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Here are a few basic Spanish lessons and links to quality online resources where you can learn how to speak Spanish by starting - or continuing - the education process. Also use these lessons and resources as quick reference on grammar and vocabulary. Bookmark this page and look for updates as we regularly add new lessons.

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Spanish verbs
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First you should know there are three verb forms in Spanish, each distinguishable by the last two words, -ar, -er, and -ir verbs.

hablar - to talk
comer - to eat
vivir - to live

The above forms are what is known as the "infinitive" form of the verb. When using these words in the real world, they must change their form in order to make sense. For instance, when I want to express that "I talk" I must say hablo. When I want to express that you talk, I need to say hablas, and so on. Here is the conjugation for hablar

I talk - yo hablo
you talk - tú hablas
he, she, you (formal) talk(s) - él, ella, Ud habla
we talk - nosotros hablamos
you (plural) talk - vosotros habláis
they, you (plural, formal) talk - ellos, ellas, Uds. habla

This conjugation is standard for almost all verbs ending in -ar. The conjugation changes for -er and -ir verbs, although it is the same for both -er and -ir forms (except in the "we" form). Here are the conjugations for comer and vivir:

I eat - yo como
you eat - tú comes
he, she, you (formal) eat(s) - él, ella, Ud come
we eat - nosotros comemos
you (plural) eat - vosotros coméis
they, you (plural, formal) eat - ellos, ellas, Uds. come

I live - yo vivo
you live - tú vives
he, she, you (formal) live(s) - él, ella, Ud vive
we live - nosotros vivimos
you (plural) live - vosotros vivéis
they, you (plural, formal) live - ellos, ellas, Uds. vive

In all languages, verbs have different conjugations in order to indicate who (or what) is carrying out the action that the verb describes. For example, I write, while she writes. Notice that the s indicates the the third person singular form "she" while the lack of an s indicates that "I" am doing the writing. Similarly, the absence of an s will indicate that "you", "them", or "we" write. As you can see, in English there is very little change in form of verbs as they are conjugated. In Spanish, however, the form of the verb is different for almost every conjugation, as you can see above, and these verb forms are important to learn.

Good Spanish lessons to learn verbs
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Here is a superb online resource for looking up the conjugation of Spanish verbs.
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Spanish numbers
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...there are no Spanish conjugations for numbers. Just start counting. Here is a great place to learn the numbers in Spanish, with interactive games and audio. Be sure to put on headphones before using this resource, as this is the best method of learning the numbers in Spanish. Headphones provide the rich audio quality necessary to fully capture the nuanced sounds of the consonants and vowels. As with most interactive activity numbers in Spanish exercises are straightforward, so just pop on your headset, hit "play" and start to learn how to speak Spanish numbers. Using headphones to talk Spanish into the computer for audio feedback, as well as listen to audio instruction, is typically called using a headset because of the microphone plus headphone capability, but as most computers have built in micophones that will pick up your voice without you having to use a headset or other modular type of microphone means that all you really need is the headphones, or just really high quality computer speakers in a pinch, for that clear, precise sound that adds huge value to the lessons.

Teachers' resources
While verb conjugations, vocabulary and grammar make up the building blocks of a solid Spanish lesson, it is important to involve students in spoken Spanish by exposing them to additional resources outside of the textbook. But simply "going audiovisual" isn't enough. You need to be able to engage your students. That's why film can be such a powerful tool for teaching Spanish. Click here to see a list of the best Spanish language movies for Spanish class.

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Learn how to speak spanish
In addition to learning Spanish lessons, one of the best ways to become fluent is to improve listening skills. Buy a cheap headset online and listen to the news in Spanish. Here are some of the best online resources for learning how to speak Spanish:

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Spanish lesson books

-Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Pronouns and Prepositions, Second Edition
-Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses
-Quick Study-Spanish Vocabulary Flash Cards-1000 cards
-Spanish Phrases Flash Cards
(Quickstudy: Academic) (Spanish Edition)
-Numbers 1 to 100: Nmeros del 1 al 100 (Brighter Child Flash Cards)

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