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Fun and Easy Way to Learn the Basics for your next Holiday in Spain in just a few weeks
With Spain keen to open up tourism to foreign visitors, you may still get the summer holiday you were hoping for this year.
Everyone knows you can get by in another country without knowing any of the local language. However, the advantages and opportunities that open up to you by knowing just a few of the basics and key questions and phrases are never-ending.
- You make friends more easily.
- You get to know where the good places to eat, drink and go out are.
- You can get good deals and special offers.
- You avoid problems and misunderstandings.
- Your holiday is more enjoyable and stress-free.
- You can cope with emergency situations better.
The list could easily go on.
Who is the course for?
This course is perfect for you if:
- You are a complete beginner and want to speak Spanish on your next trip to Spain or South America.
- You want to learn the basics quickly to talk to locals the next time you go to Spain.
- You do not have time to study grammar in depth.
The aim of this self-study online course is to help you quickly learn the basics in just a few weeks to talk in Spanish to local people on your next holiday.
What will I learn?
• You will learn to speak confidently to locals in a Spanish-speaking country.
• You will learn how to survive in any situation.
• You will learn how to say you don’t understand or ask them to speak more slowly.
There are 7 topic areas:
1) Meeting and greeting
Learn how to greet people at different times of the day, formally and informally. You will learn how to introduce your family and friends and also to ask the usual questions, like “Where are you from?”, “Where do you live?”, “What work do you do?” and so on.
2) Taking a taxi
Sometimes you get a really chatty taxi driver, especially if you greet them in Spanish and they see that you know some of the language, they will probably try to continue talking to you. You will learn how to ask about the destination, how far it is, how long it will take to get there. By being able to talk in Spanish you can ask the taxi driver about the weather and the local area, giving you a head start on getting to know the area you will be staying in.
You will learn how to find a suitable hotel room as well as how to check-in and ask about the hotel facilities if you already have a booking.
If you can check-in at the hotel all in Spanish, this will make you feel confident to continue talking in Spanish on your holiday.
By talking to the hotel staff in Spanish you will be able to ask about the local area and get recommendations of the best places to eat, drink, visit and go shopping.
4) Ordering food and drink
There are several dialogues so that you can learn how to ask for the waiter’s recommendations, how to order in a bar, café or restaurant. It is not as difficult as you think! Just by learning a few simple phrases, you will easily be able to order confidently when eating out. Your friends and family will no doubt be impressed!
5) Asking for directions
You will no longer waste time on holidays getting lost and working out how to get places with your phone. Learn how to ask how to get to places, how far away they are as well as understand their reply!
You will delight the locals in shops when you confidently ask for something in Spanish. You will learn the phrases to barter with market stall holders and get the best bargains.
7) Emergency Situations
It will be a great feeling knowing you know the correct Spanish phrases in case you are ill, lost or miss your flight or are robbed. Hopefully you won’t need these phrases but by being prepared you will have peace of mind should anything go wrong.
How does the course work?
This course is unlike many others. It uses a method that has been proven to be highly effective. The learning is made simple and fun by listening to authentic audio material – REAL dialogues with a native speaker as well as reading alongside the transcript in Spanish (with English translation). You then do follow-up written quiz-style questions and speaking practice exercises to perfect your pronunciation.
Stage One – Listening
You learn by listening to REAL dialogues with a tourist and a native speaker. You can listen over and over again, until the key phrases are drummed into your brain and become second nature.
Stage Two – Learn the key phrases
The next step is to really work on memorising the most important phrases to understand and to know how to say. You study lists of the key words and phrases in Spanish and English:
Stage Three – Practice with written exercises
In this section you will really get to grips with the key phrases with a series of simple, short exercises such as matching up the Spanish word or phrase with the English translation, filling in the missing word in the gaps and translation exercises or answering questions.
These types of exercises will really help you memorise the most important phrases.
Stage Four – Speaking practice
Here you get to put into practice what you have learnt and also get the chance to perfect your pronunciation. By focusing on only the phrases you are going to need to know how to say in Spanish (not the phrases you are going to need to understand a Spanish person saying to you) you listen and repeat the phrase. You can do this over and over again until you are happy that you are pronouncing it correctly.
Just picture yourself:
- Confidently talking to local people in correct Spanish.
- Asking for recommendations of the best meals on the menu.
- Finding your way around quickly and easily by understanding directions in Spanish.
- Being able to ask for anything you need in hotels, shops, bars and restaurants.
Don’t miss out!