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Elementary Spanish Course 1

A2-Elementary

This course will teach you the most authentic Spanish used in a range of daily life situations. Learn how to talk about dinner plans, count, talk about weekend plans, talk about school and more in this course.

How Many In Your Party?

There are six of us at a restaurant looking for a table, but we are a bit sensitive to cigarette smoke. How will we manage this situation in Spanish?  Listen to this lesson for a deeper understanding of restaurant etiquette in the Spanish-speaking world....

Topics: Restaurant, Smoking

What a Family!

Today we have a lesson about family ties.  We'll hear how to ask about immediate family, and also learn how to say cousins, aunts, and uncles, in Spanish!...

Topics: family

Where Is the Subway Station?

You're finally on your grand tour of the great cities of the Spanish-speaking world... unless you shipped your car with you, or you can shell out the dough to taxi all over the place, you can get around using the subway, rubbing elbows with the people!  Learn how to ask where the subway station is, ...

Topics: transportation

Get in Line

Want to go on a date with Brad Pitt? Want to marry Janet Jackson? Take a number! Today's lesson is all about lining-up. In the podcast learn what you need to know to discuss this very necessary practice....

Topics: directions

Soccer Match

The World Cup is an important international event that many people are excited about. It can bring people together, but it can also stir up rivalry. Today's lesson talks about different teams and the expectations people have about them....

Topics: sports

Best Friends

Misty water-colored memories of the way we were... Sometimes a picture can take you right back to the day, can't it? Old friends, former girlfriends long forgotten... just hope that your current girlfriend isn't the jealous type! In today's lesson, we'll reminisce about an old photo, and we'll learn...

Topics: photography

Going to the Movies

Comedy.  Horror.  Drama.  Crime.  Musical.  No, we're not talking about the SpanishPod offices... we're talking about going to the movies, where you can lose yourself on the silver screen... or in a big tub of over-priced popcorn.  Either way, going to the movies can be a lot of fun!...

Topics: activities, entertainment

Text Me

OMG, u hear dis lesn yet?  Today's lesson is about the joys of modern cell phone communication; you can call me, leave me a voice message, or send a text.  btw, I have just as many ways to respond... or ignore you!  Ok, njoy da lesn, ttyl!...

Topics: phone_calls, text_message

iPhone App

Today's Spanish Podcast is about iPhone applications. Now, that we have our own iPhone application up and running, we hope our users will learn to use the application to help them with their SpanishPod lessons....

Topics: iphone_applications, technique

Dinner with Friends

Today we're having friends over for a meal. Join us to find out how to be courteous and polite at the dinner table in Spanish!...

Topics: dinner, friends

Send Me an Email

Don't tell me, I'll forget.  Don't call me, I won't pick up.  So I guess that leaves you three options:  email, email, or email!  In the big podcast today, we have a Spanish lesson on the potential pitfalls of using email... specifically when you're cheating on your spouse.  Oops!  Later in this les...

Topics: communication, email

Apply for College

It seems like just yesterday when I was asking my teachers for recommendations, filling out bubble forms, and waiting for the fat envelope to arrive in the mail. The application experience might be in the distant past for some of us, but in this lesson, we'll hear how to wish someone luck, which hop...

Topics: application, university

She Speaks Little Spanish

So are you going to introduce me to your friend? Today we finally get to meet Jorge's friend Xiao Wu, about whom he's been talking about incessantly. She's a true Newbie at Spanish, but she knows enough to graciously answer "nice to meet you..." Good thing we all speak a little Chinese! ...

Topics: introductions, languages

Math Class

Arithmetic! It's either the bane or the highlight of any grade school experience! Today we will learn essential phrases and vocabulary for talking about mathematics!...

Topics: mathematics

At the Bakery

We love the smell of fresh bread. Today's lesson we are taking you inside a bakery and helping you order some bred in Spanish....

Topics: shopping, food

Highlights

Ladies, today we are going to the beauty salon and we are getting some highlights. In today's lesson, you can learn how to talk to the hairstylist. Change your hairstyle and learn Spanish at the same time!...

Topics: beauty

Dinner Is Served!

Dinner is ready! Sometimes it's hard to get everyone to come and sit down and have a nice family dinner. Today we learn how to get your family ready for dinner....

Topics: meals

Proud of My Son

Every parent feels proud of his or her children when they excel in something. Good grades at school are a definite way to make Mom and Dad proud! Listen in to this conversation between two proud parents....

Topics: family_relations, family_life

Toothache

Today you will learn how to express your pain. Tooth ache can be very painful. We hope you don't to use this lesson to often, but you never know when will your next trip to the dentist will be....

Topics: dentist

Happy Birthday!

Remembering your own birthday can be difficult stuff. How many does September have? And when is the first of October? Get your dates straight in Spanish with this lesson on wishing someone "Happy Birthday!"....

Topics: dates, birthdays