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Question: What is Survival Spanish?

Survival Spanish is the Spanish you need to navigate daily life, explore, meet people and have basic, everyday conversations.

What will we learn?

Class is divided into 4 units, Survival Basics, Basic Conversations, Giving Excuses & Commands, and Intro to the Past Tense. Each unit lasts 2 weeks, with 2 classes each week. Below you can see more in depth what we will cover in each unit.

Survival Basics - Learn the basics of Spanish, basic phrases, and how to deal with the most important situations when you arrive. These situations include going to a restaurant and ordering, shopping in a market or a store, and understanding basic directions.

Basic Conversations - In this unit, we learn to talk about family, jobs, likes, dislikes, and future plans. We will start being able to have simple conversations about ourselves and things related to us, as well as ask those questions of another person.

Giving Excuses & Commands - This is where we get out of factual statements and start to add flavor to what we are saying. These are the woulds, shoulds, coulds and ought to's. We will start to be able to give excuses as to why we don't do something, as well as start to give simple commands.

Intro to the Past Tense - This is pretty easy to understand. We start to talk about the past tense and go over basic storytelling in the present and in the past tenses.

What is Included?


  • Social Media - Spanish tips (current series on commonly confused words).  Uploaded twice per week on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and TikTok.

  • Newsletter - Cultural lessons, slang to know, as well as talk about the history and things to see of the places I have visited throughout Latin America.


  • WhatsApp Group for students - Words of the day, a question for people to answer, a funny joke in Spanish, and other similar items to help you learn

  • Entry into our Quizlet classroom - So students can share flash card decks and help each other study.

  • Entry into our Duolingo classroom - Compete to gain the most experience each week. The person with the most experience will get a shoutout at the end of the week in the newsletter, on social media, and via WhatsApp and our private Facebook Group.

  • Access to our private Facebook Group - Insight into how I learn a language, the methods I use, and any tips or tricks to help you accelerate your own language learning.

  • Cheat Sheets for each class

    • Survival Spanish - a summary of course vocab for easy access to learn.

    • Intermediate - a past tense cheat sheet to help explain when to use them, as well as a shortcut sheet for all verb tenses (minus the subjunctive)

    • Advanced - a cheat sheet for the subjunctive, with how to conjugate, when to use, as well as examples to study.

  • Class page with a link to every recorded class, as well as homework, so that you can easily review and continue to study.

  • Recorded Classes - All classes are recorded and uploaded to my website for you to have access to and review. The videos and lessons are yours to keep forever! There is also homework to reinforce the concepts learned in each class.

  • **Support English learning in Mexico** - Each course bought in 2023 will support my efforts to bring free English learning opportunities to people in Mexico, through a combination of classes, courses and workshops for learners.

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