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Elementary Spanish Course 2

A2-Elementary

This course is designed for higher elementary students who are looking for more challenging and varied topics. Learn how to make polite requests, complain to someone, asking detailed questions and more.

Credit Card

You know what they say, "There's no such thing as a free lunch."  When the meal is over, it's time to ask for the check, the bill, the damage, the bad news...  Whatever you choose to call it, you gotta pay it!  I hope the guy in today's lesson carries some cash with him......

Topics: money, food, Restaurant

Formal Dinner

In this lesson you will learn how to ask someone to pass you the bread, in formal, polite, dignified Spanish....

Topics: food_and_drink, Restaurant, polite_conversation

Who Ate My Sandwich?

Deli cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, special sauce... you had it all prepared when poof! It disappears! No need to loose your cool, however! In today's big lesson, learn the language you will need to find out who ate your sandwich!...

Topics: food

King's Cake

The Rosca de Reyes is a traditional cake eaten in Mexico during the holidays. Inside there are some small plastic dolls that you have to be careful not to swallow! Successfully avoiding choking isn't even the end of it - if you end up with a doll in your piece, you have to throw a party for your fri...

Topics: Holidays, festivals_and_celebrations

At the Pharmacy

In some countries a prescription is needed to buy any kind of medicine. Other countries have more relaxed over the counter rules. Listen to our lesson about the world of pharmacies....

Topics: medicine

Rollercoaster

Amusement parks are great fun, especially when you go with people that have never experienced them before. In today's lesson we're with a friend experiencing the thrills and the terror all for the very first time!...

Topics: rollercoaster

Vitamins

Do you take any vitamins? Today´s topic is about health. We'll be talking about what vitamins are good for your body....

Topics: health

Public Speaking

Sometimes speaking in public can be nerve wracking. You just need to remember to breathe and relax. In this lesson we find out how public speaking can affect some people....

Topics: public_speaking, anxiety

Customer Service

It's difficult to cancel or change flights at the last minute. Especially when they transfer your call over to a customer service agent ten time zones over.  In this SpanishPod lesson you will learn the difficulties faced when talking with customer service agents and what can be done to fix them....

Topics: customer_service, flights

Volunteering

Volunteering is a noble activity. Not only does it help others, it can also bring you great personal satisfaction. In this lesson we'll be volunteering in a children's vaccination campaign....

Topics: volunteering

Construction Noise

Construction noise can be very annoying. Specially if they are doing it next door or outside your house. Listen to our lesson and learn about the construction industry in some Latin American countries....

Topics: home, construction

Which One is Your Car?

Dude, where's your car?  We're not sure why the people in this lesson are in such a big hurry...  Maybe they're late; maybe they're running from someone... who knows.  What we do know is that today we'll have a lesson about colors and demonstrative words (i.e., words you use when you're pointing), s...

Topics: colors, parking_lot, cars

Itchy Beard

Men sometimes get lazy and let their beards grow. Some women like the facial hair, others don't. In this lesson we talk about facial hair. Learn how to say "goatee" and "mustache" in Spanish!...

Topics: beauty, beards, mustaches, facial_hair

Start the Car

It's a great day for a drive, and you've decided to take the old clunker on the road. On today's big podcast learn all of the useful language for discussing all of the politics of driving. From starting the car to fastening seat belts, this lesson is full of useful language!...

Topics: driving, rules

Fill 'Er Up!

Back in my day, you could pull up to a gas station, say "fill 'er up!" and sit back as they filled the tank, cleaned the windshield, check the tires and fluid levels.... I'd tip em a nickel, and they say, "Gosh, thanks, mister!"  Nowadays, I have to take out a second mortgage to pay for a half-tank ...

Topics: travel, transportation

Are You Free?

In today´s lesson we are trying to find out what are your plans for the evening and how to ask if you are free to meet up....

Topics: family, busy, free, housework

Taking a Taxi

When you travel in the Spanish-speaking world (and we heartily recommend that you do), you'll probably find yourself needing to take a taxi.  In this lesson, you'll learn how to give an address, as well as how to ask how long of a ride you're in for.  In addition, Lili gives us some important tips o...

Topics: driving, cars, taxis

Seafood Allergies

Seafood is delicious for some but for others can be deadly. Sometimes shrimp can shut your throat or it can give you a rash. In today's lesson we will you  about an allergic reaction that could happen to you!...

Topics: food, allergies

Bicycle

Some of us ride bikes a lot. In many countries, bicycles are one of the main means of transportation. Riding bikes is healthy and prevents pollution. In today's lesson we are fixing our bike because we had a little trouble. Come and join the discussion....

Topics: transportation, sports

New Year's

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope one of your resolutions this year is to learn more Spanish, and keep on learning with us. Today's lessons will teach you how to wish everyone the best for 2011....

Topics: Holidays, Christmas

La Cucaracha

Learn how to freak out in Spanish when you see a cockroach. Your brain may react in your native language but you can prepare it to respond in Spanish!...

Topics: Insects