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

Arthur Peeples
star 5.0
Spanish Level 1 for beginners or those who haven’t been studying Spanish for a long time. Basic concepts are taught. We learned about Ser/Estar, family, colors, emotional states, some of the most useful regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, etc. As the course progressed, there was more conversation each lesson.
Michelle Adams (ACXIOM)
star 5.0
This was a wonderful beginning Spanish class. We were able to build sentences and convey basic information within just a couple of weeks, while understanding the building blocks of the language and where it differs from English.
April Cox (ACXIOM)
star 5.0
Thank you Rolando Gonzalez! My class from last year was great, but this class was awesome!! Rolando's teaching style makes you want to learn and engage. Thank you for your patience, everything just clicked this go round. I hope to have you as my instructor for my level 2 class. It will make a difference in my learning to maintain the same instructor. Loved this class and will encourage others to take the class and get involved. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and expand my language skills!
Oscar Marin
star 5.0
The class provides a good foundation and it is very helpful that students are required to speak in Spanish from early in the course.
Karen Herrera
star 5.0
This was my first online class with Berges Institute. I took the beginners course. In my opinion it was a lot easier and effective for me. I really enjoyed it.
Meaghan DeNino
star 5.0
The course is packed full of material. It is a lot to get through and absorb in a 10 week class so choosing the right instructor is critical! Fortunately my instructor helped keep us on pace and reviewed homework thoroughly so we could learn and retain the knowledge.
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