Making sense of Spanish verb conjugation
Understand how Spanish verb conjugation works -- in one hour!
Are you struggling to make sense of Spanish verb conjugation? Confused about what 'conjugation' even means?
Is verb conjugation taking the joy out of learning Spanish and stopping you from speaking freely and with confidence?
It doesn't have to be that way!
In this one-hour course I will show you:
Why Spanish verb conjugation is so challenging for English-speaking learners of Spanish (and how to fix that fast! Hint: it has nothing to do with your ability to learn Spanish!)
Other programmes and methods try to remedy the challenge with conjugation exercises. Verb conjugation drills are great, but...
How can you gain maximum benefit from conjugation exercises in Spanish if the whole idea is that you don't know what 'conjugation' is?!
This course explains what conjugation is using VERBS IN ENGLISH! I make the mechanics of conjugation easy using fun animation.
This will lead you to internalise conjugation as you will:
Understand conjugation in your own language. It is now part of who you are!
Which means you will:
Learn and use new Spanish verbs quickly.
Which translates as:
Speaking Spanish with confidence!
So, why not get the conjugation hurdle out of the way so learning Spanish can be the joy it was meant to be!
Daughter of a Spanish mother and American father, Rosana grew up speaking both English and Spanish fluently. She has a passion for languages and obtained her CELTA certificate (RSA/Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) in Madrid in 1996. After teaching English as a foreign language in Madrid for about five years, she moved to Bristol, England where she has been teaching Spanish as a foreign language for 15 years. Being bi-lingual and having taught both Spanish and English, she understands the unique difficulties facing Spanish-speaking learners of English and English-speaking learners of Spanish. One of these difficulties for English-speaking learners of Spanish, verb conjugation, is what led her to create the course 'Making sense of Spanish verb conjugation' which is based on her own tested method which she uses in her group classes.
Rosana believes repetition is key to speaking fluently and, in 2012 published an audio download/CD of Spanish structure drills. The CD was reviewed very favourably by Vida Hispánica (through the UK publication Languages Today) and is available on Amazon UK as well as through her website bristolspanish.co.uk.
Her language school, BristolSpanish, was set up in 2009 after teaching Spanish at the Bristol Folk House for four years. She is frequently contacted by the BBC (both local TV and radio) for advice on all things Spanish, she hosted the launch of an independent Spanish-English film in Bristol, has appeared on local TV showing how to make paella, and regularly hosts Spanish literary gatherings with published author Mercedes Aguirre. Rosana also takes groups of students to rural Spain with The Spanish Experience and collaborates with Bristol-based Living Learning Spanish.
StartLecture 4 - What makes Spanish verb conjugation so challenging? (3:46)
StartLecture 5 - How is a verb in English conjugated? (9:44)
StartLecture 6 - How is a Spanish verb conjugated? (1:39)
StartLecture 7 - An example: 'trabajar' (to work) (4:13)
StartLecture 8 - Spanish verb conjugation: putting it all together! (5:52)
StartLecture 9 - Closing note: the formal (4:45)
"Stuart and I have just finished your on line course, it truly is amazing we both found it easy to follow with clear instruction and a fun touch with the added animation., This course would also be good to return back to for a refresher whilst studying any Spanish course. We both feel that this course would benefit both beginners and pre-intermediate students..”
Heather Thatcher - Pre-intermediate student of Spanish
"I think £37.00 is a fair amount; the benefits of the course for early learning students would be very beneficial and worth every penny.”
Stuart Thatcher - Pre-intermediate student of Spanish
"I enjoyed the course and think it is just
right for beginners. It was clear and the quiz at the end
sections helped to cement the learning. I liked that it was in small
sections so you could go back to review without having to work your way
through a long video. I will definitely use the course as a
review/reminder. However, I got to the end and felt that it would have
been helpful to have another quiz."
Debra Squires - Beginner+ student of Spanish
(Note from Rosana: I shall add another quiz for future editions of this course!)
“Kay and I found the online course very informative and easy to follow. Being new pupils we were a bit daunted by some of the more technical features of learning a language, however the course helped immensely. We loved the animation and the quiz at the end of a section, it really helped the lesson sink in! It was also great that it was split up in to bite-size chunks which made the learning much easier and the fact that we could also repeat a section if we needed to go over it again
All in all, great work Rosana!”
Jon & Kay Evans - Beginner students of Spanish