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"At Last! An Easy Way to Speak Spanish."


"And best of all it's fun to communicate in Spanish with simple methods for getting your point across. Read on and discover why traditional Spanish classes let you down and how anyone can immediately communicate in Spanish."

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By Marcus Santamaria

Dear Friend

I want to share with you some shortcuts to Spanish success. Shortcuts that make learning Spanish easy, perhaps easier than you ever thought possible. These shortcuts helped me learn Spanish in a short time. I even found them fun.

Like most people, I started Spanish with the usual ghastly grammar methods that make learning so dull and boring. Worst of all... As hard as I tried with those methods, I just couldn't communicate with Spanish speakers.

Luckily, I discovered that by making just a few simple and easy changes in my approach, I could effectively speak Spanish usable in the real-world.

You too can enjoy the same success with Spanish. Instead of stumbling trying to find the right words, the Spanish just flows from your mouth almost automatically.

Finally enjoy Spanish communication in most common real-world situations.

After all....

Being Able To Use Spanish In The Real-World Is
What Learning Spanish Is All About.

Imagine traveling through a Spanish speaking country or community. You chat with the locals and they easily understand you. You walk up to complete strangers without feeling nervous. You confidently say what you want to say in Spanish.

It's a lot of fun.

It changes the way you travel and the way you relate to people...

In a short time you can communicate in Spanish, order meals, reserve hotels, ask questions, and get your point across as well as understanding what they say back to you.

Why not get away from the over priced tourist traps? Instead enjoy exploring markets, meeting the locals, and going where they go.

If this kind of human interaction is why you want learn Spanish

I have to caution you... Most Spanish programs actually stop you from ever getting to speak in the real-world.

Warning: If You Want To Use Your Spanish In The Real-World You Must Avoid These Common Mistakes.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is learning fake language you'll never use. For example;

"The tables are very clean but the waiter is dirty."

Or this,

"The quick jellyfish is quiet."

Believe it or not those examples are from Spanish textbooks.

Worse Than Fake Language Are The Joyless, Passionless, Long-Winded Grammar Explanations That Just Leave You Confused.

How can you learn if you are confused? Yet, confusion is common in language classes.

Who wouldn't feel confused by this example taken directly from another Spanish Course?

"When the relative clause introduces a nonrestrictive clause (information non essential to the overall meaning of the sentence), you can use el cual."

Is knowing how to handle a "nonrestrictive clause", or even knowing what the heck it means, really going to help you communicate with friends.

Speaking real-world Spanish is so much more enjoyable.

Let me show you the easiest way to learn real-world Spanish you can use the same day.


How To Get A Flying Start And Communicate In Real-World Spanish In The Shortest Time Possible

Forget the classroom and academic world theory. If you want to make real-world contact with Spanish speakers it makes much more sense to start with the easiest and fastest Spanish you can use right away.

The problem is most teachers, classes and courses overlook the best ways to start speaking Spanish quickly. Instead they insist on teaching you minor points of grammar that have little or no effect on your ability to communicate.

Simply put, Spanish you can actually use in the real-world is the best place to start.

As obvious as that last statement is, they rarely teach you real-world Spanish.

My shortcuts change your approach so you can start using Spanish immediately.

In fact, there is a buried treasure chest of Spanish vocabulary that is usually hidden from students, yet it is the best way to learn Spanish quickly.

Open this treasure chest and you can learn a way to use as many as 3013 Spanish words without any resistance because....

You already know them, you just don't know them well enough to use them...

Let me show you what I mean.

Shortcut to Spanish

How to Use 3,013 Instant Spanish Words And Speak with Native Spanish Speakers Anywhere.

It's easy to unlock this treasure chest of Spanish words. All it takes a handful of easy patterns and Spanish is at your fingertips. Once I show you the patterns you'll make Spanish words in a flash.

In fact, you'll access a vocabulary of 1000s of Spanish words.

It's amazing how easy it is to speak real Spanish. Just follow a few simple rules to translate English words into Spanish and you can start communicating in Spanish almost instantly.

Let me give you a brief example.

Almost all English words that end with IC can be made into Spanish by changing IC to ICO.

English Spanish
Plastic Plแstico
Traffic Trแfico
Tropico Tr๓pico
Allergic Al้rgico


By the way, there are 253 words in the IC ICO category. After I show you how to use them, you won't believe how easy it is to have a conversation in Spanish.

But first, the exciting news is there are 30 more treasure troves of instant Spanish words. Let's look at another group of Spanish words you can use right away.

Next Category CIำN

Most English words that end with TION can be made into Spanish by changing TION to CIำN.


English Spanish
Reservation Reservaci๓n
Cancellation Cancelaci๓n
Celebration Celebraci๓n
Communication Comunicaci๓n
Conversation Conversaci๓n


Easy isn't it?

The Ci๓n category has 321 instant words.

Next Category ATE AR

Almost all English words that end with ATE can be made into Spanish by changing ATE to AR.

English Spanish
Participate Participar
Ventilate Ventilar
Separate Separar
Graduate Graduar
Decorate Decorar


There are 211 words in the ATE AR category.

Why not take full advantage of this Shortcut to Spanish?

In my course, I show you 28 more categories of Instant Spanish words you can learn at your own pace. You can take the 31 easy 15-25 minute sessions in a month... or you can throw yourself into an intensive weekend of Spanish immersion. By Monday morning you'll have a new Spanish speaking skill.

Frankly, I like you to take your time and let it sink in. That way it becomes part of you and an Instant Spanish vocabulary of up to 3013 words is yours to tap into whenever you want.

I know what you thinking, but how can I pronounce these words and how do I use them in sentences?

After all, you want be sure you are getting your point across and being understood.

That's why Shortcut to Spanish comes with 31 step-by-step audio lessons. They get you using these instant Spanish words in ways Spanish speakers understand.

