Beginners Level: Spanish for Absolute Beginners

Beginners Level: Spanish for Absolute Beginners

If you don’t have a Spanish background at all, this is the place to start. We use the Graf Method, which is our very own teaching approach that focuses on quickly learning communication skills. We have great teachers that will make class fun and exciting. You will learn conversational and writing skills in the present tense in a variety of topics. You will develop the ability to introduce yourself, talk about your personal and daily life, and ask other people about their life and habits.

This level has no prerequisites. It is for absolute beginners with no prior experience learning Spanish.

How it works

1. Find a class that works for you and enroll. You can book more classes now or later.
2. Follow the instructions to join the video conference room on the day of your class.

Course Content

Lesson 1: The basics

In this lesson, you will learn the alphabet, verbs ser and estar, and definite and indefinite articles. You will build very simple sentences using this material.

Lesson 2: Building simple sentences

In this lesson, you will learn some basic adjectives, including possessives, and two prepositions. You will also learn family vocabulary and will start building slightly more complex sentences using everything together.

Lesson 3: More verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate verbs tener, ir, and hacer. You will also learn vocabulary related to places in the city. With this material, you'll be able to ask your classmates questions about their weekly routines and answer those same questions.

Lesson 4: Regular verbs, part 1

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate regular verbs ending in -ar. This will significantly increase the number of sentences you can build and things you can talk about. You will also learn how to describe your house to someone.

Lesson 5: Regular verbs, part 2

In this lesson, you will review all the regular verbs ending in -ar and learn how to conjugate regular verbs ending in -er and -ir. You will practice all your regular verbs by asking and answering several questions.

Lesson 6: Parts of the body, numbers, and time

In this lesson, you will review all your regular verbs, and you will learn vocabulary related to the human body, You will also learn your numbers up to 100, and telling time.

Lesson 7: Reflexive verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate several reflexive verbs. You will be able to explain everything you do in the morning before you go to work or school.

Lesson 8: Por & para, and verb gustar

In this lesson, you will review all your reflexive verbs, and you will learn how to use prepositions por and para. You will also learn how to use verb gustar.

Lesson 9: Review

In this lesson, you will review all the material taught in lessons 1-8. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want!

After this lesson, you will receive an exam to test your knowledge.

Lesson 10: More review and practice

In this lesson, you will practice with your instructor and your classmates all the material you've learned. You are now able to speak Spanish in the present tense. Congratulations!

Reviews from our students

nettie breuner
star 5.0
Berges Spanish was great! The class options allowed for taking classes when it worked in my schedule. The pace, practice, homework, and live lessons were supportive and truly moved me forward in learning Spanish. I will be starting the next level soon!
Robin Kevles-Necowitz
star 5.0
Juan is great! The way the classes are paced works well. The small classes and student participation ensures you’re always paying attention. ¡Excelente curso! ¡Gracias!
Rhea Varadi
star 5.0
Hving taken other beginner Spanish language classes, I can say the pace and content of the classes is just right for this level. I feel I have a sure foundation to go on to the next level.
Tom Shackleford
star 4.0
I enjoy how this course is structured to gradually introduce the fundamentals of learning to communicate in Spanish. Each week offers segmented batches of vocabulary, in addition to rules for how these words should be properly structured and used in everyday scenarios. If you put in the time to memorize and practice the new vocabulary introduced each week to stay up with the class, then you will surely see progress.
Simon Roytberg
star 5.0
amazing . very good and structured.
Dana Shaw
star 5.0
Excellent course. I feel as though I learned a lot in a short amount of time. The classes were fun and interesting with Edgardo and he made concepts very clear. He was also very patient and supportive. I am continuing on with him, and feel that I will get the best possible education in Spanish.
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