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By reading this article you'll get to know:

  1. How to introduce yourself and talk about yourself in Spanish

  2. How to talk about your routine in Spanish

  3. How to talk about your home and your city in Spanish

  4. How to describe your family, friends, and yourself in Spanish

  5. Means of Transportation, travel, and vacations in Spanish

  6. How to talk about schedules, weather, and climate in Spanish

  7. How to talk about leisure time and ordering in restaurants in Spanish

  8. Business Spanish: How to communicate effectively in Spanish at work

  9. How to talk about the past and tell a story in Spanish

  10. How to talk on the phone, write an email, or post on social networks in Spanish

  11. How to talk about memories and habitual actions in the past in Spanish

  12. How to prepare your CV and communicate effectively in a job interview in Spanish

  13. How to talk about the future in Spanish

  14. How to give orders and communicate in the medical field in Spanish

  15. How to use the conditional tense and book a hotel room in Spanish

  16. How to talk about your passions in Spanish

  17. How to make a business presentation in Spanish

  18. How to speak using the subjunctive in Spanish

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1. How to introduce yourself and talk about yourself in Spanish (UNIT 1)

Spanish Lessons - Unit 1

✔ My name is Claudio

✔ The alphabet

✔ Where are you from?

✔ To BE

✔ Introducing yourself and someone

✔ Greetings and saying goodbye

✔ How old are you?

✔ What are you dedicated to?

A Spanish Lesson

 

Spanish Lesson #1: My Name is Claudio

Do you know how to introduce yourself in Spanish? In this online Spanish lesson, we'll look at how you can present yourself informally and formally, and understand the differences.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of Spanish presentations, you'll also learn:

✔ The personal pronouns

✔ Reflexive pronouns

✔ How the main variations between the Spanish spoken in Spain and the Spanish in Latin America

 

Spanish Lesson #2: The Alphabet

In this online Spanish lesson, we will look at the Spanish alphabet and learn some small rules of pronunciation.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of pronouncing well in Spanish, to understand and be understood, you will also learn:

✔ The pronunciation of some special letter groups

✔ Many new words in Spanish, useful for enlarging your vocabulary

 

Spanish Lesson #3: Where are you from?

In this online Spanish lesson, we will talk about where people are from, countries and nationalities.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of understanding where a person is from and answering different questions in this area, you will also learn:

✔ Different constructions of verbs combined with prepositions

✔ Specific vocabulary

✔ The masculine and feminine adjectives

 

Spanish lesson #4: To be

In this online Spanish lesson, we will learn how to describe everything that can change over time and everything that has permanent characteristics.

 

Besides the practical and functional aspect in being able to describe things, people, and places, you will also learn:

✔ How to use the verb "to be" in Spanish

✔ Which verbs it can compete with

 

Spanish Lesson #5: Introducing yourself and introducing someone

In this online Spanish lesson, we will learn how to introduce someone different from us. A friend, a friend, our dog... Yes, it also works with animals or personified things. We will also learn what to say when another person introduces us.

 

Spanish lesson #6: Greetings and saying goodbye

Do you know how to greet and say goodbye in Spanish? In this online Spanish lesson, we will learn how to say goodbye when we meet a person and also when we leave a place.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of greeting and taking leave, you will also learn how to properly use each form of greeting in different areas.

 

Spanish Lesson #7: How old are you?

Do you know how numbers work in Spanish?

 

In this online Spanish lesson we will learn:

✔ How numbers work in Spanish

✔ How to ask your age

✔ How to ask and answer all questions that have to do with numbers in Spanish

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of knowing numbers, you will also learn how to use the verb "to have" correctly.

 

Spanish Lesson #8: What are you dedicated to?

In this online Spanish lesson, we'll learn about professions in Spanish, how to ask about other people's professions and how to talk about our own profession.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of knowing how to talk about professions, you will learn:

✔ How determinative articles work

✔ The masculine, feminine, singular, and plural of nouns

 

Spanish Lesson #9: A Spanish Lesson

In this online Spanish lesson, we will look at some very important expressions to use during Spanish class and during everyday life. Interested?

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of being able to express yourself naturally, you will also learn:

✔ Some specific vocabulary

✔The correct use of some of the most commonly used prepositions in Spanish

 

2. How to talk about your routine in Spanish (UNIT 2)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 2

✔ My routine is very busy

✔ The Present - Part I

✔ The Present - Part II

✔ The Present - Part III

✔ I'm going to the pool on Tuesdays

✔ What do you have?

