Sideways Spanish Audio Transcript

Here’s a transcript of the first Sideway Spanish lesson

Click here to download Sideways Spanish 1 Transcript

The original audio is still available on this page. It’s about half way down the page.

I’m so glad I let this Sideways Spanish cat out of the bag. It’s helping a lot of people breakthrough their blockages with Spanish. See their comments below the audio on this page.

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Leave A Reply (68 comments so far)

  1. Irene Marshall
    4 months ago

    Thank you very much Marcus, I love your teaching.
    I am thrilled to keep going. Sometimes it is a time problem.
    The good thing, I am a early bird and study early in the morning, most of the time,
    which help me a lot. My mind is the best in the morning.

  2. Peggy Toro
    4 months ago

    I am currently using your Bola de Nieve course which is perfect for me. However, my husband is not as familiar with Spanish and he needs more Sideways Spanish before he can do well at Bola de Nieve. You have sent me lesson one, but we go thru a lesson everyday. Is there anyway you can send me more Sideways Spanish at a more rapid pace? He appreciates it!

    I expect to finish all your Bola de Nieve in the next two months. We will live in Peru starting September.

    Thank you for the best course I have ever seen.
    Peggy Toro

  3. Don
    6 months ago

    82 years old with a little street Spanish wish to visit Spain in May of “17” new to the internet and use a I-Pad so it is a struggle I’m trying!!

  4. Burton Trott
    6 months ago

    Iam very impressed with the ease it is to get into speaking Spanish with your Sideways Spanish.

  5. Delores
    6 months ago

    I love it but could not get the audio on first lesson to open. Pleas send more lessons thanks.

  6. Marilyn Krause
    8 months ago

    Helping me much with my Spanish

  7. Jaroslav Richter
    10 months ago

    Hey it seems that after every few days the pages for Spanish lessons
    Disappear. Please send it to me and please don’t delete it. I have a suspicion that you periodically delegate it. How can I trust you with that kind of dealing and subscribe for anything else?

  8. Steve Oppy
    1 year ago

    I am just a beginner but you have helped me so much well done looking forward for future lessons you have become a big part of my day

  9. Lynette Fraser
    1 year ago

    I must say thank you for these lessons. I am excited to come online each day to practice my Spanish.

  10. Alan
    1 year ago

    Seems sensible to me
    Muchas gracias

  11. Terry
    1 year ago

    This lesson is great. Thank you.

  12. Bernard
    1 year ago

    50 years ago in my early 20s, I did well at Spanish unfortunately today it is hard for me; I spent six month’s in Ecuador last winter and this winter I am in Mexico. I will keep trying but remembering is difficult.

  13. priscilla sabatino
    2 years ago

    I love it

  14. LindaRose
    2 years ago

    I´ve lived in Mexico for 23 yrs now and your audio was interesting to me……I’ve tried to learn the verbs and pretty much have the past, present and future down, using, somewhat your teaching pattern……ends with O, like YO… I was shocked to see another brain working like mine! It’s fun and a good practice. Gracias…

  15. Danielle
    2 years ago

    I am totally impressed with your teaching skills. Having taught French as a second language over 40 years ago, I cannot comprehend that this method was not used . It makes total sense. I totally love your course, and as a 67 year old, I am confident that I will learn Spanish that will serve me extremely well during my long stays in Mexico. No other method has been as efficiient. I have been taking courses on and off for the last ten years and this is by far tops!

    2 years ago


  17. Ron Croom
    2 years ago

    I am so happy and excited about your program as well as the opportunity to be able to speak Spanish fluently. I have gone through your introductory lesson, and it works so well for me. I can hardly wait to begin.

  18. Meera
    2 years ago

    All I can say is muchas gracias!!!! I love love love your lessons.

  19. Mary Jane Lick
    3 years ago

    Let me add my gracias to all the others here. I’ve only done the first lesson so far, but it has certainly opened my eyes about verbs in Spanish. I am trying to learn the language so that I can communicate when I go to Central America next summer. Thanks again. I promise to work hard and learn well.


