Start learning Spanish with an A1 Course

Most students choose to take a basic Spanish language course so they can learn a new language, get to know a different culture, have the chance to start working in a Spanish company, comfortably travel around a Spanish speaking country, get in touch with their heritage, and many more reasons.

Taking Spanish classes for beginners will help you start your journey to become a fluent Spanish speaker. Spanish is also the second most spoken language in the world. There are over 572 million Spanish speakers all around the globe. In around twenty countries, Spanish is the official language. These countries include Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Spain, and even Equatorial Guinea. Whether you want to visit the stunning city of Sevilla or travel around the stunning natural landscape of Costa Rica, learning Spanish for beginners will be a course that will certainly come in handy.

Have a look at Lingoda’s Spanish Online Courses: Intensive Spanish Courses, Immersive Spanish Courses, Spanish Private 1:1 Courses, Spanish Conversation Courses, Spanish Evening Classes for busy people, Spanish Grammar Courses, Spanish Reading Courses. Our Spanish teachers come from all over Spanish speaking countries, so you’ll learn also to recognize many Spanish accents and varieties!

Spanish A1 level overview

The Spanish A1 level course will teach you Spanish skills such as…

Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases

Introduce yourself and others

Interact in a simple way.

Learn A1 Spanish: Courses for Beginner Students

Basic Spanish language courses online with Lingoda are not only effective but also convenient. With our Spanish A1 courses, you’ll be able to have a flexible schedule since we provide lessons 24/7. Also, all our teachers are native-level speakers and fully certified to teach the language, so you can be sure that you’ll learn basic Spanish from the best. All the courses provided by Lingoda are also fully CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Language) accredited, this means that we will prepare you with an official guideline for learning the language. You’ll get the chance to take classes with us from beginner levels (A1 and A2) up to an upper-intermediate level (B1 and B2). Finally, since our classes are solely online, you will have the comfort to take your Spanish lessons for beginners from wherever you want.

Topics you will cover in your A1 level Spanish courses

According to the CEFR framework, the first step of the Spanish learning journey starts with Level A1. This level is known as the ‘Beginner’ of the ‘Breakthrough’ stage. Spanish for beginners lessons at this level will help you understand and utilise very simple, common Spanish words, phrases, and expressions. This course will focus on basic communication in everyday situations, as well as the satisfaction of concrete needs. At this level, you’ll also be able to carry out simple conversations, such as asking and answering basic questions on topics that cover basic personal information, interests, and family.

By the end of the course, you should be able to understand simple Spanish which is spoken slowly and carefully. You will also be able to learn numbers, give basic instructions, and understand directions. Your writing level will allow you to write basic greeting cards, postcards, and short letters to friends.

Why should you choose Lingoda for your A1 Spanish lessons?

There are plenty of reasons why Lingoda is the best place for you to learn basic Spanish. We will provide you with more benefits than you can think of. Our online Spanish lessons are held 24/7, this means that even if you have a busy schedule throughout the day or are a freelancer without a set schedule, you will be able to find a lesson to join at any time of the day. At Lingoda we value the opinion and the values of our students, therefore we always ensure to provide the best quality of education and always keep our students' best interests in mind.

If you decide to join a Spanish class with Lingoda, you will be surprised by how easy it is to get started. Your first step is to choose whether you want to take group lessons or have a private tutor follow you every step of the way. Of course, you can also choose to take a mix of the two options as well. Once this process is done, you can pick the best times which are suitable for your schedule and get started with your Spanish lessons.

Sample chapters in our Spanish Beginners’ course

Here’s a preview of the different curriculum chapters you’ll encounter during your Spanish A1 level courses. This is the curriculum we use for our small group classes, and our private one-on-one classes. If you choose to study a private class as well, you may be able to expand beyond these topics depending on your tutor.

In this chapter of A1 Spanish you will learn key phrases to introduce yourself, friends or business partners, and how to conjugate regular verbs in the present tense. By the end of this chapter you will also be able to formulate different types of questions and answer these questions to provide personal information such as where you are from, where you live, as well as ask and tell people how you are.

In this chapter of A1 Spanish, you will learn how to name and order common drinks and snacks in a café as well as asking for the bill and understanding prices and payments. Moreover, you will deepen your understanding of the gender and number of nouns in Spanish and will practice common questions in a café setting.

