible to communicate love perfectly in a way that is received as intended.

Needless to say, Haydee loves language. She is highly bilingual in both English and Spanish and is often praised for the depth of her linguistic abilities, which include her writing and her grasp of both English and Spanish grammar.

Haydee obtained a Spanish minor and graduated with honors. Furthermore, along her educational career, she obtained several coveted educational Spanish awards.

Haydee enjoys travel, but more than anything, she enjoys reading, writing and delving into deep conversations and actions relating to love. All of these require great communication skills.

Haydee loves to receive mail, email or comments, so don't hesitate to reach out.