Ser Socio Membership Program Teaser – Gustar

Our New Online Spanish Lesson Membership Program

Ser Socio and la Zona V.I.P.


LightSpeed Spanish have just launched their latest resource and one that may just change how you learn Spanish forever!

Talking you through each area of the Spanish language, Gordon and Cynthia Smith-Durán will be guiding you and your Spanish by way of their Spanish Lessons Online.

As a member, each week you will receive a full lesson on a wide range of subjects that you too can influence. The lesson includes a 10 minute transcribed and translated Spanish conversation in which we demonstrate how to use the particular structure that we are covering that day. Then, we talk for a further 10 minutes in English during which time we pull the conversation to pieces to further help you understand how to use each structure well in conversation.

What You Get:

These Spanish Lessons Online are designed with you in mind and are suitable to most levels from Improver through to Advanced. Each lesson comes with:

  • A video of the lesson exclusive to members only
  • A downloadable mp3 audio of the lesson
  • A downloadable transcript and translation of the entire Spanish conversation
  • Homework set at two levels to drive home the learning and the concepts
  • Comments that come directly to us so that you can ask us to cover specific topics
  • The possibility of chatting with native Spanish speakers in a language exchange

How do I become a member?

You can sign up for your Ser Socio membership here:

Each member will pay a monthly subscription of 9.99 British pounds which will gain them constant access to the Zona V.I.P. where they can dip into all the lessons and the downloads as they grow.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at

¡Muchísimas Gracias!

LightSpeed Spanish wants to finish by sending you all ‘un abrazo fuerte’ and to say ‘muchísimas gracias’ for all of your support and kind words during the many years that we have been doing our bit to grow the ever increasing Spanish speaking world.

Gordon y Cynthia:)

Download the Transcript and the Homework here.

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63 Chalk and Talk Review Time Saber or Conocer + SE verbs

Saber or Conocer? In this, the first in a three series review, we firstly cover the Saber or Conocer dilemma which, although we often understand in conceptual terms, can often escape us when we speak. Watch on as we help you to make the right choice between Saber or Conocer…. Read more »

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63 Lesson Review Había vs Hubo, Tenía vs Tuvo, Fue vs Era LightSpeed Spanish

Había vs Hubo The había vs hubo confusion has often caused us problems. When we are faced with choosing between había vs hubo, what do we use as a rule of thumb? Do we have one? if not, then this is a lesson you shouldn’t miss. Tenía vs Tuvo Equally,… Read more »

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62 Chalk and Talk (2nd half) Understanding Haber Ought/n’t to have LightSpeed Spanish

 Understanding Haber – Ought to have. When I first received this lesson request from Pete Lovstrom on understanding Haber and saw the sentences: He ought to have done it, and, We oughtn’t to have gone, I have to admit that I was a little taken aback. However, as you will… Read more »

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62 Lesson Sólo vs Solamente + Double Subjunctives LightSpeed Spanish

Sólo vs Solamente – Rápido vs Rápidamente Have you ever wondered why Spanish speakers sometimes drop the ‘mente’ from their adverbs? This question of Sólo vs Solamente can often cause us some confusion, but it doesn’t need to. In fact, the answer is easier than you thought. Here we deal… Read more »

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61 Lesson The Present Perfect and Spanish Pluperfect LightSpeed Spanish

The Present Perfect and Spanish Pluperfect: Using them well. The thing about the Present Perfect and the Spanish Plueperfect (pluscuamperfecto) is that they are virtually identical to English. In English we use them instinctively. However, when faced with the Spanish pluperfect, do we really know when we are supposed to… Read more »

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