Speed Spanish

Speed Spanish

Whether you are just starting to learn Spanish or need to improve your conversational skills for an upcoming trip, this online Spanish course is the best way to learn Spanish fast! You will learn simple formulas for joining Spanish words and phrases together to build sentences and have conversations. The straightforward yet powerful sentence-building strategies presented in this course will help you learn Spanish online for work, travel, or just for fun.

After completing this Speed Spanish course, you will be able to converse in Spanish using common words and phrases, understand Spanish nouns and verbs, discuss Spanish culture, and use numbers to discuss dates, times, and money. You will gain confidence and preparedness to travel to Spanish-speaking countries—and can even help boost your career opportunities.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs
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Details

In this online Spanish course, you will learn to converse in Spanish using common words and phrases and demonstrate the proper forms of common Spanish nouns and verbs. You will also have the opportunity to discuss Spanish culture and differences in Spanish-speaking countries while learning how to use numbers in Spanish to discuss dates, times, and money. By completing this course, you will gain confidence in your ability to converse with others in Spanish, be prepared to travel to a Spanish-speaking country and communicate effectively, and build in-demand skills that can increase your career opportunities.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Moderated
6 Weeks Access Course Code: sps
Start Dates*May 15 | Jun 12 | Jul 17 | Aug 14
*Choose start date in cart
$125.00 USD
Self-Guided
3 Months Access Course Code: T9226
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$125.00 USD

Syllabus

Just like other languages, Spanish sentences are made up of different parts! In this lesson, you'll learn how to combine those different parts together to create conversations. We'll start this lesson with some tips on how to use the resources in the course to help build fluency. Next, we'll cover some basic rules of pronunciation for Spanish. Then we'll introduce some nouns and verbs you can use to immediately begin building Spanish sentences. You'll be surprised how many sentences you can create after this lesson!

In this lesson, you'll build your Spanish conversational skills with some house-related vocabulary and fun phrases. We'll continue to learn more handy sentence starters and verbs and a new method of building sentences using the word for there is or there are. Imagine how many sentences you can create using these words!

You may already know some numbers in Spanish, but can you count to 15? In this lesson you'll learn to do just that. You'll need to know these numbers to be able to talk about time, dates, and money. We'll cover another handy topic in this lesson – the days of the week, and you'll learn some new vocabulary related to your town or community. And you'll have plenty of opportunity to practice your sentence-building and conversational skills.

In this lesson, we'll cover two important topics – family and food. You'll learn the Spanish words for family members and some restaurant-related words and phrases. You'll also learn how to say where is in Spanish, so you can add important questions to your conversations.

So far, you haven't learned how to describe anything in Spanish. In this lesson, you'll learn several adjectives and how to use them. We'll also continue our counting with the numbers from 16-100. And put on your running shoes, because it's time for a few speed drill activities to teach you to respond quickly with your newly learned Spanish!

Since it's a great start to any conversation, this lesson will teach you how to discuss the weather in Spanish. You'll also learn about the seasons and the months of the year. We'll look at a few more fun phrases and practice with more speed drills.

Are you ready to take a trip? In this lesson we'll travel to a Spanish-speaking country. You'll need to learn some travel-related vocabulary and fun phrases for our journey, so we'll cover those and more in this lesson.

Are you hungry or thirsty? Are you cold? In this lesson, you'll learn how to express these experiences and more, in Spanish. You'll also learn to ask questions using question words like who, what, when, where, and why. You'll be surprised how your conversational skills improve with this lesson.

Is there a doctor in the house? This lesson will teach you how to discuss physical and mental health issues in Spanish. You'll also learn how to identify different types of clothing. You'll learn plenty of new words and phrases you can add to your conversations.

In this lesson you'll learn how to share wants and needs in everyday Spanish-speaking situations and We'll also introduce some handy phrases and several more verbs. You'll get plenty of practice so you can continue to improve your conversational skills.

Now it's time to talk about work, but don't worry it will be fun! You'll learn some occupation-related vocabulary and practice asking and answering questions about jobs and work. You'll also learn to share your likes and dislikes.

In this final lesson, we'll attend a beach birthday celebration! You'll learn some new beach-related vocabulary and some phrases you can use when talking on the phone. We'll also learn how to convert a sentence to negative, so that you can express yourself fully.

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Chromebooks are not compatible.
  • Working headphones or speakers are required for listening to audio content.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are 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

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.