Spanish 1-4: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced

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Published 10/2011 English

Course Description

This course is in fact 4 courses in one. You will go from complete beginner to advanced Spanish student. If you are not a beginner, we still have lessons for you!

In this course, you  will find 323 videos covering vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and punctuation. These lessons break things down and cover topics in detail. This is Spanish for serious language learners.

323 lessons and over 109 hours of content! Every lesson has activities where:

  • You will be expected to put your knowledge to use.
  • You will create with the language and speak.
  • You will be able to ask questions and get answer from language professionals.

By completing the entire course (all 4 levels), you will be capable of holding your own in Spanish!

  • Talk with customers in Spanish.
  • Travel and use Spanish in one of the 20 countries where over 420,000,000 people speak it as their native language.
  • Even use your Spanish in the United States where there are over 37,000,000 native Spanish speakers.

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  • This course starts with the basics, so no Spanish knowledge is assumed.

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  • In this comprehensive course, you will learn both basic and advanced Spanish vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

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  • Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced Students

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Section 1: SPANISH 101/LEVEL 1: Chapter 1

Lesson 1-001:

  • Subject pronouns: personal subject pronouns in Spanish (and a review of subject pronouns in English)(yo-tú-él-ella-nosotros-nosotras-ellos)
  • The verb ‘SER’
  • Introduce your name using the verb 'SER'
  • Recognize expressions to introduce yourself: mucho gusto, encantado, es un placer conocerte
  • Recognize the questions: '¿Quiénes son ellos?' and '¿Quién es él/ella?'
  • Answer the question: '¿Quién eres tú?'
  • Use the sentence: 'Yo soy + your name.'
5 questions

Lecture 1 Quiz


Lesson 1-002:

  • Review personal pronouns (yo-tú-él-ella-nosotros-nosotras-ellos)
  • The verb 'SER' conjugated
  • Answer the questions: '¿Quiénes son ellos?', '¿Quién es él/ella?' and '¿Quién eres tú?'
  • Use of the verb 'SER' to express your name and your nationality
  • Countries: 'Estados Unidos', 'Colombia', 'Canadá', 'Gran bretaña'
  • Nationalities: 'norteamericano(a)', 'canadiense', 'británico(a)', 'colombiano(a)'
4 questions

lectutre 2 Quiz


Lesson 1-003:

  • Reviewing the conjugation of 'SER'
  • Use 'SER' to express name, nationality and profession
  • Professions: 'profesor', 'estudiante', 'doctor', 'policía'
  • Gender of these professions
5 questions
Lecture 3 Quiz


Lesson 1-004:

  • Practice with the conjugation of 'SER'
  • Introduce the subject pronoun 'USTED'
  • Conjugation of 'SER' with 'USTED'
  • Formal and informal situations
  • Use of 'TÚ' and 'USTED'
  • Answer the questions '¿Quién eres tú?' and '¿Quién es usted?'
5 questions
lecture 4 Quiz

Lesson 1-005:

  • Practice with the conjugation of 'SER' for 'USTED' and 'TÚ'
  • Formal greetings:'Buenos días', 'buenas tardes', 'buenas noches', '¿Cómo está usted? and '¿Cómo le va?'
  • Informal greetings: ¡Hola!, ¿Cómo te va?, ¿Cómo estás?, ¡Quihubo! and ¿Qué tal?
  • Recognize and use the questions '¿Quién eres tú?' and '¿Quién es usted?'
4 questions
Lecture 5 Quiz

Lesson 1-006:

  • Informal greetings used in Hispanic countries
  • Mexico:'¡Quihuboles!', '¿Qué onda?' and '¡Ahí te ves!'
  • Argentina: '¿Qué talco?' and '¡Chau!'
  • Colombia '¡Quihubo!', '¿Qué más?' and '¡chao!'
3 questions
Lecture 6 Quiz

Lesson 1-007:

  • Introduce the verb 'LLAMARSE'
  • Contrast use of 'Yo me llamo...' ' Yo soy...'
  • Practice with the conjugation of 'SER' and 'LLAMARSE'
  • Introduce the subject pronoun: 'NOSOTRAS','ELLAS'
  • Answer the questions: '¿Cómo se llama usted?' and '¿Cómo te llamas tú?'
  • Practice with '¿Quién es ud.?' and '¿Quién eres tú?'
7 questions
Lecture 7 Quiz