 

Spanish Lesson #10: My routine is very busy

In this online Spanish lesson, we will use verbs that help us describe our days and the main actions we usually do.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect in being able to de write your day, you will learn:

✔ To use indefinite articles correctly in Spanish.

✔ Commonly used phrases.

✔ Specific vocabulary

Spanish Lesson #11: The Present Tense - Part I

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to see how to use a very important verbal tense in Spanish: the present tense!

 

In just a few minutes, we'll learn how to recognize a verb in Spanish, conjugate all regular verbs in the present tense, and see all the cases where we use the present tense.

 

Spanish Lesson #12: The Present Tense - Part II

Now that you already know how to perfectly conjugate all regular verbs in the present tense and you've seen that it's super easy... we can move on to something more challenging! Irregular verbs!

 

Irregular verbs are those verbs that do not follow a pattern for conjugation. Each verb has its own conjugation. It can vary the root, it can vary the desinence, or they can vary both.

 

Spanish lesson #13: The Present - Part III

In this online Spanish lesson, we continue to deal with verbs... In Spanish, we have a special type of verbs, reflexive verbs. What does it mean? 

 

Generally, the reflexive verb is a verb used when the subject performs and at the same time undergoes the action, so when the action of the verb reflects on the subject. You will also learn how to use reflexive pronouns.

 

Spanish lesson #14: I'm going to the pool on Tuesdays

In this online Spanish lesson, we are looking at communicating what we do and where we normally go each day. Remember how we saw a day in my life? Now I'm going to introduce you to my week!

 

Spanish Lesson #15: What do you have?

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about a very widely used and very important verb: the verb tener.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of the verb tener in Spanish, you'll learn:

✔ All the different cases in which you can use it correctly

✔ A form to express the obligation to do something

 

3. How to talk about your home and your city in Spanish (UNIT 3)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 3

✔ Welcome to my city!

✔ "Mucho", "Muy" and "Poco"

✔ There are many things in my neighborhood

✔ My home

✔ Where is my cell phone?

✔ "Ser" and "Estar"

✔ Apartment and house listings

 

Spanish lesson #16: Welcome to my city!

In this online Spanish lesson, I introduce you to my city. Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic, and it is a very large, modern, and cosmopolitan city.

 

You will learn about specific vocabulary, the use of the different forms of "to be" in Spanish, determinative and indefinite articles, possessives, demonstratives, numerals, and quantity adjectives.

 

Spanish lesson #17: "Mucho", "Muy" and "Poco"

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about all the forms that exist in Spanish for saying "much", namely, "muy" and "mucho".

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of "muy" and "mucho" in Spanish, you will learn:

✔ All the different cases in which you can use them correctly.

✔ A form to express the scarcity of something

 

Spanish lesson #18: In my neighborhood, there are many things

In this online Spanish lesson, I introduce you to my neighborhood. My neighborhood is very quiet and is well connected by public transportation.

 

You'll learn some specific vocabulary, delve into the use of the different forms of "there" in Spanish, and also how to get around in a city where Spanish is spoken.

 

Spanish Lesson #19: My Home

Together we've seen what's in a city, what's in a neighborhood... and now all that's missing is the house! Do you want to know my house? Come with me!

 

In this online Spanish lesson, you'll learn specific vocabulary related to the parts of the house and everything you might find inside a house.

 

Spanish lesson #20: Where is my cell phone?

I lost my cell phone in the house! Can you help me find it?

 

In this online Spanish lesson you will learn:

✔ About specific vocabulary

✔ How to use adverbs of place correctly

✔ The contracted articles

✔ The correct use of the verb "estar" in Spanish

Spanish Lesson #21: "Ser" and "Estar"

In this online Spanish lesson we will look at two very important verbs in the Spanish language: "ser" (to be) and "estar" (to be/to stay).

 

You'll learn how to talk about the proper characteristics of people, things, and places. Of the material that makes up something. Of dates, days, seasons, periods, and places in which an event happens. Of possession or belonging. Of states of mind. Of the location of places, people, and things.

 

Spanish Lesson #22: Apartment and house listings

Looking for a house in a Spanish-speaking country? Let's take a look at how you can find a home quickly and easily!

 

We will look at three key aspects:

✔ The type of search

✔ The type of house

✔ Three examples of listings 

 

In this online Spanish lesson, you will also learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are useful for finding a house.

 

4. How to describe your family, friends, and yourself in Spanish (UNIT 4)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 4

✔ The Family

✔ Possessive adjectives

✔ We are like this

✔ What are you wearing today?

