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Spanish Study Program

Spanish Study Program

The following is an example for a 4 week course for beginners based on 4 hours of individual classes a day.
WEEK 1

Day1: Identifying objects. Informal introductions
• Article, Nouns
• Adjectives
• Agreements

Day2: Personal introductions Formal Greetings.
• Uses of the verb "ser"
• Possessive Adjectives

Day3: Localizing people and objects.
• Uses of the verb "estar"
• Demonstrative pronouns.
• Agreements

Day4: Descriptions.
• Differences between "ser" and "estar"
• Adverbs of place

Day5: Questions and answers, simple narration.
• Regular verbs in present tense- ar, er, ir-
simple narration
• Possessive Pronouns.

WEEK 2

Day1: Beginning conversation
• Expressing future desires.
• Irregular verbs in present tense- Future
formed with "ir" (I am going to eat, etc.)

Day2: Expressing possession
• More irregular verbs in present tense.
Verb constructions using infinitives.

Day3: Differentiating between verbs of existence, versus verbs of localization. Expressing obligation.
• Differences between "hay" / "estar",
"saber" / "conocer","tener" / "tener que"

Day4: Personal habits.
• Reflexive pronouns.

Day5: Speaking in past tense.
• Regular verbs in past tense
WEEK 3

Day1: Extending use of the past Defining periods of time.
• Irregular verbs in past tense-
The impersonal "hace".

Day2: Writing autobiographies.
• More irregular verbs in past tense

Day3: Improving word order in sentences. Expressing likes and preferences.
• Pronouns for direct and indirect complements.
The verb "gustar".

Day4: Being able to participate in informal conversations.
• Imperative forms of "usted"- regular and irregular.

Day5: Ordering food. Asking for the check at a restaurant.
• Imperative forms of "tu".

WEEK 4

Day1: Expressing frequency. Describing past events.

• Imperfect past tense -Adverbs of time and mode.

Day2: Expressing frequency.
• Differences between the imperfect and the simple past tense.

Day3: Expressing a finished action.
• Past perfect tense.
• Differences between past perfect and the simple past tense

Day4: Uses and formation of the pluperfect.


Day5: Telling a story in the past.
• Explaining historic events.
• General review of past tenses.


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