The “Spanish So Simple” Course is divided into 7 Stages of Learning, each stage comprises 5 different Modules. Each Module is made up of between 5 and 10 Lessons. You can listen to each lesson as many times as you like and then continue to the Practice Section where you will endeavour to learn the given lessons using Audio- Visual Aids. You will be able to gauge exactly when you are ready to move forward to the next lesson depending on your progress.
We are all different. Different backgrounds, different schooling, of different ages with different objectives. Clearly the objectives held by a teenager leading up to his GCSE exam or equivalent differ greatly to those of a retiree, who perhaps has come to live in Spain and whose main objective is to be able to “get by” on a day to day basis.
The 7 Stages of The Spanish So Simple Course, allow YOU the student, to decide just how much of the language you want to learn. As a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish you might decide to dabble a little with the language, to test the water, so to speak and therefore opt to study Stage 1 only. Maybe you will surprise yourself, finding the language learning process far easier than first anticipated and therefore opt to carry on into the next Stage. You, as the student will be the judge, you will set the objectives, as and when you are ready to do so.
A word of warning! Language learning / Brain training can get quite addictive! So, beware! ☺
Stage 1: The key to learning any language is its pronunciation, our very first task. This will enable you to read and correctly pronounce absolutely everything. We will learn all about sentence structure and how verbs / action words work and to get by in everyday situations. Even this early on in the course you will be learning language that you can immediately begin to use, helping you to grow in confidence, a very important ingredient to our overall objective. (5 Modules)
Stage 2: Having studied the very basics regarding how the language is put together we will now go into a little more depth. By the end of Stage 2 you will be conversing quite naturally, not only in the Present Tense but by taking a couple of short-cuts, also in a Future and a Past Tense! (5 Modules)
Stage 3: This stage will allow us to consolidate certain aspects learnt in Stages 1 and 2 and also teach us how to express our likes and dislikes, to discuss ailments and to discover another very simple path into the Past Tense. (5 Modules)
Stage 4: Here we will learn how to abbreviate speech, using different types of pronouns, to say things like – “I am going to buy it” or “He is going to sell them to her” and so on. We will also learn of “Reflexive” Verbs, what they are and how to use them. (5 Modules)
Stage 5: By now we are communicating in Spanish quite well so it´s time for a further, in-depth study of how to express yourself in one of a number of Past Tenses. (5 Modules)
Stage 6: We will be learning about the Future Tense “will” equivalent and the Conditional Tense “would” equivalent in this Stage. There will also be a general revision of the other Tenses studied so far and the introduction of “The Imperative Tense” instructing you on how to use the Command form; how to give orders. (5 Modules)
Stage 7: In this final stage of the Spanish So Simple Course, amongst other challenges we will deal with quite complicated sentences as expressed by what in English we would call the 3 Conditional Types. Examples:
Type 1: – If you go, I will go too.
Type 2: – If you went I would go too.
Type 3: – If you had gone I would have gone too. (5 Modules)
Completion of the 7 Stages of The Spanish So Simple Course will take a student from being a Complete Beginner, journeying forward to finally reach an “Intermediate” level , as so rendered by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), B1 or Higher GCSE / Junior Certificate Level equivalent.
Should you require a more in depth index of any of the 7 Stages please contact “Spanish So Simple” by email.