The fact that you're here means you're probably already familiar with our Spring Spanish videos and all our teachers.
That's great, thanks so much for learning Spanish with us!
But if you're still sometimes struggling with understanding Spanish native speakers (we know, we speak really fast…)
Or you have trouble speaking Spanish yourself in conversations without feeling clumsy, tongue-tied or translating in your head…
Then what you're about to read is going to be an eye-opener. Because here's the thing:
So on this page you're going to discover why that is the case, and I’m going to give you a technique to be able to use 100% of the Spanish you hear in our videos yourself, having it roll off the tongue in conversations with native speakers.
Best of all: that technique only takes 5 minutes a day, so everyone can do it.
After all if with just 5 extra minutes a day you’ll massively increase how much Spanish you learn from our videos, you’d take the time, right?
Here’s how you can do that.
As you've probably noticed already, in our lessons, we teach Spanish through a method called Conversation Based Chunking.
As a quick recap, the idea behind it is that instead of having to think of words and grammar rules while speaking, (which often makes you stumble and translate in your head, because you just don’t know what a Spanish sentence is supposed to look like)…
You start by observing native speakers speaking Spanish in full sentences (like our teachers)…
And you identify the exact word combinations they use (chunks). Like:
If you then learn such chunks, you’ll bypass grammar while speaking.
After all, if you know a chunk like “por la tarde” or “cómo estás” is correct, because you’ve heard a native speaker say it, why would you even think about prepositions, or verb conjugations anymore?
Does that make sense?
Of course it’ll still be useful to know some grammar, but having fluent Spanish sentences roll off the tongue… that’s only possible by bypassing grammar and speaking in chunks instead.
There's a lot of research into chunks, for example by Applied Linguistics PhD Gianfranco Conti:
Now, to use Conversation Based Chunking to its fullest potential and learn Spanish with it, here are the 4 steps you need to take.
But chances are, you're not memorizing the chunks consistently yet… or using them consistently while speaking Spanish (if you're practicing your spoken Spanish in real life at all).
Well, if you’re NOT, you’re only getting maybe 50% of the potential of these lessons…
Because if you’d take all the chunks from our lessons, and make an active effort to imprint them on your brain…
THAT’s when they start rolling off the tongue when you're out traveling, or just speaking to your waiter, or people in your community, or anywhere you speak Spanish.
Luckily we’ve developed an easy way to memorize chunks that only takes 5-10 minutes a day, through something called Cloze Cards.
Here's how it works…
Let’s say we have a video from Juan about saying goodbye in a conversation, and he mentions Chao, nos vemos (Bye, see you).
(You've now completed step 1 and 2 of Conversation Based Chunking: getting Input and Identifying chunks).
To memorize it, you now put the chunk on a flashcard within the original context where you found it. Like this:
And the answer would be…
Then you memorize it!
If you use an app like Brainscape (like we usually do with our students), you can just take 5 minutes a day to review chunks like this and learn new ones… and you’ll be imprinting them almost on autopilot!
Now, maybe you think, oh that's just a flashcard; but there are several nuances to Cloze Cards compared to normal flashcards that make them work so well to make you speak Spanish.
No wonder our Spanish students using Cloze Cards say things like “even just the audio on these flashcards are worth the price of the course for me”.
Now, EVERY video lesson we publish on YouTube contains useful chunks like this… So if you'd just use Cloze Cards like this 5 minutes a day for ALL the videos we publish, imagine how much easier it becomes to speak Spanish!
Now, many of our students say “okay, I understand how it works… but I don't have time to create all these Cloze Cards… or look for the chunks in the videos… and even if I did, I don't have anyone to practice with!”
We feel your pain. It's a lot of work: typing it out, or making them physically… Maybe trying to add audio to them (where do you even find someone to record audio for that)?
Well, here's the good news:
We create decks with Cloze Cards for every single one of our lessons. All lessons we’ve created already in the past (over 200 at the time of recording this video), and all future lessons.
Thousands of chunks.
And since we’re publishing a new lesson every day, every day the library is growing.
To put into perspective how much these chunks could help you, here’s Brian, who learned Spanish with us and imprinted 1000 chunks with Cloze Cards in 90 days and learned more Spanish in these 90 days than all of last year!
That’s only 11 new chunks a day… easily doable in 5 minutes a day, right?
