Spanish Immersion
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Spanish Immersion

Learn Spanish Without Going to Mexico
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4.3 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,127 students enrolled
Created by Jessica Ortiz
Last updated 9/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will gain background vocabulary through innovating lessons.
  • Students will polish listening skills by observing and pulling out new words from actual Spanish conversations.
  • Students will pronounce words correctly by hearing actual people have a conversation.
  • Students will master skills in present tense verb conjugation.
  • Students will grasp the concept of masculine and feminine nouns.
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Requirements
  • You will need to have a computer, laptop, or tablet with internet.
  • You will need to have time to review listening lectures to immerse yourself in the language.
Description

Research has shown that memorizing grammar rules is not as important as we thought before. Studies show that students who study through immersion actually learn better. Learning rules is not the same as learning a language.  This course gives you exposure to authentic video in which you can hear and practice the language.  Many studies done on language retention all point to immersion being the best way to learn a language.  You will learn about practical topics by first studying related nouns, verbs and adjectives. Then you will listen to meaningful conversations.  Finally, you will study a related reading and math lesson.  The approach is fun and it allows for ample opportunities to practice your speaking and listening skills!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who are at a beginning to intermediate level of Spanish will benefit from this class.
  • This is for anyone who wants to learn Spanish in a fast way.
  • This class is for students who want to be able to speak the language - not just identify grammar rules.
  • People who want an authentic approach to learning another language will profit from this class.
  • The emphasis will be on speaking and listening to language.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
11 Lectures 46:42

This video tells you who this course is for, what this course covers, and why you should learn from me!

Preview 02:12

This video is a video of where I live in Mexico!  It gives a short insight to the best way to learn the language - immersion!

Preview 02:12

First we teach nouns and verbs related to the theme, weather.  Then we provide an authentic listening section in which you can listen for these new words.  Next, there is a short lesson on reading and pronouncing sentences about the weather.  Finally, there is a math lesson about weight and the vocabulary that goes with it.  

Preview 04:46

First we teach nouns and verbs related to the theme, weather.  Then we provide an authentic listening section in which you can listen for these new words.  Next, there is a short lesson on reading blends in Spanish.  Finally, there is a math lesson about equations.  

Preview 05:46

First we teach nouns and verbs related to the theme, colors.  Then we provide an authentic listening section in which you can listen for these new words.  Next, there is a short lesson on reading and pronouncing sentences about colors.  Finally, there is a math lesson about the vocabulary big, medium and small.

Colors
05:45

This is a short lesson that describes pronouns and how to use them in Spanish.

Pronouns
02:49

This is a short lesson about school vocabulary and pronunciation. 

School Vocabulary
02:19

Foods
05:19

First we teach nouns and verbs related to the theme, feelings.  This is fun lesson in which you can watch feelings expressed by a child. Then we provide an authentic listening section in which you can listen for these new words.  Next, there is a short lesson on reading and pronouncing pronouns with feeling words.  Finally, there is a math lesson about using the terms big, bigger, biggest.

Feelings
06:55

Community
05:25

Conjugation *
03:14
About the Instructor
Jessica Ortiz
4.3 Average rating
4 Reviews
1,127 Students
1 Course
Spanish Immersion - Without Going to Mexico

I am an Elementary School teacher with thirteen years teaching experience.  I lived in Nebraska and taught for five years in first and second grade.  Then I moved to Iowa and taught for three years in a First grade Dual Language classroom.  My last few years of teaching have been spent in Mexico at an American School.  I teach LANGUAGE!  I teach pure ESL (English as a Second Language). Often, I have new students who are completely new to the language.  I use strategies to catch them up, but often just being immersed in the language and surrounded by peers who are speaking the same language works best.  I have many years of experience in teaching language.  

I am married.  My husband is a teacher as well.  He is Mexican.  We have three children.  We moved to Mexico five years ago.  My youngest was two, almost three and knew no Spanish.  My middle child was eight.  She had gone to first grade in a Dual Language School in the U.S. So, she had some very basic Spanish skills.  My oldest child was 13.  She knew no Spanish.

My children were placed in pure Spanish classes.  They were placed in the middle of so many Spanish conversations.  They just had to listen, listen, listen.  They would catch what they could.  I witnessed how magically my children and I learned the language.  We were fluent in a very short time.  Immersion was the key to our learning.