Lesson 1-008:

  • Recognize and answer the questions: '¿Qué haces tú?¿Qué hace usted?' '¿Qué hace él/ella?'
  • Introduce the demostrative adjectives: 'este'/'esta' and 'estos'/'estas'
  • Introduce people using the demostrative adjectives or the expression: 'Te presento a...'
  • Practice with 'SER' and 'LLAMARSE'
  • Practice with the questions '¿Cómo te llamas?', '¿Qué haces?', '¿Quién eres?' (with different subject pronouns)
  • Countries: 'Perú', 'Venezuela'
  • Nationalities: 'peruano(a), 'venezolano(a)'
  • Professions: 'enfermera'
5 questions
Lecture 8 Quiz

Lesson 1-009:

  • Introduce more professions: 'piloto', 'ama de casa', 'periodista', 'político', 'recepcionista', 'bombero', 'pintor', 'artista', 'obrero'
  • Practice with the verbs 'SER' and 'LLAMARSE'
  • Practice with the questions: '¿Cómo se llama?', '¿Qué hace?' and '¿Quién es?'
5 questions
Lecture 9 Quiz 

Lesson 1-010:

  • Identify and answer the questions: '¿De dónde eres tú/usted?' and '¿De dónde es él/ella?'
  • Structure of the questions '¿De dónde eres tú?' and 'De dónde es usted?'
  • Use of the verb 'SER' to express the place of origin.
  • Practice with countries studied: 'E.U.', 'Colombia', 'Venezuela', 'Perú', 'Gran Bretaña' and 'Canadá'
  • Practice with the questions: '¿Quién + ser...?', '¿Cómo + llamarse...?', '¿Qué haces tú? and '¿Qué haces usted?'
5 questions
Lecture 10 Quiz

Lesson 1-011:

  • Introduce the question: ¿Cómo se dice...?
  • Conjugation of 'TRABAJAR-VIVIR'
  • Recognize and answer the questions ¿Dónde trabaja/s él/ella? ¿Dónde vive/s él/ella?
  • Structure of the sentence using the verbs 'TRABAJAR-VIVIR' (1.pronoun, 2. the verb trabajar. 3. preposition 'en' 4. un/una and a noun)
  • The prepositions 'DE/EN'
  • Practice with 'SER-LLAMARSE' and with questions with these verbs.
  • Vocabulary: banco, escuela, universidad
Lecture 11 Quiz
6 questions

Lesson 1-012:

  • Countries:México-Francia-Brasil-Alemania-Portugal
  • Nationalities: mexicano/a-francés/a-brasileño/a-alemán /a-portugués/a
  • Languages: portugués, español, alemán, inglés, francés
  • Professions-occupations: veterinario-campesino
  • Practice with the verbs 'SER-LLAMARSE-VIVIR-TRABAJAR' asking questions with different pronouns.
Lecture 12 Quiz
9 questions

Lesson 1-013:

  • Constructing questions. Question structure.
  • Introduce the inverted question mark '¿'
  • Use of tilde on question words.
  • Asking and answering questions using the verbs 'SER, LLAMARSE, VIVIR, TRABAJAR' ¿qué hace/s?
Lecture 13 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-014:

  • Practice with questions: '¿Quién eres tú? ¿Cómo te llamas? ¿Dónde vives tú?¿Dónde trabajas tú? ¿Qué haces tú?'
  • Asking questions depending on the information we want to obtain.
  • Professions: contador, secretaria
Lecture 14 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-015:

  • Conjugation of 'COMER y BEBER'
  • Vocabulary: 'pizza, pasta, perro caliente, torta, hamburguesa, refresco-gaseosa, agua, cerveza, jugo'
  • Answer the questions '¿Qué come/s?¿Qué bebe/s?
  • Practice with questions using verbs 'SER-LLAMARSE-VIVIR-TRABAJAR'
Lecture 15 Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 1-016: Closing chapter