✔ Colors

✔ My head hurts

Spanish Lesson #23: The Family

In this online Spanish lesson, we look at family members!

You'll learn some specific vocabulary and see several examples.

Spanish Lesson #24: Possessive Adjectives

In this online Spanish lesson, we'll take a little grammar break on possessive adjectives in Spanish. 

You'll learn some specific vocabulary and see several examples of how to use possessive adjectives in Spanish correctly.

 

Spanish Lesson #25: We are like this

In this online Spanish lesson, we learn how to describe a person! We'll see how to describe physical appearance and personality.

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect, you'll learn:

✔ Lots of adjectives and how to use them correctly

✔ The diminutives

✔ The verb to be

✔ The verb llevar

✔ Some specific vocabulary

Spanish Lesson #26: What are you wearing today?

What are you bringing today? We've met the verb llevar before, and you know that we use it for natural changing features or accessory items.

 

In this Spanish lesson, you will learn about specific vocabulary and see several examples of their use in different countries where Spanish is spoken as well.

Spanish lesson #27: Colors

In this Spanish lesson, you will learn about colors, specific vocabulary and see how to correctly use in Spanish the concordance of adjectives with nouns regarding gender and number.

 

Spanish lesson #28: My head hurts

How do we express what we have when we don't feel well? In this online Spanish lesson, we will see the main vocabulary for this topic and after that, we will also see the verb that expresses needing something: necesitar

 

You will learn how to use the verb "doler" together with a complement/object pronoun and you will see several examples.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5. Means of transportation, travel, and vacations in Spanish (UNIT 5)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 5

✔ Let's go!

✔ Traveling around the city

✔ I need a ticket

✔ The charm of vacations

✔ Everything in my suitcase!

 

Spanish Lesson #29: Let's go!

Imagine you're in a Spanish-speaking country... Do you know your way around transportation? Do you know what they are called? Still, don't? Then we'll look at the main means of transportation and, finally, the verb to go.

 

In this online Spanish lesson you will learn:

✔ Specific vocabulary

 Prepositions

✔ Structures to effectively indicate your destination

 

Spanish Lesson #30: Traveling around the city

Imagine... You're in a Spain (or Argentina or Mexico or somewhere in the Spanish-speaking world) city and you don't know how to get somewhere, or you've lost... How do you do it? To find your way back... let's see how you ask for and give directions!

 

Spanish Lesson #31: I need a ticket

Let's move on to talking about transportation... How do I buy a ticket in Spanish? Let's see it now!

 

In this online Spanish lesson you will learn:

✔ About specific vocabulary

✔ The use of the verb "preferir"

✔ Useful phrases for getting around the city using public transportation.

 

Spanish lesson #32: The charm of vacations

Speaking of transportation and getting around, what's better than travel and vacations?

 

In this online Spanish lesson, we'll look at some vacation destinations to expand your vocabulary (and give you some tips too!). Follow the video to the end because we'll also see the difference between "why?" and "because" and the verb "querer".

 

Spanish Lesson #33: Everything in my suitcase!

After all this vacation talk, we are ready to go! Are the next vacations already in sight? We, however, are moving forward and seeing what to pack!

 

In this online Spanish lesson, you'll learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are very useful when you're on vacation in a Spanish-speaking country.

 

6. How to talk about schedules, weather, and climate in Spanish (UNIT 6)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 6

✔ Do you know what the times are?

✔ Do you know?

✔ Always or never?

✔ Today is the...

✔ What is the weather like?

 

Spanish Lesson #34: Do you know what the times are?

This Spanish lesson has very practical content: ask for and state the time and times.

 

✔ You will learn some specific vocabulary, parts of the day, and commonly used phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

Spanish Lesson #35: Do you know?

Do you know the library hours? Let's think about the word "know" for a moment because it's a small word, but a very important one! We're talking about the verb know, which we see right in this online Spanish lesson!

 

You'll learn about specific vocabulary and how to express knowledge of a fact or skill.

 

Spanish lesson #36: Always or never?

In this online Spanish lesson, we go back to talking about time... Or rather, frequency. How do we express how often we perform an action or a fact occurs? Through adverbs of frequency, which we will see in order of intensity of frequency.

 

✔ You will learn some specific vocabulary and very useful structures.

 

Spanish Lesson #37: Today is the...

Let's continue with the "time" theme, and in this online Spanish lesson, we'll talk about seasons, months, and dates. Let's get started!

