Spanish Made Simple: Advanced Spanish
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Spanish Made Simple: Advanced Spanish

Take Your Spanish To The Next Level, Perfect Spanish Grammar, and Speak Like a Native
5.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Mark Barnes
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Your understanding of Spanish will greatly increase. By increasing you understanding your fluency will greatly increase, as well, and the more native you'll sound when you speak.
  • You'll learn the pesky Spanish subjunctive.
  • You'll learn how to use the command form of verbs.
  • You'll learn the details and nuances with regard to all the parts of speech that will catapult you from the level you are to an advanced level.
  • By the end of the course, given the knowledge you already have and what you'll learn in this course, you'll never need another Spanish course.
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Requirements
  • You'll need access to a computer, laptop or smart device with internet or data.
  • You'll need a basic knowledge/understanding of the Spanish language before taking this course.
  • You'll need to know English as this course is taught from English to Spanish.
  • You'll need to patient with yourself. As you already know Spanish isn't easy but with this and my beginner course the complexity of the language is simplified.
Description

In my beginner to intermediate course you build a solid foundation and become conversational in Spanish.  This course contains ___ lectures and ___ hours of video which will help you take your Spanish from an intermediate level to an advanced level. 

If you have never taken a Spanish course and have limited knowledge of Spanish this course is not for you, you'll want to take my beginner course first.  If you took my beginner to intermediate course this is the course you're going to want to graduate to.  If you didn't take my beginner course but you are conversational, know how to conjugate the basic forms of verbs (present, past, and future), know the pronouns (yo, tú, ud., él, ella, etc,) and have a the basic foundation of Spanish and are wanting to take your Spanish to the next level this is your course.

This Course Will Take You to an Advanced Level of Spanish in the Following Ways:

  • You're understanding of Spanish will be greater as you learn more advanced rules for the parts of speech for the Spanish you already know and Spanish you've yet been taught.  Native speakers will be impressed!
  • You'll learn the special uses of common words you've already learned in your Spanish journey.  There will be no more confusion about the different meanings of a single word.
  • In my beginner course you learned the cognates (words that are practically identical in spelling and meaning in Spanish and English).  In this course you'll learn the false cognates (words that are almost identical in Spanish and English but don't carry the same meaning whatsoever.) 
  • There are quizzes and vocabulary lessons spread throughout the course. Therefore, you'll continue to learn the most common vocabulary and verbs spoken in everyday Spanish and be tested to see if you're grasping all the material. 
  • You'll learn what stem changing verbs/boot verbs are and how they change.  You'll also learn the command form of verbs (which doesn't exist in English).
  • The second most important overall thing you'll learn is the Spanish subjunctive.  The subjunctive is probably the hardest thing for us English speakers to wrap our heads around, in this course I'll definitely simplify that for you.
  • And the most important thing about the course... if you took my beginner course you know how my approach to learning Spanish really does make it simple and soooo the most important thing about this course is that even these more complex concepts of the Spanish language are still taught in a simple step by step fashion that everybody can grasp!  


By The End of The Course...

If you've taken my beginner course you already know how important the pronunciation is, it's half the battle of being fluent.  If you have the pronunciation down really it's a small difference between being fluent and speaking like a native.  In this course you'll learn that "the difference" is mainly understanding and applying the small nuances for the parts of speech and these small nuances all together make a big difference. For example, when you learn and understand how to use the subjunctive mood for the verbs, it blows the native speakers minds.  This and other nuances of the parts of speech is what sets you apart from being conversational/ fluent and speaking like a native.    

After finishing this course you will know everything you'll need to know to master Spanish, after this course it will just be a matter of being consistent at practicing and applying what you already know and what you'll learn in this course.  I look forward to seeing you on the inside!  

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for conversational or somewhat conversational Spanish speakers looking to take their Spanish to the next level.
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Curriculum For This Course
39 Lectures
03:30:05
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Introductory Section
5 Lectures 23:08

This Spanish Vowel Pronunciation lesson is added from the beginner course in case you need to reference it.  If you're already comfortable with your pronunciation go ahead and skip this lesson.

Pronunciation: Vowels
02:30

This Spanish Consonant Pronunciation lesson is added from the beginner course in case you need to reference it.  If you're already comfortable with your pronunciation go ahead and skip this lesson.

Pronunciation: Consonants
09:18

This Spanish Diphthongs and Triphthongs Pronunciation lesson is added from the beginner course in case you need to reference it.  If you're already comfortable with your pronunciation go ahead and skip this lesson.

Pronunciation: Diphthongs and Triphthongs
03:43

This Spanish Vocabulary Building lesson is added from the beginner course in case you need to reference it.  If you feel you don't need any more help with vocabulary building go ahead and skip this. 

Vocabulary Building Tips
04:28
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Beginning to Phase out of Intermediate Spanish
12 Lectures 45:32

Special Uses of Definite and Indefinite Articles
08:06


Quiz 1
9 questions

Vocabulary 1
00:04

Words Frequently Confused
07:41

False Cognates
02:10

Ordinal Numbers- First, Second, Third, etc.
05:14


Quiz 2
7 questions

Vocabulary 2
00:04

Prepostions: Hasta, Hacia, Entre
03:40

Prepositions: Con, Contra, Sin
02:06

Adverbs: aquí, acá, allí, allá, muy, mucho, tanto
04:35

Quiz 3
11 questions
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Let the Advanced Spanish Begin!
12 Lectures 40:58
Pronouns: Objects of Preposition
02:25

Suffixes with Special Meanings
05:58

Adjectives: Descriptive
03:52

Vocabulary 3
00:04

Adverbs: Expounding on Adverbs
06:37

Quiz 4
8 questions

Pronouns: Demonstrative
04:42

Pronouns: Possessive
03:08

Special Uses of Common Adjectives
03:38

Preposition "a" Special Uses
03:39

Conjunctions: Subordinate
04:58

Conjunctions: Correlative
01:53

Vocabulary 4
00:04

Quiz 5
10 questions
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The Real Deal!
10 Lectures 49:32
Verbs: Intro to Subjuntive
06:14

Verbs: Subjunctive Present
02:57

Verbs: Subjunctive Past
04:17

Verbs: Present and Past Subjunctive of Haber
02:10

Verbs: Subjunctive Triggers
05:34

More Subjunctive Triggers
07:11

Quiz 6
15 questions

Verbs: Command
04:47

Verbs: Stem Changing
04:48

Indirect Object Pronouns
10:02

Quiz 7
5 questions

Conclusion
01:32
About the Instructor
Mark Barnes
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Spanish Instructor at Udemy

Before I was 20 years old I didn't know any Spanish, I bombed my 1 year of French in high school and thought I’d never be able to learn a second language. When I was 20 I took a 2 month crash course in Spanish and went to Mexico for two years where I continued to self teach and mastered the Spanish language.  I’ve been speaking Spanish now for 14 years. I’m a member of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  When I was working in Miami, I met a guy from Venezuela who had authored a book in Spanish.  He wasn't very proficient in English and after about a week of getting to know him he asked me if I could translate his book to English.  Which I did and it was fun and all but translating a book isn't as exciting as teaching Spanish.  I was an interpreter for a couple of landscape companies in Las Vegas and ran a business of my own in Spanish being that my employees were Spanish speakers.  Over the years I've had a lot of people ask me if I can teach them to speak Spanish like I speak it.  From these requests comes Spanish Made Simple.  I've taken the concepts of how I learned and mastered Spanish and have simplified them so that those who take my courses will become conversational and fluent in Spanish in a simple step-by-step fashion.