Complete Latin American Spanish Course - Beginner Level
What you'll learn
- Correctly build and pronounce basic sentences in Spanish
- Name hundreds of objects.
- Use the word 'hay'.
- Have simple conversations in the Present Tense.
- Express a gigantic amount of basic activities, such as daily routine activities, personal hygiene activities, household chores, spare time activities, and some emotional and physical states.
- Conjugate any Spanish verb flawlessly in the Present Tense: regular verbs, stem changing verbs, reflexive verbs, -go, -oy and -zco verbs, completely irregular verbs, and verbs like 'gustar'.
- Read and analyze simple descriptive texts.
- Talk about health problems and explain what physical problem you have to a doctor.
- Nothing. This course starts from scratch.
If you are serious about learning Spanish and you don't know anything yet, this is the course for you. Drawing from five years of experience in teaching Spanish to foreigners coming to live in South America, the course has been set up in such a way as to tackle all typical problems English speakers have with Spanish.
It's great if you have at least a notion of grammatical terminology but it isn't necessary for the course. Don't get too hung up on grammar. It's a tool, and as all tools, they're meant to make the work easier.
In this course you will find many video lessons, overviews, presentations, and a huge amount of practice material. If you work on it every day, you should be able to complete the first level in just one month. Don't sweat it if it takes more than that. Anything you pick up is great, so you should take your time for it. We don't all learn at the same pace.
There are three levels in the entire course: beginner, intermediate and advanced. This is the first level. When you finish it, you should be able to understand and participate in about 75% of any everyday conversation.
Who this course is for:
- This Spanish course is set up for English speakers who want to become fluent in Spanish. This is a beginner's course and it's aim is to make students able to express themselves freely in everyday conversations. The emphasis is on speaking but we will also be looking at correct spelling and writing full sentences without any mistakes.
I still remember clearly getting started as a language teacher in a secondary school at the age of 23. With absolutely no experience, being thrown in front of the lions was, to say the least, a challenge. Some say all beginnings are hard. Mine felt like falling into the ocean with only basic knowledge of how to swim.
Many years have passed since then. I am now 46 years old and I've never stopped teaching since I got started. To me, teaching is not a job, it's a passion.
I've taught in an uncountable amount of different types of schools, ranging from secondary schools over adult evening schools, language schools, private classes to universities. I really enjoy teaching one on one. It usually delivers the best results and it allows me to adapt completely to the needs of my students. Every person is different and learns differently, so adapting to the circumstances is vital and essential to proper teaching.
I hope you will enjoy my classes. Thanks for any feedback you are willing to share with me.