I have been trying to learn Spanish for about 20 years...this is the first course I have taken in Spanish that made complete sense to me! Thank you!
I have tried other books and tapes to try to learn Spanish, but this course was the most helpful. Very simple and very informative . The recipes were simply brilliant.
Fit my time period. Met my needs. Feel more comfortable with the language.
Great class! Great tips on the easy way to speak Spanish. I wonder why high school Spanish teachers make it so hard.
I am a nurse at the hospital interacting with a lot of Hispanic patients weekly. Although I do speak enough Spanish to get by, I was interested in increasing my grammatical skills as well as my vocabulary. I was pleased to find each lesson added to my base as well as improved what I have been trying to do. The lessons were very easy to follow. Being able to work online at my own pace and schedule was perfect. Thank you.
I liked the course and appreciated not having to get bored over conjugating verbs, etc. It was useful from the beginning lesson. Thanks.
I love the teaching style and the recipes. I took two years of Spanish in high school and didn't learn half as much! If there is going to be a Speed Spanish II, I can't wait to enroll.
I much prefer this conversational/usable type of instruction to the customary sit in the class and memorize words that have no use at that particular time.
I took one year of Spanish at a large university and learned more from this online course than in the entire year of that course! The formulas the instructor presents in this class make it easier to understand Spanish than a traditional university course.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was very practical and held my interest for each lesson. My son will be studying Spanish next year in eighth grade and I have exposed him to some of these lessons. I hope his teacher next year can make it as interesting for him as you did for me.
Course Code: sps
Learn the Magic Circle Recipe, a recipe so powerful that, by learning 200 vocabulary words, you'll be able to say close to 150,000 sentences in Spanish. Then learn the Hay Recipe as you continue to create more and more sentences.
Combine the Magic Circle and Hay Recipes, but also learn to move quickly from one recipe to another. Fluency in Spanish is all about switching from one recipe to another. Then, move on to the ¿Dónde Está? Recipe, and learn everything you need to know to converse in a Spanish-speaking restaurant.
Learn adjectives, numbers, and how to tell time in Spanish as you complete a few speed drills to teach you how to respond quickly with your newly learned Spanish. Then, learn how to talk about the weather in Spanish as it’s a great conversation starter. You'll also learn about the seasons, the months of the year and the days of the week.
Learn some travel-related vocabulary and fun phrases that will be useful on any trip to a Spanish-speaking country. Then learn the fourth recipe, Tengo/Tiene, and a few related fun phrases. You'll also learn to produce wh-questions-who, what, when, where and why?
Learn how to discuss physical and mental health issues in Spanish as well as identify different types of clothing. Then, learn how to share your wants and needs in everyday Spanish-speaking situations.
By learning recipe six, Me gusta/Le gusta, you'll be able to share your likes and dislikes in Spanish-speaking situations. Finally, you'll learn to speak on the phone in Spanish. You’ll also practice how to produce complex negative sentences so you can get mad in Spanish!
Dan Mikels is a college instructor who has been teaching Spanish for more than 20 years. He holds a Master's degree and has authored and coauthored more than 20 educational products, including Speed Spanish, Fast French, and a variety of reading programs.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
You'll need a computer equipped with working speakers or headphones.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.