Speed Spanish II

Speed Spanish II

Become more conversational and comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations with ten new strategies covering vocabulary words, essential verbs, fun phrases, and more to ensure successful communication. This Spanish training course will immediately improve your Spanish fluency with plenty of practice exercises and audio. You will also expand your conversational skills by learning to speak about the past, present, and future. 

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs

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Details

Learn Spanish online with ease! Gain comfort in Spanish-speaking situations by gaining essential strategies you can immediately use—from Spanish pronunciation strategies to past and future tense lessons, possessive expressions, and more. Our Speed Spanish courses are designed differently than other Spanish classes you may have taken or encountered before, offering both instructor-moderated and self-guided options to enable your future success. 

Once you have completed this course and its predecessor (Speed Spanish), you will be well on your way to Spanish fluency.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Moderated
6 Weeks Access Course Code: sp2
Start Dates*May 15 | Jun 12 | Jul 17 | Aug 14
*Choose start date in cart
$129.00 USD
Self-Guided
3 Months Access Course Code: T9227
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$129.00 USD

Syllabus

In our first lesson, we'll review Spanish pronunciation to take you closer to the target sounds you'll need to make when speaking Spanish. We'll review Strategy 1: Sentence Starters and Strategy 2: The Verb Hay, and you'll pick up an additional speaking template associated with Strategy 2. At the end of this lesson, your pronunciation will be better, and you'll know how to apply Strategies 1 and 2 to a variety of Spanish-speaking situations.

We'll spend quite a bit of time in this course talking about the past tense, and that topic starts in this lesson. Once you finish this lesson, you'll know when to apply our first five strategies - Sentence Starters, Hay, ¿Donde Está?, Tengo/Tiene, and Quiero/Quiere - to present and past tense Spanish-speaking situations.

Today, you'll learn the past tense of Strategy 6: Me/Le Gusta and all about Strategy 7: Present Tense Verbs. You'll learn to pick up the pace by using exercises to help build up your speed in moving from one Strategy to another. When you've completed this lesson, you'll know lots of vocabulary words, a lot more verbs, more fun phrases, and perhaps most important of all, you'll know how to use Strategies 1 through 7 in any Spanish-speaking situation.

In this lesson, you'll learn to link your Strategies so that you're able to move from one Strategy to another without hesitation. Once you're able to do this, you're on your way to becoming more fluent in Spanish. Even so, there will be times when you'll have a memory lapse or a verbal breakdown. Not to worry—today you'll also learn how to use breakdown phrases in Spanish, making it appear that you think in Spanish!
You'll be able to reach out and embrace other people in your Spanish conversations after you finish this lesson. By practicing Strategy 7: Present Tense Verbs, you'll learn a range of ways to incorporate other people into your Spanish.

Today, you'll continue to practice incorporating other people into your Spanish conversations. But in this lesson, you'll also learn to carry on a conversation with some depth because you'll be able to reduce your sentences to short, crisp bursts.

Today, we're going to use Strategies 1 and 7 to talk about the future. Besides having fun with Strategies 1 and 7 and the future tense, you'll learn all about Strategy 8, which teaches you to create sentences in Spanish using would.. When this lesson is complete, you'll be able to get into the past, the present, the future, and the conditional.

While the focus of this course is to help you learn strategies for constructing Spanish sentences, you'll learn a considerable amount of vocabulary along the way. In this lesson, you'll take a pause from the strategies to learn to string adjectives together. When you've completed this lesson, you'll be able to speak like a poet—if you want to!

Today, you'll learn why so-called irregular verbs are not as irregular as you may have thought. There's a pattern to their irregularity. By applying Strategy 7: Present Tense Verbs to these irregular Spanish verbs, you'll learn to use them in no time at all. You'll also practice most of the strategies you've learned so far to become even more efficient when conversing with Spanish speakers.

In this lesson, you'll learn all about Strategy 9, which teaches you how to add -ing to a verb in Spanish. This strategy will help you become a highly capable storyteller, making past and present events more interesting to your listeners. When you finish this lesson, you'll have what it takes to say what you want to say with style and color.

Today, you'll learn all the different ways to produce possessive expressions. You might know how to translate My house is your house, but do you know how to translate phrases like: This is mine, not yours. Whose is this? Is this hers? Oh, it's theirs, not ours. This lesson will show you how. You'll also get some time to practice the strategies and you'll even pick up more vocabulary and fun phrases.

Throughout all our lessons, we’ll follow the story of Daniel’s experiences with David Smith, Señor Macias, and Platero. In today's lesson, the adventure comes to a surprising climax, but not before you learn all about Strategy 10, which is a way to express past tense. Armed with Strategies 1 through 10, you'll be ready to go out and find some Spanish speakers to talk to!

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course; however, students are expected to have completed the previous course, Speed Spanish, or have equivalent knowledge. 


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Chromebook is not compatible.
  • Working headphones or speakers are required for hearing audio content.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: OS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor

Dan Mikels

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.

Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.

Reviews

Outstanding continuation course to the equally outstanding Speed Spanish course. I can't believe how much Spanish I've learned in a total of only 12 weeks! Dan's recipes are a great teaching method to immediately begin gluing words together into sentences, and having the sound clips this time was especially helpful in learning correct pronunciation. The extensive resource list has steered me to many useful web sites to enhance and practice what I've learned in class. An altogether superb learning experience, and I can't wait to take Speed Spanish III.