The Novice I: Beginner Spanish Online Course
Start your Spanish learning journey with this introduction to Spanish online course.
Begin your Spanish learning journey with this specially crafted introduction to Spanish online course.
This online course includes video presentations, audios, quizzes, digital downloads and more, so you can learn effectively and reinforce your learning along the way at your own pace.
Start speaking simple sentences in Spanish right away.
Learn basic greetings and introductions in Spanish
Get familiar with essential vocabulary like personal pronouns, question words, every day phrases and much more
Understand basic grammar concepts that are the foundation for learning Spanish
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Overview: The Spanish Language & Alphabet
The Spanish Language
The Spanish Alphabet
Audio: The Alphabet
Quiz: The Spanish Language & Alphabet
Overview: The Basics of Spanish Grammar
Personal Subject Pronouns
Masculine, Feminine, Singular & Plural
Informal vs. Formal
Regular Verb Conjugations
The Useful Form of Verb haber: hay
Quiz: The Basics of Spanish Grammar
¡Práctica! - Making Sentences
Overview: Essential Vocabulary
Greeting & Introductions
20 Must Knows: Nouns, Verbs & Adjectives
Goodbyes & Farewells
Audio: Greetings & IntroductionFREE PREVIEW
Quiz: Essential VocabularyFREE PREVIEW
Bringing It Together
Quiz: Bringing It Together
Survey: What Did You Think?
Reading Comprehension: La Carta
Book - Novice I - Verbos Regulares y Vocabulario
Practice: Present Tense of Regular -ar Verbs
I found the course to be a great review of commonly used verbs, vocabulary, nouns, etc. I really like the quizzes at the end of each chapter and I would like...Read More
I found the course to be a great review of commonly used verbs, vocabulary, nouns, etc. I really like the quizzes at the end of each chapter and I would like to see more questions added to each quiz to better check my understanding and comprehension. I like the printable glossary and worksheets included in the lessons. Great course overall! Highly recommend taking it.Read Less
I really enjoyed learning about Castilian Spanish. I thought the content was fun, engaging and easy to digest. My favorite part was hearing authentic Spanish...Read More
I really enjoyed learning about Castilian Spanish. I thought the content was fun, engaging and easy to digest. My favorite part was hearing authentic Spanish from Spain expressions and slang.Read Less
This online Spanish course is different. Lessons have lots of examples and simple explanations. Audios and videos with colorful pictures make the course ente...Read More
This online Spanish course is different. Lessons have lots of examples and simple explanations. Audios and videos with colorful pictures make the course entertaining. I have taken lots of Spanish courses over the years. They can get into nitty gritty details that can be confusing and have little practical use in day-to-day Spanish. This is not your typical Spanish course. Worth it!Read Less
This online course was really interesting to me. I studied Spanish in the US and I did not really know much about Castilian Spanish beyond the fact that it w...Read More
This online course was really interesting to me. I studied Spanish in the US and I did not really know much about Castilian Spanish beyond the fact that it was spoken in Spain. I had no idea Spanish from Spain could be so different! The course was very informative, well structured and with practical examples. Satisfied.Read Less
I thoroughly enjoyed The Castilian Factor course. I was especially interested in the historical background, and learned about the diverse cultures of each Sp...Read More
I thoroughly enjoyed The Castilian Factor course. I was especially interested in the historical background, and learned about the diverse cultures of each Spanish region. I had no idea there were so many different dialects! I discovered each region contributes to the Castilian dialect. There are fun quizzes, and helpful resources offered along the way throughout the course. Being a beginner Spanish learner, I acquired a great deal of useful and practical information I can use on my travels to Spain. I appreciated the printable worksheets, and would like to see more added along the way. I would highly recommend this course! CatherineRead Less
Lauren is a Spanish language professional that specializes in teaching, translation and bilingualism.
A native from Southern California, Lauren graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a Master’s Degree in Spanish and a BA in International Business specializing in Western Europe with a minor in German. Lauren also holds a Professional Certificate in Translation and Interpretation (English/Spanish) from the University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Lauren lived in Spain and married a Spaniard in 2010. She now lives in Southern California with her husband, two daughters and her German Shepherd.
Over her nearly 15 years of teaching experience, Lauren has been able to devise unique teaching methods and approaches to help students learn practical Spanish in a simple and intuitive way, enabling them to have the tools necessary to navigate effectively the ‘real’ world of communication in Spanish.
Through Down to Earth Spanish, Lauren now wants to help you take your Spanish to the next level. Are you ready?
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This course will teach you why, where and when to use written accents in Spanish
Live one-on-one Spanish lessons tailored to your particular needs!