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In this class you'll learn the vocabulary and phrases to make introductions in Spanish and watch videos of native speakers describe how they typically introduce themselves and others.

We'll listen to and analysis authentic audio of native Spanish speakers sharing how they start a conversation and the questions they ask to get to know someone they just met.

You'll practice your reading, speaking and translation skills, and in addition we'll do an in-depth analysis of the dialogs to make you understand every word.

Saying goodbye in Spanish in the real world involves a lot more than the word "adios".

In this class you'll learn the everyday words and expressions used to say goodbye in real life conversations.

You'll also  hear native speakers explaining social customs and the appropriate  greetings to use in formal and informal settings.

In addition to improving your listening and comprehension skills, you'll learn a lot of high frequency vocabulary and verbs for common items and everyday tasks.

In this class you'll learn how give someone basic information about yourself and describe your physical characteristics and personality traits.

In this lesson we'll get some practice with past tense (preterite and imperfect) verbs as we listen to native Spanish speakers describe their first airplane ride.

Learn the vocabulary and expressions to talk about your diet and exercise habits.

You'll hear authentic audio of native speakers with diverse accents describing their health and fitness routines.

In this class you'll learn the vocabulary and expressions to talk about physical appearance and personality traits you share with others by listening to native speakers describe what they have in common with family members or friends.

We'll also read, translate and analysis the written transcripts so that you make sure you understand every word.

Your Spanish textbook didn't even come close to teaching you everything you need to know to talk about the weather in the real world.

In this class you'll learn how  to talk about the weather in detail by listening to authentic dialogs of Spanish speakers describing the weather.  After listening to the dialogs we'll take turns reading and translating the written transcripts.  I'll answer all your questions and make sure you have a complete understanding of everything you heard.

We'll practice the preterit and imperfect past tenses in context by hearing them used in conversational dialogs of native speakers describing their experiences in auto accidents.

In this class you'll hear native speakers give real life examples of asking for and giving directions, and learn the vocabulary and expressions to successfully get to where you're trying to go.

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Learn the vocabulary and expressions to talk about common illnesses like the cold and flu.

In this class you'll hear authentic audio of native speakers describing their health issues to a doctor.  After hearing the dialogs we'll take turns reading and translating the written transcripts.  I'll answer all your questions and make sure you have a complete understanding of everything you heard.

Once you've completed this class you'll have the knowledge and confidence you need to talk about everyday aches and pains.

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When travelling in a Spanish speaking country it's extremely common to take taxi's, and even more common that they don't use a meter and you'll need to negotiate the price.

In this class we'll listen to authentic dialogs of native speakers describing not the vocabulary you need, but how they negotiate taxi fares themselves.

We'll take turns reading and translating the written transcripts after listening to the dialogs, and I'll answer all your questions and make sure you have a complete understanding of everything you heard.

After this class you'll have the knowledge and confidence you need to interact with taxi drivers in Spanish.

In this class you'll learn how to order a meal like a native speaker, useful restaurant phrases and vocabulary for many common foods.

You'll hear authentic audio of native speakers from different parts of the Spanish speaking world describing how they order a meal.

Talking on the phone is a huge part of everyday life, but yet no one ever teaches even the most basic vocabulary and phrases about telephone conversations.

In this class we'll read and translate an authentic dialog of native speakers having a phone conversation.  I'll answer all your questions and make sure you have a complete understanding of everything.

After this class you'll have the knowledge and confidence you need to start have phone conversations in Spanish.

In this class you'll not only learn how to conjugate verbs in the present tense, you'll learn how native speakers use the present tense in everyday conversational Spanish.

Aside from learning grammar, you'll learn a lot of practical vocabulary while practicing your pronunciation and forming sentences in Spanish.

Spanish has two verbs that mean "to be".

In this class you'll learn the differences between them and how to correctly use them in conversation.

It can be extremely confusing to understand the differences between these two prepositions.  Many times a sentence can take either preposition, which confuses the situation even more.

