Class Curriculum

Class Curriculum 2018-05-12T18:43:52+00:00

Our Spanish language classes offer something for every level of student — from beginner to advanced. Please see our course curriculum below.

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Introductory Spanish I. Communicative and Grammatical Content.

UNIDAD 0

  • Vocabulario y comunicación: en español: Using cognates and visual cues.
  • Gramática: el abecedario español.

UNIDAD 1

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Saludos y presentaciones: Greeting people, making introductions, and saying good-bye
Nacionalidades y profesiones: Asking and giving information about yourself and others.
Los números del 0 al 31, los meses y la fecha: Sharing other personal information.

  • Gramática

Definite and indefinite articles.
Subject pronouns and the verb ser
Tú y usted
Present tense of verbs Llamarse and tener.

Beginning II level

UNIDAD 2

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

La casa y los colores:
Talking about preferences
Los muebles y los números del 32 al 101:
Expressing opinions

  • Gramática

Gender, number, and agreement of nouns and adjectives
Present tense of regular –ar verbs
Verb estar

UNIDAD 3

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

La familia: describing personality traits and physical conditions
La ropa: Describing physical characteristics

  • Gramática

Present tense of –er and –ir verbs
Possessive adjectives
Demonstrative adjectives

Beginning III level

UNIDAD 4

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Los días de la semana:
Asking and giving the time
Las profesiones: Talking about everyday activities

  • Gramática

Stem-changing verbs e-ie, o-ue and e-i
Verbs hacer and salir
Reflexive verbs

UNIDAD 5

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Actividades de ocio y tiempo libre:
Talking about free time and describing moods and feelings
Los alimentos: Ordering in a restaurant

  • Gramática

Gustar and similar verbs
Using también and tampoco to agree and disagree
Verb doler and parts of the body

Beginning IV level

UNIDAD 6

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Los medios de transporte:
Stopping someone to ask for information
Establecimientos de la ciudad: Describing where things are located

  • Gramática

Irregular verbs ir, seguir, jugar, and conocer
Prepositions en, a, de
Direct object pronouns
Adverbs of quantity

UNIDAD 7

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Describing and talking about the weather
Las estaciones del año:
Making comparisons

  • Gramática
    Ir + a + infinitve
    Hay que, tener
    Que, deber + infinitve

Beginning V level

UNIDAD 8

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Antes de viajar: Expressing needs and preferences
Los viajes: Describing an event in the past

  • Gramática

Preterit of regular verbs
Expressions used with the preterit

UNIDAD 9

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Las noticias de prensa: Talking about actions in the past
Los medios de comunicacion: Talking about doing something again

  • Gramática

Preterit of irregular verbs: ser, ir and dar
Verbs with irregular preterit stems
Long form possessives

Intermediate I level

UNIDAD 10

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Las tiendas y los numeros (100-999): Asking how much something costs
El lenguaje telefonico: Making emphatic statements

  • Gramática

Verbs ser and estar
Adjectives with ser and estar
Present progressive tense
Informal commands

UNIDAD 11

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Las caracteristicas: Asking and giving opinions and asking why
Las personalidades: Exparessing agreement and disagreement

  • Gramática

Imperfect tense of regular verbs
Time expressions with the imperfect
Imperfect tense of irregular verbs

Intermediate II level

UNIDAD 12

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Otras actividades de ocio: Talking about recent activities and making comparisons
En el hotel: Talking about activities in the past and what they were like

  • Gramática

Present perfect
Indefinite pronouns and adjectives.
Direct and indirect object pronouns.

UNIDAD 13

  • Vocabulario y comunicacion

Los tipos de textos: Describing and reacting to what happened
Excusas: Making apologies and excuses, accepting apologies

  • Gramatica

Contrast of the imperfect and the preterit
Using the preterit, imperfect, and present perfect
Solar+ infinitive

Intermediate III level

UNIDAD 14

  • Vocabularioy comunicación

El medioambiente: Making predictions, guesses and assumptions about future actions and conditions
La politica: making promises

  • Gramática

Future tense
Si + present + future

UNIDAD 15

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Las tareas domesticas:
Asking , giving and denying permission
Los deportes: Asking and giving instructions, advice and recommendations

  • Gramática

Affirmative and negative commands
Commands and pronouns

Intermediate IV level

UNIDAD 16

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

La comida: Asking for and giving advice
¡A cocinar!: Asking for permission and favors

  • Gramática

Conditional tense: regular and irregular verbs
Expressing probability in the past

 

UNIDAD 17

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Las ONG: Expressing purpose, wishes and social conventions
El voluntariado: Talking about feelings, emotions and making value judgements

  • Gramática

Present subjunctive: regular and irregular verbs

Advanced I level

UNIDAD 18

  • Vocabulario y comunicación

Cartas formales y telefonos celulares: Relaying what another person said or asked
Los correos electronicos: Expressing probability in the present and the past

  • Gramática

Hypothetical expressions with the indicative and subjunctive
Imperfect subjunctive