  • We introduce you to Claudia from the Spanish L2 team. Practice with questions (asking for information).
Lecture 16 Quiz
4 questions
Section 2: SPANISH 101/LEVEL 1: Chapter 2

Lesson 1-017:

  • Introduce the subject pronoun 'USTEDES'
  • Regular verbs categories
  • Ending for regular verbs with the ending 'AR'
  • New regular verbs with ending 'AR' : hablar-caminar-saltar-viajar-bailar
  • Ending for regular verbs with the ending 'ER'
  • New regular verbs with ending 'ER' : leer-aprender-correr
  • Ending for regular verbs with the ending 'IR'
  • New regular verbs with ending 'IR': escribir-recibir-partir
  • Omitting personal pronoun in Spanish.
Lecture 17 Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 1-018:

  • Practice with reagular verbs
  • Vocabulario: frutas: manzanas, papayas, fresas, naranjas, mandarinas / periódicos-libros-revistas / Tipos de música: rock, clásica, pop, romántica, folclórica, / Instrumentos musicales: piano-guitarra-flauta-batería.
Lecture 18 Quiz
3 questions

Lesson 1-019:

  • Review of DEFINITE ARTICLES in English (THE)
  • DEFINITE ARTICLES in Spanish, categories for number and gender (EL-LA-LOS-LAS)
  • Practice with definite articles
  • Vocabulary: hombre, mujer, teléfono, carro
Lecture 19 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-020:

  • The primary colors: 'AMARILLO-AZUL-ROJO'
  • Introduce the question: ¿De qué color es...?
  • Dark or light / white or black : CLARO-OSCURO-BLANCO-NEGRO
  • Other colors: amarillo claro/oscuro, azul claro/oscuro, rojo claro/oscuro, MORADO/VERDE/NARANJA/GRIS/ROSADO/MARRÓN
  • Vocabulary: marcadores, cielo, corazón, manzana, tomate, ave, cuaderno, corbata, oso polar, perro, gato, uniforme, muñeco de nieve, pingüino, árbol, girasol
Lecture 20 Quiz
6 questions

Lesson 1-021:

  • Numbers from 0 to 9
  • Introduce the question words: 'CUÁL-CUÁLES'
  • Introduce the question: '¿Cuál es tu número telefónico?'
  • Express your telephone number: 'Mi teléfono es...'
Lecture 21 Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 1-022:

  • Review the numbers from 0 to 9
  • Introduce the verb 'TENER'
  • Use 'TENER' to express possession
  • Use 'TENER' to express age
  • Recognize and answer the question '¿Cuántos años tienes?'
  • Vocabulary: guitarra, carro, cumpleaños, amigos, hermanos, hermanas
Lecture 22 Quiz
3 questions

Lesson 1-023:

  • Review of 'TENER'
  • Introduce INDEFINITE ARTICLES (un, una, unos,unas)
  • Use 'TENER' with indefinite articles
  • Vocabulary: libros, frutas, sillas, comedor, porcelanas, artesanias, máscaras corenas-peruanas, fotos, bananos, cerámicas, búho, computador, televisor
Lecture 23 Quiz
3 questions

Lesson 1-024:

  • Compare expressions with 'TO BE' in English and 'TENER' in Spanish.
  • Expressions with 'TENER' in Spanish
Lecture 24 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-025:

  • Review numbers from 0 to 10
  • Introduce 'MAYOR- MENOR'
  • Introduce numbers from 10 to 30
  • Practice with the question '¿Cuántos años tienes?'
  • Practice with the question: '¿Cuántas (*?) tengo?
  • Vocabulary: juguetes, muñeca, barco, carro, oso de peluche
Lecture 25 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-026:

  • Recognize numbers from 31 to 49
  • Recognize numbers from 50 to 69
  • Use the question '¿Qué número es este?'
  • Vocabulary: límite de velocidad, kilómetros, rompecabezas
Lecture 26 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-027:

  • Practice with numbers from 0 to 69
  • Introduce numbers from 70 to 99
  • Recognize vocabulary from mathematical operations: addition/subtraction
  • Identify the words: 'más-menos'
Lecture 27 Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 1-028:

