Freshman Year Spanish: First Semester

Learn Spanish while exploring real locations throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
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Instructed by Paul Sebastian Language / Spanish
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  • Lectures 26
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 13 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

¡Hola, amigos! This course will provide you with everything you need to know in order to jump start your Spanish language learning. You will learn essential grammar and vocabulary while exploring real locations throughout the Spanish-speaking world!

Learn Real Language and Explore Real Places

You’ll be introduced to core concepts that include everything from pronunciation to conjugation. You’ll have access to a variety of vocabulary packets. And finally, you’ll experience 8 different countries and visit 12 distinct locations.

  • 15+ Comprehensive Grammar Lectures
  • 6 Robust Vocabulary Packets
  • 8 Different Spanish Speaking Countries (12 different locations)
  • 3 Helpful Quizzes

Quality language acquisition takes time and requires consistent practice and dedicated study. I have studied the history of language learning, and I'm here to tell you that there is no secret or quick fix to learning a second language. Successful language acquisition boils down to two things: student engagement and access to quality language resources. This, mis amigos, is your resource for learning the Spanish language.

What are the requirements?

  • A handy dandy Spanish dictionary (online dictionary is just fine).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Communicate at a novice level of Spanish language proficiency.
  • Share newly acquired knowledge about the Spanish speaking world.

What is the target audience?

  • True beginners. No previous exposure to Spanish language study is required.
  • Current Spanish students who are in need of review or reinforcement.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
01:22

Broad outline of what you can expect in the following lectures. You can move through the rest of the course lecture by lecture (recommended) or jump around to the concepts that are of particular interest to you.

07:56

Introduction to every letter in the Spanish alphabet and explanation of the Spanish vowels and their pronunciations. You'll also explore Santiago, Chile including El Palacio de la Moneda and The University of Chile.

12:19

Explore rural Chile as you learn the sometimes tricky pronunciations of Spanish consonants.

07:26

Have a look around Chichén Itzá while learning about Spanish definite and indefinite articles and linguistic agreement.

05:35

Continue your tour through Chichén Itzá and find out how to greet someone new and introduce yourself with two very important verbs, ser and estar.

1 page

Articles and other useful vocabulary to help you greet someone new and introduce yourself.

10 questions

Test your comprehension with a variety of questions dealing with the topics addressed in section 1 of the course. May the force of Spanish language learning be with you.

Section 2: Conjugation Made Easy
08:47

Learn the basics of verb conjugation in Spanish while looking around the famous Don Quixote windmills of La Mancha, Spain.

04:48

Learn how to conjugate regular -ER and -IR verbs while walking the very same streets where the running of the bulls takes place.

3 pages

Includes a list of frequently used common regular verbs in Spanish.

06:36

Explore the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu and learn about the many irregular Spanish verbs.

3 pages

Includes a list of frequently used irregular Spanish verbs.

05:19

Find out what situations do not call for conjugation while having a look around Lima, Peru's capital city.

12 questions

Test your comprehension with a variety of questions dealing with the topics addressed in section 2 of the course. May the force of Spanish language learning be with you.

Section 3: More Essentials
03:02

Find out how to express likes and dislikes while taking a look at two amazing Central American countries.

05:04

Learn how to use Spanish demonstratives while having a look around San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital city.

04:43

Learn every Spanish number from 1-100 while checking out the cultural fusion in Miami, Florida.

2 pages

Comprehensive list of Spanish numbers 1-100.

04:03

Learn how to talk about time in Spanish while exploring the U.S. Mexico border between Tijuana and San Diego.

1 page

Expand your ability to ask questions in Spanish with this helpful vocabulary list.

3 pages

Vocabulary list organized into three different themes; travel, business, and education.

01:58

Wrap up the course with a look back to the various topics that have been addressed. Congratulations!

11 questions

Test your comprehension with a variety of questions dealing with the topics addressed in section 3 of the course. May the force of Spanish language learning be with you.

Section 4: Snack-Sized Lessons
01:37

Basic introduction to pronouns. English and Spanish pronouns are introduced here.

02:18

Explanation of the NC-PIG rule and how to properly place pronouns with respect to verbs in a sentence.

02:51

Brief video that explains the basic concept of direct object pronouns and how they function in Spanish.

02:15

Brief video that explains the basic concept of indirect object pronouns and how they function in Spanish.

01:29

Covers the technical (conjugation) aspect of regular preterit verbs.

03:18

Learn about irregular preterit conjugations in this short video.

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Instructor Biography

I currently teach Spanish language and culture at a private liberal arts college in the United States. I learned Spanish while living in Chile and continued to study the language upon returning to my university studies.

After earning my bachelor's degree in Spanish, I went on to complete a master’s degree at Brigham Young University where I specialized in language pedagogy. This specialty allowed me to focus on the science of effective language teaching and learning. My sub-specialty is in the area of technology use for second language acquisition. I'm currently working on completing my doctorate in the area of bilingual and English as a second language education.

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