Plus, I show you the power of patterns so you can use the words in complete Spanish sentences with correct pronunciation and be understood.

But don't take my word for it.

After spending hundreds of pounds/dollars learning Spanish, I have found that the methods you use yields far greater results

.... after spending hundreds of pounds / dollars on other methods of learning Spanish, ie Traditional Language courses, books, even expensive private tutoring, I have found that the methods you use yield far greater, and more importantly, lasting , memorable results.........
Dave Buckingham
UK

Your course has convinced me I'm not hopeless after all.

I just finished the first level of Shortcut To Spanish, and it was outstanding. I have tried everything from Barron's, to Spanish Now, to Spanish is Fun, to Speed Spanish, to Berlitz, and even the Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish, to name a few. Your course has convinced me I'm not hopeless after all.

I learned more from your course than any of these others, but what's more, I am able to retain the information and put into practice thousands of sentences I never thought I'd ever be able to speak. I've always loved Mexico, the Spanish language, the culture, their people, but only now am I able to truly embrace them.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Elaine Lopez
USA

I was speaking Spanish with all of my old Cuban friends in no time

I must say Marcus...YOU ARE A GENIUS!

I called one of my friends in Cuba last night and just blew them away. It was an awesome feeling!

Once you get the basic formula down, everything is smooth sailing from there. I just needed someone to lay that formula out for me in a simplified manner. You couldn't have made it any easier. Again Marcus...you are genius!
YOU ROCK!

Rachael wrote me again a couple of months later to tell me how delight she was with her success communicating in Cuba.

Hi Marcus,

I thought I'd let you know how fantastic I did on my last trip to Cuba. I could not wait to test out everything I had learned with your course. I was a little hesitant at first but once I had a few Pina Coladas, I was speaking Spanish with all of my old Cuban friends in no time. They did correct me on one or two things but were very, very impressed. I had visited with them only two months ago and knew nothing but "hola, si and gracias". They were thrown right off! I was even translating for the tourists downtown, it was great!

I felt all tingly inside whenever I had finished a whole conversation in Spanish. My Canadian girlfriend who came with me, just sat back in awe. Wow did I feel good. I have no one else to thank but you Marcus. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.

Racheal Smith
Canada

I'm living proof that it's effective, easy, enjoyable, unforgettable, user friendly, and most importantly, quick.

I live with a friend who is from the Dominican Republic, and it gets very frustrating not being able to have a proper conversation with him, but that was before I saw your work.

I am visiting the Dominican next month and I feel I'm going to be confident enough to converse with people and have more fun.

I want to thank you so much for making such an easy way to learn Spanish, but not only that, in a fun way too,

Thank you once again, you are a true legend.

Tim wrote again 3 weeks later, delighted to be making solid progress and communicating with his Spanish speaking sister in-law for the first time

I speak to my sister-in-law online in Spanish now, whereas before we were not able to communicate properly at all which was very frustrating.

Tim Thomas
(England)

If we had had that text in school all of us would be speaking Spanish by now

"Marcus It was more than I expected and my Spanish is so much the better for it. I really think you did a great job and interestingly you managed to have that sense of 'humaness' throughout. I felt like you were there with me encouraging me on. you are right it is quite a departure from the usual textbook fare which require such Herculean effort with less result.

I am from Jamaica in the Caribbean and if we had had that text in school all of us would be speaking Spanish by now."

Meridian Kohler Jamaica

Next Shortcut to Spanish

How To Ignite Your Imagination, And Learn Any Spanish Word In As Fast As A Word A Minute Or Better.

Hint: The trick is to free up your imagination.

Your mind has the ability to learn Spanish words much faster than you ever imagined possible.

All you need is a mental link between English and the Spanish word you want to learn.

These mental links are called mnemonics.

Mnemonics are without doubt the most powerful tool for learning any language.

Why are mnemonics so powerful?

Mnemonics put the power of imagination into learning. Unfortunately in school most learning is left brain, analytical and rigid. Mnemonics access the other part of your brain, your right brain. The right brain is creative, imaginative, fluid and much better at fast learning.

Mnemonics took me from getting nowhere in Spanish, to dominating the Spanish language. They can open up a new world of Spanish for you too...

How to Fast Track Spanish By Unlocking Your Untapped Mental Powers.

If the rigid school system hindered your natural talents years ago... Even if you think you don't have any ability with languages... Donดt worry, just under the surface you have a world of learning power.

Let me show you what I mean.

Let's make a link between an English word and a Spanish word.

The Spanish word for bread is pan.

Imagine yourself cooking bread in a pan. Really use your imagination and see yourself cooking a whole loaf of bread in the pan. The crazier it looks the better.

By creating a mental picture you are accessing the filing cabinet of your mind. This mental link between the English word bread and the Spanish word pan, gives you access to file and retrieve the word at will.

I know you can do this with outstanding success, in fact....

Let me show you how to internalize 2 Spanish words in under a minute

Use your imagination to learn these words.

  • The Spanish word for beach is playa.
  • Imagine you are "playing on the beach
    see yourself in your minds eye playing in the sand.
    What game are you playing on the beach?

  • The Spanish word for pool is piscina.
  • We all know a kid who likes to piss in a pool
    (I am sorry about that one, but the easier
    to imagine the better and unfortunately for
    the swimmers but good for us learning Spanish
    there's often that dirty little kid who pisses in a pool)


Okay is it really possible to learn 2 words in under a minute?

It sure is!

Let's see if you got the idea of mnemonics and learned the Spanish words.

Think about what the words in the boxes mean.

Then Check your answers by clicking on the arrows

What is the English word for

What is the English words for

and just for good measure here's a third word

What is the English word for

How did you do?

Congratulations! You easily filed away 2 words plus the example word pan.

See how easy it can be to internalize and retrieve Spanish words.

