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Ser Socio Membership Program Teaser – Gustar

Our New Online Spanish Lesson Membership Program

Ser Socio and la Zona V.I.P.

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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: https://lightspeedspanish.co.uk/product/ser-socio-membership-program/

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 lightspeedspanish@hotmail.co.uk

¡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.

Video for This Spanish Lesson

Audio for This Spanish Lesson

Get your FREE LightSpeed Spanish APP and learn Spanish on the move!

We are thrilled to release our new LightSpeed Spanish APP to the marketplace. It’s available for Android from your Playstore and for IOS in your Appstore.

Our new APP offers you a full browsing experience with just one click. Access the lastest videos and receive notifications whenever a new learning video is released.

For your Android App, just CLICK HERE.

For your IOS App, just CLICK HERE.

You can also find the app by searching in your Playstore or Appstore under the name:

LightSpeed Spanish.

We really hope you enjoy your new browsing experience with the LightSpeed Spanish App and we look forward to seeing you on the other side!

Un saludo,

Gordon y Cynthia:)

Free Videocasts

Take a look at our range of 160 free podcasts and many other lessons all designed to take your Spanish forward at LightSpeed!

Every videocast that we have produced comes with a comprehensive helpsheet to guide you through the grammar and to test your understanding.

Our Fantastic Books

Check out our ever increasing range of high acclaimed, no-nonsense workbooks that explain Spanish grammar in easy-to-follow language. (Link to books)

Our Total Immersion Courses

Set close to Madrid in Spain we offer week-long total immersion courses designed to boost your confidence levels sky high! Remember that as a Socio you have a 50 Euro discount from the cost of the course.

Online one-to-one and group lessons.

Why not have a free, no obligation chat with Ana and find out more about what is available to really get your Spanish moving!

Gordon’s Diaries.

Catch up on the 100s of free ‘Diarios de Gordon’ in which he talks about Spain, life and anything else that comes to his mind.

Cynthia’s Insights.

Join Cynthia as she gives her take on life in Spain and on life in general in her free range of video diaries.

All of our Playlists.

Come and browse through the hundreds of videos that we have for you to enjoy on Youtube.

If you have any questions or want to know more, please feel free to write to lightspeedspanish@hotmail.co.uk

 

159 Spanish Adverbs and their function LightSpeed Spanish

Spanish Adverbs: A test of your knowledge In the first half of the lesson, we test your Spanish adverbs along with Gordon to see how well you manage them.  be sure to download the helpsheet and do the sentences first so that you can get the best out of your... Read more »
To access this post, you must purchase Ser Socio Membership Program.

159 Spanish Restaurant Test LightSpeed Spanish

Will you eat today in our Spanish restaurant test? In this lesson offer you a fun Spanish restaurant test to see how well you could eat if you were in a Spanish speaking country. Work through the sentences first and then join me in the fun review. Gordon then talks... Read more »
To access this post, you must purchase Ser Socio Membership Program.

An interview with Alex from Lingoci.

I recently spoke to Alex Redfern, Founder of Lingoci.com, about his experiences learning Spanish and French. Here’s an overview of our chat.

 

Hi Alex, you founded a language learning site. Does that mean you speak lots of languages?

Unfortunately, I’m not particularly gifted when it comes to language learning. I speak French and Spanish to an intermediate level, and Swedish to a basic level. My regret is that I’m not fully fluent in any of them.

Let’s start with French – how did you learn it?

I took French at school and could barely put a sentence together by the time I took my GCSEs. The textbooks were so dry, and the teachers never focused on using the language in practical situations, so I didn’t understand the value of it.
Due to the low standards in schools, I somehow came out with an A. Because I didn’t have any other academic interests, I decided to continue in college. The teacher swiftly predicted I’d get an E, which motivated me to prove her wrong. Luckily, she was a good teacher and my classmates and I had the wonderful experience of suddenly being able to express ourselves in another language. I also discovered that language learning can be made fun when the materials used cover things you’re actually interested in.
Then after university, I moved to Paris in a bid to avoid the rat race. I reached an advanced intermediate level, mainly through going to language exchanges, watching the news, and speaking French with my expat friends.

 

And what about Spanish?

