Compass Spanish A1/1

Reach A1 level in Spanish

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This course is composed of a varied range of material: video,
vocabulary sheets, activities, and quizzes.

Compass Spanish A1 is aimed at students of the Spanish language with
little or no knowledge of the Spanish language. By means of short
videos and clear precise explanations the student will be able to
understand the basics of the language. After every lesson there are
vocabulary sheets which increase your vocabulary and also quizzes to
put the knowledge into practice.

The course is based on linguistic research, 12 years teaching
experience, and a custom language acquisition framework built upon the
four core skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

After the 10 weeks, you will have achieved an A1 level.

This perfectly paced course includes:

✔︎ 9 modules (1 module per week) including but not limited to: video
lessons, explanations, vocabulary, and quizzes.

✔︎ 5 x 1 hour live group calls to solve your questions and practice
speaking in a guided environment led by María.

✔︎ Interact with the teacher and other class members in a Private
'Compass Spanish' Facebook Group.

✔︎ A final assessment to gauge your achieved level and allow you to
celebrate your progress.

Course Curriculum

  Week 10 - Review
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Your Instructor

Maria Ortega Garcia
Maria Ortega Garcia

Certified teacher

  • Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language, by Instituto Cervantes, Dublin (Ireland), 2011.
  • DELE Examiner, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin (Ireland), 2013.
  • Certificate "Critical Thinking and Emotional Learning", Instituto Cervantes, Dublin (Ireland), 2017.
  • SIELE Exam, Certified Trainer, 2018.

Academic Career

  • Bachelors Degree in Arts (Languages) by University of Burgos (Spain).
  • Masters Degree in Scenic Arts by University of Burgos (Spain).


  • Founder and Spanish teacher at Online Spanish Tutor.
  • Hosts retreats and workshops on Spanish language, culture, and creative writing.


  • Ortega, Maria, Lobato, María Luisa (dir.) No puede ser, ed. de María Ortega; Kassel, Reichenberger, Colección Ediciones Críticas, vol. V.
  • Ortega, María. “De hombres celosos y mujeres industriosas: de Lope a Moreto (desarrollo de un tema cervantino)”. 777-786. (Sobre No puede ser de Moreto y su fuente directa, El mayor imposible de Lope, a través de El celoso extremeño de Cervantes).
  • Ortega, María. “Recepción y difusión de No puede ser en Europa: Traducciones y adaptaciones de una comedia moretiana”. En: Del verbo al espejo (ver Misceláneos general).

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course officially starts the moment you enroll and lasts for 10 weeks, however you will have full lifetime access to the course (and any updates we do in the future).
Can I enroll now?
Of course! Of course you can! Just click the "Enroll" button.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited lifetime access to this course across any and all devices you own. You will also have access to any updates or additions to the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us (via email or from inside the course) in the first 7 days, and we will give you a full refund.