And we are only scratching the surface of your potential. Once you add the complete system of instant Spanish words, mnemonics, audio lessons and real-world Spanish sentences in context this journey into Spanish becomes really exciting.

You finally feel that you can learn the words you need, pronounce them in real sentences and be understood.

Here are some reports from people who have gone through my course and experienced the joy of communicating in Spanish for the first time.

I now have more confidence when speaking to my husband's family.

I live in Menorca with my Menorcan husband and I have found this course very helpful. I have now been on the island for 6 years and have always had difficulty in creating Spanish sentences. Your course has helped me to understand the language better than anything I have tried before, and I now have more confidence when speaking to my husband's family.

Mandy Peacock
Spain

I had almost given up learning Spanish. Your style has inspired me once again. I have found a new confidence in speaking the language.

"I had almost given up learning Spanish I found, trying to learn all the verbs straight from a grammar book, difficult and was finding it increasingly hard to keep my motivation up. Your style has inspired me once again and I am enjoying it very much.

I'm only spending 30 minutes a day with your course and each time I come away feeling I learn something every time, and best of all I have found a new confidence in speaking the language!

Thank you so much for giving me my motivation back."

Trudy Britton UK

I already find myself realizing that I can actually put sentences together.

"Thanks......your course is WONDERFUL !

I have researched and bought numerous Spanish courses over the years and yours is the first I have found to be truly 'user friendly'.

I do have some basic knowledge and vocabulary under my belt.....but have never been able to converse in Spanish. After only reading the first few chapters of your course I already find myself realizing that I can actually put sentences together."

Kathy Davis USA

I have shared with you two of my most powerful Shortcuts to enjoying and using Spanish in the real-world. There is another shortcut you need to know because....

What good is it to know a bunch of words if you can't put them together to speak Spanish and get your point across?

Did you know that with just a handful of versatile words and a few simple patterns you can express just about anything you want to say in Spanish?

Here's an even more powerful...

Shortcut to Spanish

The Words Native Speakers Use For Maximum Communication You Can Use Too And Express Yourself Without Nervousness, Hesitation Or Fear.

The key to speaking Spanish in sentences is knowing which words are important and which words are a waste of time.

Here's what I mean...

When I started learning Spanish I used to learn words by category.

Don't make this mistake!

I can't believe I was so stupid and wasted so much time. I learned words that I will never ever use.

I learned every word in the kitchen category, even the word for dish drainer and plughole. How many times do you think I have used the Spanish words for dish drainer and plug hole in conversation?

Never!

And I am sure you will never use them either.

The secret to getting on the fast track with Spanish is to learn the most commonly used words.

(Studies show that as few as 100 words are repeated over and over in 50% of all communication.)

Once you know a handful off Spanish power words and how to use them, you can get by in Spanish in a surprisingly short time.

You won't make the mistake I made. I am going to put you on the fast track and show you how to internalize the 100 power words and 18 expressive power verbs... They'll take you to real-world Spanish communication fast.

A combination of power words, instant Spanish words and simple patterns to put them together and you'll be talking up a storm in no time.

Sounds too good to be true. Let's prove it....

Shortcut to Spanish

The Secrets To Speaking Real-World Spanish in Flowing Sentences

You can use the Spanish from today to make real-world Spanish just like you'll use in real conversations.

And the best part is you can speak Spanish on a variety of subjects. You learn to communicate in any situation.

Here are a couple of quick examples

In Spanish to talk about the future is very easy, you just use a power verb. To say I am going to you simply say voy a

Do you remember that you can make Spanish from English with words that end in ate by changing ate to ar?

What is the Spanish word for

What is the Spanish for

What is the Spanish for

What is the Spanish for

How are you doing so far?

Learning can be easy can't it.

I am sure you know the famous expression "mi casa es su casa."

My house is your house.

What is the Spanish for

What is the Spanish for

What is the Spanish for

What is the Spanish for

It is still easy to do right.

Can you recognize this sentence?

Of course you can.

Communicating in Spanish is just that easy.

These are very quick examples to give you the idea of how easy it can be to start communicating in Spanish...

Imagine how much you will be able to say after you complete my 31 step-by-step program.

Imagine how much you'll speak when you have all 31 groups of instant Spanish words under your belt. You'll be able to use as many as 3013 words to say just about anything you will want...

Plus, you'll have the 100 power words at your fingertips and... And you'll use 18 power verbs patterns to make real-world Spanish conversation.

Your friends will be amazed. Spanish speakers will appreciate you in a way you can't imagine now, as you speak to them in their own language.

Here's what some more of my students have reported.

I have never enjoyed learning something new as much as I have enjoyed this course

Marcus,

I have completed your Shortcut to Spanish I can't say I have ever enjoyed learning something new as much as I have enjoyed this course.

Your teaching method is so good, that I actually miss it.

Thanks in advance,
Eamon McColgan
Sharon, MA, USA

I am very impressed with your course. It's an excellent way of gaining a large vocabulary in a short time.

To Marcus,.

I am a retired E.S.L. teacher and would like to have had a program like yours , based on learning English, to use with my Chinese, Mexican, and Slovakian students..

I am very impressed with your course. It's an excellent way of gaining a large vocabulary in a short time..

Claude Campbell
Canada

Words and sentences you can use right away!

Marcus,

Love your quick easy and very comprehensible lessons, with words and sentences you can use right away!

Sandra Shelton
USA

I never get bored playing the cd's. In fact I look forward to making a long drive when I can practise

Dear Marcus,

I am truly delighted with the course. It is well worth the money and I never get bored playing the cd's while driving. In fact I look forward to making a long drive on my own when I can practise.

I am currently attending an adult education beginners Spanish course at the local centre and am finding it very easy thanks to your course. keep up the good work!

Thank you also for your very rapid replies to all my emails.

