Adult Spanish Course Content

Note:  There are three levels:  Nivel 1, Nivel 2, and Nivel 3.  In total, we offer 2 class series of 12 weeks each (September - December; February - May).

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Please scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of books and needed materials

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Adult Spanish Course Content — Beginner

Level 1: Chapters 1-3

  • Greetings and good-byes
  • Cognates (words that look and/or sound like English)
  • Definite (el, la, los, las) and Indefinite (un, una, unos, unas) Articles
  • Gender of nouns, Singular and Plural Nouns
  • Basic, Regular Present Tense Verbs (-AR, -ER, -IR)
  • Subject Pronouns
  • Restaurant Vocabulary / Food Vocabulary
  • Numbers
  • Interrogatives (how to ask questions)
  • Visit to an Authentic Hispanic Restaurant to Practice Your “español”.
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Level 2: Chapters 3-4

  • Review of Level 1 Concepts
  • Introduction to Ser vs. Estar (To be)
  • Additional Restaurant Vocabulary
  • Noun and Adjective Agreement
  • Irregular Present Tense Verbs (“go” verbs and stem-changing)
  • Review of Numbers
  • Telling Time
  • Use of Acabar + de and Tener + que
  • Airport Vocabulary
  • Visit to local “tienda” to do scavenger hunt – use your Spanish in a real setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Level 3: Chapters 4-5

  • In Depth Review of Levels 1 and 2 in Order to Increase Fluency
  • Introduction to Family Vocabulary
  • Review of SER vs ESTAR (to be)
  • Descriptive adjectives with SER
  • Adjectives of Emotion with ESTAR
  • Review of stem-changing verbs in the present
  • Contrast of Saber vs Conocer (to know)
  • More Irregular Present Tense Verbs
  • Negative Constructions
  • Written Accent Marks
  • Assessment of Skills
  • Visit Either to Aiport to Make “reservations / check in” or phone call with travel agent to make reservations.
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Level 4: Chapters 1-6

  • In Depth Review of Levels 1-3 Concepts through Conversation.
  • Class is Entirely Based upon Conversation Practice, with grammar only being reviewed and covered minimally in order to enhance conversational ability.
  • Hotel Vocabulary
  • Weather Expressions with “hacer”
  • Expressions with “tener”
  • ESTAR and prepositions of location
  • Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns (This, That, Those, etc.)
  • Possessive Adjectives (my, mine, etc)
  • Students Select Immersion Setting Experience.
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Adult Spanish Course Content — Intermediate

Intermediate 1: Chapter 7

  • Review of Basic Present Tense Verbs
  • Review of Tener expressions
  • Days of the Week
  • Direct Object Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns and Verbs and Routines
  • Introduction to Regular and Past Tense Verbs (pretérito)
  • Narrating Events of the Past
  • Hotel Simulation to use Spanish in a real setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Intermediate 2: Chapter 8

  • Review of Intermediate I concepts
  • Food and Shopping Vocabulary
  • Preterite (past tense) of Stem-Changing Verbs
  • Preterite (past tense) of Irregular Verbs
  • Idiomatic Expressions
  • Visit to a Supermarket to use Spanish in a real setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Intermediate 3: Chapter 9

  • Banking Vocabulary
  • Imperfect Verbs (past tense)
  • Indirect Object Pronouns
  • Gustar (to like) and Unplanned Circumstances
  • Simulation of Conducting Banking Transactions to use Spanish in a real setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Intermediate 4:  Chapters 7-9

  • In Depth Review of Intermediate 1-3 Concepts through Conversation.
  • Class is Entirely Based upon Conversation Practice, with grammar only being reviewed and Covered per Student Need.
  • Students Select Immersion Setting Experience.
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Adult Spanish Course Content — Advanced

Advanced 1: Chapter 10

  • Train Station Vocabulary
  • Preterite vs Imperfect (past tense contrast) Verbs
  • Time Expressions with “hacer” and “llevar”
  • Ordinal Numbers, Days of the Week
  • Skills Assessment
  • Simulation of Booking Ticket on Train to use Spanish in a real setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Advanced 2: Chapter 11

  • Body Parts and Health Vocabulary
  • In Depth Review of Preterite vs Imperfect (contrast of past tense) Verbs
  • Inequality Comparisons (Más / Menos Que / De)
  • Superlatives
  • Future Tense Verbs (Regular Tense)
  • Guest Appearance by a Local Curandero (healer) to use Spanish in a real setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Advanced 3: Chapter 12

  • Health Vocabulary
  • Further Review of Preterite vs Imperfect (contrast of past tense) Verbs
  • Irregular Future Tense Verbs
  • Irregular Conditional Tense Verbs
  • Tú Commands
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Advanced 4: Chapter 13

  • Pharmacy Vocabulary
  • Recap of Advanced 1-3
  • Conjunctions (y, e, o, u), Sino vs Pero (two forms of “but)
  • Formal Commands with usted and ustedes (you singular and plural)
  • Simulation of Requesting Medication in a Pharmacy to Use Spanish in a Real Setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Adult Spanish Course Content — Near-Native

Near Native 1: Chapter 13

  • Pharmacy Vocabulary
  • Recap of Advanced 3 Review
  • Present Subjunctive
  • Regular and Stem Changing Verbs
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Near Native 2: Chapter 14

  • Automobile Vocabulary
  • Irregular Present Subjunctive
  • Indicative vs Subjunctive Verbs
  • Written Accents
  • Simulation of Renting Automobile to use Spanish in Real Setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Near Native 3: Chapter 15

  • Mexican Bus!
  • Recap of Near Native 1-2
  • Indicative vs Subjunctive Verbs
  • Skills Assessment
  • Simulation of boarding and deboarding a bus to use Spanish in a real
  • setting
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

Super-Near Native Speedy González Spanish! 

  • Haber and Present Perfect Tense Verbs to Express Remote Past
  • ¡Conversación, Conversación y más Conversación!

 

Class Materials

Please review these materials and be prepared to bring them to your first class.

Practical Spanish Grammar (required)

by Marcial Prado. ISBN: 0471134465

This book is required for all levels and must be purchased prior to class

purchase from:Practical Spanish Grammar: A Self-Teaching Guide at Barnes and NoblePractical Spanish Grammar: A Self-Teaching Guide at Amazon.com

Oxford Spanish Dictionary Hardcover (recommended for home/office use)

ISBN: 0199543402

purchase from:Oxford Spanish Dictionary Hardcover at Barnes and NobleOxford Spanish Dictionary Hardcover at Amazon.com

Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary Paperback (recommended for classroom use)

ISBN: 0199560773

purchase from:Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary at Barnes and NoblePocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary at Amazon.com

Oxford Spanish English Dictionary Mobile App (alternative to above dictionaries)

ASIN: B004I0FYA4

purchase from:Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary Android App on Amazon.com

501 Spanish Verbs (recommended)

by Christopher Kendris and Theodore Kendris. ISBN: 0764197975

purchase from:501 Spanish Verbs at Barnes and Noble501 Spanish Verbs at Amazon.com

Workbook

Provided by Speak Our Language and accompanies the textbook (included in tuition)

Reader

Provided by Speak Our Language and is suited for the specific class level (included in tuition)

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