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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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"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!
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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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • You don't need to have any training or experience with Spanish prior to starting this course
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 68 Lectures Collapse All 68 Lectures 06:48:10
Parts of Speech
5 Lectures 29:59

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.

Parts of Speech part 1

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.

Parts of Speech part 2

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 1 Comprehension Exercise
Introduction to Spanish Verbs
4 Lectures 33:25

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. 

Preview 10:24

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.

Preview 18:07

Introduction to Spanish Verbs

Lesson 2 Quiz
12 questions

Lesson 2 Comprehension Exercise
It's all about Usted (You)
4 Lectures 22:57
Video 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.

It's all about Usted (You)

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.

Section 3 Comprehension Exercise

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Lesson 4: Phrases & Questions part 1
3 Lectures 15:58

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!

Phrases & Questions part 1

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 4 Comprehension Exercise
Phrases & Questions part 2
4 Lectures 24:45

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!

Phrases & Questions part 2

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.

Section 5 Speaking Practice

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

Section 5 Comprehension Exercise
Present Tense Verbs with Irregular Yo
4 Lectures 17:43

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.

Present Tense Verbs with Irregular Yo

Quiz 6
5 questions

Section 6 Speaking Practice

Section 6 Comprehension Exercise
Stem Changers
4 Lectures 23:37

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.

Stem Changers

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 Speaking Practice

Section 7 Comprehension Exercise
Perfect Pronunciation
4 Lectures 40:57

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.

Perfect Pronunciation part 1

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

Perfect Pronunciation part 2

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!

Perfect Pronunciation part 3

Quiz 8
7 questions
Ser vs Estar
5 Lectures 32:40

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. 

Ser vs Estar

Quiz 9
8 questions

Video Quiz

Section 9 Speaking Practice

Section 9 Comprehension Exercise
4 Lectures 18:08

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
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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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