Best wishes

Wendy Jones
England

It has also enabled me to read Spanish online newspapers

Just finished your excellent course. I had learned a reasonable background vocabulary before but had nothing to "glue" words together in phrases that I could produce. I still have a long way to go but I found that your course gave me a fantastic grounding in everyday phrases that I could relate to and remember with relative ease.

It has also enabled me to read Spanish online newspapers and have a good idea what the stories were about.

I found that I looked forward to each lesson and it was the first thing I did when I got home from work. It was very pleasing that the lessons are structured in such a way that you don't get bogged down and maintain your enthusiasm throughout the course. I found it very satisfying after every lesson, feeling that I had definitely learned something that I would hold on to.

As soon as I send this e-mail I'm going to check the Spanish papers to see what they are saying about FC Barcelona(soccer).

Brian Murray UK

When you have a treasure chest full of familiar words and patterns, you can go out and use your Spanish in the real-world without hesitating, fumbling or feeling nervous.

You just walk up to people and start speaking Spanish.

There is something magical about being able to use Spanish instantly and each time you speak Spanish your confidence and skill grows.

You can start enjoying Spanish in the real-world soon because the...

Easy, Short, 15-25 Minute Spanish Lessons Get Your Spanish Flowing In 31 Days Or Less

Each easy lesson takes just 15 to 25 minutes. It's an enjoyable journey of discovery adding wonderful new skill to your abilities.

Each step by step lesson builds on the previous one. It always feels easy, yet you advance very quickly.

The easy pace means you don't burnout. You move towards your Spanish speaking goals without ever feeling confused or bored. In fact, the opposite is true, the lessons are engaging, entertaining and fun.

Many of my students report that my Spanish lessons are the most enjoyable part of their day.

And that's how it should be because you learn much faster when you enjoy yourself.

You may have noticed I keep emphasizing real-world Spanish. That's because I dont want you to fall prey to the academic world Spanish that you can't use. This isn't academic PHD level Spanish that takes years to learn and only to leave you out on a limb when you try and apply it in the real-world.

When I created this course I was determined to make it as user friendly and usable as possible. There's no theoretical textbook Spanish here.

I eliminated the impractical Spanish that you'll never use. Instead, I filled the course with real world-world Spanish you can use with real people the same day you learn it.

Here Are Examples Of The Real World Spanish You'll Say While Going Through The Course.

Tengo que ir a los Estados Unidos - I have to go to the United States.

Tiene que abrir su maleta - You have to open your suitcase.

Quiero comer otro taco. - I want to eat another taco.

ฟPor qu้ usted tiene que ir ahora? - Why do you have to go now?

  • Real Spanish
  • No fake conversation
  • Speak Spanish the way people really speak Spanish.

Is Shortcut to Spanish The Easiest And Fastest Way To Jump-Start Spanish?

I have been where you are. I wanted to learn Spanish so badly and everything I tried didn't help me at all. I know how confusing and ineffective most Spanish courses are. So, I created the course I wish I'd had at the start. It would have saved me years.

I cut out all the fat, filler and abstract concepts. I eliminate the over analysis and confusing explanations of topics you won't use anyway. I left out all the useless and time wasting grammar based activities.

This is real-world Spanish for the rest of us. Shortcut to Spanish is filled with Spanish you can use immediately. I left only the good stuff, so you can cruise through the course and start speaking Spanish right away.

I spent 6 months making Shortcut to Spanish an easy, smooth and effortless way to integrate Spanish speaking into your skill set. There's no confusion, stress or fear of making a fool of yourself. It's an easy course to get through and easy to put into use.

You can learn at your own pace and take as little or as long as you want. If you want to get really busy, no problem, you will be amazed what you can achieve in a week or two.

You can also take longer and let the concepts sink in and become yours forever.

Every step builds on the last. You're not thrown in the middle of the ocean and left to drown. Not are you left confused. Instead, I gently leda by the hand in an easy to follow step by step format that makes it certain you'll succeed and finally get to speak Spanish. It's just that easy.

Everything You Need to Start Speaking Spanish in The Shortest Time Possible

Here's what you get.

I have put together a package of 3 integrated Spanish learning resources to cut your learning curve to the bone.

Resource 1 "Shortcut to Spanish" the Action Guide to Learning Spanish Fast

The "Shortcut to Spanish", Action Guide shows you how to use 31 categories of instant Spanish words. The easiest 3013 Spanish words you'll ever learn.

It also includes 132 Mnemonics of Spanish Power Words and Power verbs for maximum Spanish communication in minimum time.

You know, speaking Spanish is not just about words, I want you to speak flowing Spanish in the real world. That's why, I guide you step-by-step to put it all together in fluid Spanish sentences.

Your Spanish ability expands as combine resource 1 with the next resource...

Resource 2 - 31 Interactive Audio Lessons for Clear Spanish Speaking

There's no listening and repeating words like a dumb parrot, instead you' re learning on a much deeper level. You interplay with the audio and start to think in Spanish. Once you add this audio component your Spanish really starts to take off. Best of all, the audio is an exciting and enjoyable part of the course. You'll find it thrilling to speak more and more Spanish with every lesson.

Real-world Spanish conversation awaits you.

Resource 3 Your Own Personal Spanish Coach

Email support; after you download or receive your home delivery, if you are ever stuck, have any questions or are scratching your head, just send me an email and I will answer your burning question. I am your personal Spanish coach.

This is a very special bonus. I am sure you understand that I can only offer this resource to a limited number of people and I can't guarantee that it will be available if you wait until tomorrow.

Class with private tutors cost up to $50.00 a session.

If you go to a Spanish speaking country to learn the language you could easily spend $2000.00

Yet you can start speaking Spanish for as little as





Spanish courses with less useful information charge 10-15 times more. I know because I bought most of them. Yet, if I found a course that would actually work I would gladly paid 100 times the price of this course.

This course works. You'll finally get to speak Spanish and if you don't I'll give you a full refund.

