Not a native speaker, but you want to sound like one? This course is designed for beginner Spanish learners who want to erase pronunciation errors before they even happen. Perfect pronunciation is a hefty feat, but understanding the basic building blocks of the Spanish language (the alphabet, digraphs, trigraphs and unique letters) and the foundations of the pronunciation system (dipthongs, hiatos and accent marks) will place you on the path to pronunciation fluency.
If you're an intermediate or advanced student, but you would like to get back to the basics to see where you might have gone wrong with your pronunciation, this course is for you as well.
Funny, engaging animated videos guide you through the thick and thin of the Spanish phonetic system, which is really not so tricky after all! PDF note sheets help you take useful notes that you can use as reference sheets later on in your studies, and video quizzes allow you to practice your pronunciation skills you've learned in the course!
This course teaches Latin American Spanish with Castillian Spanish (Spain) variations included.
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Learn more about your teacher, the course, and what to do for your first course assignment! (easy, peasy)
Knowing the alphabet & what sound every letter makes is the foundation for native-like pronunciation. Establishing proper pronunciation at the beginning of your study can erase pronunciation errors before they even happen! In this engaging animated video, watch, listen, and repeat each letter for mastery.
Take this quiz to see how well you've mastered the Spanish alphabet!
You'll learn how to pronounce the digraphs CH, LL, RR and any variations in different regions of the Spanish-speaking world. You'll also get some tips on pronouncing the Spanish 'R' sound.
The letter 'G' has some special rules surrounding its pronunciation. In this lesson you'll learn all about them!
The letter 'C' has some special rules surrounding its pronunciation. In this lesson you'll learn all about them!
Take this quiz to see how well you've mastered the Spanish digraphs and trigraphs!
In this quick video you'll learn how to pronounce the Spanish vowels. Luckily for you, it's super easy, as Spanish vowels never alter their sound!
Download this audio lesson to practice Spanish vowels on the go!
In this lesson, you'll learn exactly how to pronounce combinations of Spanish vowels, which can go a long way in making you sound native-like.
Take this quiz to see how well you've mastered the Spanish diptongos and hiatos!
Learn how and why to use accent marks to your advantage when speaking Spanish. They are there for a reason!
Learn the 3 types of accentuated words in Spanish to get a well-rounded vision of how to accent Spanish words.
Take this quiz to see how well you've mastered the Spanish accent marks and types of accentuated words!
Take out the recording of your first course assignment, and get ready to see how much you've improved!
Hello, Hola! My name is Nikki, and I am a language teacher. I love studying languages and, of course, teaching them. With 9 years of teaching under my belt, I'm excited to be bringing my teaching skills online. I'm looking forward to using my education and experience to help my students learn English and Spanish!