  20. Phil
    3 years ago

    Just getting better as I go

  21. Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Well done Marcus . Thanks so much

  22. Joann Bailey
    3 years ago

    Spanish is such a lovely language and for me being able to communicate in Spanish…….is priceless, thank you so much Mr Santamaria for this golden opportunity.

  23. Gordon
    3 years ago

    I love the system. It makes me a better speaker and I’ve enjoyed adding words to my vocabulary without the need to memorize lists. Cognates are great!

  24. miguel h garcia
    3 years ago

    Gracias por esta página que nos sirve, para iniciarnos en el aprendizaje de un lengua diferente a la nuestra el español. Muy buen aporte a la comunidad.

  25. Shavell
    3 years ago

    I just want to say thank you i just finish my lesson. I’m really trying to be fluent by July of this year.

  26. bill
    3 years ago

    Just checked first one out, looking forward to next lesson, makes things easier to understand, keep it up..billxxo

  27. ed
    3 years ago

    this is my correct email address but your website won’t accept it. i am 92 years old and want to continue lrarning from your excekent website.

  28. Barbara B. Jackson
    3 years ago


    I just found your Sideways Program recently, have looked at the video and have found it very helpful already.



  29. Robert
    3 years ago

    I am in the Culinary field, relieved to find a site that can help me communicate with my coworkers,this is a great start looking forward to the whole program love the concept

  30. Vivianne Prive
    3 years ago

    I would prefer written transcript as I have a slight hearing problem especially through a computer.

  31. Renée
    4 years ago

    I have liked the first Sideway Spanisch lesson very much so far, so let’s see the rest.
    Thank you very much.

  32. C. Ormon
    4 years ago

    Delighted with how much I could understand and say after just one lesson. Great to have a transcript and audio to review. Looking forward to the next session. C. Ormon

  33. Lori Christmastree
    4 years ago

    I have had quite a bit of Spanish, but I speak pigeon Spanish and I hate it. I would like some advice as to which of up your courses I should begin. Lori

    Marcus Reply:

    This blog post has details of each of our steps to get your Spanish flowing.

  34. Camille Armbrister
    4 years ago

    At the very beginning, I was extremely satisfied con mi lecciones. I hated conjugacion en escuela. You are now making it very easy for me to understand and not get frustrated. Gracias. Por favor keep the great work you’re doing. Otro vez, gracias.

  35. Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I love this site I have a lot of knowledge of Spanish but only get to speak some on holidays from one year to the next so I forget a lot of it I think this site will bring me on leaps and bounds Thank you

  36. Carolyn
    4 years ago

    Marcus Thank you for responding I cannot register at this time, I hope you understand.

  37. Jenny
    4 years ago

    I really enjoy learning little snippets of meaningful ‘real life conversation’. Thank you Marcus!

  38. Ken and Nancy Dicken
    4 years ago

    Are tou kidding me! This is awesome! We are noth taking Spanish classes twice a week for two hours each time and this makes it so much easier than the VERB CHARTS! Keep it coming Marcus…you are making our maestras job facil!

  39. Tony Guider
    4 years ago

    I am trying to learn to speak Spanish @ 67 years – you first course on verbs was great.

    Kind regards & thank you.


  40. Josh
    4 years ago

    ¡Gracias señor Santamaria por su método brillante para enseñar! Ahora me gusta estudiar lenguajes mucho. Gracias a su método. (please forgive my rough translation, but I wanted to try=))

  41. Lyn Brain
    4 years ago

    I found this very helpful and easy to use, looking forward to learning more. THANK YOU very much x

  42. Maeve Nolan
    4 years ago

    Thanks Marcus

    Ive just enjoyed one lesson so far but so far it is way better than a well known box set of tapes!


  43. linda
    4 years ago

    I may enjoy this, nothing comes up when I click to download. What am I doing wrong?

    Marcus Reply:

    Try right clicking.

  44. Diane
    4 years ago

    I took my first lesson yesterday and I have to say I already can understand and speak more Spanish! The lesson was fun and easy. Not like my other spanish class attempts. I look forward to becoming conversationally fluent in a few months.