Speak Spanish or Speak up Guarantee

Here's the boldest guarantee of any Spanish course. Use the course for 60 days. If you don't finally speak real-world Spanish and you are the sole judge, return the course and I'll give you an immediate refund. No questions asked.

If you order the download version, you can't return a download right...that doesn't matter. If the download version doesn't get you speaking Spanish the way you want, let me know by email and I'll give you a complete refund.

That's how confident I am you'll finally speak Spanish.

Marcus Santamaria




In just a few moments you can have everything you need to start speaking Spanish in the shortest time possible. The course has a 100% no hassle guarantee, all you have to do to get a refund is say "I want a refund".

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Looking forward to helping you finally conquer Spanish.

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Both versions are exactly the same. The only difference is in the delivery method.

The home delivery version includes the audio on CDs and a printed guide that makes it as easy as pie to start communicating in Spanish. Order the home delivery version now.

The download version gives you access to our member's site where you can access all the same lessons. You get all 31 Shortcut to Spanish audio lessons, plus the step-by-step guidebook to learning Spanish fast.

Just download the audio and guidebook to your computer and you’re ready to start speaking Spanish. If you prefer learning away from your computer you can burn the lesson onto CD or transfer them to a portable device like an MP3 player or iPod. That way, you can learn Spanish while you drive, walk or in any comfortable place where you feel comfortable. Get started right away with the instant download version.





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Phone (619) 591-8770

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About Marcus Santamaria

My name is Marcus Santamaria. That's me with my family in the picture above. After I met and married my wife, Elena, we decided to move to Mexico to be near her family. But I didn't speak a word of Spanish! I needed to learn the language so that I could interact with her family and friends.

But I had another motivation, too...

As an English teacher, I absolutely needed to learn the language so that I didn't feel like a fraud! I mean, how could I possibly teach English as a second language when I didn't even know one myself?

My shame drove me to search endlessly for a better way of learning and teaching. Believe me, learning Spanish was not easy for me...I struggled! Eventually I discovered what I had suspected all along: the problem was not me, but the methods I was using.

Once I discovered what's really important for communication, (you'll be amazed at how much of what is normally taught actually gets in the way of communication) and how to best use the mind for rapid learning, I became fluent in Spanish and very successful at teaching, too!

I am now a very successful language teacher - one of the most respected and highest paid in Latin America. But the main reason I have a lot to offer you as a Spanish teacher is simply this:  I have been where you are now. If you have ever had a tough time learning a language, Synergy Spanish can help - and I'm here for you, too!

What People Say about Marcus and Shortcut to Spanish

"My Spanish is now coming on very well with your course"

"Thanks for an excellent course. I live in Tenerife and have been to Spanish classes here but have found the grammar made it very difficult. I have found that my Spanish is now coming on very well with your course."
– Sheila Thomas - Tenerife

"My Latin American friends are amazed at my progress"

"My Spanish is coming along wonderfully. Investing in your course is the best investment I made. I have a few Spanish speaking friends (Latin Americans) and they were amazed at my progress."
– Ornell Bedasse - USA

"I plan on speaking Spanish fluently in the next six months. Thanks to you and your incredible learning system"

"Me and my family are having much fun with the lessons you provide. I plan on speaking Spanish fluently in the next six months. Thanks to you and your incredible learning system. Thanks for making it so easy."
– Frank Burns - USA

"They were amazed at how much Spanish I knew...I was communicating in Spanish with no difficulty"

"I LOVED YOUR SPANISH COURSE. I HAD BEEN STUDYING OTHER BOOKS, BUT YOUR COURSE MADE IT SOOOOO MUCH EASIER TO LEARN SPANISH.

LATER MELINDA WROTE TO ME AGAIN AND ADDED

I've been studying your course like crazy, because I knew I would be seeing my Spanish friend last week. I had dinner with 2 friends and they were amazed at how much Spanish I knew...I was communicating in Spanish with no difficulty... you make learning FUN!!!"
– Melinda - USA

"I took the course to relate better with my Spanish speaking soldiers"

"Your course has been so helpful and there are so many things that I can say but none would fit better than THANK YOU.

I am a Military Officer (Army) and I took the course to relate better with my Spanish speaking soldiers and I have learned more from this course than in two college course."
– Clifton D. Bass, CPT - US ARMY

"I think you are performing a valuable service in helping people understand Spanish"

"Your material is excellent, I think you are performing a valuable service in helping people understand Spanish."
– Roger Lamb - USA

"What a wonderful world you have helped open up for me"

"I have been in Cuernavaca for two days and am learning so much. Your instruction has allowed me to ask questions and have myself understood. After the conversation is initiated I am able to ask for help in my construction of words and am learning super fast.

What a wonderful world you have helped open up for me."
– Douglas (Diego) Miller - USA

"It's so easy to follow"

"I'd just like to say you're a great teacher, I've had a look at your teaching style and it's so easy to follow. Thank you for all your help with my Spanish lessons!!"
– Jodi Willis - New Zealand

"These warm and loving people embrace me as one of their own and they fondly say I have a Latin soul!"

"Thank you for this wonderful course! I am delightfully surprised by your innovative approach to "actually" speaking another language.

Many of my friends are Spanish speaking people. Puerto Rico, others include Mexico, Panama, Cuba, Columbia, Venezuela and the list goes on. I wish to speak with them in their native tongue. These warm and loving people embrace me as one of their own and they fondly say I have a Latin soul! Being an American, I am honored.

