Let’s Start Talking: Spanish Foundations 1 | Welcome Message

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Hola,

Thanks for your interest in learning Spanish with us here at The Language School! Let’s Start Talking! Spanish Foundations 1 is the best level for you to start if you fall into one of these categories:
  • You have never studied Spanish before
  • You took some Spanish in high school or college, but it’s been a while
  • You have been trying to do some self-study online or through an app, but don’t have any real confidence when it comes to speaking
Click on the "About Tab" above to learn more about this course!
 
 
 

About 

Let’s Start Talking!  Spanish Foundations 1 is the first Spanish course in a series of conversational Spanish classes created by The Language School.  This course is designed to help adults start speaking Spanish

  • at work
  • in their local communities
  • while traveling in the Spanish speaking world (including Latin America, the United States, and Spain)

Once you complete this course, you will have a solid foundation in Spanish.  Your new conversational skills in Spanish will include being able to introduce yourself in Spanish, being able to order food in restaurants and go shopping for necessities.  Finally, you will know how to start having simple conversations in Spanish with native Spanish speakers.

Highlights

Key Spanish conversational and cultural skills will be:Conversation, so Let’s Start Talking! On top of basic conversational skills, students will learn cultural and historical lessons that will help prepare them for interacting with Spanish speaking people locally and abroad. These are the top conversational skills you will learn to prepare you for real-life situations with Spanish speakers:

  • Spanish greetings and how to formally introduce yourself to someone in Spanish
  • Conversation starters that are culturally correct so you can start making friends and practicing with native Spanish speakers
  • Survival Spanish so you can order food and buy things in Spanish speaking countries and neighborhoods close to home

Here are some of the various aspects of Spanish Arts, Culture, and History you will learn about in this first course:

Spanish Music:

  • Salsa with Celia Cruz
  • Boléro with Los Tres Reyes

We’ll also take you on a tour of the Spanish speaking world, including interesting information about the Spanish language and culture of:

  • The United States
  • Mexico
  • Cuba
  • Argentina

Grammar

Of course, our conversational programs are backed by grammar, so here are the main Spanish grammar skills you will take away in this level, and some of the differences between English and Spanish:

  • Me gusta/Te Gusta – I like/You like
  • Sentence structure
    • Articles
    • Nouns
    • Adjectives
    • Masculine vs. feminine
    • Singular vs. Plural
  • Regular verbs in the present tense (AR, ER, IR)
    • Asking questions and answering both positively and negatively
  • Numbers (0-100)
  • Spelling and the alphabet
 

Free Resources

1.) Quizlet

One of our most powerful free resources to help you start speaking Spanish is vocabulary sets on Quizlet.  Join Let's Start Talking!  Spanish Foundations 1 on Quizlet here:

https://quizlet.com/join/EgZgBzqnz

2.) Let's Start Talking Web App*

If you have signed up for our course, this web app is free for you to use.  Here is the link to our digital course online:

https://thelanguageschool.learnworlds.com/course?courseid=spanish-foundations

*If you haven't enrolled in our live classes, you can still purchase access to our digital course for $97.

3.) Recordings of classes on YouTube:

If you miss a class or simply need some extra help, here is a playlist of this entire course on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/dLEdPughFns

4.) Study Tips for Learning How to Speak Spanish eBook

Learn, listen, speak - study, speak, and repeat!  This is our simple recipe for success.  You can download this 21 page-long eBook for free here to develop really good study habits when you are in between classes:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QUyGw3QqYKjqEJUIwzb9oI5Ei1ijU51U/view?usp=sharing

5.) 5 Easy Steps to Speak Spanish with Confidence Email Workshop:

This is a series of emails that you will get with videos and worksheets that will help really accelerate your conversational Spanish skills.  Sign up for this here:

https://www.thelanguageschool.us/5-easy-steps-to-speak-spanish-with-confidence/

6.) Meetups to practice and find a conversation partner

The Langauge School offers weekly meetups so you can practice Spanish with native speakers and find a conversation partner.  Sign up here:

https://www.meetup.com/TheLanguageSchool/

 

7.) Social Media

Make sure to follow The Language School on your favorite Social Media site for helpful tips to learn how to speak Spanish faster, news about Spanish, and special offers to help you study with us:

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5116 Deephaven Ct, Denver, CO 80239

Phone: (720) 634-2589

Email: info@thelanguageschool.us

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