Beginner Spanish Course: Learn to Speak Spanish Like a Pro!

Complete Spanish Course Where Concepts are Broken Down to their Simplest Components, Informative InfoGraphics & Visuals
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  • Lectures 69
  • Length 7 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description


This is the most effective Spanish course on Udemy

"I love eSpanishTeacher's Beginner Spanish. Having tried two other well-known courses, I'm now more than half way through Beginner Spanish and am learning much more compared to the others."                -Paul S., Texas 

Since 2009, eSpanishTeacher has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide learn to speak Spanish quickly and affordably.

Our Spanish courses are built one three core values: We exist to 1) offer the most personalized & effective language instruction, 2) at the most affordable price, and 3) always with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Want to know a little secret about learning Spanish?

You can't simply memorize a list of Spanish words, phrases, and questions and expect that you'll be able to survive a trip to Mexico or speak to your Spanish speaking neighbor. The chances that those few lines you've memorized will even fit into the conversation you'll be having with native speakers is extremely small.

Too many Spanish language courses attempt to have you memorize a list of common words and phrases that you may or may not ever need. So why do they teach the language this way? Because it's easier to teach a list of words & phrases instead of digging in and teaching students how to actually create language that fits the circumstances. But this alone is not the secret.

The true secret you need to know is that with just a small foundation in a few key language concepts, new students will be much better equipped to speak the language in actual situations with native Spanish speakers. It doesn't take years to develop this foundation; it doesn't even take months. In just a few days, you can have a basic foundation in Spanish that enables you to communicate effectively with a broad vocabulary.

Spanish instruction with a human touch
There's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on robotic & impersonal software programs. Thanks to the eSpanishTeacher system, you can learn Spanish from an actual Spanish teacher when it's convenient for you. You'll develop a foundation in the language that will enable you to communicate effectively in virtually all situations.

Language lessons on your computer
Video Spanish lessons, vocal practice, and quizzes accessible from any computer with an internet connection. Watch, listen, and interact with eSpanishTeacher as he helps you understand the most essential language concepts.

Speak Spanish in less than an hour
This course breaks down the language into it's simplest components so that you can understand completely and quickly. Following each lesson, you'll practice what you have learned by actually speaking out loud in Spanish. Move at your own pace and start speaking in minutes!

  • 16 lessons taught by eSpanishTeacher himself
  • 12 quizzes to test your knowledge
  • 11 speaking practices and much more!

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need to have any training or experience with Spanish prior to starting this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Speak a beginner level of Spanish, forming simple sentences and questions using principles taught in this course
  • Recognize the importance of agreement between articles, nouns, and adjectives and use this principle in Spanish communication
  • Understand how to conjugate verbs by exploring the relationship between subjects and verbs
  • Deferentiate and Use the most common Spanish verbs--"Ser" and "Estar" to communicate in basic but important ways
  • Master proper pronunciation of words in Spanish
  • Communicate possession and ownership
  • Learn and use words to communicate time, travel, weather, days, months, and more

Who is the target audience?

  • The Beginner Spanish course is meant for people who are brand new to the Spanish language or who learned a little Spanish long ago and are looking to refresh their skills
  • Great for all adults and even children over 5 years of age
  • Great for business: doctors, managers, teachers, construction, service workers, call centers
  • If you are falling in love with a Spanish speaker and need to connect at a deeper level, this course is for you!
  • The course is ideal for folks traveling to foreign countries, expatriates, military, service missionaries, relocations, and more!
  • Because this course breaks down complex language concepts so they're easy to understand, many people will enroll in this course to supplement other language classes they may be taking

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Section 1: Parts of Speech
Video Language Tutorial Intro Parts of Speech Learn to Speak Spanish Grammar

The world's Spanish teacher has helped tens of thousands of people worldwide learn to speak Spanish. At eSpanishTeacher we believe students should not simply learn Spanish by memorizing a few words and phrases.


Learning the parts of speech that make up the Spanish language will help you begin to build your foundation. Becoming familiar with Spanish verbs, subject pronouns, clauses, phrases, articles, adjectives, and more will help you visualize the language and the relationship these parts of speech have with each other. Knowing the various components that make up the Spanish language will set you up to advance through the other Spanish lessons quickly.


Learn the individual parts of speech within the Spanish language so that you can conceptualize the language better. Learning a language is partly a right brained activity and partly a left brained activity. Much of language learning involves structure and even formulas. Some people don't realize this but being good at basic math (addition, subtraction) can improve one's ability to learn a language.

Quick Check-in
Quiz 1
6 questions

This is the first section where you can test your ability to translate and comprehend what is being said in Spanish

Section 2: Introduction to Spanish Verbs
Spanish Verbs and Verb Conjugation Rules Video Intro

Understanding Spanish verbs is perhaps the most important skill a new student should learn. Verbs are extremely common and appear in practically everything we say. This Spanish lesson is an introduction to Spanish verbs and verb conjugation. How to conjugate verbs, form simple sentences, and form simple questions using Spanish verbs will be taught in a future lesson. 


