Why this course?

Continue your Spanish learning journey with this introduction to Spanish online course

This self-paced 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

  • Continue mastering verbs in Spanish, how to conjugate them and tips and tricks to keep their rules straight

  • Get familiar with essential vocabulary like direct and indirect objects, comparatives and superlatives, every day phrases and much more

  • Understand basic grammar concepts that are the foundation for learning Spanish

  • Start speaking simple sentences in Spanish right away!

Launching on March 1st 2022

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Why Learn Spanish With Lauren?

"As a native English speaker myself, I know where you are coming from when trying to learn Spanish.

I understand the challenges and pain points that English speakers face. I have been there!

When I moved to Spain it dawned on me: the Spanish I had learned in a traditional classroom setting was not really practical or had prepared me for real life interactions.

When I was exposed to authentic experiences and the real day-to-day Spanish, I finally understood there was a better way to learn.

I will uncover the techniques, tips and tricks I have mastered teaching Spanish over the last 12 years, so you can learn practical and useful Spanish online at your own pace in an intuitive and simple way."


— Lauren
Lauren - Owner and Instructor of Down to Earth Spanish

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • What to Expect

    • Review

  • 2

    Demonstrative Adjectives & Pronouns

    • Demonstrative Adjectives

    • Demonstrative Pronouns

    • Vocabulary: Clothes & Common Objects

    • ¿Qué vs. Cuál?

  • 3

    Present Progressive

    • Review of the Verb Estar

    • How to Form the Present Progressive

    • Vocabulary: Activities & Hobbies

  • 4

    Comparatives & Superlatives

    • Comparisions of Equality

    • Comparisions of Inequality

    • Irregular Comparisons

    • Superlatives

  • 5

    Reflexive Verbs

    • How to Use Reflexive Verbs

    • Vocabulary Common Reflexive Verbs

    • Vocabulary: Getting Ready & Routines

    • Vocabulary: Positive & Negative Words

  • 6

    Direct & Indirect Objects

    • Vocabulary: Around the House

    • Direct Objects

    • Indirect Objects

    • The Verb Gustar

    • Vocabulary: Favorite Things

    • Verbs like Gustar

  • 7

    Review

    • Overview: Review

    • Bringing It Together

    • Conclusion

What people are saying about our courses:

5 star rating

Very useful and easy to follow Spanish online course

Matt L

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...

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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.

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5 star rating

Simple and practical Spanish

Amelia J

This online Spanish course is different. Lessons have lots of examples and simple explanations. Audios and videos with colorful pictures make the course ente...

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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!

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5 star rating

Great course!

David S

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...

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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.

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The Castilian Factor: Spanish from Spain

Catherine P

I thoroughly enjoyed The Castilian Factor course. I was especially interested in the historical background, and learned about the diverse cultures of each Sp...

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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! Catherine

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What's included

When you buy this course you will have access to the following:

  • Exclusive Learning Materials

    Our course content features video presentations, audios, quizzes, digital downloads and more so you can learn effectively and reinforce your learning along the way

  • Private Community Access

    Have questions, comments or want to engage with the community? Interact with fellow students and your instructor in the Course's private community

  • Unlimited Lifetime Access

    Get unlimited lifetime access to all contents and materials contained in this course, so you can come back to review or engage with the community anytime

Meet the Instructor

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 12 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?

Lauren - Spanish Instructor at Down to Earth Spanish

The Novice III is Launching on March 1st 2022

Pre-Sale Offer: $129 $79
Enroll now to get your $50 discount today!

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