This course is about the Spanish language and the culture of the Spanish-speaking regions. You may be looking for a course that allows you to communicate with others in Spanish, at least at a conversational level, while travelling to some Spanish-speaking region, whether in the American continent or in Spain. Or you may want to know more about their most widely well-known traditions, cultures and typical dishes. If so, this course is suitable for you!
Please note that this course teaches mainly Spanish from Spain, and therefore this is the dialect that will mainly be exposed. However, we will still check together differences in vocabulary between this dialect and American Spanish dialects, so that you can grasp the content of conversation from a wide variety of regional Spanish dialects, all around the world.
In this course you will find a short video lesson for each must-know verb tense with useful sentences, plus a quiz and additional material. We also have the Q&A section of the course so that you can share and learn with the other classmates. This introduction course is taught in English so that you can understand and learn the tenses easily, and start using the new sentences in Spanish right away.
The lenght of the course is not fixed, it mainly depends on your eagerness to go through all the materials. However, we would say that you could finish the course in 1 month. And then you may also keep practising with your classmates in the forum.
The course goes over the main verb tenses, sentence structures and vocabulary that you will need in a daily basis to hold conversations with native speakers. And there are two special lesson on culture, language and traditions, so that you get a wider knowledge of the Spanish-speaking people.
You should take this course if you want to go over the most important grammar while learning typical phrases and useful vocabulary, and at the same time get a deeper knowledge on cultural facts. If you visit a Spanish-speaking region after having done this course, you will know the most well-known typical food and celebrations, the most important differences between the dialects (so that you can understand everything easier) and how to talk in Spanish properly.
First of all, we will look at the main characteristics of the Spanish language. And after that, we will talk about the relevance of the Spanish-speaking countries all around the world.
Finally, we will check the fundamentals: greetings and saying bye, and asking basic questions.
Forum of "Learning Spanish from Scratch!" in Q&A section of Udemy.
We will learn "Presente de indicativo" (Present simple) and some of the most used verbs in Spanish.
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 1.
We will learn how to use the "Presente Perfecto" (Present Perfect).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 2.
We will learn how to use Pretérito Perfecto Simple (Past Simple).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 3.
We will learn how to use Pretérito Imperfecto (Past Continuous).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 4.
In this special lesson, we will learn how the pronouns are used in different Spanish-speaking regions, and how to address people correctly in any of them. Besides that, we will learn useful vocabulary for both American Spanish and Spanish from Spain.
A little review of the previous lessons, plus test on lesson 5.
We will learn how to use "Futuro Simple" (Future Simple).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 6.
We will learn how to use "Condicional Simple" (Conditional Simple).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 7.
We will discover one of the most tricky verb tenses of the Romance languages: Subjuntive.
In this lesson, we will learn how to use the "Presente de Subjuntivo" (Present tense of the Subjuntive).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 8.
We will learn how to use "Imperativo" (Imperative).
Practise and Vocabulary to learn after having watched Unit 9.
I have been teaching Catalan, Spanish and English for almost 6 years, and I enjoy it very much. I like to collaborate with my students in their language learning process and support them to get fluency and conversational skills.
Besides that, I am Graduate in Psychology and Master in Human Resources. I am a native Catalan and Spanish speaker, fluent in English and at a conversational level in Vietnamese. Currently I am also studying French.
I believe that communication is a very important part of everybody's life, and languages are the main vehicle to communicate. Therefore, learning a language means opening yourself to a new world and going deeper into it, into the heart of it.
Thank you for reading and hope to see you around!