 

✔ You'll also learn about larger numbers and some very useful phrases from a communicative point of view.

 

Spanish lesson #38: What's the weather like?

In this online Spanish lesson, we talk about the weather again..., but of a different kind! Let's talk about the weather. What is the weather like today?

 

✔ You'll learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

7. How to talk about leisure time and ordering at a restaurant in Spanish (UNIT 7)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 7

✔ Leisure time

✔ I like to dance

✔ Asking and answering about tastes

✔ Food

✔ A balanced diet

✔ What do you want to take?

 

Spanish Lesson #39: Leisure time

What do you like to do in your free time? In this online Spanish lesson, let's look at some leisure activities, and the verb pleasure, to express your likes. Let's get started!

 

✔ You'll learn specific vocabulary and cultural variations for different countries where Spanish is spoken, and lots of useful verbs to describe your actions.

 

Spanish lesson #40: I like to dance

In this online Spanish lesson, we continue to talk about the verb gustar! We'll see how to use gustar (and other similar verbs) depending on the person expressing the preference and the degree of intensity.

 

✔ You'll also learn the use of the preposition "a", quantity adverbs, and direct complement pronouns.

Spanish lesson #41: Ask and answer about likes and dislikes

In this online Spanish lesson, let's talk about likes and dislikes again! Specifically, we'll see how to ask questions and formulate answers about likes and dislikes, and finally, the use of the expressions also and neither.

 

✔ You'll also learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

Spanish Lesson #42: Food

I really like to eat..., don't you? In this online Spanish lesson, we talk about meals and eating habits. Hungry already...? Let's get started!

 

✔ You'll learn specific vocabulary and cultural aspects related to some of the different countries where Spanish is spoken.

 

Spanish Lesson #43: A balanced diet

Following a balanced diet is fundamental to enjoying good health. What are the most and least healthy foods? We see it in this online Spanish lesson, along with adjectives and adverbs of quantity!

 

✔ You'll learn some specific vocabulary and some very useful tips for healthy living.

 

Spanish Lesson #44: What do you want to take?

Still, on the topic of drinking and eating, let's imagine we are in a bar or restaurant. How can we order something? We see that in this online Spanish lesson! At the end of the lesson, we'll also see a super simple way to express plans and intentions for the upcoming future.

 

✔ You'll also learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

8. Business Spanish: How to communicate effectively in Spanish at work (UNIT 8)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 8

✔ At the office

✔ Working

✔ Making an appointment

✔ Asking for and giving an opinion

✔ Saying no

✔ Giving instructions, orders, and advice

 

Spanish lesson #45: At the office

With this online Spanish lesson, we enter..., an office! We will learn some useful expressions to survive in the working world.

 

✔ You'll also learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view, from the objects you can find there to the actions you can perform.

 

Spanish Lesson #46: Working

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to do a little grammar background on the present continuous in Spanish and the gerund. What are they? How do we use them and when?

 

✔ You will learn some specific vocabulary and very useful structures.

 

Spanish lesson #47: Making an appointment

Let's keep talking about work... In this online Spanish lesson, we'll see how to schedule an appointment or business meeting, a meeting, and a video conference in a formal situation. We will see, also, how to handle a less formal situation and, finally, we will talk about the verb POWER.

 

Spanish Lesson #48: Asking for and giving an opinion

When we are at work, a very important thing is to know how to ask for an opinion and express your own. Do you know how to do that in Spanish? We'll see it in this online Spanish lesson!

 

✔ You'll also learn specific vocabulary, specific verbs to express yourself effectively and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

Spanish Lesson #49: Saying No

Saying NO at work, and in life in general, is sometimes essential. In Spanish, we have many ways to express negation. We will look at some of them in this online Spanish lesson, which we can organize into three categories.

 

✔ You will also learn some specific vocabulary and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

Spanish lesson #50: Giving instructions, orders, and advice

In this online Spanish lesson, we will look at a verbal mode that is very functional in many situations, including the world of work: the imperative! There are mainly three functions of the imperative.

 

You will also learn:

✔ The use of irregular verbs

✔ The pronouns associated with the imperative

✔ Specific vocabulary

 

9. How to speak in the past tense and tell a story in Spanish (UNIT 9)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 9

✔ The "Pretérito Perfecto" (Present Perfect)

✔ The "Pretérito Indefinido" (Simple Past)

 

Spanish lesson #51: The "Pretérito Perfecto" (Present Perfect)

I'll tell you what I "did" today! Let me ask you a question..., what time am I using? Past tense. It's called the pretérito perfecto! In this online Spanish lesson, we'll see when it's used and how it's formed...

