Self-access Spanish Course(Beginner Level)
Study at your own pace with our self-study online course, which offer unlimited tutor support. This course requires no prior knowledge of Spanish.
With this course we aim to provide you with a thorough grounding in the structure of Spanish and prepare you to get off to a good start on your Spanish learning journey. Whatever your reasons for improving your Spanish, you need a solid base and our online Spanish course provides you with that and more:
PLAN AND DETAILS
|Starting date||At your convenience|
|Closing date||After a year|
|Access to the platform||Anytime|
When I moved to London in 2010 I couldn’t speak any English at all and therefore I needed to learn as fast as possible. So, I decided to enrol in different language schools at the same time, to try different learning methods and speed up my learning process.
I got frustrated with the current old-fashioned way of teaching languages because I could not learn English as quickly as I needed. I saw the way English was taught had a large room for improvement. I saw lots of mistakes that could be improved and started to research how to solve them.
Then, I founded OnetoOneSpanish and created the Online Spanish Course designed to help beginners jump-start their Spanish confidence and fluency skills, so they can stop wasting time, money, and energy on what does not work.
The Online Spanish Course is a 100% online interactive course with unlimited tutor support. At each stage, graded activities guide you through the materials, explain key language and grammar points and give you vocabulary that you can use in everyday life.
We’ll cut to the chase and work with you all the way to help you achieve your goals and use the language flexibly and effectively for social purposes.
Our online Spanish course will help you maximise your learning efforts and save you up some money by skipping private tuition and expensive language schools at this stage of your learning.
As a beginner, you should not bother much about your speaking skills and devote most of your study time to build a good foundation of the language and improve your listening skills first.
It can be achieved on your own for most part IF you follow our advice and the techniques shown in this course properly.
You can enrol for private lessons with an experience Spanish tutor or a Spanish language immersion program later on.
Although the goal of this course is not to reach a specific level of Spanish but get you well prepared for the Spanish speaking world out there, you may expect to achieve a solid intermediate level (B1) by the end of this course.
This course consists of the following elements:
The preliminary stage, which introduces you to the special features of Spanish language.
Eight further stages organised in 4 sections each. Every section has a theme around which the content of the language is developed into 125 steps,“pasos”. All steps are designed with activities to build confidence by allowing you to move forward and consolidate in small stages.
Each step of this course starts with a list of essential vocabulary to be used throughout the stage and organised thematically to make it easier to learn, and also a list of essential expressions which you can use in various ways: for revision, consolidation or reference purposes. This is followed by some study notes to help you get ready for the exercises which introduce new situations, expressions and structures. Every step finishes with a piece of advice for further improvement.
At the end of each section, there are some consolidation activities and a test that you will need to pass before moving onto next step.
The course begins once you register and receive your password. You can sign up at any time.
You will enjoy unlimited 24/7 access to our online platform, there is no need to go online at specific times. You decide when and where you’d like to study.
All you need is either a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.
The payment of the course gives you access to all stages.
Whether you have some knowledge or not, we recommend that you start from the very beginning to make sure you have no gaps in your learning process.
You decide when you start and when you finish. This course allows you to learn at your own pace, working more or less each week to suit your own time availability.
You will be allowed to work on a step per day which requires around 60 minutes of study. The work for the study of 125 steps in total can be completed in 25 weeks although you will have 50 weeks (1 year) of tutor support and access to the platform so that you can go more easily if you need to.
You can pay online using MasterCard or Visa (credit or debit card).
In order for you to reach your goals and not overlook any concept, we do not recommend to do more than one step per day. It is advisable to take some extra time to revise each step from time to time.
Absolutely! Although this course is designed for beginners, intermediate learners will find it very useful. You will be able to fill in your gaps in your learning, learn effective learning techniques and get an efficient self-learning structure that you can apply outside of this course for the rest of your learning days.
Although you can assess your progress by checking the booklet with the key to the activities of the platform and by doing the self-evaluation tests, you can reach us at any time via Skype or e-mail and get answers to your questions straightaway.
You will also receive our feedback to regularly suggested open-ended tasks. These tasks are corrected by us and sent back with explanations. This kind of feedback is particularly valued by our students.
You can only learn properly and efficiently if you understand what you are dealing with. We will explain things in plain English and some Spanglish!
If you can understand this website well, you will be fine with the content of the course. If you struggle with English you might be a bit slower than a native English speaker though but you can still work through this course.
We would never want you to be unhappy! You can cancel your subscription anytime without penalty or minimum time commitment because we trust you and we trust our work.
Not at all. We do recommend that you keep it simple and at this early stage of your learning, make the most of your study time by building a solid foundation of the language and following this course thoroughly. We will prepare you well for the real spanish speaking world out there while saving some money and time.
If you have, however, Spanish speaking friends around you, by all means use what you have learnt as much as you can! This may help you consolidate.
The best you can do after completing this course is to focus on improving your listening and speaking skills.
One-to-one tailor-made classes or language immersion courses tailored to your needs are our bet.