Español Intensivo - Intensive Spanish Course for Beginners
- 24 hours on-demand video
- 49 articles
- 572 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- use full, grammatically correct sentences
read and write simple texts
apply the rules of the language to make an infinite number of utterances
- talk about yourself, other people, animals, things and whatever
- talk / write about the present, the past and the future
- pronounce and spell Spanish words correctly
- ask questions and answer them both positively and negatively
- give orders and commands, ask someone to do something for you
- count and talk about numbers, date and time
- describe and compare people and things
- modify your language by means of adverbs and other linguistic means
- use the correct conjugation patterns
- use all the different tenses and moods correctly
- surprise your friends with some interesting facts about the Spanish-speaking countries
- much more
- This is a beginner course. It is assumed that you have no knowledge of the language at all.
- In the resources section there are multiple exercises so you can practice until you feel comfortable about the topic. There are also numerous audio exercises within each lecture. You do not need any additional materials. Everything will be provided to you.
- One thing you do need before you start the course – prepare to learn systematically, preferably schedule your time so that you make sure you can spend enough time studying. And if you have an objective set and really want to master the language, and if you really do your best to stick to your schedule, you will soon discover how quick your progress is becoming.
Dive deep into the realms of the Spanish language. Master all the ins and outs of Spanish grammar and you’ll feel much more comfortable about the language. In this course we’ll explore all the main areas of Spanish grammar, pronunciation and spelling.
Discover How Fantastic the Spanish Language Is and How Marvelous It Is To Use It Correctly.
- Pronunciation and Spelling
- Conjugation Patterns of Regular, Slightly Irregular and Irregular Verbs, Spanish Tenses
- Number and Gender of Nouns and Adjectives
- Indicative, Imperative and Subjunctive - Spanish Moods
- Personal Pronouns
- Compound Sentences and Conjunctions
- Word Order in Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
- Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, Fractions and Other Numerals
- Date and Time
- Direct and Indirect Objects
- Impersonal Verb Forms: Infinitives, Gerunds, Participles
- Progressive and Continuous Verb Forms
- Reflexive Verbs
- Relative Pronouns
- Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
- Diminutives and Augmentatives
- Compound Nouns
- Ways to Express the Future
- Indefinite Pronouns
- Coordination and Subordination of Clauses
- Reported Speech
- Passive Voice
- ... and much more
Become a Highly Skilled User of Spanish – It’s All Well Within Your Reach.
Spanish is definitely one of the most popular languages in the world. There’s a whole bunch of benefits to knowing Spanish. Let me just mention a few. In our global society you can make use of it in business, becoming a more valuable worker, in private life, on vacation, chatting online, reading literature and press or watching satellite TV. In some parts of the world, like for instance in both Americas, Spanish is either the main language spoken or one of the main ones. And I could go on and on like that...
This is an intensive course, which means it covers the basics from level zero (absolute beginner) and then you wander across all the lectures and learn quite a lot of stuff. The explanations are concise and clear. You should have no difficulty following and understanding them. A lot of stuff and a lot of practice.
Contents and Overview
This course is pretty comprehensive. It contains all the basic areas of Spanish grammar. Starting off with Spanish spelling and pronunciation, touching upon all the main grammatical categories in the first sections and then going into much more detail in the following sections. The language I use is simple and should be easily understood by absolute beginners.
This course is divided into 25 sections, each of them covering a broad topic subdivided into lectures. The pace is up to you, you can go through the easier parts faster and then take more time to study the more sophisticated ones.
To help you memorize and practice all the new stuff, there are loads of exercises. Most lectures are accompanied by additional resources. These are downloadable files with exercises (with key). There also files with vocabulary revision and, first of all, the main text file containing the material covered in the lecture video.
After you finish each section, there’s a quiz for you that covers the material discussed in that section.
This course contains:
- 240 lectures in 25 sections,
- about 24 hours of video content,
- nearly 800 pages of grammar explained in detail (lecture scripts),
- over 350 written exercises with complete answer keys on 444 pages,
- over 230 interesting facts about the language and the Spanish-speaking countries
After you finish this course you will be able to use the Spanish language comfortably and correctly, understanding all the underlying rules and thus able to generate any constructions you want, in both spoken and written language. You will be able to use simple, compound and complex sentences and you will know what word order should be used. You will know how the language works and you will get a good feel of it.