 

✔ You will also learn the use of irregular verbs and phrases that are very useful from a communicative point of view.

 

Spanish Lesson #52: The "Pretérito Indefinido" (Simple Past)

In this online Spanish lesson, we continue to talk about the past tense! A little while ago, we looked at the use of the pretérito perfecto, but we also have other types of past tense in Spanish, including the pretérito indefinido.

 

✔ You'll also learn about the use of irregular verbs and time markers associated with this verbal tense.

10. How to talk on the phone, write an email, or post on social networks in Spanish (UNIT 10)

Spanish Lessons - Unit 10

✔ Hello!

✔ Email

✔ First things first

✔ Social Networks

✔ In my opinion

✔ "Perfecto" or "Indefinido"?

✔ About the "Pretérito Indefinido"

Spanish Lesson #53: Hello!

Have you ever spoken on the phone in Spanish? Haven't you? In this online Spanish lesson, we see how to handle an informal phone conversation and a formal one..., in 6 steps plus 1.

 

You will learn to:

✔ Answer a call

Identify yourself

✔ Ask for someone

✔ Ask for the name of the caller

Passing the call

✔ Handle the situation if a person is unavailable and more :)

Spanish Lesson #54: E-mail

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to look at all the tricks to writing flawless formal emails (in a professional setting), semi-formal emails (in a professional context with people we have a cordial relationship with), and informal emails (in a family context or with friends).

 

✔ You'll learn specific vocabulary and all the useful forms for composing an email.

 

Spanish lesson #55: First things first

In this online Spanish lesson, we'll look at how to organize a written text or an oral speech, so you can express yourself at your best! We're going to look at some little words..., magic, that is called "connectors", and are used to structure content and give cohesion to the text or speech.

 

✔ You can use them in emails, in any written text, and even in speeches in oral form.

Spanish Lesson #56: Social Networks

Communicating nowadays also means knowing how to use social networks. Do you use them? Each social network has its own particular goals and uses professional use, sharing information and opinions, staying in touch with friends and acquaintances, making new friends, sharing interests...

 

✔ In this online Spanish lesson, we will look at all the keywords in this area.

Spanish Lesson #57: In my opinion...

Expressing preferences and opinions is a key aspect of communication of any kind. And you, do you know how to do it in Spanish?

In this online Spanish lesson, we delve into the following aspects:

✔ A super simple structure for expressing an opinion

✔ Verbs for expressing preference, interest, annoyance, and other feelings

Spanish Lesson #58: "Perfecto" or "Indefinido"?

In this online Spanish lesson, we make a grammatical parenthesis about two past tenses because for optimal communication we need to know how to use them correctly. Let's talk about "pretérito perfecto" and "pretérito indefinido".

 

✔ You will learn all the cases in which to use one or the other verbal tense.

Spanish Lesson #59: About the "Pretérito Indefinido"

In this online Spanish lesson, we take a closer look at the irregular forms of the pretérito indefinido. There are verbs with common irregularities and verbs with their own irregularity. Let's see them!

 

In addition to the practical and functional aspect of this verbal tense, you will learn:

✔ To use all the irregular forms correctly

✔ Commonly used phrases

✔ Specific vocabulary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11. How to talk about memories and habitual actions in the past in Spanish (UNIT 11)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 11

✔ Memories from childhood

✔ The "Pretérito Imperfecto"

✔ I was doing the trades...

✔ Outdoor experiences

✔ Direct and indirect object complement pronouns

✔ Comparatives

 

Spanish lesson #60: Memories from childhood

In this online Spanish lesson, I'm going to tell you a little bit about my childhood... When I was little, I lived in Argentina, in Buenos Aires. With my family, we lived in a beautiful house, which had a very nice garden...

 

In addition to the communication aspect, you will learn:

✔ To recognize the imperfect preterite.

✔ About sentences in common use

✔ Specific vocabulary

 

Spanish Lesson #61: The Imperfect Preterite

In addition to the pretérito perfecto and the pretérito indefinido, which you already know, we also have a third tense for talking about the past: the pretérito imperfecto. It is basically used in four cases. When is it used and how is it conjugated? Let's see it in this lesson!

