Have you ever seen a non-native speaking Spanish fluently? Were you impressed? Would you like to become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations? Now you can.
This Speed Spanish course is unlike any other Spanish class you've ever taken. You will see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you will learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II and you will see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.
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.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
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 Recipes 1 and 2, and you'll pick up an additional speaking template associated with Recipe 2. At the end of this lesson, your pronunciation will be better and you'll know how to apply Recipes 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 Recipes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to present and past tense Spanish-speaking situations.
Today, you'll learn the past-tense of Recipe 6 and all about Recipe 7. You'll learn to pick up the pace by using exercises to help build up your speed in moving from one recipe 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 Recipes 1 through 7 in any Spanish-speaking situation.
In this lesson, you'll learn to link your recipes so that you're able to move from one recipe 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 breakdown in Spanish, making it appear that you think in Spanish!
You'll be much less egocentric after you finish this lesson because you'll be able to reach out and embrace other people in your Spanish conversations. Today you'll learn how to incorporate other people into your Spanish. By practicing Recipe 7, you'll learn a range of ways to bring other people into your conversations.
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 and crisp bursts.
Today, we're going to use Recipes 1 and 7 to talk about the future. Besides having fun with Recipes 1 and 7 and the future tense, you'll learn all about Recipe 8. This one teaches you to use would-related sentences in Spanish. 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 recipes 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 recipes to learn to string lots of 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 so-called irregularity. By applying Recipe 7 to these irregular Spanish verbs, you'll learn to use them in no time at all. You'll also practice most of the recipes you've learned so far so that you can become even more efficient when conversing with Spanish speakers.
In this lesson, you'll learn all about Recipe 9. This recipe 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 recipes and you'll even pick up more vocabulary and fun phrases.
Throughout all of our lessons, I'll continue to share the story of my 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 Recipe 10. Armed with Recipes 1 through 10, you'll be ready to go out and find some Spanish speakers to talk to!