We'll examine por and para in detail by looking at them in context with lots of examples and exercises to make sure you know which one to use, and why.

Learn what the the present subjunctive mood is and how to use it with clear and easy to understand explanations with practical examples.

You'll also learn several everyday expressions that use the subjunctive that you can start using immediately in conversation.

The future tense in Spanish is very easy to learn, but it's not used in the way you would expect, nor as often.

Join us to learn how native speakers use the future tense in real life conversations, so that your Spanish sounds more natural, and not like a textbook.

These three conjugations of the verb Haber are used to say "there is" and "there are" in Spanish, but can sometimes can be confusing.    Learn how to use them properly in spoken Spanish by examining their use in context and working with numerous examples.

We tend to think of the usage of the word "que" as one word and is just a way to ask questions, but did you know it has different spellings? Each spelling has it's own uses, such as giving commands, making comparisons, intensifying or reinforcing a message and more.

In this class we'll look at "qué" and "que" and learn the different ways Spanish speakers them in everyday conversational Spanish.

If you want to sound like a native speaker and be able to better understand spoken Spanish, you'll need to learn the many  idiomatic and fixed expressions that native speakers use in daily conversation.

In this series of classes we look at the most common ones and learn how and when to use them.

Learn to swear and other taboo and politically incorrect Spanish words and expressions

In this class we take a look at the most common swear words and discuss their meanings, how offensive they are and how their meanings vary between countries.   You'll also learn euphemisms to avoid swearing when you need to.

Because each country has it's own words and preferences, we'll cover the common terms that everyone understands as well as looking at words specific to Mexico and Colombia,.

This is the real deal, I'll teach you the exact English equivalents so you can be confident that you'll fully understand what you're saying, and perhaps more importantly, what others are saying.

Have you ever seen or heard words like bajito, chiquita, grandote, casita, casona or momentico?  Spanish speakers use them all the time, and and you can easily get lost in the conversation.

Many learners are often confused by these terms, but what you don't realize is that they're based on words you most likely already know.

In this class you'll learn the meanings of these words, where they come from, how to form them, how Spanish speakers use them in everyday speech and how you can use them  to make your Spanish sound more natural.

Are you confused by the word Ahorita? Or even worse, one of it's variants like ahoritita, ahoritico or ahoritititita?

This is a high frequency word that Spanish speakers use everyday and is unavoidable.  It can refer to the past, present or the future, and to make matters worse, it's usage isn't the same in all Spanish speaking countries.

This class will teach you to understand how it's used in Mexico and other Spanish speaking countries, and how you can use it to make your own Spanish sound more native.

The word 'get' has many meanings in English, but it can't always be translated directly to Spanish.

Your Spanish dictionary or translator might tell you the word get is translated as 'conseguir' or maybe even 'adquirir', but those are only valid translations in very limited contexts.

In this class you'll learn how to think in Spanish to be able to correctly translate 'get'.   You'll also learn several of the most common translations that you can simply commit to memory.

These two verbs are frequently used in everyday conversation, but rarely talked about in the classroom.  In this class we'll look at differences between them and how they're used in everyday conversation.

There are at least three ways to say that you forgot something in Spanish.  In this class we'll discuss the differences between each of them.

The verb faltar is rarely mentioned in the classroom, but is extremely common in spoken Spanish.  It has a number of uses and can sometimes be confusing, but after this class you'll understand when, why and how to use this verb.

Quedarse is often confused with the verb quedar.   In this class I’m going to clear up that confusion by teaching you the most common uses of this highly used Spanish verb.

The meaning and uses of the verb hacer goes well beyond to make and to do. This class will teach you the most common uses of the verb Hacer in conversational Spanish.

Saying 'should have' in Spanish can be confusing, and to make matters worse, it can vary by context, country and even preference.

In this class you'll learn the varies ways to say "should have", and when to use each translation.

Learn some of the characteristics, slang, words and expressions particular or unique to Mexican Spanish.

Learn some of the characteristics, slang, words and expressions particular or unique to Colombian Spanish.