Group Classes Description
BEGINNERS: The objective of this class is to introduce Spanish language to students who never took Spanish before at school or had Spanish language in their lives at all. The students in this level will experience Spanish for the first time and will enjoy learning word by word in a dynamic way. The emphasis of this introductory class is on pronunciation, vocabulary building, basic grammar and basic conversation. This course is for those students with little or no ability in the language. Introduction to basic listening, reading, speaking and writing skills will be addressed throughout the course. Previous Spanish not required.
The students will be able to identify words and expressions of Spanish language. They will be able to say or express basic ideas, sentences and desires in simple present tense. They will learn enough vocabulary to continue with Beginners II.
Topics: Proper greetings, informal vs. formal, gender of nouns and adjectives, the alphabet, colors, numbers 1-20, telling time, ask basic questions, use of the definite and indefinite articles, prepositions, pronouns, expressions of time and season, learn and use of the most common regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, and imperatives.
HIGH BEGINNERS: This course is the continuation of the Beginners I and for students who have taken formal instruction a while ago, or have previous informal exposure to the language. Building of the basic foundation provided in the introductory level, students will learn to introduce themselves and conduct simple conversations on a range of everyday subjects. Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills will be addressed throughout the course.
The objective of this class is to introduce Spanish language to students who took Beginners I or students who took Spanish language previously. The students in this level will learn to express their ideas spoken and orally in simple present tense of the most common regular and irregular verbs.
The students will be able to readily identify the simple present tense written and orally. They will be able to say or express their ideas, sentences and desires easily at a basic beginner’s level. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to engage in conversations involving themselves, each other and their immediate surroundings; name everyday objects, expand their knowledge of Spanish pronunciation through reading and role playing.
Topics: Definite article; noun (singular and plural); the present indicative tense (simple present tense); regular conjugations of verbs; verb endings –AR –ER – IR; simple negative; interrogative words; indefinite articles; cardinal numbers; time; dates; months; seasons; irregular verbs; prepositions a and de; ser and estar (continuation); commands; possessive and demonstrative adjectives; adverbs; stem changing verbs; complementary infinitives; direct and indirect pronouns.
INTERMEDIATE: The first half of this course will act as a review of Basic levels grammar. Emphasis will be placed on using this grammar in conversation. This class is ideal for those who finished Beginners I, II and III, or studied Spanish a long time ago and need a refresher. This class is also meant for those students who have studied basic grammar but don't feel as though they can adequately use it in conversation. Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills will be addressed throughout the course. Students will review vocabulary, such as nouns, adjectives, adverbs and names.
The objective is to introduce students to a variety of strategies for learning Spanish at home and practice at the School. They will use common expressions and will learn much more, altogether idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs.
Students will be able to have a normal conversation based on daily events and express their ideas in written and orally ways. This level will refresh the previous knowledge about future, present and past tense (Future, Present and Past indicative) and strengthen all grammatical structures learned.
Topics: Nouns, definite and indefinite articles; neuter article lo; ser and estar; future, present and past indicative tense of regular verbs ending in -ar, -er, -ir; most common irregular verb forms in the present and past indicative; present participle in the present progressive tense; indefinite and negative words commonly used; negation verb forms; cardinal and ordinal numbers; simple arithmetical expressions; adjective agreements; telling time and numbers above 100.
Spanish Language School
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