 

Spanish lesson #62: I was doing the trades

In this online Spanish lesson, we see another way to refer to the past tense! We can describe the circumstances that developed around a fact in the past by also using the imperfecto progresivo, that is: "pretérito imperfecto" of the verb "estar" + gerund

 

Spanish Lesson #63: Outdoor Experiences

Children generally enjoy doing outdoor activities, and in this online Spanish lesson, let's take a look together at some outdoor experiences you can do as a child or even as an adult. We'll meet all of the times in the past that we've seen so far! Let's get started!

 

✔ In addition to the communicative aspect, you'll learn some commonly used phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish lesson #64: Direct and indirect object complement pronouns

In this online Spanish lesson, we talk about object pronouns, which are those little words we use to replace things or people already named in a speech to avoid unnecessary repetition.

 

✔ In addition to the communicative aspect, you will learn some commonly used phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish lesson #65: Comparatives

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to learn how to use forms to make comparisons. We're talking about comparatives. Well, let's see how they are used when we want to compare two items that are equal or similar, and also two items that are different in both majority and minority.

 

12. How to prepare your CV and communicate effectively in a job interview in Spanish (UNIT 12)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 12

✔ Let's go to school

✔ The Erasmus program

✔ Job offers

✔ The resume

✔ The cover letter

✔ The job interview

✔ To know "saber" or to know "conocer"?

 

Spanish lesson #66: Let's go to school

In this online Spanish lesson, we talk about school, or rather the Spanish school system.

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspect, you'll learn about the types of schools in Spain, all the stages of education in Spain commonly used phrases, and even specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish lesson #67: The Erasmus program

Speaking of universities, we can't talk about the Erasmus program. Let's take a look at it in this online Spanish lesson! The Erasmus program allows students from the European Union to do academic exchanges in another European country, where they can study and learn about a new culture.

 

✔ In addition to the communicative aspect, you will learn common phrases and specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish Lesson #68: Job offers

Looking for a job? This is a very important online Spanish lesson because we learn how to understand a job offer and its specific terminology. We will analyze three ads together! And we'll see some of the main expressions typical of job offer language.

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspect, you'll learn some commonly used phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish Lesson #69: The Resume

Imagine you're looking for a job and you've found the offer that interests you. Great, now we need to prepare the application. Let's start writing the resume!

 

In this online Spanish lesson, we will look at a very simple format that you can already fill out based on your Spanish skills.

 

Spanish Lesson #70: The Cover Letter

Let's continue talking about the job search... We've seen how to understand job offers and how to prepare a resume. In this online Spanish lesson, we'll look at how to accompany your resume with a cover letter!

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspects, you will learn some very useful expressions and also some specific vocabulary.

Spanish Lesson #71: The Job Interview

You've found the job offer, you've sent your resume with a cover letter, and now you've been called in for the interview... The most important and delicate moment in the job search. How can you deal with it? In this online Spanish lesson, we'll look at four key questions you need to know how to answer!

 

Spanish Lesson #72: To know "saber" or to know "conocer"?

In this online Spanish lesson we will clear up any doubts in the use of the verbs know and know. When do we use "conocer" and when do we use "saber"? Let's see!

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspects, you will learn some very useful expressions and also some specific vocabulary.

 

13. How to talk about the future in Spanish (UNIT 13)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 13

✔ A sustainable future

✔ The future imperfect

✔ What if...

✔ What and where

✔ Let's get political

✔ "Ser" or "Estar"?

 

Spanish Lesson #73: A Sustainable Future

In this online Spanish lesson, we talk about a topic that is very close to my heart: our planet Earth. What future will the place where we live have? Before we start, I recommend you pay attention to the verbs in this video.

 

✔ In addition to the communicative aspect, you'll learn how to recognize verbs in the future and also some specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish lesson #74: The future imperfect

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about a verbal tense full of hope and good prospects: the future! Specifically, this is the "futuro imperfecto", also known as the "futuro simple".

 

✔ You'll also learn about three other ways that are routinely used to express plans and intentions for concrete and immediate future.

 

Spanish Lesson #75: What if...

Let's do another little grammar parenthesis and talk about two situations in which to use the future imperfecto in Spanish:

✔ The hypothetical period of reality. 

✔ How to make conjectures

 

Spanish Lesson #76: What and where

Let's look closely at this sentence, "What future will the place where we grow up and live have?" What and where, are two relative pronouns, therefore, one of those little words that refer to a previous word and describe it in more detail. Let's see them in this online Spanish lesson!

 

Spanish lesson #77: Let's get political

One area where you should always consider the future in politics. In this online Spanish lesson, we'll look at some of the key terms in the vocabulary of politics and learn how to make promises, which politicians make very often, and sometimes they keep and sometimes they don't... Let's get started!