This is part two of this online Spanish lesson on verbs and verb conjugation, one of the most important Spanish grammar concepts that new students should learn.

12 questions

Introduction to Spanish Verbs

Lesson 2 Comprehension Exercise
Section 3: It's all about Usted (You)
Video Language Tutorial Intro to Spanish Subjects Usted Vosotros and Formal You

Usted is the formal way of saying "You" in Spanish. In other words, Usted means "You" when speaking to people who deserve an added level of respect. When should you use usted? Use usted when speaking to authority figures, such as police officers, teachers, politicians, business leaders, new acquaintances (especially those that are older than you) and seniors, etc.

Quiz 3
8 questions

This is the online comprehension exercise for an important Spanish grammar principle, when to use Usted. Your instructions are to translate the Spanish text on the left in your mind. The idea is not to translate it perfectly, but at least get get to a point where you can understand the general idea that it communicates. It won't be easy at first, but after some time you'll get better, which will greatly improve your Spanish language comprehension skills.

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Section 4: Lesson 4: Phrases & Questions part 1
Video Intro to Creating Simple Phrases and Sentences in Spanish with Subjects

Want to speak in full sentences in Spanish? Then this is the online language lesson is perfect for you. In this lesson we'll take what we've learned of Spanish verb conjugation and start adding subject pronouns and direct objects to form complete sentences in Spanish. You'll already be forming & speaking your very own Spanish sentences, and we're only 4 lessons in!

Quiz 4
16 questions

In this Spanish comprehension exercise you'll translate a Spanish passage into English in your mind while attempting to understand what is being communicated

Section 5: Phrases & Questions part 2
Video Intro to Creating Simple Questions in Spanish with Subjects and Verbs

Learn how to form questions in Spanish! In this lesson we'll continue building our foundation in the basic Spanish subject pronouns, Spanish verbs, verb conjugation, and formulating sentences. And we'll take it a step further to learn all about creating questions in Spanish using proper subject pronoun placement!

Quiz 5
6 questions

Now, eSpanishTeacher will ask you questions in Spanish using the concepts & principles we've just reviewed. Let's see if you can use what you've learned to respond in Spanish.


Now, use this comprehension exercise to test your ability to understand a passage written in Spanish.

Section 6: Present Tense Verbs with Irregular Yo
Video Intro to Spanish Present Tense Irregular Verb with Yo

Learn all about the Spanish verbs that are conjugated irregularly when "Yo" is the subject. We'll review each verb, their appropriate conjugations, and then go over some examples together.

Quiz 6
5 questions
Section 6 Speaking Practice
Section 6 Comprehension Exercise
Section 7: Stem Changers
Video Intro to Learning Spanish Stem Changers and Boot Verbs

Spanish stem changers, otherwise known as boot verbs, are verbs that require a change to the stem or beginning part of the verb when conjugated. This is in addition to the standard conjugation that is made to the verb's ending. There are three types of stem changing verbs in the Spanish language and most of the verbs on the list of stem changers are fairly common, meaning you'll use them often.

Quiz 7
4 questions

Let's practice what we've learned about Spanish stem changing verbs. We'll go through some examples and you'll get a chance to respond to questions in Spanish, making sure to change the stem when you respond.

Section 7 Comprehension Exercise
Section 8: Perfect Pronunciation
Spanish Pronunciation Video Intro Including Alphabet and Letter Combinations

Having trouble pronouncing words in Spanish? This lesson from eSpanishTeacher will teach you to pronounce every letter, every sound, and every thing exactly the right every time! You'll learn all about the Spanish alphabet, the various letter combinations, and how each of them are conjugated. What's important to remember is that each letter in the Spanish language is pronounced the same way all the time, except in certain situations when letters are combined. We'll cover all of this and more in lesson 8 of eSpanishTeacher's Beginner Spanish course.


In part 2 of eSpanishTeacher's pronunciation lesson we'll continue looking at important Spanish letters, letter combinations, and their proper pronunciations.


This is the final installment of this how-to tutorial on proper Spanish pronunciation. Want to achieve perfect Spanish language pronunciation? Let's get started!

Quiz 8
7 questions
Section 9: Ser vs Estar
Video Intro to Learning the difference between Ser and Estar in Spanish

This is perhaps the most popular of all Spanish lessons in the entire Beginner Spanish course, where we take up the topic of ser and estar, or the Spanish verbs meaning "to be". Is "to be" really a verb? Yes it is, and in fact there are two "to be" verbs in Spanish, both extremely common. Although their meanings can be somewhat vague and confusing, ser and estar are two of the most important Spanish verbs. This Spanish course is great for new students to clarify the confusion. 

Quiz 9
8 questions
Video Quiz
Section 9 Speaking Practice
Section 9 Comprehension Exercise
Section 10: Articles
Video Intro to Spanish Articles such as "The", "A", "An", and "Some"

Articles in Spanish are fairly easy to understand, learn, and use. In this lesson we'll look at the various Spanish articles and review some examples where articles are used. Then you'll advance to the Spanish speaking practice where you'll actually speak in Spanish using the concepts you've learned.