  • Introduce people, talking about them using the verbs and the vocabulary covered.
  • Asking question to new people (¿De dónde eres?¿Cuántos años tienes?¿Qué haces?¿Qué idiomas hablas? ¿Dónde vives? ¿Tienes carro? ¿Cuál es tu teléfono?¿Tienes perro?
  • Introduce the question: ¿Qué te/le pasa?
  • When to use ¿Qué te/le pasa? depending on the formal or informal situation
  • Use 'Tener estrés/tener frío/tener sueño/ tener dolor de cabeza'
  • Vocabulary: jugo, café, chocolate, té
Lecture 28 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-029:

  • Gender of nouns ending in vowel: ending with 'a' are feminine, ending with 'o' are masculine: niño/a/abuelo/a/enfermero/a/amigo/a/secretario/a/cocinero/a/cajero/a/
  • Recognize exceptions to the rule 'a'feminine 'o' masculine: estudiante/deportista/ economista
  • Gender of nouns ending with consonants: ending with consonant are masculine: director/profesor/doctor/
  • Feminine form of nouns ending with consonants: add an 'a' at the end: escritor/a/director/a/profesor/a/señor/a(a)
Lecture 29 Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 1-030:

  • Gender of adjectives ending in vowel: ending with 'a' are feminine, ending with 'o' are masculine: colombiano(a), bonito(a), peruano(a), mexicano(a)
  • Adjectives ending with 'e' don´t have gender: canadiense, nicaragüense, inteligente, grande
  • Gender of the adjectives ending with consonants: ending with consonant are masculine
  • Feminine form of adjectives ending with consonant: add an 'a' at the end: español/a/alemán/a/japonés/a/
Lecture 30 Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 1-031:

  • Number of nouns and adjectives ending with a vowel
  • Identify: singular-plural and masculine or feminine
  • Number of nouns and adjectives ending with a consonant.
  • Vocabulary: la casa (s), la camioneta(s), la enfermera/o(s), chileno/a (s), león/a(s), computador(s)
Lecture 31 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-032:

  • Introduce singular possessive adjectives (MI-TU-SU)
  • Vocabulary: mamá/papá/hermano/hermana/abuelo/abuela
  • Use the verbs 'SER-TENER' and regular verbs to practice with possessive adjectives and new vocabulary
Lecture 32 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-033:

  • Use of the prepositions 'DE-EN'
  • Use of 'DE' to indicate the place of origin
  • Use of 'EN' to indicate location
  • Use of 'DE-EN' with the verbs 'SER-VIVIR'
Level 1, Lesson 33 QUIZ
4 questions

Lesson 1-034: Closing chapter

  • Introduce Lyda's family, talk about them using the material from chapter 2
Level 1, Lesson 34 QUIZ
1 question
Section 3: SPANISH 101/LEVEL 1: Chapter 3

Lesson 1-035:

  • Introduce the days of the week
  • Weekdays and weekends
  • What are your every day activities?
  • Answer the question: ¿Qué haces los....?
  • Vocabulary: agenda, cita médica, cita con..., reunión con..., cocinar, limpiar, ver TV, descansar, leer libros, escribir correos, lavar el carro, caminar con los perros
Level 1, Lesson 35 QUIZ
5 questions

Lesson 1-036:

  • Introduce the months of the year
  • Learn about some celebrations during the year in some countries of the world
  • Use the expression 'Tener vacaciones'
  • Answer the questions...¿cuándo es...?¿En qué mes es...?
  • Vocabulary: carnaval de Barranquilla, carnaval de Río, festival de la cerveza, La semana santa, festival de cine en Cannes, Middsummer, Suecia, festival internacional de jazz, festival nothing hill en Inglaterra, Xgames en Estados Unidos, festival de la luna en China,Diwali-India, Festival del elefante en Surin Tailandia, navidad
Level 1, Lesson 36 QUIZ
6 questions
  • Introduce the verb 'CUMPLIR'
  • Express your birthday date
  • Vocabulary: Introduce and use vocabulary about parties and celebrations.
  • Expressing the date in Spanish
  • Explain the different way to express time when is 1:00
  • Answer the question ¿Qué día es hoy? Hoy es...
  • Vocabulary: invitar, invitaciones, globos/bombas, fiesta, lugar amplio,adornos, música
Level 1, Lesson 37 QUIZ
5 questions

