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Learn spanish quickly & easily

& Immediately Start Speaking in Your Everyday Life

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HANDLE EVERYDAY SITUATIONS WITH EASE

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UNDERSTAND SPOKEN SPANISH IN YOUR INTERACTIONS

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SPEAK IN FULL SENTENCES FROM THE 1ST LESSON

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BE HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL IN A SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD

Learn spanish quickly & Easily

& Immediately Start Speaking in Your Everyday Life

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HANDLE EVERYDAY SITUATIONS WITH EASE

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UNDERSTAND SPOKEN SPANISH IN YOUR INTERACTIONS

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SPEAK IN FULL SENTENCES FROM THE 1ST LESSON

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Be highly functional in a Spanish Speaking World

IF YOU ARE LIVING IN MEXICO

YOU KNOW LIFE IS SO MUCH BETTER HERE

Even with the Spanish language barrier, you manage to get through most interactions with lots of smiling, gesturing, and of course, your translator app.

But you want to converse with the locals, build real connections, and truly be part of your new community.

And that’s why… 

LEARNING SPANISH HAS

ALWAYS BEEN PART OF YOUR PLAN

 

You knew it would take some time to learn a new language, but you would eventually figure it out.

You’re smart. You’ve learned lots of things in your life! 

After realizing Duolingo wasn’t cutting it, you decided to sign up for one of those online courses where you study by yourself, and you even tried classes with a local teacher.

No matter what you try, your progress is painfully slow and it feels like the Spanish you’ve picked up is not enough for your everyday interactions in real life.

Months later, you are struggling through basic conversations and often freeze up and forget words you need.

When someone speaks to you, they speak so fast that it is impossible to understand.

I have already learned more from one class than I did from 6 years of on-again off-again Duolingo. ¡Estoy muy feliz! Thank you so much!

~Charlene P. 

Our live instructor is wonderful, full of energy, advice, and bless her, endless patience. I have learned a tremendous amount and have been motivated to practice and learn daily. 

~Rob Young

Oops, Have you been studyinG the wrong SpanisH?

The Spanish you need FOR LIVING in Mexico is totally different than what you’ll find in a textbook or something on a free app.

You need to learn practical Spanish that you can immediately start using in your day-to-day conversations and interactions. 

You want to… 

…to understand more of what you hear!

…to recognize numbers when you HEAR them from 0 to 1000 and beyond

…to ask for items in a store or figure out where something is located.

…to order items from behind the counter, at the deli, pharmacy, and the corner store

…to place your order, ask for missing items, get the bill, add a tip, etc. 

…to confirm prices for taxi rides, shopping, bus fare, or anything else!

…to understand common replies and greetings, no matter where you go.

And most importantly, you need to learn this language quickly!

Yes, you need a course specifically designed for people living in Mexico!

Like this one…

SPANISH FROM ZERO COURSE

A course to get you from ZERO to Functional FAST in the Spanish-speaking world.

You will be speaking in full sentences and immediately using what you have learned from the very first lesson with our FRASE method!  

I couldn’t be happier with the progress I have made. I am so much more confident to speak and understand basic phrases in stores, restaurants, taxis etc. I highly recommend this course 100% 

~Heather Fischer

Upcoming Courses:

Wednesday June 19 at 9:00 AM CST

Full

Tuesday July 9 at 10:00 AM CST

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Monday August 12 at 2:00 PM CST

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Spanish from Zero Course

Start from $99/ month
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Live group classes each week

Only 5 people per class

Access to online lessons to review, reinforce, and practice what you’ve learned

All with a No-fail guarantee

Get Started with a

25-min Trial Lesson

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This Course Includes: 

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Spanish from Zero Online Course

This is the backbone of the program and includes 32 lessons with 100+ activities to help you learn, review, reinforce and practice daily. ($399 value)

  • Interactive speaking practice videos
  • Easy-to-understand explanation videos
  • Listening comprehension activities
  • A pre-recorded version of the ‘live lessons’
  • Printable lesson notes
  • Audio downloads and Summary Notes
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Join Small Group Classes Every Week

Stay consistent with your studies with a weekly class that you look forward to each week to practice your Spanish. These interactive small group lessons are where you will connect with the same teacher and classmates each week. ($299 value)