- This course is best suited for students who want to learn Spanish in a systematic way, diving into its grammar and be-ing eager to understand how the language works, how all the inflections, articles, tenses, moods etc. should be used correctly.
- This is a beginner course but is also suitable for students who already have some knowledge of Spanish but would like to refresh it in an ordered and systematic way.
- This course is NOT suitable for students who only want to learn some everyday vocabulary or expressions like how to order food in a restaurant, book a ticket or something like that but don’t care about grammar.
In the introductory lecture I’ll tell you something about this course. I will tell you what you will learn in the course and who this course is best suited for.
In this lecture I will tell you how to use this course most effectively. We’ll talk about all the different types of activities this course offers.
Probably you’ve noticed that some Spanish letters have accents. In this lecture we’ll discuss the rules concerning the accents and you’ll see that it’s not difficult at all.
In this section we’ll get up and running. We’ll do some of this and some of that. Our topics in this section include the basics of articles, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and verbs. We’ll also learn some occupations in Spanish and we’ll learn how to introduce ourselves and other people.
In this lecture we’ll learn how to ask about things. The question we’re about to learn is What is this? – a question most courses usually start with. We’ll see how to introduce things. In this lecture we’ll have a look at the definite and indefinite articles. Fortunately, there are only two genders in Spanish and only two articles in singular and two in plural. We’ll see how to use the articles with nouns. Finally we´ll discuss typical masculine and feminine noun endings.
In this lecture we’ll ask about the appearance of things and people. The question we’re going to use is What’s it like? We’ll also use adjectives to describe things. We’ll learn some common adjectives which we can use to describe color, size, age, quality, etc. We´ll also cover the gender of adjectives.
In this lecture we’ll explore the world of Spanish personal pronouns. There are a few more pronouns than in English because there are separate masculine and feminine forms in some cases. There are also more ways to say you. These pronouns can be then used along with the verbs that we are going to conjugate.
In this lecture we´ll also see how to conjugate the verb to be. We’ll see how to distinguish between formal and informal forms of pronouns. Unlike in English, we usually omit personal pronouns if the meaning is clear from the context. It’s possible because there are distinct personal endings in Spanish. In this lecture we’ll see how it works.
In this lecture we’ll see how most plural forms of nouns are made. It’s very easy and very much like in English. Unlike in English, Spanish adjectives also take plural forms. Fortunately, these forms are practically the same as those of nouns so there is hardly anything new to learn.
This lecture is about demonstrative pronouns, so words like this, that, these and those. There are two kinds of demonstrative pronouns in Spanish: those which always accompany a noun and those which stand on their own. In this lecture we’ll talk about both.
Time for the first conjugation pattern. We already talked about it in Section 3, so let´s just revise. Most infinitives in Spanish end in –ar. This conjugation pattern is predominant. In this lecture we’ll see again what all the personal forms look like.
There are really lots of irregular verbs in Spanish. To make it a bit easier, let´s try and categorize them somehow so that they´re easier to handle. In this lecture we´ll have a look at the two verbs used for senses: ver and oír, which mean to see and to hear respectively.
In this lecture we´ll talk about imperatives. As for now, we´ll be talking only about affirmative ones because negative imperatives (the don´ts) are formed in a different way and we’ll talk about them in one of the next lectures. Now, we’ll concentrate on the formal and informal imperative forms of regular and slightly irregular verbs.
In this lecture we will be talking about negative imperatives of irregular verbs. There are some new forms to learn, I´m afraid, but don´t worry: all the forms of negative imperatives will come in very handy later on when we discuss the subjunctive mood. As you know, these are the subjunctive forms.
In this lecture we’ll discuss some of the most common Spanish prepositions. Prepositions tend to be used differently in different languages, which is why there is no one-to-one correspondence between English and Spanish prepositions, but let’s have a look at how they are most typically used.
In this lecture we´ll see how to make the past forms of regular verbs. There are two sets of endings, one for the -ar verbs and another for the –er and –ir verbs.
You probably remember the verbs we discussed earlier where the stem changes in declension, like dormir, pensar, pedir and others. Well, here they come again. It turns out that there are some more changes in the Preterite tense. This will be the subject of this lecture.