Have you ever yearned for a language-learning experience that's as gripping as your favorite TV shows? Well, we have some thrilling news for you: Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish is back, and it's more extraordinary than ever!
Destinos isn't just a language course; it's an immersive journey into the heart of the Spanish-speaking world. Developed by Bill VanPatten, this 31-year-old telenovela has been a beloved companion for Spanish learners across the globe. Destinos immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico through the entertaining story of Don Fernando’s intriguing past. Every episode of Destinos covers new grammatical concepts, vocabulary, and cultural practices. This cheesy 90's soap opera is full of over dramatic facial expressions, sappy romantic subplots and clothes that would have made even the 80s cringe, but that's what makes it so loveable and such a great choice when it comes to learning Spanish!
And here's why it's making a triumphant return (we first offered Destinos in 2020 on the onset of the pandemic:
A Rich and Captivating Storyline:
Follow the gripping tale of Raquel Rodriguez, a hyper-competent Mexican-American fluent Hispanophone, as she embarks on a quest to uncover a family's hidden secrets.
Travel through captivating episodes that reveal the intertwined destinies of a multi-generational Spanish family with dramatic twists and turns.
Dive into the diverse and vibrant cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, from the heart of Mexico to the enchanting landscapes of Spain and beyond.
Immerse yourself in authentic scenarios and real-life language interactions that offer an unparalleled insight into the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries.
Language Learning Reinvented:
Destinos is designed for language learners starting at the beginner or elementary level, making it accessible to everyone.
Experience the magic of language learning through a unique combination of storytelling, engaging dialogues, and real-life language use.
Master the art of "travel and customer Spanish," learning to communicate with ease in real-world situations.
A Journey to Remember:
Watch as Raquel takes you on a mesmerizing adventure across the Spanish-speaking world, encountering new relatives, neighbors, and strangers.
Witness the evolution of her professional identity and her evolving relationship with the Castillo family as she delves deeper into their history.
Destinos is more than just a language course; it's a voyage of discovery, a cultural exploration, and a thrilling narrative that will keep you coming back for more. As you watch, listen, and engage, you'll find yourself on the path to Spanish language mastery.
The episodes and workbook pages will be available to you once you sign up for the session. Don't forget to watch the assigned episode in full and complete the comprehension activity sheet prior to the start of the session. All classes will be conducted almost entirely in Spanish.
Join the ranks of enthusiastic Destinos viewers and experience the magic of language learning like never before. Your destiny awaits in the captivating world of Destinos.