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Each course contains 10 lessons. The expert team of Spanish linguists and educators over at Cactus designed each lesson to include:

  • a series of audio files (totalling 20 minutes long on average)
  • a PDF workbook to guide you effortlessly through the courses (view one pdf workbook online).
  • a real-life dialogue
  • a vocabulary list and
  • a grammar point
  • a series of fun and exciting exercises to convert your knowledge into practice
(Don’t know what to do with .ZIP files? Here’s a guide.)

Download Beginners Course

Beginners – I have no knowledge or understanding of the language, other than perhaps a few key words and expressions. I have no real idea about the grammar and have a very limited vocabulary.

 

Download Beginners Plus Course

Beginners Plus – I have some knowledge of the language, which I would like to consolidate and extend. I can introduce myself and can describe the immediate world around me. I have come across different grammatical structures, but am not confident using them. I have a limited ability to communicate and find it difficult to understand the spoken language.

 

Download Elementary Course

Elementary – I can produce simple sentences and can formulate and respond to simple questions. I have a basic knowledge of grammatical structures, including different tenses and word order, and have enough vocabulary to ‘survive’ in predictable situations.

 

Other Download Options

Want to only download a few lessons to see which level is suitable for you? Or perhaps you’d like to download all three of the courses in one go?

Download all three courses

Beginners Course

Lesson 1 – ¿Te conozco? ¿cómo te llamas? – greeting someone, introducing yourself, spelling out words and saying goodbye
Lesson 2 – ¿De dónde eres exactamente? – talking about nationality, languages, and how to ask for someone to spell out tricky words
Lesson 3 – Cuéntame un poco de tu vida – work and study, asking for and giving telephone numbers
Lesson 4 – No me trates de usted, trátame de tú – meeting new people and introducing them
Lesson 5 – Tantos tíos y primos, todos juntos – describing your family
Lesson 6 – Por el mismo dinero que la otra, ¡me llevo dos! – shopping, money, prices
Lesson 7 – ¿Civilización? Vamos… ¿para qué quieres todo eso? – aspects of living in the city or country, geographic information
Lesson 8 – ¡Es el apartamento de mis sueños! – describing a house or flat and the different rooms
Lesson 9 – ¿Podría decirnos cómo llegar? – getting direction, telling the time
Lesson 10 – No entiendo cómo podéis mirar fútbol todo el tiempo – expressing personal tastes

Beginners Plus Course

Lesson 1 – Todos los días son iguales – everyday actions and daily routines
Lesson 2 – ¡Gracias a Dios es viernes! – habits and weekend activities, frequency
Lesson 3 – Me encuentro fatal – how you feel, making offers
Lesson 4 – Os recogemos a las 9 con 15 – talking on the phone, events and special occasions
Lesson 5 – Creo que nos hizo bien salir – things that have happened in the past
Lesson 6 – No tengo tiempo para ninguna otra cosa – work, school and means of transportation
Lesson 7 – Pero tienes que tomar las decisiones responsablemente – discussing the future
Lesson 8 – La especialidad de la casa – in a restaurant, ordering food
Lesson 9 – Perdona por levantarme de la mesa de ese modo – making excuses and giving advice
Lesson 10 – No estoy de acuerdo contigo – personal experiences and expressing your opinions, expressing agreement and disagreement

Elementary Course

Lesson 1 – Esa falda es tan vieja como mi abuela – clothes and clothes shopping.
Lesson 2 – Toma, todos estos regalos son para ti – Happy Birthday! – talking about gifts, and thanking people.
Lesson 3 – ¿Cómo te fue en el viaje?- talking about the past and relating events from a trip; cultural stereotypes.
Lesson 4 – Todavía no hemos encontrado el camino correcto…- describing someone’s life; relating an anecdote.
Lesson 5 – ¿Me dejas ayudar con tu bibioteca?- asking for and giving permission; asking for a favour and responding affirmatively or negatively.
Lesson 6 – Cuando veas que llueve a cántaros – expressing preferences, making comparisons, asking for and giving information about means of transportation, and talking about the weather.
Lesson 7 – Un fin de semana divertidísimo – talking about the past and express what we did last weekend as well as appraising past activities and events.
Lesson 8 – Nos levantábamos muy temprano, cuando salía el sol – describing people and places; talking about habitual actions in the past.
Lesson 9 – ¿Un regalo especial? – describing different objects and talking about what they’re used for; talking about gifts.
Lesson 10 – Si se rompe un espejo, tendrás 7 años de mala suerte – making predictions and hypotheses about the future; talking about conditions and consequences.


 
 

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