Speed Spanish



In this online Spanish course, you will learn to converse in Spanish using common words and phrases and demonstrate the proper forms of common Spanish nouns and verbs. You will also have the opportunity to discuss Spanish culture and differences in Spanish-speaking countries while learning how to use numbers in Spanish to discuss dates, times, and money. By completing this course, you will gain confidence in your ability to converse with others in Spanish, be prepared to travel to a Spanish-speaking country and communicate effectively, and build in-demand skills that can increase your career opportunities.


Enrollment Option


Self-Guided courses are designed for completely independent learning, without instructor moderation. Students interact in the class discussion area. Students have access to the course for 3 months. After enrolling, you will receive all lessons immediately and have three months access to complete the course content. Self-Guided courses do not have extensions.

-3 Months Access

-Start within 3 business days of registration.  You will receive an email from our Educational Partner, Ed2Go with log in details.



Lesson 1 - ¡Bienvenido! Getting Started with Spanish

Just like other languages, Spanish sentences are made up of different parts! In this lesson, you'll learn how to combine those different parts together to create conversations. We'll start this lesson with some tips on how to use the resources in the course to help build fluency. Next, we'll cover some basic rules of pronunciation for Spanish. Then we'll introduce some nouns and verbs you can use to immediately begin building Spanish sentences. You'll be surprised how many sentences you can create after this lesson!

In this lesson, you'll build your Spanish conversational skills with some house-related vocabulary and fun phrases. We'll continue to learn more handy sentence starters and verbs and a new method of building sentences using the word for there is or there are. Imagine how many sentences you can create using these words!

You may already know some numbers in Spanish, but can you count to 15? In this lesson you'll learn to do just that. You'll need to know these numbers to be able to talk about time, dates, and money. We'll cover another handy topic in this lesson – the days of the week, and you'll learn some new vocabulary related to your town or community. And you'll have plenty of opportunity to practice your sentence-building and conversational skills.

In this lesson, we'll cover two important topics – family and food. You'll learn the Spanish words for family members and some restaurant-related words and phrases. You'll also learn how to say where is in Spanish, so you can add important questions to your conversations.

So far, you haven't learned how to describe anything in Spanish. In this lesson, you'll learn several adjectives and how to use them. We'll also continue our counting with the numbers from 16-100. And put on your running shoes, because it's time for a few speed drill activities to teach you to respond quickly with your newly learned Spanish!

Since it's a great start to any conversation, this lesson will teach you how to discuss the weather in Spanish. You'll also learn about the seasons and the months of the year. We'll look at a few more fun phrases and practice with more speed drills.

Are you ready to take a trip? In this lesson we'll travel to a Spanish-speaking country. You'll need to learn some travel-related vocabulary and fun phrases for our journey, so we'll cover those and more in this lesson.

Are you hungry or thirsty? Are you cold? In this lesson, you'll learn how to express these experiences and more, in Spanish. You'll also learn to ask questions using question words like who, what, when, where, and why. You'll be surprised how your conversational skills improve with this lesson.

Is there a doctor in the house? This lesson will teach you how to discuss physical and mental health issues in Spanish. You'll also learn how to identify different types of clothing. You'll learn plenty of new words and phrases you can add to your conversations.

In this lesson you'll learn how to share wants and needs in everyday Spanish-speaking situations and We'll also introduce some handy phrases and several more verbs. You'll get plenty of practice so you can continue to improve your conversational skills.

Now it's time to talk about work, but don't worry it will be fun! You'll learn some occupation-related vocabulary and practice asking and answering questions about jobs and work. You'll also learn to share your likes and dislikes.

In this final lesson, we'll attend a beach birthday celebration! You'll learn some new beach-related vocabulary and some phrases you can use when talking on the phone. We'll also learn how to convert a sentence to negative, so that you can express yourself fully.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Chromebooks are not compatible.
  • Working headphones or speakers are required for listening to audio content.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.



Dan Mikels

Dan Mikels is a college instructor who has been teaching Spanish for more than 20 years. He holds a master's degree and has authored and coauthored more than 20 educational products, including Speed Spanish, Fast French, and a variety of reading programs.


Instructor Interaction: The instructor looks forward to interacting with learners in the online moderated discussion area to share their expertise and answer any questions you may have on the course content.


Class Details


Summer 2024

  • Session : Jun 24 to Aug 16 ; 12:00 am to 12:00 am
  • Location : Online , Zoom WA
  • Fee : $112.5