I have gone through the first part of the course, and I am already speaking in coherent sentences to my friends."
– Suzanne Piazza - USA

"A lot faster than my books"

"I'm a real basic beginner for Spanish Your lessons really do allow me to learn a lot faster than my books."
– Elizabeth Ballantyne - London, UK

"My rate of learning has vastly accelerated"

"I started using your course and I must say it is brilliant. It does what you say . Although I have an excellent native Spanish teacher my rate of learning has vastly accelerated: particularly verbs where I had a blockage."
– John Rees - New Zealand

"You are a genius, this course is terrific"

"I am really enjoying my Spanish course. I have approx. 1 hour each day and feel more comfortable all the time. You are a genius, this course is terrific."
– Joyce Misch - USA

"I feel much more confident in my Spanish"

"I have really enjoyed your course and feel much more confident in my Spanish. It is a lot easier than the text books I have been working on."
– Denise Todd UK

"I have started communicating with my Hispanic friends within two weeks"

I have tried several "at home" methods of learning Spanish over a course of several months and was unsuccessful...the lessons did not hold my attention. With your lessons I have started communicating with my Hispanic friends within two weeks. My friends are very proud of me."
– Lisa Clausel - USA

"I've learned more in five hours of your course than I learned in ten four-hour days of their course"

"I am writing to you to thank you for the absolute best Spanish course around.

I recently returned from a two week "intensive Spanish" course in Costa Rica and I've learned more in five hours of your course than I learned in ten four-hour days of their course.

The course is fabulous and worth many times more than you charge."
– Bob LaFortune - USA

"I am able to make complete sentences in one hour of listening to your CD"

"The book with the CDs are wonderful. I am learning so fast to put actual sentences together.

I was able to make complete sentences within one hour of listening to your CD and my teenage son listened in the car also and was saying sentences."
– Marla Spring - USA

"I have learnt more in 2 days with your course than I have learnt after 100's x ฃ and months of other courses"

"I live 4 months a year in Spain and have bought every CD and book and just got tangled up in indigestible words and lessons - all totally unconnectable and disheartening. I have learnt more in 2 days with your course than I have learnt after 100's x ฃ and months of other courses. I love it. Great product."
– Colin Bond - UK

"Thanks for giving me a chance to learn a new language that I have wanted to learn for so long"

"I tried learning Spanish by reading books and listening to audio tapes but nothing compares to the method in your program.

Thanks for giving me a chance to learn a new language that I have wanted to learn for so long."
– Ron Stone - USA

"I have to say whilst skeptical at first I am amazed at how quickly things are changing"

"For about a year now I have tried to learn the basic rudiments of the Spanish language. I can only describe my efforts as an unmitigated disaster. However it is now almost six weeks since downloading your shortcut 2 Spanish, I have to say whilst skeptical at first I am amazed at how quickly things are changing."
– Ian Duffin - UK

"Now I am actually learning to speak Spanish"

"This course is by far is the best Spanish course that I have had and I have had several over the years. I will certainly recommend this course for anybody interested in learning Spanish. Now I am actually learning to speak Spanish."
– Brad Vigansky - USA

"I thought your lessons were brilliant"

"I really enjoyed your lessons. I thought they were brilliant! I am a Australian girl travelling in Spain who loves to learn Spanish quickly and efficiently. Thank you so much for your time... Did I say I thought your lessons were brilliant? Yes I think they are brilliant."
– Keri Light - Australian in Spain

"I wish I had found you a few years ago when I first started taking holidays in Spain"

"Just wanted to let you know my Spanish is coming along great. I wish I had found you a few years ago when I first started taking holidays in Spain, I have battled with the language for so long, I just couldn't remember the words no matter how hard and long I studied them, with your course its so easy.

I recommend you to everyone."
– Doreen Parkhurst - Great Britain

"I find your way so much fun and a lot easier"

"I have lived in Lanzarote in the Canary islands for the past 8 years and have tried many different ways of learning Spanish and found it very hard. I find your way so much fun and a lot easier."
– Dawn Harris - Canary Islands

"He speaks very little English and we are communicating much more these days - Thanks to your program"

"I knew como esta and gracias back in June, just 3 months ago. After using your program, I now am pulling sentences together.

My new "Novio" boyfriend, who is Spanish, is very impressed. He speaks very little English and we are communicating much more these days - Thanks to your program.

This has helped me to see how romantic the language is - I love the language!"
– Tina Sprayberry - USA

"I now feel confident in speaking Spanish to the locals when I next visit Spain"

"I have studied Spanish some years ago, I went to evening classes & yes it wasn't easy & I found it all so confusing.

Just wanted to let you know how easy I have found your way of learning the Spanish language!

Thanks to you I now feel confident in speaking Spanish to the locals when I next visit Spain."
– Ann Robinson - England

"I can highly recommend your course to anyone who feels daunted at the prospect of learning a new language"

"I have just completed your Short Cut to Spanish and think it is excellent and an easy way for this slow learner to learn the language.

I would also add that I can highly recommend your course to anyone who feels daunted at the prospect of learning a new language."
– Tom Carswell - UK

"What was a daunting task has now become fun"

"Thanks for making Spanish so easy. What was a daunting task has now become fun.

I am so loving this course as you can manage it on your own. I can't wait to go Cuba now. I am now talking up a Spanish storm."
– Oswy Gayle - UK

"I thank you and your wife very much for making your easy to understand conversational Spanish courses"

"Your book is just the ticket to help me converse with my new Mexican friends at the Camino Real restaurant and others who I come into contact with."
– Harry Fanning - USA

"Shortcut to Spanish was great"

"Let me congratulate you on the fantastic course. Short cut to Spanish was great.

Thanks again for a wonderful course."
– Neil Ellson - USA

"Your material is very comprehensible, easy to use, and rich in information"

"Thank you so much for your support with Spanish. I use it at work, and I found your lessons to be very well structured.

From a teacher's point of view I can add that your material is very comprehensible, easy to use, and rich in information."
– Simona Solomon - Romania

"Makes it very easy to both learn and remember the words and to speak them right away, even in sentences!"

"I find that the audio files are most helpful to me because those who are speaking, (both in English and in Spanish) pronounce their words very clearly and there's no background music or any other noise to distract me from hearing and understanding what is being spoken. That is very important to me, because I have significant hearing loss, but it will benefit anyone!

