Learn Spanish from scratch, step by step...


... and start speaking the second most spoken language in the world.


Understand and use common everyday expressions, make simple descriptions and use simple sentences to get by on different contexts of your everyday life.

This course is for you if...

Why to choose this course?

Because the first step to learn any discipline or skill is to build a solid foundation on which to add more knowledge and difficulty progressively. In this course, we start with the most basic to finish joining all the puzzle pieces. With this course you will build and understand your first sentences in Spanish.

Course contents:

Click on each module to see the contents in detail.

  • Lesson 1. Pronunciation.
  • Lesson 2. Hello! What is your name? Greetings and basic questions.
  • Lesson 3. Yes, no, thank you, please and other essentials.
  • Lesson 4. The alphabet.
  • Lesson 5. Gender and number of nouns.
  • Lesson 6. Subject pronouns (I, you, he, she…).
  • Lesson 7. Introduction to the verbs SER and ESTAR.
  • Lesson 8. The gender of people and animals. Professions.
  • Lesson 9. Describing your character.
  • Lesson 10. Where do you go? What is there in your city?
  • Lesson 11. Daily activities. Regular verbs in the Present tense.
  • Lesson 12. Express how you feel with the verb TENER.
  • Lesson 13. The numbers and the time.
  • Lesson 14 . Family members and the words for MY, YOUR, HIS, HER, OUR…
  • Lesson 15. THIS and THAT. Opposite adjectives.
  • Lesson 16. Common verbs followed by the infinitive.
  • Lesson 17. What do you do in your free time?
  • Lesson 18. Questions words: WHAT? HOW? WHICH? WHEN?…
  • Lesson 19. Irregular verbs in Present tense.
  • Lesson 20. Future actions. Days of the week, months and seasons of the year.
  • In context: At the restaurant.
  • Lesson 21. The weather and clothing.
  • In contexto: At the clothes shop.
  • Lesson 22. Words to indicate where something is (under, next to, on, behind…).
  • Lesson 23. Asking and understanding directions.
  • In context: At the train station.
  • Lesson 24. The Present Perfect tense. Actions in the past.
  • Lesson 25. Body parts and feeling unwell.
  • In context: At the doctor.
  • Lesson 26. Expressing likes, dislikes and other feelings and opinions with a group of verbs (I like chocolate, I love swimming, I am interested in other cultures, my leg hurts…).
  • Lesson 27. What are you doing? The Present continuous.
  • Lesson 28. Direct object pronouns (lo, la, los, las, me, te, nos…).
  • Lesson 29. Describing your house.
  • Lesson 30. SABER and CONOCER. When we use these two common verbs.
  • Lesson 31. Daily routine. Verbs ending by -SE.
  • Lesson 32. Very, much and many.
  • In contexto: At the hotel.
  • Lesson 33. The comparison.
  • Lesson 34. Expressing agreement and disagreement. TAMBIÉN and TAMPOCO.
  • Lesson 35. Indefinite pronouns (alguno, ninguno, todos).
  • Lesson 36. Prepositions (a, de, en, sin, con, por).

Colours, professions, numbers, countries, character and physical appearance, family members, food, passtimes, places in the city, the weather, clothes, parts of the body, the house, daily routines and more general vocabulary.

What exactly does the course include?

`Since retiring last year, I moved to Lanzarote and thought it is important to try and mix with local Spanish people. I went to a couple of classes with another teacher, but sharing 1 hour a week with 4 other students did not give me what I was looking for, not to mention the expense. I found Ana's website. This works for me, as I download the audio, as I work through the modules onto my laptop and my phone. This means, when I am out cycling or just sitting have a coffee enjoying the view I can listen to my Spanish Audio. The lessons can also be downloaded so I can print them and keep them in an orderly file. The audios are clear and the explanations of verbs etc are very clear. For example: a friend of mine who attends a weekly course told me she was stressing over the verb "to go" and found it difficult. I explained it the way Ana explains it and my friends said "is that it???".I signed up for Curso Básico. The amount in these modules is amazing. Much more than any other courses I have attempted. Because it is online and accessible anywhere. Plus I can do this at my own pace. Don't get me wrong I still have to put the study in, if I am too busy to study I simply go back a couple of modules to refresh my memory. I would recommend this course to anyone whether they are in a hurry or just want to go at their own speed´.
Karen Porter




In this course the explanations are in English. The instructions for the exercises are in English and Spanish. As we progress through the course we use less English and more Spanish.


The course is designed so that you can do it at your own pace. Either way, my recommendation is to be consistent. If you do one lesson a week you can finish the course in less than three months. But remember that short, frequent sessions are more effective than a five-hour marathon every ten days. You will have support from the teacher for 1 year.


After your purchase, if you are not enrolled in Escuela Español VIVO yet, you will receive a personal username and password to access the school and the courses you are enrolled in at any time and from anywhere. You only need an internet connection.

The Teacher

My name is Ana and I have been a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language since 2010. I am the founder of Escuela Español VIVO and author of the blog, courses and programs that you can find on this website. 

My goal is to help you communicate in Spanish at the level you want through a modern, fun and effective approach. 

I will accompany you on this course to answer your questions and help you with whatever you need.

Satisfaction guaranteed

You have free access to the course for 7 days to try it out and decide if this course is for you.

Start the adventure of learning Spanish, today!


  • Lifetime access to a structured course.
  • Detailed explanations and activities to practice.
  • Audios for listening and pronunciation practice.
  • Feedback and help from the teacher for 1 year.
  • Quizzes, revision lessons, progress tracking and more!
  • BONUS: Access to the 'Train your Spanish' program for 1 year.
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