Beginner’s Spanish

Always wanted to learn a new language? Our online Beginner’s Spanish is the perfect way to learn a new language during lockdown! From everyday language to Spanish culture, this colourful course is great for complete beginners.

During this vibrant online course, we’ll be covering conversation and making yourself understood. Great for anyone who’d like to feel more confident on their holidays! We’ll also be looking at developing your vocabulary and getting to grips with grammar in Spanish.

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Course Structure

This is an online course delivered through Google classroom. Teaching will take place through a mixture of videos, articles, quizzes and discussion. You’ll receive weekly learning material throughout this course from your tutor.

This is a 10 week course, during which we’ll cover the following:

Week 1
Topics:
Getting to know each other
Introduction to Spanish
Greetings and goodbyes
Introducing yourself
Grammar:
Verbs: llamarse and estar
Masculine/femenine
Independent learning:
Optional: obtain textbook
Revise materials, notes and homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 2
Topics:
What do you do?
Professions
Revision: personal information
Nationalities, countries
The alphabet (to check online)
Numbers 1-10
Survival phrases:
¿Cómo se dice book en español?
¿Qué significa auto?
Introducing yourself (recap)
Grammar:
Formal/informal: ‘you’ (tú, usted)
Verbs: llamarse, estar (recap)
Introducing ser and tener
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 3
Topics:
Hobbies
Revision: personal information
Questions to get personal information (recap)
Introducing yourself (recap)
Grammar:
Letters and sounds: J, G, C
Verbs in infinitive: ser, estar (recap)
Me gusta (introduction)
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 4
Topics:
Hobbies (recap)
Revision: personal information
Questions to get personal information (recap)
Introduce a friend (introduction)
Grammar:
Verbs in infinitive: ser, estar, tener, (recap)
Me gusta (recap)
Introduction: vivir
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 5
Topics:
Pasatiempos (recap)
Revision: personal information (recap)
Introduce a friend (recap)
Grammar:
Verbs in infinitive: llamarse, ser, estar, tener, vivir (recap)
Me gusta (recap)
Revision: all grammar points studied
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 6
Topics:
¡Vamos a comer!
Quiero un café
Quiero tomar un café
Grammar:
querer + noun
Artículos indeterminados: un, una, unos, unas
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 7
Topics:
Expressing intentions and plans
The weekend
Grammar:
Present tense
Quiero, quieres, quiere + verb in infinitive (recap)
Verbs: salir, ir
Using prepositions: a, con..
Artículos determinados: el, la, los, las,
Independent learning set:
Homework
Revise notes
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 8
Topics:
Directions and booking a hotel
¿Hay un cine por aquí?
¿Hay una farmacia por aquí?
¿Hay un supermercado por aquí?
Grammar:
Hay (There is, there are)
Ser, estar (recap)
Questions: who, what, where…
Revision of the grammar points already covered
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises provided by the tutor

Week 9
Topics:
Talking about chores
¿Hay un restaurante por aquí? (recap)
¿Dónde está el restaurante?
Grammar:
Hay (There is, there are) (recap)
Ser, estar (recap)
Grammar:
Present tense, the endings
Verbs: poder, tener
Tener que + infinitive (introduction)
Independent learning:
Homework
Exercises regarding the present tense

Week 10
Topics:
Presentations
-Introducing myself
-Introducing a friend
Revision all grammar points already covered
Grammar:
Ser, estar, vivir, tener, tener que, poder (recap)
Querer + verb in infinitive (recap)

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Written, oral and audio visual formative assessment