Hi, I’m Shirley Caruso, creator of Beginning Spanish for the Native English Speaking Adult Learner. I have been an Adult educator for more than 20 years, and I understand the need for speaking a second language. Whether you are an instructional designer who would like to design instruction in Spanish, or you are an instructor who would like to deliver training in Spanish, or even a consultant who would like to reach out to the Spanish speaking community, this course will help you learn Spanish – understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish – as quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Written for the beginner, this course teaches Spanish grammar and conversation in the most logical order to enable you to develop your Spanish language skills naturally.
To take full advantage of the unique grammatical progression of this course, you should study each lesson one after another. In other words, do not skip around. Each lesson you take will lead you to the next. Each lesson contains clear grammar explanations. Be sure that you understand every concept before moving on to the next lesson. Try to learn the vocabulary and verbs provided. They have been carefully selected on the basis of usefulness and frequency. The vocabulary lists will help enhance your communication, while complete verb conjugations are given so that you can practice pronunciation as you learn verbs. A variety of written and oral exercises are included to check your understanding and progress. It is also a good idea to write your own questions and sentences and practice them aloud.
This course is written with a logical approach that makes it accessible, whether you are a self-study learner or a student in an organized teaching program. In just a few weeks, you will be able to read and write Spanish quite easily. And once you learn the Spanish in this course, you will be able to communicate in any Spanish-speaking country or with Spanish-speaking clients. The grammar is standard in all parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Most important of all, enjoy this course and enjoy using Spanish everywhere you need it.