In this chapter of A1 Spanish, you will learn to talk about what your job is and where you work, as well as learning the names for common job titles. To do so, you will also learn some basic stem-changing verbs and to form negative sentences using ‘no’.

In this chapter of A1 Spanish, you will talk about your likes and dislikes using the verb ‘gustar’. By the end of this chapter you will be able to describe your hobbies and leisure activities to say what you prefere doing in your free time.

In this chapter of A1 Spanish, you will learn words and expressions related to different holiday destinations and activities. You will practise with the expression ‘ir a + infinitve’ to talk about your plans and learn how to use adjectives in combination with nouns to describe your dream holiday.

Try 4 lessons from our Spanish Beginner’s classes

Our A1 Spanish language courses are ideal for all kinds of students. If you are looking to pick up a new language or want to get an A1 Spanish language certificate, Lingoda will be able to help you out. Sign up for our free trial period to join four group classes and try out some of our A1 Spanish lessons. This is a great way to see what a beginner Spanish course looks like at Lingoda.

The indefinite article


A grammar lesson on indeterminative articles and their use.

Personal details


Learn the basic vocabulary to introduce yourself.

Hobbies and free time


Learn structures, locutions, and vocabulary to talk about your free time.

At the bus station


Learn the key words to use at the bus station!

Spanish A1 language basics

Tips and tricks for learning A1 level Spanish:

Learning beginner Spanish can be easy and quite fun. Prior to and during your A1 Spanish lessons, check out these tips and tricks . You will be able to learn about the best ways to learn, to practice pronunciation, and much more.

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Frequently asked questions

With Lingoda you will not have to worry about getting any extra material. Our online courses will offer you the chance to download and print out digital material that you will need to learn and practice the language. Once you have signed up for your beginner Spanish lessons, you’ll be able to download all the class material you’ll need free of charge. This material will help you study and prepare for the lessons during your free time outside of the classroom. At Lingoda, we strongly encourage our students to practice their newly acquired skills outside of the lessons as well with the extra material provided. After the class, you’ll also be able to find quizzes that will test you on the topics you studied during the lesson and help you keep track of your progress. All the material we provide has been created by experts following CEFR guidelines.

At the conclusion of your Spanish A1 level, you will be able to make your way around a Spanish speaking country, as well as understand touristic and leisure information, purchase food and beverages or go shopping. You will be able to learn how to introduce yourself and others, as well as ask and answer questions about your profession. Finally, you will be able to interact in a simple way with native speakers.

Lingoda is not a language learning application. At Lingoda we strongly enforce and believe in a live interaction. With our live and online courses, we can provide customised feedback to our students. These are essential factors needed when learning a new language. With a native-level teacher guiding you through your Spanish language learning journey, you’ll be able to ask questions and have any doubts resolved in real-time. Unlike a language learning application, during your life lessons, you’ll be able to interact with your classmates and teachers, as well as use your newly acquired Spanish skills.

There is no set time frame when it comes to improving a language. The length of time always depends on the student. Some of the factors that matter the most are whether you put enough effort and focus on the studies, as well as if you practise the newly acquired skills inside and outside of the class. Most of the students that progress through the language learning journey quicker are the ones that bring their learning outside of the classroom. Try reading a book in Spanish, follow a Spanish show in its original language, make friends with Spanish speakers and hold a conversation in their native language. These are some of the best practices which can help you improve quicker. However, Lingoda also offers intensive courses if you wish to learn the language in a shorter period.

Our exams follow theCEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. The level of easiness or hardness of the exam is subjective to the student. If you choose to apply yourself during class and study the given material provided by Lingoda, you’ll be able to successfully pass the exam by the end of the course.

The teachers we provide at Lingoda are all native-level speakers with many years of experience. Since all our teachers go through a rigorous selection process, as well as a Lingoda method and standards training, you can rest assured that the quality of the education will be of great quality.

Once you have completed a language course, you’ll be presented with an official Lingoda language certificate which is issued following the CEFR criteria. This certificate will be given digitally, and it will be accepted in many institutions around the world. However, to receive the certificate you’ll need to have completed at least 90% of the course.