The Inner Circle is our membership for Spanish students who really want to use the full potential of all our lessons to learn Spanish.
Inner Circle Members get access to:
Again, to produce all these videos and cloze cards we spend tens of thousands of dollars each year and we're working on it with a team of over 10 people. So in the Inner Circle, you make that entire team work for you to create lessons YOU need.
I think it’s fair to say we could charge quite a lot for the results such a service can give you, considering some courses with just a tutor once a week who’s teaching with a plain old textbook could cost you up to $500 … and a university course (where you usually just get a professor and some textbooks) can cost upwards of $40k.
Now, here’s the deal. We don’t like to just talk about how we can help you learn Spanish. We like to SHOW you. To let you experience first-hand how much your Spanish will improve if you start to use the full potential of the lessons.
It won’t cost you $40k to join, or even $500/month.
You can have our whole team working for you, every day, for just $19.99/mo. That’s only 0.66$/day.
And what’s more… you can try out membership now for just $1 for 7 days.
Why would we let you try it for such a low price? Well, that way there are no more excuses standing in the way of you mastering Spanish and use it in conversations anymore!
So when you start your $1 trial, you'll get instant access to the entire Inner Circle and all the 150+ lesson resources and the live classes.
I think you’ll agree with me, with everything you’re getting, that this is an incredible deal.
To get try it out right now, just click the button below:
Then hang out for 7 days, pick the Spanish lessons that are relevant to you…
Use the flashcards. Chat with us, come to the live calls.
And if you love the experience and you notice how much your Spanish is improving already, do nothing. Your membership will start at a preferred membership rate of 19.99$/mo; 66 cents a day.
If you decide it’s not for you, within 7 days you just send us a message from the community, and we'll cancel your membership and you’ll never be billed again. (We send you a reminder email about the re-bill as well so you don't miss it).
Or in 2,3, 6 months from now, anytime, whenever you want to take a break, you send us a message and we’ll instantly cancel your membership.
So click the button below and join us. You have nothing to lose or worry about, only amazing Spanish conversation skills to gain!
PS: This $1 trial offer and the 19.99$/mo price is only available for the first 100 members. In fact, since making the offer available we only have
100 56 spots at this pricing left.
Afterwards, we’ll evaluate (and probably increase) the monthly membership price. So if you’d like to test it all out for just $1 and the lowest membership rate it’s ever been, sign up now!
Spring Spanish co-founder Lukas wrote an Amazon best-selling book about Conversation Based Chunking. It's called “Effortless Conversations”.
It’s available on Amazon for $9.99 right now, but he's happy to give it to you as part of your $1 trial.
It outlines the whole process of Conversation Based Chunking, from identifying chunks to using them in conversations.
It also contains an entire section on memory tricks that complement the flashcard strategy we gave you today. So it’ll help you make the most out of our lessons and master Spanish even faster.
Upon signing up for your trial, you'll receive a digital copy of this book right away!
To make trial membership even more of a no-brainier, we’ll also give you access to our “Essential Spanish Chunks Series”: a collection of cloze card decks for the most frequent situations most of our Spanish students end up in, like:
We’re continuously updating this Essential Spanish Chunks series, and you’re getting access to them as a gift as well when you become an Inner Circle member now.
By signing up right now, I understand I'm taking advantage of this special Spring Spanish Inner Circle Offer, including instant access to the Inner Circle for just $1.
I get instant access to all flashcard decks and transcripts and can attend the live meet&greets and Spanish speaking groups to start speaking Spanish right away.
I also get a digital copy of the Amazon best-selling Effortless Conversations Book and the “Essential Spanish Chunks” cheat sheets and Cloze Card decks.
After 7 days, I will continue being part of the Inner Circle and learning Spanish for the reduced membership rate of $19.99/mo, or I can cancel my subscription by sending a support message and I won't owe anything. This rate is only available for a limited number of members. By subscribing now, I'm locking in this rate forever.
Once you’ve entered your details on the secure order form and you're enrolled, you’ll immediately have 24/7 access to the Inner Circle, the book and all other Inner Circle features.
After 7 days, your membership will renew at $19.99/mo until you cancel. We send you a rebill reminder every month before you get billed, so you don't miss it. You can cancel easily at any time by sending us a support message.