In the second semester of this beginning Spanish 1 course, students will continue to learn about Spanish language and culture and build upon the grammatical foundation acquired in Semester 1. Students will review the basics of Spanish grammar, including gender and number agreement, how to use adjectives in Spanish, and how to conjugate verbs in the present tense and informal future tenses. New grammatical concepts will include the present progressive tense, using direct and indirect object pronouns, making comparisons, expressing preferences, and conjugating stemchangers, reflexive verbs, and verbs like GUSTAR. In addition to advancing their grammar skills, students will learn to talk about a number of new common daily topics, including weather and seasons, travel and vacation, clothing and shopping, homes and furniture, food, celebrations, and personal relationships.
As students push their vocabulary and grammar skills to the next level, they will simultaneously be exposed to culturally relevant content along the way; this will give them a glimpse into the Spanish-speaking world and remind them of some of the valuable reasons for continuing their Spanish language journey.
Headphones (good quality)
Computer or Device with working Microphone to record audio (Audio can be directly recorded from the course if your device has a working microphone.)
www.quizlet.com - an interactive vocabulary practice website
www.spanishdict.com - online translation and conjugation website
Section 1: Weather, Travel and Vacation to Spanish Speaking Countries
Section 2: Let's Go Shopping
Section 3: How is Your Daily Routine?
Section 4: Let's Celebrate!