Spanish Fundamentals

16 Hours / 6 Months / Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

Spanish Fundamentals is a self-paced, online Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English and Spanish-speakers.

Build your Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills while learning with pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and quizzes, as well as cultural tidbits along the way. 

Course Mentor:

Tara Bradley Williams, co-Founder of Pronto Spanish, is the instructional designer for all of Pronto Spanish courses and materials.  Tara has over 25 years of Spanish and ELL (English Language Language) teaching experience at the high school, community college, and corporate training levels.  Tara has a BA degree in Spanish and Sociology from St. Norbert College and a MA in Adult Education from the University of Denver. She has studied Spanish at the Universidad de Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain and has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Latin America. 

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Greetings
  • More Greetings
  • More Conversational Phrases
  • Survival Words
  • Numbers 0-9
  • Numbers 10-1000
  • Colors
  • Directions
  • Places
  • Questions
  • Time
  • Months & Seasons
  • Days of the Week and Date
  • Family
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Likes and Dislikes

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **