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Proper pronunciation is important to good communication. Beginning Conversational French will help you master the best pronunciations. Simply click on each word to hear it spoken. Every word and sentence is also written out phonetically.
This course has been carefully crafted to ensure you will have no trouble pronouncing French words correctly. The first three lessons introduce the basics needed for most conversations in French, such as “please” and “thank you.” You will also learn numbers, days of the week, months of the year, and telling time.
The entire course is structured in this logical, systematic method. After the introduction and basic conversation lessons, you will learn what to say at the airport. From the airport, you need to get to your hotel, so you will learn how to talk about transportation. The following lesson shows you how to talk to hotel employees. After you have settled into your hotel, you will probably be hungry, so the course also covers how to communicate in restaurants.
Each lesson also includes cultural tips. Hand and body gestures mean different things in different cultures. For example, do you know the proper way to point to avoid offending people in France? This course will tell you. You will be pleased with your quick progress, and you will be prepared for your next trip!
Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, you’ll find this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language.
Throughout this course, you’ll gain cultural knowledge and learn useful conversational phrases and vocabulary words particular to a specific area of travel. You’ll practice these in drills, interactive exercises, and dialogues. In each lesson, you’ll find helpful audio aids and Japanese words written in the English alphabet. This technique will allow you to bypass one of the biggest obstacles for most beginners of Japanese: the letter system. By the end of this course, you’ll have acquired basic conversational skills that enable you to travel around the country easily, and you’ll have discovered the heart of Japan!
Discover Sign Language teaches you how to sign basic phrases and expand to complete sentences and see how to put it all together, so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you will learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don’t.
Throughout the course you will learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you will be immersed in silence, so you will gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.
You will also gain an introduction to the world of the Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you will be ready to sign!
This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You’ll learn practical, everyday words. You’ll read, hear, and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you’re likely to encounter if you plan to vacation in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You’ll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian! This course will make it simple to master your pronunciation of Italian. Essential words and phrases are written phonetically by using sounds that are familiar to you from English words. The audio feature lets you hear the words and phrases spoken aloud with just a click of your mouse. Short exercises are included with each lesson to help you reinforce what you’ve learned and gauge your progress, making it easy to pinpoint areas that you still need to review. The exercises also give you immediate feedback—you’ll know whether you answered correctly as soon as you finish.
By the end of the second lesson, you will have already learned about the Italian language’s impact on the world, the Italian alphabet, phonetics, and pronunciation, proper forms of address, expressions of courtesy, and how to make introductions. When you reach your final lesson, you will know how to ask for help, ask directions, navigate Italian shops, book a hotel room, order a meal, and much more! Cultural notes are included throughout the course to help you better understand Italians and their way of life. You will learn what various gestures mean to Italians, which ones to use, and those you should avoid. This course will convince you that learning a language is both fun and rewarding.
Communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients after taking this discounted series of courses that teach Spanish for medical professionals.
Spanish for Medical Professionals I
Are you struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients? If so, here’s the perfect solution. Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this fun and simple course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap. By the end of this course, you’ll have a strong foundation in basic medical Spanish that you can build on for years to come.
Spanish for Medical Professionals II
Do you feel like you have a pretty good sense of intro Spanish, but are ready to take it to the next level? This course picks up where Spanish for Medical Professionals left off. And, if you didn’t take the first course, no problem! This course is also for healthcare providers who already have a pretty good sense of Spanish, but just need more medical vocabulary to sharpen their skills.
When working with employees who speak another language, it is important to be able to communicate with them and to work efficient with them. Spanish for Food Service is an innovative, self-paced, online Spanish course designed for restaurant managers, wait staff, cooks, and anyone working with Spanish-speaker employees and co-workers in the food service industry.
Students will build their workplace Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills while learning with pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and quizzes, as well as cultural tidbits along the way.
In addition to basic greetings and general Spanish vocabulary, this course also covers hiring, training, job expectations, job performance, accidents and emergencies, menu terms, meats, seafood, fruits, vegetables, beverages, service station, condiments, types of china and flatware, room set-up, and cleaning supplies.
With more and more Spanish-speaking people living in the United States every year, learning the Spanish language is becoming ever more important. In the law enforcement field, mastering basic Spanish will give you more power to handle situations involving Spanish-speaking victims, witnesses, or criminals. It’s also a smart career move, because adding Spanish skills to your resume can open doors to new job opportunities.
Whether you’re new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this course will teach you the basic Spanish phrases you need for everything from making casual conversation to handling life-or-death situations. You’ll start with simple vocabulary for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. You will learn Spanish terminology you can use during arrests, traffic stops, medical emergencies, and many other common law enforcement situations. By the end of this course, you will be well on your way to becoming a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish speakers all around you.
What do you do if a patient needs your help, but you can’t understand them? What if you encounter worried family members, but aren’t able to reassure them that everything will be fine? Those in the medical field can easily find themselves in such situations, and you want to be prepared. Medical Spanish courses are the perfect solution. This simple and enjoyable Spanish for Medical Professionals course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.
With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it’s more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What’s more, adding Spanish skills to your resume can broaden your career horizons and give you an advantage over other healthcare workers. This course skips the “touristy” topics and focuses on the basic medical Spanish phrases you really need to know in a medical setting. Whether you’re new to the language or just want a refresher, this medical Spanish class can help you. ¡Vamos! (Let’s go!)
If you struggle to communicate with your Spanish-speaking students and their families, and you don’t know your cabeza from your codo (that’s your head from your elbow), don’t worry—help is here!
Whether you took a Spanish class 20 years ago and just want to brush up a bit, or you have never taken a Spanish class, you will learn the essential Spanish for teachers and bridge the communication gap with your Spanish-speaking students and parents. Rest assured that this won’t be anything like your typical high school Spanish course. You will learn new words in easy-to-digest bites, and each lesson will include Supplementary Material to help you keep expanding your vocabulary.
This course starts with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, and then moves right into simple words for everyday things, such as colors, numbers, and question words. Then you will learn more of the basics of conversational phrases, family names, and directions. You will understand what it’s like on the first day of school and words relating to enrolling new students, conversing in the classroom, talking about rules and behavior, and basic vocabulary for various academic subjects.
Finally, you will discover some survival phrases for the parent-teacher conference as you learn to describe how a child is doing, talk about academic or behavior problems, and discuss grades and homework. By the end of this course, you will be well on the path to becoming a Spanish speaker and communicating more effectively with the Spanish-speakers all around you.
Learn shortcuts to help you engage in conversational Spanish, as you build your language skills and develop fluency.
Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can with Speed Spanish! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué Bueno!
Speed Spanish II
Have you ever seen a non-native speaking Spanish fluently? Were you impressed? Would you like to become more conversational and more comfortable in Spanish-speaking situations? Now you can. Our Speed Spanish courses are unlike any other Spanish classes you may have ever taken. You’ll see words, hear them pronounced properly, and be granted plenty of opportunities to practice your pronunciation. Then, you’ll learn several clever recipes that you can use to glue the words together into sentences. Enroll in Speed Spanish II, and you’ll see an immediate improvement in your Spanish fluency from the very first lesson.
Speed Spanish III
Master your ability to speak, understand, and read Spanish by taking the final installment in our unique three-part Speed Spanish learning series. In this advanced-level course, you’ll learn the final six recipes that will serve as templates to help you create any Spanish sentence you want. The goal of this course is not just learning the recipes—it’s also to help you use them spontaneously so that you’ll never be at a loss for words!