Quiz 10
9 questions
Section 10 Speaking Practice
Section 10 Comprehension Exercise
Section 11: Number & Gender
Video Intro Spanish Number & Gender Agreement with Nouns Articles and Adjectives

In Spanish, adjectives and articles must agree in both number and gender with the nouns they modify. This is a concept that can be difficult for native English speakers to grasp because we don't often think in terms of words having a gender. Likewise, many of our articles don't have a noticeable number to them (ex. the lion, the lions). So this lesson will help you see the connection between adjectives, articles, and the nouns we match them to.

Quiz 11
5 questions
Section 11 Speaking Practice
Section 11 Comprehension Exercise
Section 12: Possessive Adjectives

Learn to communicate possession and ownership in Spanish with eSpanishTeacher's complete online Spanish course.


Want to learn how to communicate possession or ownership in Spanish? This lesson will teach you all you need to know about the words and approaches you'll need to know in order to do such a thing.

Quiz 12
9 questions
Section 12 Speaking Practice
Section 12 Comprehension
Section 13: Numbers & Days
Video intro to Spanish Numbers, Counting, Months, Years, & Days

Learning Spanish numbers and days is one of the most basic and essential language lessons new students should master. In this lesson we'll cover days of the week, months, dates, years, and many other Spanish concepts related to numbers.

Numbers & Days part 2
Numbers & Days part 3
Quiz 13
13 questions
Section 13 Speaking Practice
Section 13 Comprehension Exercise
Section 14: Weather
Video intro how to talk about weather in Spanish using estar, haber, and hacer

In this lesson you'll learn all the terms and phrases necessary to talk about the weather in Spanish. You'll learn how to say all the essential weather-related terminology one would need to have basic conversations in Spanish.

Quiz 14
10 questions
Section 14 Speaking Practice
Section 14 Comprehension Exercise
Section 15: Travel

Traveling to a Spanish speaking country? Let me help you learn to common words and phrases you'll need to get around town and make your trip memorable. Most importantly, this Spanish language lesson will help you better connect with the interesting people you meet and allow you appreciate their cultures. Don't leave home without first learning the vocabulary, terminology, and phrases you'll need to successfully navigate a foreign country.


Are you traveling to a Spanish speaking country? Would you like some basic Spanish speaking skills to help make your trip more enjoyable and productive? This lesson will teach you all you need in order to get around town, understand directions, find landmarks, and more!

Quiz 15
9 questions
Section 15 Speaking Practice
Section 15 Comprehension Exercise
Section 16: Cognates

Spanish cognates are words that sound very similar to their English translations. These are great words to know because you already have them in your brain and there's no need to memorize them. Examples are "policía", "elefante", and "computadora". eSpanishTeacher will help you develop a full list of these words that you can have at-the-ready as you speak Spanish!


Spanish cognates are words that sound similar to words we know in English, such as "policía" and "police". In this lesson, we'll cover some of the main Spanish cognates that you'll want to know when speaking Spanish. Since you already know these words in English, this lesson will expand your Spanish vocabulary without requiring much memorization at all.

Quiz 16
2 questions
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Section 16 Speaking Practice

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My Story

Thanks for taking time to learn a bit more about my Spanish courses on Udemy. My name is Scott, the creator of eSpanishTeacher's Beginner Spanish. I've been speaking Spanish for over 20 years and teaching it for most of that time as well. Years ago while tutoring high school students who were struggling in their Spanish classes, I developed a system for teaching Spanish in a simple way that brakes down the language into its simplest parts, while anticipating and eliminating much of the confusion that new students encounter. It was that early experience that drove me to create this language program, which has helped people all over the world learn to speak Spanish quickly, affordably, and effectively.

Spanish did not come easily for me.

I really had to grind through and force myself to learn the concepts in detail, which is one of the reasons my course is so effective. Because of that, I am able to teach the challenging parts of the Spanish language using clear language that's easy to understand.

Language Learning Landscape

So many of the expensive programs available today are essentially a series of poorly-designed Spanish vocabulary drills with the hope that you'll be happy memorizing long lists of words and short phrases. These programs fail to provide an avenue for the student to master the essential language concepts & core principles that one needs in order to create coherent, effective communication.

eSpanishTeacher Philosophy

Students are benefitted when instructors use simple terms to clearly explain the most difficult concepts, followed by a risk-free environment where those same students practice their skills . 

The model we subscribe to is Explain, Demonstrate, Simulate. First, I will EXPLAIN the concept and help you understand why it's important. Next, I'll DEMONSTRATE how & when it's actually used in Spanish. Finally, you'll use what you've learned about the concept to SIMULATE and actually speak in Spanish using the concept. This is followed up with a comprehension exercise to reinforce the language concept.

Whether you are learning Spanish for business, education, your personal life, or traveling abroad to a Spanish speaking country, you need to learn from an actual teacher with a proven track record who is dedicated to your success. 

Trust the expert teacher--eSpanishTeacher!

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