Spanish I

OVERVIEW

Learn basic Spanish grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

MAJOR CONCEPTS

  • Recognizing the myths vs. realities of Hispanic culture
  • Understanding cognates and borrowed words
  • Using cognates to build Spanish vocabulary
  • Alphabet, vowel sounds, pronunciation, and comparing the sounds of Spanish to English
  • Greetings, introducing yourself and others, courtesies
  • Question words: asking and responding to questions
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Colors
  • Using adjectives to describe self, family, and friends
  • Adjective agreement
  • Gender in nouns and adjectives
  • Talking about school, classroom objects, and extracurricular activities
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Telling time and talking about schedules
  • Days of the week, months of the year, dates
  • Using the verb GUSTAR to express likes and dislikes
  • Subject pronouns
  • Formal vs. informal
  • Using –ar verbs
  • Using –er and –ir verbs
  • Schools in other countries
  • Talking about family members, family traditions and holidays
  • Singular vs. plural nouns and adjectives
  • Using irregular verbs: TENER, SER, ESTAR
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Expressing age
  • Holidays celebrated in Spanish speaking countries
  • Occupations and employment possibilities for the 21st century
  • Talking about your home and your community
  • Using HAY to express “there is” or “there are.”
  • Expressions with infinitives:  TENER QUE, IR A
  • Culture:  Exploring Spain with Anthony, student blogger
  • Culture:  Exploring Cuba with Marisa, student blogger
  • Types of stores, shopping, money
  • Buying clothes and using the verb COSTAR
  • Numbers 100-1000
  • Expressing degrees of preference with GUSTAR and mucho, muchísimo, poco and nada.
  • Buying gifts and using the verb DAR
  • Personal “a”
  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Buying groceries and understanding numbers, signs and prices
  • Shopping in other countries
  • Speaking about food and dining experiences
  • Using the verb VER
  • Speaking in a restaurant:  reading a menu, ordering, listening, asking and responding to questions
  • Setting the table
  • Direct object pronouns
  • Culture:  Foods and customs of cultures in the Spanish speaking world
  • Meal times
  • Geography and food
  • Describing weather & seasons
  • Activities for different seasons
  • Celsius vs. Fahrenheit and temperature conversions
  • Using “-go” verbs:  TENER, PONER, TRAER, DECIR, SALIR, HACER, VENIR, OIR
  • Sports for different seasons, using JUGAR
  • Severe weather
  • Hanging out with friends
  • Using e – ie stem-changing verbs:  EMPEZAR, CERRAR, PENSAR, PERDER, QUERER, PREFERIR
  • Going to the movies
  • Parts of the body
  • Transportation
  • Talking about pastimes
  • Using o – ue stem-changing verbs:  ALMORZAR, ENCONTRAR, VOLVER, PODER, DORMIR
  • Using e – i stem-changing verbs:  SERVIR, PEDIR, REPITIR
  • Culture:  Exploring Colombia with Sandra, student blogger
  • Culture:  Exploring Argentina with Juan, student blogger

Fee Details

Progam Regular
Fee Component  Course Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 558
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Duration

Annual

Requirements

Microphone and speaker, or headset.

Prerequisites

None

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