How does the course work, if it's based on story? I'm glad you asked!
You see, the story of El Hombre Del Sombrero is told over 20 chapters.
The course is structured so that each teaching module is based on one chapter of the story.
This is no ordinary Spanish course, because the course syllabus emerges from the story.
Let me explain...
Most Spanish courses are structured by taking a bunch of grammar rules, putting them together in a certain order, then teaching them to you one-by-one in a series of lessons.
This is dull, and ineffective.
In Spanish Uncovered, we do things differently.
In this course, your main focus is this: To read and enjoy the plot of the story!
That's right - you concentrate on reading and understanding the story. The "formal study" happens another way!
You learn through a process known as "Guided Discovery".
What's guided discovery?
Well, rather than teaching you a particular grammar rule in an abstract way, I first make sure you first see the grammar rule being used in the story itself - in context - so you get to learn how it works in a natural way.
This means the course syllabus emerges from the story. (Doesn't that sound more exciting than your last textbook?)
You discover the rules by yourself (with help from me of course), which makes learning much more effective.
This means you get to enjoy learning Spanish first and foremost, rather than get bogged down in technicalities from the start.
(Yes... it's fun!)
At every stage of the course, you’ll be immersed in real Spanish - both the written story and the audiobook.
This means that by the time you finish the course, not only will you have read an entire book in Spanish, but you’ll have a large vocabulary, so you can express yourself fully in conversation.
You will also have had many hours of listening practice, so that following spoken Spanish will be effortless.