We all started with good intentions, but after a while ... we quit. Why? Because we do not get results.
We are very enthusiastic about learning Spanish. We did what we were told.
Furthermore, we made time to learn this beautiful language. "I'm learning Spanish!" We say. However, we fail to speak.
Moreover, grammar... What can you tell me about it? Spanish grammar is complicated, tedious, and very unintuitive!
Can you imagine every day learning regular verbs and tenses; doing boring exercises ... Still, traditional language schools insist on this traditional method.
They insist, although it does not work.
Unfortunately, many students throw in the towel.
I have had students who have spent years in a language school. Years! Can you imagine? However, they cannot speak fluently.
This creates great frustration. I've seen that in many Spanish students.
I understand you. However, do not worry. There is a solution.
But before I start talking about it, I want to ask you to be open-minded because:
What I am offering is helping thousands of people improve their Spanish.
As you may know, I am a native Spanish speaker. For many years, I had always wanted to speak English. Just the idea of being able to have a conversation with people from English-speaking countries made me smile. I thought that it had to be incredible!
I entertained the idea of learning English for many years. What stopped me from starting learning it was some negative beliefs like: “Oscar, only kids can learn a language”, “You really need to live in the country for years to learn the language,” or “Oscar, you suck at learning languages!” and things like that. You might relate to this.
To make things worse, I didn’t do particularly well in English in school”. I learned some basic stuff, like the names of objects and a number of sentences, but nothing more.
Time passed, and one day, I realized that I was too comfortable in my comfort zone! I needed a change and to stop telling myself excuses.
So one day, I changed those negative beliefs and made a solemn decision. I would be learning English and becoming fluent no matter how.
So, there I was. Full of energy and enthusiasm. There was only one tiny detail: “How to learn English?”
My friends told me: Just go to a language school like everybody. I checked some language schools and noticed that it took me years to learn English! I decided to buy some books and do the same as I would do in a language school.
For more months, I studied tonnes of grammar and did all kinds of exercises, like filling the gaps, matching lists, etc. Maybe it sounds familiar to you. After so many hours, I felt confident about my English, so I decided to take a step further.
I needed to put into practice my “strong knowledge” of the English language, so I hung out with a native English speaker to have a conversation.
You know what? We started talking...well, he talked most of the time. I couldn’t follow him. I thought he was speaking too fast. But it was I who was too slow to process the language. When it was my turn to speak... It was traumatic: I was unable to finish sentences, I made many silly mistakes, and in general, I was unable to communicate.
It was a complete disaster. I got very frustrated with that result after so much work.
To my credit, I'm stubborn, so I started doing a lot of research on adult language acquisition. The conclusion: I had to change my approach completely.
As soon as I did change my approach, I started to improve.
Encouraged by the results, I continued, and soon I could speak English fluently and effortlessly. Although I made minor mistakes, I could communicate easily and without almost hesitation.
I learned this important lesson the hard way: It was not me. It was the method I was using.
Do not worry. It is not a robot or an android that helps you to practice. ;)
These are audio lessons that "simulate" conversations. I usually call them Question and Answer lessons.
How does this "simulator" work?
Very easy. In the audio, I say a phrase, and then I ask simple questions about this phrase.
After every question, I pause: now it is your turn to answer aloud!
After you respond to the question, I will give you the correct answer.
This continuous process makes you think more and more in Spanish.
Of course, I do not use only a phrase.
In the lessons, I develop twenty different stories with thousands of phrases.
The penguins George and Peter escaped from the zoo because they were bored and wanted to practice surfing in Hawaii...
This is one of the 20 mini-stories that you will find in this course.
You will find interesting characters in these stories in funny and entertaining situations. The stories are developed using a succession of questions and answers. Remember, the "conversation simulator".
This way, you will practice your speaking skills in a meaningful, rich, and entertaining context. There are plenty of hours to learn and to entertain yourself!
The questions are very easy on purpose, so it becomes easier and easier to answer quickly without translating in your mind. In other words, you think less and less in your mother tongue and more in Spanish. The result is: Spanish becomes part of you little by little!
It is like practicing Spanish with conversations!
Learning grammar without studying grammar? Yes, you have read it right! The course also incorporates some exclusive lessons.
They are called The Point of View Lessons. Basically, in the audio, I explain the same story several times, each time changing the linguistic point of view.
For example, I tell the same story in the past, present, and future or in the plural and singular.
This system works astonishingly well. It helps you use grammar intuitively and without making errors.
Therefore, you will not study grammar...
However, you will learn grammar!
It best complements the “conversation simulator” or the question-and-answer lessons.
We have said that practicing conversation is an extremely effective method.
Although, do you know what is the number one factor which prevents you from speaking fluently?
Anxiety. When a student tries to speak in Spanish, he or she often gets stuck on easy sentences...especially when other people are listening to him.
The reason is not a lack of knowledge but getting too nervous and tense. This even happens with our mother language in stressful situations like job interviews, speaking in public, etc.
We are afraid that other people may judge us.
I know what I am talking about. As I said before, I learned a new language as an adult...and I know how it feels to make mistakes in front of native speakers.
With the questions and answers program, you can say goodbye to anxiety.
You will have a conversation with the audio and practice alone. It will not matter if you sound funny, if you are making mistakes or if you have a bad day.
You have the “conversations simulator” at your disposal 24 hours a day!
This is how I improved my English. Practicing every day.
Walking, cleaning, relaxing on the sofa... you can practice everywhere since you only need an mp3 player.
If you know just some Spanish yet, you have difficulties speaking it; this is your course!
The program reinforces and consolidates over and over again the most common Spanish structures.
You can read the transcription in Spanish translated into English in two columns anytime.
Just trust me. I will help you build step by step the necessary foundations to speak Spanish fluently without translating mentally.
Most of the time, you will be listening and answering questions. This is how you will acquire the most common speech patterns of Spanish.
All of this intuitively and without grammar, just like native speakers.
Frankly, I am not a guru, and I have no special talents, but I can tell you this:
I offer you a robust, widely tested system that gives extraordinary results.
However, you do not need to believe me; check out what my students say!