As well, the way the material is presented makes it very easy to both learn and remember the words and to speak them right away, even in sentences!"
– Jane Rema - Canada

"I am learning at a fantastic rate"

"You go to so much effort to prepare the lessons and additional help. I cannot thank you enough. I am learning at a fantastic rate."
– Ben Sheehan - Australia

"Your course is exciting and rewarding"

"Your course is exciting and rewarding. I am really thrilled by it."
– Curt Ersson - Sweden

"You simply have us speaking, effortlessly"

"The genius of your course is the ease with which we slide into conjugations. Instead of sitting and memorizing, you simply have us speaking, effortlessly. You have us using: I, you, she, he, we, they, through sentences, with no intimidation. It couldn't be better."
– Harriet Raitano - Tampa, Florida USA

"I have been amazed at what I have been able to learn and more importantly remember in such a short time"

"Thank you for your guidance and info on this fantastic way of learning Espa๑ol. So far I have been amazed at what I have been able to learn and more importantly remember in such a short time. I think these methods you have discovered are truly fantastic."
– Surika Lott - Perth, Western Australia

"Learning far more than any other courses I have tried"

"I very much enjoy this course and I am learning far more from doing it than any other courses I have tried."
– Jeanine Honour - USA

"I have been advancing rapidly thanks to your teaching"

"Your course has been very valuable. I have been advancing rapidly thanks to your teaching."
– Timo Holkeri - Finland

"I've learned more Spanish in a few short days than in three month of other courses"

"I think your course in Spanish is great. I've learned more Spanish in a few short days than in three month of other courses."
– Mark Denton - USA

"I have learnt more in 7 weeks than in the previous 5 years"

"Your course is terrific. I have learnt more in 7 weeks than in the previous 5 years. Can't wait to know where to go next!"
– Yvonne Harvey - Australia

"It is one easy way to learn a language"

"I just finished lesson 31. It is one easy way to learn a language."
– Dr Al Standen - USA

"I'm learning a lot of Spanish and it's fun"

"Excellent program. I'm learning a lot of Spanish and it's fun."
– Marlon Mark Khan USA

"This is the best course I have seen its superb"

"Anyone who is looking to learn Spanish need not look any further this course gets 110% from me. the course is easy to follow , you WILL learn fast. This is the best course I have seen its superb."
– Billy Clark - USA

"The grammar is taught in a clear way that is not at all painful to study nor difficult to learn"

"I just finished your course, and really feel that it was a good way to learn a lot of Spanish. The grammar is taught in a clear way that is not at all painful to study nor difficult to learn."
– Phyllis McBride - Canada

"Your method goes beyond simply translating and memorizing, it teaches how to think. When you are able to think of how the words are made, you can master the language"

"I have had the desire to learn Spanish for two years, but most methods I looked into did not fit my casual learning approach. I found the repetition of audio lessons to be boring, while the books tended to be complicated and somewhat intimidating for a beginner. Even the simpler programs focused too much on the tourist and had little value.

Your program has been ideal, it is exactly what I was looking for.

Your method goes beyond simply translating and memorizing, it teaches how to think. When you are able to think of how the words are made, you can master the language.

My only disappointment is that I finished the lessons. I wish all study material could be this easy and rewarding."
– Tom Gugel - USA

"I can tell you that I'm amazed how I can write Spanish sentences already"

"I spent two semesters in a college level Spanish class here in Davis - and couldn't write or speak at all! I made A's in the class but couldn't put a sentence together - incredible!

I think I'm on ~leccion 11.

I can tell you that I'm amazed how I can write Spanish sentences already."
– Sheryl Flocchini - USA

"I've already learned way faster than when I used other programs"

"Everything looks great and I'm very excited to use your product. I've already learned way faster than when I used other programs."
– Bob Grove - USA

"My most difficult part of learning Spanish has been the verbs and conjugation but after listening to your recordings, it seems effortless"

"I must tell you that after downloading the Audio lessons I found your teaching style to be easy and sooo effective.

My most difficult part of learning Spanish has been the verbs and conjugation which at times, I've simply ignored or given up. But after listening to your recordings, it seems effortless.

Muchas Gracias, for an incredible teaching tool."
– Laura Rigoni - USA

"The short audio lessons are especially good"

"The short audio lessons are especially good- not too time consuming, no boring grammar and very interactive."
– Ian Lancaster - Suffolk, UK

"You are such a Blessing"

"You are such a Blessing, and we mean that very much! We Thank God for your assistance in teaching us Spanish in an easy to learn way."
– Kelly King - USA

"I thank you and your wife very much for making your easy to understand conversational Spanish courses"

"I thank you and your wife very much for making your easy to understand conversational Spanish courses. I am enjoying them immensely."
– Shelly Davis - USA

"I'm finding it effective and useful!!"

"I just wanted to say a quick thank you for creating your course. Already I'm finding it effective and useful!! The mnemonics are a very useful way to remember the words and phrases.

I'm glad to have finally found something that doesn't cost ridiculous amounts of money that I can't afford to pay for at my age!"
– Kimberley Low - UK

"Your course is really very good indeed"

"Let me say that your course is really very good indeed. All of the resources you provide are really useful and I am continuing to improve daily.

A fantastically easy and intuitive course."
– Tim Finch - UK

"I am learning more each day"

"Learning Spanish through this program has been very helpful. I am learning well with this Spanish program.

1. It is set up very well with the lessons #1 to 31 sessions to learn and know the written words and their use.

2. The flash cards help me become familiar with the Spanish words, with the English equivalent.

3. The audio lessons are an essential part in learning to hear and understand to be able to speak the language.

I am making a trip to Columbia later this year and I want to be able to communicate in Spanish. I am learning more each day."
– Len Johnson - Canada

"I agree with your approach to using real world/practical Spanish"

"I thank you for the hard work and effort that you put into developing this user friendly guide to real world Spanish.