 

✔ In addition to the communication aspect, you'll learn some very useful phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish Lesson #78: "Ser" or "Estar"?

Speaking of the changing world, speaking of immutable things and transitory things, in Spanish we have two verbs to talk about the characteristics of people, animals, things, places, and events, depending on whether they are fixed and transitory characteristics. In this online Spanish lesson, we'll clarify one of the big questions for every Spanish learner: the difference between ser and estar.

 

14. How to give orders and communicate in the medical field in Spanish (UNIT 14)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 14

✔ Healthy living

✔ The imperative

✔ Let's go see the doctor

✔ To the pharmacy

✔ "Por" and "Para"

✔ Help!

 

Spanish lesson #79: Healthy Living

In this online Spanish lesson, we talk about healthy habits! And we expand our vocabulary about health and lifestyle. Many factors affect our health. Some you can't control, while others can positively affect it if we change our lifestyle. We will see what can be done in 5 very simple steps!

 

Spanish Lesson #80: The Imperative

Let's review some tips we saw in the healthy lifestyle video. Do you recognize the verbal mode? That's right, it's imperative! With this online Spanish lesson, you'll boost your knowledge and know-how to use it completely. Let's get started!

 

Spanish lesson #81: Let's go see the doctor

Who hasn't heard the proverb "Una manzana al día del médico te libraría" (An apple a day keeps the doctor away)? Well, I really like apples and I eat a lot of them, but unfortunately, sometimes I have to go to the doctor too...

 

✔ In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to look at just a few useful expressions and specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish lesson #82: To the pharmacy

Sometimes you don't need to go to the doctor and you just need to go to the pharmacy. In this online Spanish lesson, let's imagine a dialogue between the customer and the pharmacist or druggist.

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspects, you will learn some very useful phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

Spanish Lesson #83: "Por" and "Para"

In this online Spanish lesson we clear up one of the big doubts of Spanish students all over the world, that is, when to use the preposition "for" and when to use the preposition "para".

 

✔ You will learn very useful phrases, specific vocabulary, and all the cases in which you can use "por" or "para" correctly.

 

Spanish Lesson #84: Help!

Memorize this online Spanish lesson well because if you find yourself in a situation of need or emergency, you will know how to ask for help! We'll also see how to offer and grant help.

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspect, you'll learn some very useful phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

15. How to use the conditional tense and book a hotel room in Spanish (UNIT 15)

Spanish Lessons - Unit 15

✔ I would like to book a room

✔ The Present Conditional

✔ I missed my flight!

✔ Hotel rules

✔ The Impersonal "IF"

Spanish Lesson #85: I'd like to book a room

Some people book well in advance, people who book at the last minute, and people who leave and look for a place to sleep even on the same day. Which category do you fall into? Either way, you need to deal with the booking process and that's exactly what we're going to look at in this online Spanish lesson. Let's get started!

Spanish Lesson #86: The Present Conditional

Look closely at these verbs: "I would like to book a room." "Could you send me the quote, please?" Do you know what verbal form this is? This is the "present conditional" in Spanish. On what occasions do we use it? Let's see them together in this online Spanish lesson!

Spanish lesson #87: I missed my flight!

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about the origin of people, countries, and nationalities.

 

Vacations are usually a beautiful time of relaxation, fun, exploration of the world, exploration of ourselves... Nevertheless, sometimes, something wrong can happen..., right? In this online Spanish lesson, we'll take a look together at a series of unfortunate events: travel mishaps. And at the end of the video, we'll see how to evoke memories. Let's get started!

Spanish Lesson #88: Hotel rules

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about the verb DUTY. To do so, let's look closely at these hotel rules!

 

✔ In addition to the practical and communicative aspect, you'll learn some very useful phrases and also some specific vocabulary.

Spanish lesson #89: The impersonal "IF"

In this online Spanish lesson, we will see the characteristics and correct use of the impersonal "SE", which in Spanish is used to make general observations about what people do, to express general ideas where the grammatical subject is the noun that follows the construction.

 

16. How to talk about one's passions in Spanish (UNIT 16)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 16

✔ Music

✔ Watching a movie

✔ What are you reading?

✔ Get ready... ready... go!

✔ How exciting!

✔ Kiss me a lot

Spanish Lesson #90: Music

For me, we don't really live life if we don't have some passion that animates us. What do you think? One of the most frequent and beautiful passions in many people is the passion for music.

