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Learn Spanish, step by step! Welcome to LearnCraft Spanish, a proven system that will teach you how to learn Spanish fluently. Starting with a foundation of core Spanish grammar and the most common Spanish vocabulary, Timothy will guide you through the essential steps to speaking and understanding fluent Spanish like a native speaker. If you're a serious Spanish learner and you want to make deep, personal connections with the native Spanish speakers in your life, the LearnCraft Spanish podcast is for you. Join us on a rigorous, fulfilling journey to Spanish fluency.
What’s the key to speaking Spanish fluently, spontaneously, and effortlessly? Mastering core Spanish grammar. To learn how to speak Spanish fluently, we need to start by mastering the structures and elements that make Spanish different from English. Today we’ll learn some essential Spanish grammar and do some spoken grammar exercises to make it stick. After this foundational work, Spanish grammar will get easier and easier — and Spanish fluency will be all downhill!
To become fluent in Spanish, you have to learn connecting words! Today we’re talking about conjunctions, particularly the words que and y, and how they help hold the whole Spanish language together and create fluent flow. We’ll also learn why conjunctions are even more important in Spanish than in English, based on a special rule about Spanish verbs. After this episode, you’ll know how to use the most common word in the Spanish language, getting you one step closer to thinking in Spanish.
Some Spanish words are more important than others! In today’s episode, we will talk about how you can start *thinking* in Spanish by choosing the right words to work on. We will focus on some of the highest-leverage words in the language — three words that comprise 8% of the Spanish language by themselves. After we practice with these words, you’ll soon be able to start forming sentences like a native Spanish speaker. For show notes, transcript, and free practice materials, visit  
Time to practice your Spanish out loud! Today we’ll learn about the number one way to solidify a new language in your brain — and we’ll get to put it into practice right away. If you follow this one tip, you’ll be fluent in Spanish faster than you ever thought possible. Let’s put everything we’ve learned so far into Spanish practice, out loud.
To learn fluent Spanish, you can’t just memorize words — you also have to master Spanish pronunciation. Today I present my top tips for pronouncing Spanish sounds authentically. Here’s the first tip: To develop your own “Spanish voice”, make sure to do the pronunciation exercises, out loud, throughout this episode!
The Spanish word “lo” is usually a HUGE headache for English speakers — but it won’t be for you! You’ll be using “lo” and “la” correctly after listening to this episode. Let’s get some good, active practice with the words for “him” and “her” in Spanish.
Why are Spanish direct object pronouns different from other pronouns? And how can you keep from mixing up all the different Spanish pronouns? Let’s use a memory palace to keep all of our Spanish pronouns straight. We’ll work on the Spanish pronouns for “him”, “her”, “me”, and “you”, and then we’ll put it all into practice with real sentences.
9: Por vs Para

9: Por vs Para


Let’s learn por and para. These words tend to be very hard to master when learning Spanish as a second language, but today we’ll learn a simple framework that you can use to decide between these two words in almost any context.
The word “them” may seem like a basic word, but it has multiple translations in Spanish! Today we’ll learn two Spanish words for “them”, as well as the word for “what”. We’ll also get lots of spoken practice with all of our essential Spanish vocabulary.
Learn Spanish faster by starting with the hard stuff — like expressing concepts! In this episode, we’ll lay the groundwork for expressing abstract ideas, concepts, and thoughts in fluent Spanish… and it all starts by mastering the #1 most important word in the Spanish language.  
How do you say “is” in Spanish? It MIGHT be the word “es”... and it might not! Let’s learn our first conjugation of Ser, and we’ll explore when you might use this word. This is the most common verb in Spanish, and the most common conjugation (by far). Today we’ll get some practice with “es” in a lot of sentence contexts.
13: How to conjugate Ser

13: How to conjugate Ser


Spanish Conjugations can be tough… but they don’t have to be! Let’s learn the present tense forms of Ser using a memory palace.  
Why does Spanish let you start a sentence with “soy” or “son” — without “yo” or “ellos”? And how can you tell when you should include the subject pronoun or leave it out? Let’s practice the skill of choosing whether or not to use subject pronouns with Spanish verbs.  
Let’s practice our present-tense conjugations of Ser, as well as everything we’ve learned in this podcast so far! Quiz the Spanish out loud to help make all of this grammar second-nature.  
16: Why Ser is so common

16: Why Ser is so common


The Spanish verb Ser doesn’t strictly mean “to be”; it means something much more specific. But it’s used in a wide variety of ways! Let’s learn how to think in Spanish by “thinking in Ser”, and using Ser to express identity in many different ways.
Learn Spanish subject pronouns, such as él, ella, nosotros, and yo, using a memory palace! After learning how to say the Spanish words for “he”, “she”, “I”, etc., you’ll be able to form a lot of sentences entirely in Spanish.
Let’s learn the past-tense forms of Ser, using a memory palace! Today we’ll also discuss our 3-step method for learning Spanish verb conjugations so that you can use them fluently.
The verb Ser is used in a lot of complex ways. Let’s practice some new sentence templates for this linking verb as we become more and more fluent with our present and past conjugations of Ser.
Mike became fluent in Spanish after a lifetime of trying — in this episode we’ll talk about how he did it, and we’ll practice all of the Spanish skills we’ve learned up to this point with a comprehensive quiz.
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