Communicate in Spanish - Beginners

Learn to communicate in Spanish in different situations, when travelling and with your Spanish speaking friends.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 7/2016 English

Course Description

Learn the basic resources to communicate in Spanish with friends and when travelling to a Spanish speaking country.

Achieve a Good Level of Spanish to Speak about Daily and Common Subjects with Confidence and to Understand Spanish Speakers

Practice speaking, listening skills, and reading comprehension through the videos and audios.

Learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary with the downloadable material.

Introduce yourself and speak about what you do and what you like - Present tense.

Describe where you live and the places you have been to - Location & Past tense.

Ask for directions and order at restaurants and shops - Conversational formulas.

Speak about your plans for holidays and future plans in your life - Travel & Future constructions.

Express obligations and things that are necessary - Obligation.

Describe your family members and the people you know - People´s description.

Learn the skills to communicate with Spanish speakers all over the world

It is very likely that you already know some Spanish speakers. And also that you have already tried to communicate with them a couple of times. In this course you will get the right level to communicate and in case you know some basics, you will improve your level.

Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Learning Spanish is a great investment as a way to communicate and create bonds with regions that are experiencing a fast growth and that are becoming more and more determinant in the world´s development. Studying Spanish is an amazing adventure as well, thanks to the cultural diversity that the different Spanish speaking countries possess.

Structure of the course

This course is addressed to beginners and also to people that already know some basic expressions and words in Spanish.

The course is structured with different types of resources: videos to present the content and examples, grammar review documents to download, listening exercises and an exam at the end of each section. This varied content helps the learning process and makes it more motivating.

If you take this course you will learn to speak and understand Spanish through the Function Method: you will learn all the necessary resources to speak about many daily and common subjects, and you will speak and listen to spoken language from the first day of the course. You will also be learning new vocabulary and verbs throughout the process, as well as the necessary grammar.

The time expected to complete the course, based on 1-2 sections per week and a minimum or two hours study time per section, is between 2 and 3 months and 30 - 35 hours study in total.

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to be able to download pdf and ppt documents, and to watch video, download pictures and listen to audio files.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Speak in Spanish about what they do for a living, describe places and people, order in a restaurant and ask for directions. Also to speak about what they like and what they do on weekends, what they have been doing recently, and about their plans for holidays.

What is the target audience?

  • Beginners that have never studied any Spanish and also students that have knowledge of some basic rules and phrases.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Get rewarded.
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Curriculum

Section 1: Course introduction
01:16

Welcome to my course Communicate in Spanish for Beginners!

In this section you will find the course syllabus as downloadable material. 

There is an introductory lecture at the beginning of each section with instructions and a brief description of the section.

I am glad you have enrolled and wish you good luck and an awesome learning!

Marga

Section 2: Presentarse / Introducing yourself
Instructions for section 1.
Preview
Article
04:41

In this lecture I present myself and I tell you a little bit about myself. This way you will learn the vocabulary, verbs and expressions needed to introduce yourself in Spanish. 

Section 3: Hablar de actividades habituales/ Speaking about daily activities
Speaking about what you do on a week day / The present tense
Article
01:57

In this video lecture I speak of what I do daily, so you can see how to speak about daily activities.

At the end of this video you will find a text with blanks. One very good exercise when learning a language is to guess what is said by listening carefully, after having studied the grammar of that content.

The present tense - The complete text
00:44
03:38

Do you want to know what I do on the weekends? Here I will tell you a little bit about it.

By listening you will learn the verbs and expressions used. Then you will find the grammar review in the study material, to learn the conjugation in the present tense, verbs of activities and time expressions.

5 questions

This is a test to assess your comprehension about this section.

Choose the option you think that goes in the blank in the incomplete sentence for each question.

Section 4: Describir lugares / Describing places
Instructions for section 3.
Article
04:08

In this lecture I will describe my neighbourhood a bit. I will present the verbs used to describe places and to say where things are. The resources presented in this one and the following lectures of this section are very useful to describe things in general and to describe places and say what there is in a specific place.

Difference Ser / Estar
03:09
Listening practice - Instructions
Article
01:44

Escucha este audio y observa el plano del material descargable (Mi barrio_Listen and observe). Listen to this audio and observe the map shown on the downloadable material where you can also listen to it (Mi barrio_Listen and observe).