  • Join a 55-minute lesson each week
  • Only 5 students per class
  • Lots of role play, speaking, practice building sentences
  • Get insights into Mexican culture & communication
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Role play everyday situations

  • Find specific items in a store
  • Make and modify food and drink orders
  • Ask for and understand prices
  • See the full list here
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Number mastery course (1-1000)

This course will help you to learn and easily understand the numbers up to 1000! ($29 value)

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Mexican Spanish pronunciation course

Learn how to hear and say the sounds of Mexican Spanish to improve your pronunciation, be easily understood AND be able to accurately sound out Spanish words as well! ($29 value)

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Flashcard review system

Easily review words and phrases you learned in the course with flashcards that include audio recorded by native Mexican speakers. ($49 value)

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Vocabulary Booster Course

Learn 100+ everyday words to help you express your ideas better in conversations. Learn the days of the week, colors, basic foods, words for transportation and more. ($49 value)

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Access the course for an entire year

You will have plenty of time to learn and review your lessons, then come back and review again. 

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No-Fail Guarantee

By the end of the course, we guarantee that you will be able to handle each of the situational role plays (speaking & understanding) and have a solid understanding of what has been taught.
Read more about our guarantee here. 

Amy Whitney | Creator of Expat Spanish

Hola! My name is Amy Whitney. I am a Canadian expat, and I have been living in Mexico full-time since 2016, originally in Puerto Vallarta, and now in Guadalajara. 

Learning Spanish was a MASSIVE struggle for me.

For over 14 years, I was stuck at a ‘useless’ beginner level, despite trying Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, private lessons, immersion retreats, half a dozen online courses, and even 5-years of high school Spanish!

I knew a lot of grammar and vocabulary but when it came to real communication… It took me forever to come up with a simple sentence. And my listening ability was non-existent.

I finally had a huge breakthrough when I started to focus on conversational Spanish I could actually use in the real world.

Within less than a year, I reached an advanced level, and even more importantly, I gained extensive insights into the process of HOW to learn a language as an adult. 

Seeing so many expats struggling to learn the local language was hard, especially because I knew WHY they were having such a hard time and HOW to help them. So I set out to create this course which is centered around OUR needs as expats and the situations we face daily. 

Each lesson has something that you can immediately go out and use, which will keep you motivated! The classes are fun, interactive, and full of speaking practice to build your confidence quickly. 

Our course completion rate is over 80% which is unheard of in the e-learning industry! 

If you are interested in what we do, but still not sure, you can book a trial lesson to experience one of our lessons before making a decision.

Check Out One of Our Fun & Effective Lesson Here 

See how you can start speaking in full sentences within minutes! 

Here’s What Our Students

Have to Say About This Course

Previously I had started a couple of online beginner courses without much success as the grammar and verb tenses were so confusing which led to frustration and loss of interest. But the Spanish from Zero course is designed for everyday situations like shopping, getting a taxi, going to a restaurant and ordering food.

The course is set up for continual review, listening and speaking skills.  I have gained more confidence to speak Spanish by taking this course.

Jeanette McDonald

I found that the course structure has helped me speak and understand more of the Spanish language. This course was designed for a beginner student and gives a great base to continue learning. I have taken other courses and gave up part way through.

 

Claudette Guilbeault

Amy’s course starts with the basic things you need to start actually speaking. I was able to speak my first real sentence in Spanish during the first class, something that Duolingo didn’t help me with after 1 year, even after paying for the full course!  The one-on-one feel of her class has been particularly helpful.

Monica O'Neil

Having lessons to study during the week then after having and in-person class (on Zoom) in small groups really helped with correcting pronunciation. Other programs that are solely online leave you wondering if you are pronouncing words correctly with no feedback. I highly recommend Expat Spanish.

Molly Burgess

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE LESSONS?

All students will have access to the online lesson materials (flashcards, lesson notes, audio and videos) plus the lesson recordings of their sessions with the teacher for an entire year.

HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?

Spanish from Zero includes two 8-week courses (Level 1 & 2). Immediately after signup, you will have the chance to choose your preferred start date for the Level 1 group course. To help you jumpstart your Spanish, you’ll have access to lessons & activities that will get you learning and practicing while you are waiting for your group course to begin. 

