Spanish Course for Beginners
The Spanish video lessons were created for native English speakers with little or no Spanish speaking ability who relocate to Mexico.
Each lesson is designed to build on previous lessons, so resist the temptation to skip around.
This is not your “traditional” Spanish course full of long lists of verb conjugations. This course teaches techniques to convert your English into Spanish, work around difficult aspects of Spanish grammar, and teach you plug-and-play phrases that will allow you to construct your own sentences in your head in real time.
This course was originally called Spanish for Retirees Living in Mexico but we later changed it. The old name still appears on several of the early lessons.
Lessons for Intermediate/Advanced Students
Once a student reaches the intermediate level, they already have the basics under their belt and their focus turns to filling in the gaps in their knowledge. These lessons were created with those learners in mind. They don’t follow a specific order; however, they all address aspects of Spanish grammar that intermediate students typically struggle with.
A Little Bit About the Creator of the Course
The course is still under construction. It’s being created by Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul).
Paul learned Spanish on his own while working as a deputy sheriff in Florida. The jurisdiction where he worked was home to approximately 80,000+ Hispanics, the majority of which were Mexican. He learned Spanish out of necessity and along the way he developed several shortcuts that allowed him to reach fluency quickly.
During his 25-year career, he conducted several thousand work-related translations, occasionally represented the agency on Spanish language television, and even did public speaking in Spanish at events hosted by the Mexican Consulate.
Paul started to sharing his techniques for learning Spanish with his fellow law enforcement officers. He developed an online Spanish course that was taken by over 3,500 law enforcement officers across North America and he also wrote the book Functional Police Spanish.
In 2015, Paul retired from law enforcement and he and his wife moved to Mexico. Paul decided to create this course after meeting several expats from the U.S. or Canada who were struggling to learn Spanish.