This is a class that students usually enjoy while learning a lot.
The first semester of Spanish covers the 1st part of the Basic Spanish book. It introduces the students to basic greetings, vocabulary, personal pronouns, descriptive adjectives, feelings, foods, and professions among other concepts.
Students will be introduced to the Present tense of some regular and irregular verbs. In Spanish, understanding the verbs “ser” & “estar” (meaning “to be”) is very important and can be a little bit confusing. This semester will be important for understanding when and how to use it.
By using the What? Where? How? How many? etc. questions, the students will be able to start and carry on short conversations.
Students will be memorizing at least 15 words a week but more than gathering vocabulary, Spanish I is designed to equip students to understand the basics of Spanish grammar. Previous experience with Spanish may be helpful but it is not necessary or required. We will be starting from scratch and moving up.
The second semester covers the 2nd part of the Basic Spanish I book which includes: conjugating more verbs in the present tense, present progressive, special irregular verbs, useful phrases, and special projects. By the end of the year, students will be able to combine vocabulary and grammar and write a couple of personal profiles in the present tense. The material was specially designed to provide a good foundation for Spanish II.
A more specific syllabus will be provided at the beginning of the semester but for questions or concerns, you may contact the teacher: Silvia Petit at firstname.lastname@example.org.