5 questions

Choose the right word or expression for each blank. Only one option is correct.

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Section 5: Preguntar el camino / Asking for directions
Asking for directions. Instructions.
Article
Section 6: 5. En el restaurante / At the restaurant
5.1. At the restaurant.
Article
Section 7: Me gusta el español / I like Spanish
Instructions for section 7.
Article
03:32

In this lecture I present the verbs and vocabulary used to express what you like. Pay attention to the straucture of the verb used: GUSTAR!

Madrid, mi ciudad. / Madrid, my home town.
02:59
Section 8: ¿Qué has hecho hoy? / What have you done today?
Instructions for section 8.
Article
02:40

In this lecture I speak about what someone imaginary has done today. Here is where the first past tense is presented, which is used to speak about what we have done recently or for past actions that are close to us in time in some way.

4 questions

Choose the right word or expression for each blank. Only one option is correct.

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Section 9: Tus planes para vacaciones / Your plans for holidays and things you need to do
Instructions for section 9.
Article
04:00

It is always great to share your plans for holidays with friends or work colleagues.

Here I will speak about how to express future plans and intentions. In the two following lectures I will present the verbs used to express obligation and need, which is also useful to speak about our plans for the future.

Obligaciones y necesidades / Expressing obligations and needs - parte 1
02:36
Obligaciones y necesidades / Expressing obligations and needs - parte 2
03:08
6 questions

Choose the right word or expression for each blank. Only one option is correct.

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Section 10: Describir personas / Describing people
Instructions for section 10.
Article
04:20

In this lecture I will describe people physically. There you will learn the verbs and vocabulary used for this type of descriptions.

3 questions

Choose the word or expression that goes in the blank for each question.

There is only one correct answer.

Section 11: 10. ¿Qué estás haciendo? / What are you doing?
Instructions for section 11.
Article
05:51

In this lecture I am presenting the present continuous tense in Spanish, to speak about actions that are taking place at this moment, at the moment we are speaking.

6 questions

In the first four sentences there is a verb in the present tense between brackets. Choose the right form  of that verb in the present continuous, in the same person shown in the present. Remember that regular gerunds are formed from the Infinitive of the verb.

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!



Section 12: Mi casa y mi familia / My house and my family.
Instructions for section 12
Article
02:01

In this lecture I describe my flat in Barcelona. This way you will learn the vocabulary for the different parts of a house, and the ways to describe them and locate them.

Los números / The numbers
02:48
Los posesivos y la familia / The possessives and the family
10:23
3 questions

Choose the right word for each numbered blank in each sentence.

You will also find some new vocabulary.

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Section 13: Extra section with new vocabulary.
05:12

In this last lecture I am talking about what I have done this week and about my plans for next week and next summer.

There is new vocabulary you can use to speak about what you like, your plans, your activities.

¡Disfrútalo! , Enjoy!

Section 14: ¡Hasta pronto! - See you soon!
Article

Dear student,

You have reached the end of the course. I hope you have learned and that you have maximized the resources in the course. And above all, I really hope you have enjoyed!

A very important part of learning in general, and learning a language in particular is being able to enjoy during the process. That is one of my main goals, to make students enjoy. I hope I have met that goal!

Spanish is a beautiful language, and one of the most spoken ones in the world. Learning Spanish is a great investment and an amazing adventure thanks to the cultural diversity that Spanish speaking countries possess around the world. This is why I wish this first step in Spanish has motivated you to continue studing it.

I am very happy you have chosen this course and that you have completed it!

¡Buena suerte y hasta pronto!

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Instructor Biography

Margarita Cuadros, Spanish Teacher

I love teaching and I love Spanish. So I decided to become a Spanish teacher. I have an official certificate as a Spanish teacher and I have several years of experience teaching adults.

It all started in the Netherlands where I lived for two years. I was a Spanish teacher at the Volksuniversiteit in different dutch cities and also in private language schools. I started to miss my country, then I came back. Here in Spain I have been teaching Spanish to foreigners.

For me, the learning process is a fascinating aspect of teaching. I also have experience teaching other subjects, but languages in particular are one of my main interests.

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