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Beginner Spanish Course 2

A1-Beginner

This course is the next step designed for beginners of Spanish. You will be learning high frequency language for practical daily life situations such as describing colors, telling people that you are hungry, talking about weather and seasons, lending and borrowing and more.  

I Miss Them

Feeling blue? Maybe it's time for you to call home. In today's lesson, we'll talk a little about homesickness and about calling home. You know, it wouldn't kill you to pick up the phone every once in a while....

Topics: phone_calls, emotions

I'm Hungry

Nobody learns well on an empty stomach! We better get something to eat! This lesson will help you express your hunger, and maybe even help you suggest a restaurant. Whether you want Italian food (like the people in our dialog) or sushi, a bowl of cereal, whatever... this lesson will get you one step...

Topics: food_and_drink

I'm Sleepy

Look, even a party machine like me has to rest once in a while! In this lesson, we'll hear about what to say when you just can't go out tonight. So rest up tonight, because tomorrow, we're going out, no excuses!...

Topics: Feelings

Don't Mention It

An eye for an eye? That's never a good policy! Today's lesson is all about turning the other cheek. Learn how to express hurt feelings and forgive....

Topics: Feelings

Better or Worse

Today's lesson is all about comparisons. Do you feel better or worse after engaging in a certain activity? Tune in to learn how to express these feelings....

Topics: Feelings, depression

Fall is Here

Fall is here. The leaves fall, we take out our winter clothes and get prepared for all the festivities. What's your favorite season? In today's lesson we're talk about the seasonal weather....

Topics: weather, seasons

Summer Dress

Summer is here. We need to go shopping and find new clothes to wear. Sometimes we are such in a hurry to wear new clothes that we forget to take the tag out!...

Topics: Clothes, summer

Winter Clothes

Winter is coming and we need to prepare ourselves by bundling up in our warmest gear. Today we're learning how to use simple terms like winter coat, hat, gloves and more. Don't freeze! Warm up with SpanishPod....

Topics: Clothes, winter

Spring is Here

Finally we get to leave behind our bulky winter clothing and begin enjoying warmer weather! Learn how to discuss the season and its typical weather in today's SpanishPod lesson! Hooray, spring is here!...

Topics: seasons

Can I Borrow Money?

The bill comes. You reach for your wallet... it's empty. You can cancel the transaction... you can grab the goods and run away without paying... or you can ask your friend to float you some cash. Here's a Spanish lesson for just such a situation....

Topics: money

Saving Money

Saving money can be hard, especially when you are a student and not earning much. Some students complain about having to study, and they would like to start earning money.Listen to our lesson and learn how to discuss money and banking....

Topics: money, bank

Give Me Back the Change!

When kids ask their parents for money they all get different answers. In today's lesson we teach you what some Latino parents might answer. Then you can use the same thing with your kids!...

Topics: money

No Change

We need to make a phone call and we are running low on change. In some places there are still pay phones that use coins. Find out what happens in our dialogue....

Topics: coins

Minibar

It's the torment and delight of any hotel stay! The minibar! Today's lesson is all about minibars! In today's lesson learn important vocab for discussing these contents and decry outrageous costs....

Topics: food, hotel

Drive

They say women can't drive! Obviously at SpanishPod we think that this isn't true. In this lesson, we're listening to a couple fight for the car keys. Listen to find out who will win!...

Topics: driving, keys

Immigration

Traveling abroad can be stressful for some people. In today's lesson we're learning about how to greet an immigration officer. Of course, it's best to try to speak the language of the country you are visiting - it gives a great impression!...

Topics: tourism, immigration

Learning to Drive

Learning how to drive can be as stressful for the student as it is for the teacher. We're up front  for today's gripping lesson. Join us to learn about driving - in Spanish!   If you have any questions about grammar, the lesson, new vocabulary, or anything else. please leave them in the comments sec...

Topics: driving, learning_to_drive

Call You Later

We are busy, the phone rings, you can´t talk, so we need to ask them to call later. So listen to today´s lesson and call us later.   If you have any questions. please leave them in the comments section of this lesson and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! -The OpenLanguage Spanish Team! ...

Topics: phone_call

Calling an Ambulance

Here at SpanishPod we truly hope you'll never need to call an ambulance in Spanish. We do feel that it is important to help you should you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, so today we're covering the emergency vocab. You can never be too careful! Today we need help and we're asking for ...

Topics: ambulance, emergencies

What Color?

Here's another in our series of Spain's Summer Festivals.  Today we'll hear about the Festival of San Fermín, better known in English as the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.  This lesson is about what to wear while running for your life from a an angry two-ton beast; specifically, how to talk about...

Topics: colors, Pamplona, running_of_the_bulls, San_Fermín, Spanish_festivals

I Am Allergic

Allergies; they're nothing to sneeze at. If you or someone you know has a peanut allergy, this lesson should be part of your emergency kit, if you're traveling in the Spanish-speaking world.  It may just save you a trip to the hospital, or at least a jab with an EpiPen!...

Topics: food, health, restaurants

I Feel Sick

Is it something you ate? Or maybe you're coming down with something...  Unfortunately, every once in a while, we need to say, "I don't feel so well."  In this lesson, we'll tackle this important phrase, as well as how to give an appropriate amount of sympathy....

Topics: Feelings, health

Take a Picture

They say "A picture is worth a thousand words."  In this lesson, we'll learn just the few words it takes to ask a stranger to take your picture.  Whether you're a tourist at a monument, or at dinner in a restaurant, this lesson will have you saying "cheese!"...

Topics: pictures

Coffee Time

Rough time getting out of bed this morning?  Nodding off a little after lunch?  It must be coffee time!  Today's dialog is based on actual conversations that have taken place in Studio Fiesta; Esti gets up to get coffee, offers to get a cup for Leo.  Not exactly heart stopping drama, but this lesson...

Topics: coffee

Pencil Sharpener

It's a fixture in every grade school classroom, and cosmetic bag! Today's podcast is all about pencil sharpeners. Learn to describe this handy tool, and ask to borrow someone else's....

Topics: school_supplies

Cowboy Boots

Are you a fan of cowboy boots? In today's lesson we talk about wearing cowboy boots. Some people think they can be uncomfortable, and others won't leave the house without them....

Topics: cowboys, Shoes

Do You Have an iPod?

Do you have an iPod, iPhone, or another mp3 player? So many gadgets to choose from! Today's lesson we talk about technology in Spanish....

Topics: technology

Asking for Help

Sometimes you need a hand when you're coming home with the groceries. Today we're going to get some help from a stranger. What a nice guy!...

Topics: shopping

What Languages Do You Speak?

Do you speak Spanish, French or Japanese? In today's lesson we're learning how to ask someone about their language abilities. Which languages are you fluent in? The team is presenting some key questions that can help you start a conversation and show off your skills!...

Topics: languages