Once your course begins, you will attend a once weekly class with the same students and teacher. The small group classes (5 people max.) ensure you will have lots of opportunities to speak Spanish and develop your confidence. Between classes, you will continue to learn online with homework, activities, and materials to review everything you’ve covered throughout the week. 

As the Level 1 course is wrapping up, we will reach out to see if you would like to continue to Level immediately, or take a break. Either way, you have an entire year to register for the Level 2 course. 

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN EACH CLASS?

Only 5 people are in each group. The same group of people take the course for the entire 8-week duration and your teacher will be the same throughout the course level to ensure everyone is on the same page.

HOW DO I JOIN THE LESSONS?
All lessons are taught online via Zoom.. We recommend joining the classes from a laptop or a tablet so that you can easily see the screen.

The Benefits of Online Lessons are:

  • You can join class from anywhere, as long as you have Internet access.
  • The teacher can share their screen with visual aids.
  • Notes can be typed into the chat for students to copy and paste easily.
  • Each student can adjust their audio to make sure they can clearly hear the teacher.
WHAT LEVEL OF COMPUTER SKILLS DO I NEED?

If you have studied with an online course previously, the skills you will need are very similar. Our platform is easy to navigate if you have these VERY BASIC computer skills: 

  1. You know how to login and reset a password if needed.
  2. You can download and install an app or software program if needed.
  3. You can join a video call. We use Zoom for our classes. 
  4. You can navigate web pages easily (finding the menu, following links, going back to the previous page)
  5. You can download a document (for example, the lesson notes), save it to your device, and locate the document later.
  6. You can print off a document if needed (ie. lesson notes if you prefer a printable version)
WHAT TIME ZONE ARE THE LESSONS IN?

All lessons are based on CST (Guadalajara time). Courses typically run during the daytime between 9am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturdays. 

WHAT ARE THE COURSE PRICES?

For the entire Spanish to Zero course program, the cost is $479. You can sign up and pay $99 per month for five months. This will give you access to all the online materials for one year, plus you can take your two 8-week group classes anytime within that year.

IS THERE A MAKE-UP CLASS IF I CAN'T ATTEND?

The online course includes a pre-recorded version of the lesson that will work perfectly as a make-up class if you are sick, traveling, or an emergency comes up. 

These pre-recorded lessons also are helpful for review after the live class completes, and also, for people who have a hard time remembering things, or tend to get nervous in the class and want to ‘pre-watch’ the class before attending. 

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE COURSE?

You can pay by credit card. After you sign up, you will be able to choose your group class date/time and have immediate access to the online lessons.

Amy’s classes and lessons feel easy and the pace and speed are perfect. That proud moment when you realize that you can string together a whole 9-word sentence after one lesson in Spanish is indescribable!  I wasn’t sure what to think going into this, but WOW, it is fun.

Learning a new language is scary and can be a daunting and difficult task if you don’t know where to begin but thanks to Amy, learning Spanish is fun and exciting.

~ Anel Cleghorn

“I recently completed Expat Spanish from Zero and I couldn’t be happier with the progress I have made. I had previously taken a beginner course with a strong grammar focus and was extremely frustrated that I didn’t have the confidence or ability to recall what I had learned.

Amy’s practical course design provides for ease of learning for everyday situations, builds a strong foundation with lots of opportunity for review to improve speaking and listening skills.

She is incredibly intuitive and adapts to her students individual learning styles and course progress making everyone feel comfortable.

I am so much more confident to speak and understand basic phrases in stores, restaurants, taxis etc. I highly recommend this course 100% and look forward to continued learning with my Maestra Amy! ¡Ella es la mejor!”

~Heather Fischer

Spanish from Zero Course

A course to get you from ZERO to Functional FAST in the Spanish-speaking world.

You will be speaking in full sentences and immediately using what you have learned from the very first lesson with our FRASE method!  

Upcoming Courses:

Wednesday June 19 at 9:00 AM CST

Full

Tuesday July 9 at 10:00 AM CST

3 spaces left

Monday August 12 at 2:00 PM CST

5 spaces left

Spanish from Zero Course

Start from $99/ month
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USD
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Start from $99/ month

Live group classes each week

Only 5 people per class

Access to online lessons to review, reinforce, and practice what you’ve learned

All with a No-fail guarantee

Get Started with a

25-min Trial Lesson

Is this right course for you?

Try a lesson before signing up!

Meet the teacher

Experience a quick lesson