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Spanish Beginner I

Course Description: This course is ideal to take your first steps in Spanish. It is recommended for those who have very little or no previous experience with the language. From the first session you will be introduced in a comfortable and engaging way to the basic foundations of Spanish pronunciation and elementary vocabulary, and in no time will be able to communicate important information.

Through oral activities and exercises in class and focused homework assignments you will learn to greet and introduce people, describe objects and people with the two verbs for “to be”, ask and answer basic questions, and pronounce Spanish words correctly.

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Prerequisite: None                                                                  

Duration: Intensive series - 5 weeks (2 classes/week) or Regular series - 10 weeks (1 class/week)

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Course Outline:

Core Grammar Topics:

  1. The vowels and the alphabet
  2. Nouns, gender and number
  3. Definite and indefinite articles
  4. Adjectives
  5. Personal pronouns
  6. Basic interrogative words
  7. The verb “Ser
  8. The verb “Estar
  9. Hay

Key Vocabulary:

  1. Greetings
  2. First words
  3. Friends and Family
  4. Common Adjectives
  5. Moods & Emotions
     

Required Textbook: Bregstein, Barbara; Easy Spanish Step by Step; McGraw Hill ed. 2005

Reference Book: Maqueo, Ana María; Español para Extranjeros 1; Limusa 2da. edición, 2013