Course Syllabus

*What is covered in class may vary slightly depending on level of students and how quickly student move through lessons

Beginner I

January 12, 2021

  • Basic Pronunciation

  • Tips for sounding like a native speaker

  • Vocabulary & Conversation: Greetings 

  • Vocabulary & Pronunciation: common nouns, noun gender, definite/indefinite articles

January 19, 2021

  • Pronunciation: stressed syllables

  • Vocabulary & Conversation: Meeting someone new (stating your name, where you're from)

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: continue building noun vocabulary

January 26, 2021

  • Vocabulary: Counting 1-100

  • Grammar: plural nouns

  • Conversation & Grammar: "There is/there are"

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Intro to Spanish verbs & subject pronouns

February 2, 2021

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Subject pronouns

  • Grammar & Conversation: the verb "tener"

  • Vocabulary: Expressions with "tener"

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Regular "AR/ER/IR" verbs

February 9, 2021

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Introduction to Irregular and Stem-changing verbs

  • Verbs "Ir" and "Hacer"

  • Vocabulary & Conversation: Days of the week, frequency adverbs, & regular verbs cont'd

February 16, 2021

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Continue with Irregular & Stem-changing verbs

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Verbs "Ser" & "Poder"

  • Vocabulary & Conversation: Adjectives, and using "ser" to describe people

February 23, 2021

  • Conversation: Describing friends & family members

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Verbs "Gustar" & "Estar" 

  • Grammar: The difference between "Ser" & "Estar"

  • Grammar & Conversation: Question words

March 2, 2021

  • Grammar: "Gustar" review, verbs like "gustar"

  • Grammar: Difference between "Ser" vs. "Estar"

  • Review stem-changing verbs

March 9, 2021

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Present continuous

  • Gramma & Conversation: Question words

  • Conversation practice: begin bringing together lessons from the course for more complete conversation

March 16, 2021

  • Review of all topics/vocabulary from the course

  • Final Conversation

Beginner II

January 14, 2021

  • Comparisons of inequality, superlatives

  • Review on the verb "gustar" & "preferir"

  • Adjective and verb vocabulary

  • Conversation: superlative conversations with nouns & verbs

January 21, 2021

  • Grammar & Vocabulary: Conjunctions & filling out your language

January 28, 2021

  • Grammar: Introduction to Direct Object Pronouns

  • Conversation & Pronunciation: Practicing Indirect pronouns

February 4, 2021

  • Grammar: Introduction to Indirect Object Pronouns

  • Conversation & Pronunciation: Practicing Indirect pronouns

February 11, 2021

  • Grammar: Review present tense regular conjugation

  • Vocabulary & Grammar: Introduction Past tense: regular preterite tense conjugation

  • Conversation: asking questions in the past tense

February 18, 2021

  • Grammar: Continue with Past: preterite tense irregular conjugations

  • Grammar & Conversation: Make sentences using the preterite tense & irregular past tense conjugation

  • Grammar & Vocabulary: Introduction to reflexive verbs

February 25, 2021

  • Grammar: Continue with Past; preterite tense spelling changes & stem changes

  • Grammar & Vocabulary: Continue with reflexive verbs

  • Practice both present & past tense conjugations

March 4, 2021

  • Grammar: Continue with Past; preterite tense spelling changes & stem changes

  • Grammar & Vocabulary: Continue with reflexive verbs

  • Practice both present & past tense conjugations

March 11, 2021

  • Telling time / Questions with time

  • Time vocabulary

  • Conversation: past tense, reflexive verbs, time expressions

March 18, 2021

  • Conversation & Review of all topics/vocabulary from the course