 

✔ In this online Spanish lesson, besides the practical and communicative aspect, you will learn very useful phrases and also a lot of specific vocabulary.

Spanish lesson #91: Watching a movie

I once heard, "The great thing about the movies is that during two hours, the problems are of others." Do you like going to the movies? Is cinema your passion? What kind of movies do you like to watch? What is the last movie you saw? Did you enjoy it? In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about movies!

 

✔ You'll learn some very useful phrases as well as lots of specific vocabulary.

Spanish lesson #92: What are you reading?

Speaking of passions, reading is one of the most beneficial. In this online Spanish lesson, we are going to talk about books and reading. Reading, practiced consistently, brings, first of all, benefits for our health, especially cerebral.

 

✔ You will learn very useful phrases and also a lot of specific vocabulary.

Spanish lesson #93: Get ready... ready... go!

The topic of this online Spanish lesson is another great passion: sports! Generally speaking, we can divide sports fans into two categories: those who play and those who watch. If you belong to the first category, you will enjoy great benefits!

 

✔ You will learn very useful phrases and also a lot of specific vocabulary.

Spanish Lesson #94: How exciting!

We've been talking about passions, and so I wonder: what makes the passions we cultivate such? I would definitely say the emotions and feelings that they arouse in us. What do you think? But what are the emotions and feelings? Do you know what they are called in Spanish?

 

✔ In this online Spanish lesson, let's look at the vocabulary of emotions and feelings together.

 

Spanish lesson #95: Kiss me a lot

We've been talking about emotions and feelings, and speaking of love, I'd like to take you with me to find out what a traditional Spanish wedding celebration looks like. At the end of this online Spanish lesson, we will also talk about the verb "soler". Let's get started!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17. How to make a business presentation in Spanish (UNIT 17)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 17

✔ Companies

✔ Demonstrative pronouns

✔ When was the company founded?

✔ Before and after a meeting

✔ Let's get started!

 

Spanish lesson #96: Companies

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about the classification of companies: economic sectors and types of companies based on the number of employees and annual turnover.

 

✔ You will learn some very useful phrases and also a lot of specific vocabulary.

 

Spanish lesson #97: Demonstrative pronouns

This, that, those... What are they all about? It's the demonstratives, the topic of this online Spanish lesson! Demonstrative pronouns are those little words that indicate where an object or person is, relative to the speaker, and they can perform several functions, both physically and temporally.

 

✔ In addition to the communicative aspect, you'll learn some very useful phrases.

 

Spanish Lesson #98: When was the company founded?

Can you describe the company you work in or your own company in Spanish? I know, it may still seem like a difficult task, but I assure you it's not! The important thing is to enrich your Spanish vocabulary for work!

 

How can we make a perfect business presentation? In this online Spanish lesson, you'll learn this and much more.

 

Spanish Lesson #99: Before and after a meeting

In this online Spanish lesson, we'll talk about small talk in a professional setting.

 

What can you say for example in those blanks that are created before and after meetings? Let's take a look at a list of topics, typical situations, and useful phrases right now!

 

Spanish Lesson #100: Let's get started!

In this online Spanish lesson, we're going to talk about verbal periphrases! Very good! But what are they? Verbal periphrases are grammatical constructions composed of two or more verbs that function as one. Often, the verbs are joined by a preposition.

 

✔ In addition to the communication aspect, you'll learn some very useful phrases and verbal constructions.

 

18. How to speak using the subjunctive in Spanish (UNIT 18)

 

Spanish Lessons - Unit 18

✔ The Present Subjunctive - Part I

✔ The Present Subjunctive - Part II

✔ The Present Subjunctive - Part III

 

Spanish Lesson #101: The Present Subjunctive - Part I

Now that you've achieved a good level of Spanish and some independence, it's time for something more challenging! It's all about the subjunctive mode in Spanish. What is it? When is it used? Let's see it in this online Spanish lesson!

 

Spanish lesson #102: The Present Subjunctive - Part II

As promised, in this online Spanish lesson we will look at the conjugation of regular verbs to the present subjunctive in Spanish. I challenge you to notice 3 characteristics. Are you ready/are you ready? Let's get started!

 

Spanish Lesson #103: The Present Subjunctive - Part III

Now that you know how to conjugate all the regular verbs, we can focus on the irregular verbs in the present subjunctive in Spanish! The rule is very simple: Irregular verbs in the indicative present tense, have the same irregularities in the subjunctive present tense as well, plus a few important differences that we will see in this online Spanish lesson.

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