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Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course 1

B1-Pre-Intermediate

This course is designed to help students transition from elementary Spanish to intermediate. Challenge yourself beyond simple daily exchange and start communicating in more complicated situations such as describing personalities, feelings, past experiences and more. 

Las Posadas

Christmas Posadas is a great Mexican tradition. It involves a piñata, tamales, singing and dancing. This is the time we ask for "posada", we act out the Nativity story. Listen how we plan to celebrate it in today's lesson. ...

Topics: Holidays, parties, posada

Aspirin

Headache? Don't suffer, take something! This lesson is all about aspirin! Learn to request medicine, as well as to keep it out of the hands of the irresponsible ones!...

Topics: health, medicine

How Do You Pronounce...?

When we learn a new language, different people struggle with different things. Some might find pronunciation the easiest, while others might find it the hardest. In this lesson we teach you how to roll your "r"s....

Topics: languages, study

Taxi to the Airport

We're desperate to get to the airport today. Fasten your seatbelt and hold on tight as we convince our driver to take the expressway!...

Topics: taxi, airport

Printing Out a Brochure

In this lesson we talk about printing a brochure. How much will it cost? Does it need to be in color,black or white? Learn how to discuss all of this in Spanish!...

Topics: money, advertising

Clean Your Room

Sometimes teenagers can be slobs. Parents have a hard time getting their kids to clean their room. In this lesson you can learn how to tell your kids to do their chores! No more excuses!...

Topics: cleaning, kids

Love This Music

Sometimes, when you are at your friends house, you happen to hear music you really like. What if you don't know the singer, and you want more information? In this lesson, you will learn how to ask for that information. Who is the singer? Which album is this? If you have any questions about grammar, ...

Topics: music

Exotic Fruit

Exotic fruits have different and interesting tastes. Today we will talk about fruits coming from Latin America. We hope you have heard of some that will be mentioned in the lesson. If you haven´t then thats even better! Now you can look for them and taste them!...

Topics: fruit, food

Hey, Grandpa

Grandparents are amazing. They tend to give great advice and also love to talk about the past. In this lesson we will have a conversation with Grandpa....

Topics: family_relations

Bad Driver

So, you can scream expletives at other drivers in English... can you mildly note the poor driving of others in Spanish?  After this lesson, you'll be able to do just that!  Today, we'll be talking about bad drivers.  Be careful out there!   If you have any questions about grammar, the lesson, new vo...

Topics: travel, transportation, traffic

Maybe Next Time

We all love getting asked to dinner, especially when they offer to treat! But let's face it, we're not always feeling up to it. Today, we'll learn how to graciously decline an offer for dinner... as well as how to try to talk that person into coming along, in Spanish....

Topics: food, Restaurant

Dry Cleaning

Doing errands like taking your clothes to the dry cleaning is no fun. Sometimes we're able to talk our loved ones into doing it for us. Today we'll learn the Spanish for describing things essential to having clean clothes: starch, stains and dry cleaning....

Topics: dry_cleaning, stain

Calling Abroad

Today, we'll be reaching out to contact someone over the phone.  Learn how to ask for a country code in Spanish, as well as how to tell someone to buzz off when they're getting too nosy!...

Topics: communication, telephone

Short Hair

Bobs, Braids, Bangs and Buns! Oh, the many ways to wear your hair! In today's big podcast we're headed to the salon. Learn to discuss hair styles and express dislike for a cut!...

Topics: hair, salon

Wake Up for Work!

I have been victim to this one too many times... you know, when you're late for work because you set the alarm for p.m. instead of a.m.?  When will I ever learn!?  In this podcast, we'll hear from a couple who oversleeps for just that reason.  In the lesson, we'll also hear a great expression of dis...

Topics: time, morning_routine

False Alarm

Locked out? Oh no! Bad things happen to those who forget their keys... Today we will learn to discuss security and express alarm in this pre-intermediate lesson....

Topics: burglary, Security_Alarm

The Dream

I opened my eyes, fluffed my feathers, and scratched the bare dirt with my claw.  I took my usual spot on the crown of Lady Liberty and crowed to wake the day.  I am... it was... it was all a dream!  And you were there, and you... and we were all talking about dreams on this lesson of OpenLanguage S...

Topics: dream

Oops, I Got a Ticket

Ok, you can drive defensively and obey all the traffic laws.  Or... or you could learn to talk your way out of a ticket in Spanish!  Today we'll attempt to do just that, with a lesson about making excuses. Of course, when the officer drops the ticket in you're lap, OpenLanguage is not going to accep...

Topics: driving, traffic

Room for Dessert

You're full, you say?  Irrelevant!  You can try to stop the hospitality, but you will be offered seconds, you will keep eating,... you SHALT NOT REFUSE DESSERT!  That said, today, you'll learn how to say "I'm full."  So you can at least say it in Spanish....

Topics: food_and_drink