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Travel Spanish

A2-Elementary

This course is designed to help you prepare for your next trip to a Spanish speaking country. A wide range of common travel and tourism topics are covered. Learn how to book plane tickets, talk about vacation plans, ask for directions, make polite requests, talk to taxi drivers and much more in this course.

Where is the Restroom?

It's time to leave the safety of your homestay or hotel room, and into the Spanish-speaking world. Unfortunately, all the water you drank to keep hydrated and beat jet lag is starting to... well, let's say you've got some personal business to attend to. In this lesson, we'll hear how to ask for dire...

Topics: directions, bodily_functions

Metro Exit

This lesson will teach you how to meet up with someone at the metro. Subway lines can be confusing. Should you meet inside the subway? Which exit? Which stop?...

Topics: transportation

Going to the Market

You know what they say about an apple a day? Well, we buy apples and other fruit by the kilo. Whether you like the green apples or the red ones, this lesson will equip you to buy fruit and other items at the open air market....

Topics: fruit

Room Service

You wouldn't normally pay $25 for a hamburger... but when it comes to you on a rolling cart under a silver dome, it sure is nice, isn't it? In this lesson, we'll order a burger from room service... in Spanish! ...

Topics: hotel, food_and_drink

Telephone Card

When you get to your Spanish-speaking destination, you gotta buy a phone card. No, do not use cell phone roaming; too expensive. No, do not bring your card from home that nobody will know how to use when you get there; no, no, no. You're going to buy a phone card, in Spanish. And we are here to help...

Topics: communication, telephone

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

Ordering Wine

No more of that über-formal "qui-si-era to-mar..." from your ninth-grade Spanish textbook! Tune into today's lesson to learn how people order wine at a restaurant in the real Spanish-speaking world!...

Topics: wine

What's Your Plan for Next Summer?

Cuba! The rhythm, the rum, the sandy beaches, the cigars... Someday my finances and the political situation will align, and I you'll find me at a beachside bar with a stogie in one hand, and a mojito in another; people will walk by and say I'm a Hemmingway stereotype.  In today's Spanish lesson, we'...

Topics: travel, Vacation

Renting a Car

There are certain travel destinations that you go to where it's much better to rent a car.  Maybe the transit options are few and expensive; maybe you just want that extra freedom a car can give you.  Here's a lesson about renting a car which asks the question, "Is the insurance included?"  Better m...

Topics: travel

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

Buying an Airplane Ticket

Sure, you can buy your tickets online, but some times it's worth the convenience and flexibility to go with a travel agent. In today's lesson, we're buying tickets to Vancouver, and we've got some specific dates and times in mind.  We'll get our itinerary squared away, and we'll do it in Spanish....

Topics: travel, dates_and_times

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

You Are a Gentleman

In today's lesson we're learning how to act like a gentlemen by offering someone our seat. Surprise people by adding some polite phrases to your Spanish....

Topics: manners

Bank Drama

Tratar con bancos puede llegar a ser muy frustrante, sobre todo cuando hay un malentendido o bien, alguien no hizo su trabajo como debía. A veces los clientes pueden perder el control y ponerse un poco agresivos!...

Topics: bank

Reserving a Taxi by Telephone

Whether you're on a business trip or just need to get across town in your own city, you can save yourself the trouble of hailing a cab by making a reservation! Tune in to this lesson to learn how to do just that in Spanish....

Topics: taxi

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

We Got Robbed

Breaking and entering is a crime that a lot of people have encountered. We will teach you how to express your surprise if you return home and find out that something is missing. We got robbed!...

Topics: crime

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

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