Communicate in Spanish - Beginners
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Communicate in Spanish - Beginners

Learn to communicate in Spanish in different situations, when travelling and with your Spanish speaking friends.
4.9 (10 ratings)
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Created by Margarita Cuadros
Last updated 7/2016
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 mins on-demand audio
  • 13 Articles
  • 41 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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.
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Requirements
  • Students need to be able to download pdf and ppt documents, and to watch video, download pictures and listen to audio files.
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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners that have never studied any Spanish and also students that have knowledge of some basic rules and phrases.
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Curriculum For This Course
33 Lectures
02:52:19
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Course introduction
1 Lecture 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

Preview 01:16
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Presentarse / Introducing yourself
2 Lectures 05:07

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. 

Preview 04:41
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Hablar de actividades habituales/ Speaking about daily activities
4 Lectures 07:13
Speaking about what you do on a week day / The present tense
00:54

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.

Preview 01:57

The present tense - The complete text
00:44

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.

Preview 03:38

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.

Test: El presente. The present tense.
5 questions
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Describir lugares / Describing places
5 Lectures 10:05
Instructions for section 3.
00:40

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.

How to describe places / Describir lugares
04:08

Difference Ser / Estar
03:09

Listening practice - Instructions
00:23

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).

Listening practice -Mi barrio / My neighborhood
01:44

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

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Hay/ser/estar
5 questions
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Preguntar el camino / Asking for directions
1 Lecture 00:36
Asking for directions. Instructions.
00:36
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5. En el restaurante / At the restaurant
1 Lecture 00:43
5.1. At the restaurant.
00:43
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Me gusta el español / I like Spanish
3 Lectures 07:12
Instructions for section 7.
00:41

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!

How to express what you like. Me gusta el español / I like Spanish
03:32

Madrid, mi ciudad. / Madrid, my home town.
02:59
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¿Qué has hecho hoy? / What have you done today?
2 Lectures 03:02
Instructions for section 8.
00:22

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.

¿Qué has hecho hoy? / What have you done today?
02:40

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

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Hablar sobre lo que has hecho. / Speaking of what you have done.
4 questions
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Tus planes para vacaciones / Your plans for holidays and things you need to do
4 Lectures 10:12
Instructions for section 9.
00:28

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.

Tus planes para vacaciones - Your plans for holidays
04:00

Obligaciones y necesidades / Expressing obligations and needs - parte 1
02:36

Obligaciones y necesidades / Expressing obligations and needs - parte 2
03:08

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

¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!

Tus planes para vacaciones / Your plans for holidays
6 questions
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Describir personas / Describing people
2 Lectures 04:29
Instructions for section 10.
00:09

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

Describir personas / Describing people
04:20

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

There is only one correct answer.

Describir a personas / Describing people
3 questions
4 More Sections
About the Instructor
Margarita Cuadros
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63 Students
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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.