I agree with your approach to using real world/practical Spanish versus what is taught in most courses."
– Antonio Lucas

"I read you spent the last six months putting what you have together. That was a short time for such a program"

"I read in one of your mails that you spent the last six months putting what you have together. That was a short time for such a program. Good work!"
– Jonathan Koh - USA

"Much easier than other lessons I have tried"

"Thanks for the Spanish lessons. They are much easier than other lessons I have tried."
– John Herring - UK

"Your program is the best I have tried"

"Your program is the best I have tried. Thank you so much for your efforts in putting this together. I must say I am immensely impressed with your response time to questions problems."
– Linda E Wagner - USA

"I am looking forward to the vacation my wife and I have planned for Cozumel, Mexico"

"Your course is working well for me, I am 66 and enjoy the challenge of remembering things. I am looking forward to the vacation my wife and I have planned for Cozumel, Mexico in October."
– John Ashfield-Salter - USA

"I think the way you show people how to learn is very good and easier than other methods"
– Jacqueline Hart - England

"Thanks for presenting this material so logically"
– Denise Ras-Arvidson - USA

"Its exactly what I needed and have been looking for for 9 months"

"I loved your course. Its exactly what I needed and have been looking for for 9 months. I am using it in combination with the Pimsleur audio course. Your course filled some gaps that Pimsleur didn't cover."
– Chris Orton - USA

"I'm telling all my friends..."

"I'm telling all my friends that your courses are the best I have encountered, from tapes and books, to CDs, and videos."
– Mari-Lou Rowley - Canada

"Unbeatable in terms of value for money"

"I thought your Shortcut to Spanish course was first class and unbeatable in terms of value for money............a rare compliment these days.............."
– John Bogle - UK

"I absolutely love your program it is unbelievably easy"

"I absolutely love your program it is unbelievably easy. I think your program is the best I have seen anywhere. I can decipher Spanish! I am thrilled."
– Pat Hendrix - parks and recreation department - USA

"I wish I'd learnt it this way years ago"

"Your Spanish course has been a real exciting program, just as you said. I wish I'd learnt it this way years ago. I'm off to Spain in a couple of weeks time and can't wait to try my new found skills."
– Stew Lomas - England

"It seems to fit my style better than anything I have seen"

"I am really enjoying your course. It seems to fit my style better than anything I have seen. I tried other sources and quickly lost interest. Your style is great for me."
– Robert Blow - USA

"Thank you so much. It has renewed my interest in the language"

"The book is excellent and I find myself being able to translate with comparative ease now I know some of the alterations to turn English into Spanish. Thank you so much. It has renewed my interest in the language. I was beginning to despair after my first year of school."
– Alison Mannion - USA

"With this course, I think I can conquer it"

"I am very impressed with this, and at 57 years old, I always wanted to converse in Spanish with this course, I think I can conquer it."

After finishing the course William wrote to me again and said.

"The course is a must for anyone wanting to" learn Spanish and not have a feeling of being overwhelmed."
– William Pugh - Hermitage, Tennessee, USA

"The whole idea is brilliant"

"I teach Spanish, French & Italian in Mumbai. Your Shortcuts to Spanish have been greatly appreciated by me & my students. The whole idea is brilliant. I've heard & enjoyed your audio & 31 lessons. Congrats on your imaginative effort. The voice play is esp. very interesting. What an excellent partnership!"
– Sandra Pais - Mumbai.

"I was able to retain and clearly understand words I've been fighting to understand for a year"

"My name is Derrick Scott and I have been trying to learn Spanish for a little more than a year now. I was having major difficulty understanding the Spanish language using two different CD programs to teach myself. I was constantly frustrated and very unhappy with the products. Your program showed me I already know a large part of the Spanish language. Imagine my surprise when through simple word association I was able to retain and clearly understand words I've been fighting to understand for a year. I get it now and you made it plain as day. I can actually create sentences in my head without any help and I am understanding what I read in Spanish."

Following is the second email from Derrick

"You sure make Spanish a real pleasure to learn. Your methods are shortcuts in every sense and even with my busy lifestyle I am able to fit in about 40 minutes listening every day to your audio during my bus journey to and from work. At the low cost you ask for this course this is indeed a very generous gift to anyone who desires to master Spanish!

Your relentless dedication and enthusiasm for the subject simply fill me with the confidence to want to learn more and more. I would not hesitate to recommend your course to anyone I met who was struggling to learn by other means, or wishing to start learning from scratch!"
– Derrick Scott - Kelso, Scotland

"This is a remarkable resource"

"This is a remarkable resource for not a great deal of money and please be assured, I for one am very impressed, and more than a little grateful!"
– Barry McKay - UK

"Goes a long way to making it fun to be learning Spanish"

"I want to thank you for your Spanish course. I have been enjoying it and find it a very pleasant way to work on learning Spanish. It certainly can be daunting to learn a language if you don't have some way to simplify things. Your enthusiasm is also very nice and goes a long way to making it fun to be learning Spanish."
– Eileen Straus - USA

"You must be robbing yourself"

"Just to say I have waded through quite a few Spanish courses but yours is tops. The grammar just falls into place, I would recommend this course to anyone, the price is really good value, you must be robbing yourself."
– Ray Coles - UK

"I can't believe all that you provide for such a small fee"

"I can't believe all that you provide for such a small fee. I know a lot of people that are either trying to learn Spanish or want to. I will recommend everyone I know to your website."
– Aldric Smith - UK

"I spent over $300 on Pimsleur tapes, but I have received more help from you"

"I am the program administrator at a local college for the ESL department I have always wanted to learn Spanish, but I have very little free time. I spent over $300 on Pimsleur tapes, but I'll have to say that I have received more help from you and your offerings than from anything else."
– Linda Smith-Hunter - USA