Essential Spanish phrases for your vacation
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Essential Spanish phrases for your vacation

Arriving at the hotel, getting around, ordering food and drink, socializing, going to the beach and pool, and much more
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Created by Mark Zucker
Last updated 7/2016
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Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Check in at the hotel
  • Ask for directions
  • Talk to 'taxistas'
  • Order food as you like it
  • Order drinks
  • Talk to new people
  • Make small, light conversation
  • Understand menus
  • Ask for information
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Requirements
  • Students will need to understand spoken English.
Description

You should take this course if you want to speak better Spanish when you go on holiday. Easy step-by-step essentials for how to cope better on vacation. If you want to travel to a Spanish-speaking country, such as Spain, Mexico or one from South America, this course can help you to get by practically during your stay. The course consists of lectures which are annotated with Spanish phrases to help you see the spellings and hear the sounds of new vocabulary. There is also a quiz activity using cognates to launch your vocabulary in no-time, without studying. The course is short enough to complete in less than an hour and gives you everything you need to manage your vacation from arrival in the airport to the day of departure. The structure progresses through transport, hotel, eating, drinking and relaxing at the pool/beach.

Topics covered include:

  1. Checking in at the hotel
  2. Asking for directions
  3. Asking for taxis and talking to 'taxistas'
  4. Eating out, how to order food as you like it, being polite, paying the bill
  5. Ordering drinks, ordering for your partner/family
  6. Talking to new people, meeting and greeting
  7. Making small, light conversation
  8. Tips about who to practice with, for free
  9. Tips about understanding menus, tapaterías
  10. Asking for information, asking what people think and how they feel
Who is the target audience?
  • Suitable for beginner/intermediate students
  • Suitable for people who were not confident when they last went to a Spanish country
  • NOT suitable for people fluent in Spanish
  • NOT suitable for advanced students
  • NOT suitable for those who don't speak English too
Compare to Other Spanish Language Courses
Curriculum For This Course
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Hotel checking in and payment
1 Lecture 05:26

This lecture explains:

  1. Confirming your reservation, how many nights, type of room, etc.
  2. Paying the remaining balance for your stay, credit card, cash, etc.
  3. Facilities and services in the hotel, swimming pool, ironing, etc.
  4. Communicating with the receptionist, using polite Spanish, usted vs tu, etc.
Preview 05:26
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Taxis, directions, asking for a price
1 Lecture 05:11

This lecture explains:

  1. Talking to taxi drivers (taxistas), asking for the price, finding a taxi, etc.
  2. Why taxi drivers are good to talk to, tips about building your confidence using them, etc.
  3. Exploring your neighborhood, knowing if things are close or far away, etc.
  4. Asking for directions.
Taxis, directions, asking for a price
05:11
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Swimming and sunbathing
1 Lecture 03:21

This lecture explains:

  1. Spanish items related to the beach, swimming and sunbathing, etc.
  2. Talking about what to do at the beach or pool.


Swimming and sunbathing
03:21
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Meeting new people
1 Lecture 08:20

This lecture explains:

  1. Introducing yourself and what to say first to others, etc.
  2. Talking about work, studies, and the grammar of this.
  3. Making light conversation, small talk in Spanish.
  4. Paying people compliments.
  5. Closing the conversation, saying goodbye or see you later in Spanish.
Meeting new people
08:20
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Wining and dining at restaurants and bars
2 Lectures 13:19

This lecture explains:

  1. Various food portions available to have in Spanish, such as tapas and raciones.
  2. Some types of food in Spanish
  3. Asking for your food to be cooked a certain way.
  4. Asking for the bill and paying, leaving a tip, etc.
  5. The polite form to address a waiter/waitress, usted.
Wining and dining at restaurants and bars
08:40

This lecture explains:

  1. Various types of drinks available to have in Spanish, alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
  2. Different types of containers like various glasses, cups and bottles.
  3. Describing verbs/actions related to drinking
  4. Talking about feelings such as feeling drunk or hungover.

Preview 04:39
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Homework
1 Lecture 00:06

Guess the English translation to these Spanish words by attempting this Spanish cognate exercise on vocabulary for vacations/holidays. This will rapidly increase your knowledge of words en español as you realise the languages overlap dramatically.

Questions - translate into English
00:06
About the Instructor
Mark Zucker
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I'm a regular laid-back guy who likes learning and sharing what I know. I have expertise in varied interests such as languages, business, health and motivation. I am from England, and I grew up in the southeast region, but I have since moved to the midlands. I am a business owner/teacher/investor in my day to day life. I am open-minded to speaking to new people through Skillshare who want to chat. You may learn something or even teach me something new. Thanks for taking the time to read about me.