Lesson 1-038:

  • The seasons
  • Introduce and use the verb 'PRACTICAR': PRACTICAR DEPORTES
  • Seasons, months and celebrations
  • Vocabulary: gafas de sol, amar, voleibol de playa, esquí, béisbol, equitación,fútbol, Hanukkah, navidad, año nuevo, Halloween, día de acción de gracias, La pascua
Level 1, Lesson 38 QUIZ
9 questions
  • Use of the verb 'PRACTICAR' with new sports
  • Associate sports with seasons
  • Reading about people life using different verbs and talking about their hobbies
  • Vocabulary: Ping-pong/tenis de mesa, baloncesto, natación
Level 1, Lesson 39 QUIZ
3 questions

Lesson 1-040:

  • The vowels in Spanish. Learn the vowel sounds in Spanish and practice their correct pronunciation/ Position of the OFA to pronounce each one.
  • The consonants: b/d/f//j/k/l/m/n/ñ/o/p/s/t/v/w/x/y/z. Practice the pronunciation and some of their combinations.
Level 1, Lesson 40 QUIZ
3 questions

Lesson 1-041:

  • Recognize the different sound of g and c depending on the vowel they are with
  • Strong-soft sound of g / ge-gi / go-gu-ga / gue-gui / güe-güi
  • Strong-soft sound of c / ce-ci / co-ca-cu
Level 1, Lesson 41 QUIZ
4 questions

Lesson 1-042:

  • 'R' vs 'rr' : Single R vs. double R
  • Vibration Vs. No vibration
  • The sound of 'Q' que/qui
  • The sound of 'LL'
  • The sound of 'CH'
  • The MUTE 'H'
Level 1, Lesson 42 QUIZ
4 questions

Lesson 1-043:

  • Structure of the NEGATION in Spanish, how to form the negative in Spanish
  • Use NEGATION with professions, nationalities and colors
  • Affirmative and negative words: TAMBIÉN/TAMPOCO, SIEMPRE/NUNCA, NO...NADA/ALGO, ALGUIEN, NADIE
Level 1, Lesson 43 QUIZ
5 questions

Lesson 1-044:

  • Review negation structure
  • Review negative and affirmative words
  • Create negative and affirmative sentences
Level 1, Lesson 44 QUIZ
3 questions

Lesson 1-045:

  • Review uses of the verb 'SER':USE 'SER' TO REFER TO A PERMANENT CONDITION: name, nationality, place or origin, profession or ocupation, adjectives related to essential qualities
  • Conjugation of 'ESTAR'
  • Uses of 'ESTAR': TO EXPRESS A TEMPORAL CONDITION: physical location or condition
  • When to use 'SER' and when to use 'ESTAR'
Lecture 45 Quiz
4 questions

Lesson 1-046:

  • Practice the conjugation of 'ESTAR'
  • Use the verb 'ESTAR' to express your currently location
  • Recognize expressions to emphasize 'ESTAR' is being used with a TEMPORAL MEANING: hoy / ahora / en este momento / en la noche / en la mañana / en la tarde
  • Introduce new vocabulary about location: Parque de diversiones/ panadería / piscina / el consultorio odontológico/ el supermercado / La farmacia / el salón de belleza
Lecture 46 Quiz
3 questions

Lesson 1-047:

  • Review of the verb 'ESTAR'
  • Use the correct gender of the expressions studied
  • Expressions without gender
Lecture 47 Quiz
2 questions

Lesson 1-048:

  • Practice with the expressions studied in the previous lesson
  • Reading: Use of 'ESTAR' to express location and some feelings / Practice with expressions to emphasize temporal meaning
Lecture 48 Quiz
2 questions

Lesson 1-049:

  • Introduce the question ¿Qué hora es?
  • Time expressions: en punto/ y media/ y cuarto / falta un cuarto para...
  • Explain how to express 1:00 using the singular form: Es la...

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