This course covers elements from Chapters 5-8 of Spanish Is Fun, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1, as well as elements from later chapters of the textbook. Students will study numbers 0-30. The numbers will be practiced via selected areas of the textbook, in individual responses as well as group and partner activities. Students will then apply their knowledge of the numbers as they study how to tell time in Spanish.
Following a brief review of present and past tense of –ar verbs from Spanish Is Fun - Part I, students will study regular –er verbs in the present tense and past tenses. The lesson will then explore colors as well as adjectives and opposites. The lesson will later proceed into a study of asking about and expressing another’s personality and character. Finally, specific components of Spanish/Latino culture will be examined and discussed.
As a special component of each class, students will read together an assigned chapter of Easy Spanish Reader (see Suggested Reader information below). Students will discuss the reading and answer questions that follow. Required Textbook: SPANISH IS FUN, Lively Lessons for Beginners, Book 1, Fifth Edition, (Heywood Wald / Lori Langer de Ramirez) ISBN: 978-1-63419-928-5