    Thanks Marcus for sharing your teaching.

    Diane Webster
    Real Estate Professional

  45. nola
    4 years ago

    I taught ESL for many years with much success. However recently I began taking Spanish lessons and felt overwhelmed— until I came across your method. Bravo! It makes everything so much easier. Thank you.

  46. juana
    4 years ago

    please I like one dialogo wiht the present perfect, present progrsive and adjectives, time past and futuro thank you

  47. Thelma
    4 years ago

    Awesome! Only a day, and here I am in the store and could understand somewhat of other customers’ conversation as they speak in Spanish.

  48. ken ranke
    4 years ago

    It looks great. It is good insight to basic phrases and makes me better understand about leaviing off the pronouns off the verbs

  49. Veeda
    4 years ago

    Hola Marcos
    I love sideways Spanish it motivates me and help me to put sentences together thanks for doing such a great job. I especially love to read about your encounter at the embassy when you were told to take a seat, I laughed so much and that tells me how much I need to know the language am trying thanks for your continued help and support,

  50. sally cobb
    5 years ago

    hola Marcus

    I love Sideways Spanish. I´ve been struggling with memorizing verb lists for months, if not years and suddenly it is so much easier using this method.
    I´m also enjoying Synergy Spanish. I already know much of the vocabulary, buy putting the sentences together in the exercises has been both challenging and enjoyable, thankyou

  51. gary pearson
    5 years ago

    Hi Marcus, I do business in mex and I have been working to learn the language for some time. Now that I have been studying your method I feel for the first that this old dog might be able to learn a new trick thanks,


  52. Mark
    5 years ago

    although I can understand some Spanish and am building a vocabulary it is nice to see how the spoken word is written, which will also help me to read as well as speak the language

  53. William B ANTHONY
    5 years ago

    Mil gracias para temas prácticas y interesantes.

  54. faiz
    6 years ago

    hi Marcus,
    I can see a very very good course in making. I will follow it very closely. I am confident this will be the best course on spanish verbs.I have subscribed and hopefully will get your emails while it continues

  55. Ernie Klein
    6 years ago

    I received you free Sidways audio #3 from an email link you sent me. But have not been able to get #1 & #2 audios

    Please help



    Marcus Reply:

    Hola Ernie

    The sequence of lessons starts with the popular post, “why Spanish verb charts call failure”.



  56. Hubert McFarlane
    6 years ago

    Hola Profesor! Soy un beginner que apprendiendo
    Espaniol. I truely apreciador the relaxed manor in which you teach porque it relases me too. I am tamil.go it. slow.
    At ave 76 my memory is short. Perro not problema, tengo mucho tiempo. Muchas Ggracias. Hubert

  57. Vivienne
    6 years ago

    Hello Marucs – many, many thanks for another really helpful and useful Sideways Spanish audio lesson. Bless you.

  58. Tom
    6 years ago

    Hello, Marcus. Thanks again for more Sideways Spanish audio. Is the PDF transcript available for this audio?

  59. moira
    6 years ago

    The way the lesson is presented, makes it so easy to learn and use the language quickly with confidence . Thank you

  60. Meikoki Loramatu
    6 years ago

    It is fantastic, I feel like I am going to master the language I love so much in a very short time.
    Muchas Gracias Profesor

  61. Valeria
    6 years ago

    What a great way to learn verbs….!

  62. Lea Coleman
    6 years ago

    Marcus: I have enjoyed your web email and lessons for many years. Thank you for your efforts to teach Spanish to old people like me (69 yo) (smiling).

  63. Yvonne
    6 years ago

    Muchas Gracias, Marcus. Esto es muy útil.

  64. Flossie Smith
    6 years ago

    Hola Marcus,


    This is very helpful.

  65. Timo Tikansalo
    6 years ago

    It is a very good idea to share also the transcripts of audio lessons. They’ll help learning in many ways. It is easier to listen and understand if you can follow ir on the paper and besides you’ll see how to write the words correc.
    Many thanks!