Last summer, I fancied a challenge and decided to learn Spanish. I went to a school in Valencia and it was a lot of fun. Valencia is a brilliant city and I made some great friends. In fact, I loved it so much that I decided to move there for a while. In around 4 months, I went from 0 to being able to hold proper conversations – as long as the person I was talking to wasn’t speaking at 100 miles per hour.

Not bad, how did you manage that?

After doing a few weeks of intensive lessons, my approach involved taking a couple of Spanish lessons with a tutor each week, listening to podcasts such as yours every day, and speaking with friends. I didn’t touch a textbook. Unless your life circumstances make it essential for you to learn, you’re only going to put in the hours if you enjoy the process. For me, chatting to people and listening to podcasts are the only way. Podcasts have exploded in the last 2 years and there’s so much great content available.

Do you have any recommendations on taking lessons?

For me, 1-on-1 lessons are way more efficient than learning in a group. The tutor can tailor the lessons to your interests, and you can spend 70% of the time speaking and receiving feedback. If you take lessons, ensure that your tutor makes you do most of the talking. You can improve your listening skills outside of class for free.

So, why haven’t you reached fluency?

Good question. Both in Paris and Valencia, I fell into the trap of having mainly English-speaking friends. And because I wasn’t planning on living abroad forever, I didn’t have the motivation to put in the required hours. To go from basic to intermediate, it’s fine to do, say, 3 hours per week. But to go from intermediate to fluent, I think you need to practice every day. I hope to get there though. One day.

Thanks for your time, Alex.

Alex is the Founder of Lingoci.com, a platform where you can learn Spanish online with experienced tutors from Spain and Latin America.

 

Free Videocasts

Take a look at our range of 160 free podcasts and many other lessons all designed to take your Spanish forward at LightSpeed!

Every videocast that we have produced comes with a comprehensive helpsheet to guide you through the grammar and to test your understanding.

Our Fantastic Books

Check out our ever increasing range of high acclaimed, no-nonsense workbooks that explain Spanish grammar in easy-to-follow language. (Link to books)

Our Total Immersion Courses

Set close to Madrid in Spain we offer week-long total immersion courses designed to boost your confidence levels sky high! Remember that as a Socio you have a 50 Euro discount from the cost of the course.

Online one-to-one and group lessons.

Why not have a free, no obligation chat with Ana and find out more about what is available to really get your Spanish moving!

Gordon’s Diaries.

Catch up on the 100s of free ‘Diarios de Gordon’ in which he talks about Spain, life and anything else that comes to his mind.

Cynthia’s Insights.

Join Cynthia as she gives her take on life in Spain and on life in general in her free range of video diaries.

All of our Playlists.

Come and browse through the hundreds of videos that we have for you to enjoy on Youtube.

If you have any questions or want to know more, please feel free to write to lightspeedspanish@hotmail.co.uk

 

Easy Spanish with captions La Sociedad LightSpeed Spanish

In this interesting Diary, from the very popular Gordon’s Diaries series, we talk about the Society of today’s world and about how it works. Gordon uses easy Spanish with captions to allow you to understand his thought process.

Watch on and see if you agree with Gordon and his thoughts on where we are these days.

Un saludo,

Gordon y Cynthia:)

Free Videocasts

Take a look at our range of 160 free podcasts and many other lessons all designed to take your Spanish forward at LightSpeed!

Every videocast that we have produced comes with a comprehensive helpsheet to guide you through the grammar and to test your understanding.

Our Fantastic Books

Check out our ever increasing range of high acclaimed, no-nonsense workbooks that explain Spanish grammar in easy-to-follow language. (Link to books)

Our Total Immersion Courses

Set close to Madrid in Spain we offer week-long total immersion courses designed to boost your confidence levels sky high! Remember that as a Socio you have a 50 Euro discount from the cost of the course.

Online one-to-one and group lessons.

Why not have a free, no obligation chat with Ana and find out more about what is available to really get your Spanish moving!

Gordon’s Diaries.

Catch up on the 100s of free ‘Diarios de Gordon’ in which he talks about Spain, life and anything else that comes to his mind.

Cynthia’s Insights.

Join Cynthia as she gives her take on life in Spain and on life in general in her free range of video diaries.

All of our Playlists.

Come and browse through the hundreds of videos that we have for you to enjoy on Youtube.

If you have any questions or want to know more, please feel free to write to lightspeedspanish@hotmail.co.uk