- The Spanish Alphabet
- Spanish vowels & diphthongs
- Spanish consonants: difficult sounds
- Noun - adjective agreement
- Personal pronouns, present tense and regular verbs
- Conjugation model of regular verbs ending in 'ar' - 'trabajar' and 'hablar'
- Conjugation model of regular verbs ending in 'er' - 'comer' and 'beber'
- Conjugation model of regular verbs ending in 'ir' - 'vivir' and 'escribir"
- Understanding irregular verbs: 'ser and 'estar'
- Conjugation of the verb 'ser' and 'estar' with examples
- Conjugation of the irregula verbs 'ir' - 'haber' and 'tener' with examples
Learning a second language is a highly complex, time consuming and costly process, mainly due to three factors:
1 - the broad range of communicative situations the learner is exposed to.
2 - the many separate, but interrelated factors that the speaker must be aware of, to produce a speech, i.e. phonetic, grammar, semantic, context, goals, strategies, body language and so on.
3 - the language vagueness, i.e. and by vagueness we mean the different meanings a phrase can have depending on the context it has been used in.
Frustration, dropout without completion, low self-esteem, longer timelines and higher costs are among the consequences of taking the wrong approach to learn a foreign language. The good news is there is another way to quickly and effectively learn a second language.
You usually hear people saying that they can understand a lot more than they can speak. Do you know why? Well, language is a skill and not information. The only way you can develop a skill is by practicing and in this case that means repetition. You can be presented with information in form of grammar or explanations of sentence patterns and you can learn it, but that is only awareness, now you can recognize phrases or pattern or word sequences, but you cannot produce. The only way to develop your conversational skills is overlearning, i.e., repeating patterns until they are embedded into your subconscious mind. Repetition is the key to become fluent in a second language and that is what this course is about: to make you a fluent Spanish speaker
We keep the grammar at the lowest level and focus on over-learning. We will teach you how to become fluent in Spanish in no time.
Remember that to speak like a native doesn’t mean to sound like a native but to think like a native. A native doesn’t need to think about what they need to say, they think about how to achieve their communication goals and they don’t need to think about which words to use, that is subconscious. That is the main objective of the course, to make you think like a native Spanish speaker.
This one is the first part of a series of courses that we will release in the near future.
The course is divided into 5 sections:
3.Spanish irregular verbs
4.Basic sentences and useful phrases
5.Basic dialog with repetition-, substitution- and response drills.
If you are in any of the following situations, then this course is definitely for you:
- You need to learn to communicate in Spanish in no time to boost your professional career.
- You are learning Spanish but you don’t make progress with your communication skills.
- You are about to give up your Spanish course, you are frustrated
- You are about to move to a Spanish-speaking country and want to quickly learn to communicate in Spanish.
- You have learnt Spanish at a certain level but now you are in a Spanish-speaking country and don’t survive conversations.
- You just want to learn to communicate in Spanish to have fun and enhance your culture and horizons.
- You need an effective roadmap to learn to communicate in Spanish.
If you decide to take this course you will receive more than 25 years of experience learning and teaching foreign languages (Spanish, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian), surviving in multicultural environments and using the language skills to boost my professional career. Of course you also will have the advantage of combining my Spanish native skills with my professional education as a Linguist and expert in teaching a second language.
There is much to learn from every section here, so work through them all in turn and make sure you extract the most benefit from them. The course is designed to be dipped into quite easily as well, so you can always refer back to it…….
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About the instructors
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Jorge Emilio Alfonso
Jorge Emilio Alfonso is a Linguist turned entrepreneur with more than 25 years of professional career. He was born in Cuba where he graduated as Master in Arts, Major in German Literature and Language with Highest Honors (summa cum laude) from the Havana University. After graduation Emilio received a scholarship by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to do a Master of Teaching German as a Foreign Language at the Freiburg University in Germany.
Emilio speaks Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Italian and Russian fluently and French and Portuguese at a basic level. He is sharing more than 25 years of experience learning and teaching foreign languages, surviving in multicultural environments and using the language skills to boost his professional career. He knows exactly what it takes to learn a foreign language and to become fluent in it.
Emilio is passionate about pragmatics and the critical role pragmatics plays in the learning process of a second language. He believes adults can learn a second language in a short time period if the appropriate approach is used. Content standardization, well-defined learning objectives and the use of overlearning based on repetition-, substitution- and response drills are the key components of his approach.
He lives in Belgium with his wife, who also speaks several languages fluently: Dutch, Spanish, French, English and German, and with his three children who are bilingual, one in Spanish and English and the other two in Dutch and Spanish. A real multilingual environment. He has his own consulting company named Pharmaeconomica which offers health economics services to pharmaceutical companies.
I love section 2. covers a lot of ground in little time, and those drills are awesome.
Great way to learn if you are a beginner. I already speak 4 languages fluently, but I'm trying to add Spanish to that list so that I can travel all over the world speaking English, French, and Spanish. I know that it will take some time, but I won't give up and I will put in the necessary work! I highly recommend this course if you're a beginner and you're trying to learn Spanish to have better conversations.
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I really enjoyed this course.. i have VERY little experience with speaking Spanish, i have done other courses that teach a lot of vocabulary and structure but almost no speaking practice... I was surprised at the end with how much i could speak and get out of my mouth quite quickly! Gracias!
Solid beginner course that runs through present tense and the basics of conjugation very well. Sections at the very end felt a little rushed.
I first started taking this course when I was commuting and would listen to it in the car using bluetooth. Then, when I got back to my hotel, I would watch the same lectures. By doing it this way you can concentrate on one of the two aspects, listening and speaking (through lots of repetition getting the sounds nailed down) and then watching to learn meaning and spelling. Unlike the one reviewer who sadly thinks this course is audio I realize this is a video like all Udemy courses. Still, I got value out of just listening, too. This course is amazing, the instructor is amazing and most of the students and their questions are too. Join us!