Spanish 1 focuses on the present and the present progressive tenses, a large number of vocabulary words need to be learn and master since all of that will serve as a foundation for newer structures and further courses. Students will need to learn basic pronunciation rules, whatever grammar is necessary to create basic sentences and understand them, and acquire enough vocabulary to produce communicative sentences. Many useful pattern phrases will be practice in this course those will serve as pattern that the students can use to create their own original phrases. Progressively all the patterns should build an ability to understand read, write, listen and speak simple basic Spanish. Students will find build within the pages of the course cultural vignettes of the wonders found in the Spanish world.
Students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic grammatical structures. The language-learning process integrates basic aspects of the geography, customs, and culture(s) of the target language countries.
1- Welcome to Class
2- Numbers and Introductions
3- The Alphabet
5- What is Culture?
6- Nouns/gender and number
7- Adjectives and “estar”
8- Latin American History Facts
9- Verb Conjugation/-AR verbs
10- -ER and -IR Verbs and ser
11- Telling time and Irregular Verbs
12- Prepositions and Weather expressions
13- Irregular Verbs and a future tense
14- Gustar, Querer and Hobbies
15- Reading Comprehension
16- Present Progressive Tense
17- Stem-changing boot verbs
18- Present perfect
19- Objetosdirectos e indirectos
21- Reflexive verbs and informal commands
22- The Day of the Dead
23- Course Survey