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Spanish 1.01–¡Ya Vamos!

Welcome to Spanish Class!

This course is designed for English speakers who truly want to learn to understand and speak Spanish! The Language Loft curriculum was created over several years of teaching expats and travelers how to get around as they began to navigate everyday life in a Spanish. This course is the product of many years of research and work with adults and teens who had to start communicating quickly. Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve been studying with one of the mega apps, this course will get you speaking and understanding on an all new level!

What you’ll need for this course:

  • Readiness to learn
  • A Spanish-English Dictionary, preferably downloaded on your computer or device
  • Spanish speech to text dictation software enabled on your device (optional but highly recommended)
  • Google Chrome (browser)
  • Your computer microphone or external microphone enabled in Google (use secure https:// and allow for mic access in Google settings).
  • The Spanish ISO keyboard enabled on your device
  • Note-taking materials, your preferred way: pen & notebook, note-taking software., etc.
  • A way to record your voice for assignments and upload them to the system. (You can use a phone, your computer (Audacity and Garage Band are easy ways to do this)
  • Your computer microphone or external microphone enabled in Google (use secure https:// and allow for mic access in Google settings)

Semana 1

1
Spanish Vowels Five Letters=Five Vowel Sounds!
25 minutes
2
Consonant Pronunciation–b, v, c, ch, d, h, j, ll
45 minutes

Students will learn to pronounce different consonants in Spanish. They will understand the various pronunciation rules of some consonants, as well as compare the letters between English and Spanish.

3
Spanish Consonant Pronunciation II
45 minutes

Students will learn pronunciation of the Spanish letters ll, q, r, rr, t, y, & z.

They will be assessed on pronunciation of vowels and consonants which differ greatly from English.

4
Quick Check: Pronunciation Quiz
14 questions

Review your vowel and consonant sounds while you take this quiz!

5
Frequently Used Spanish Words and Phrases
25 minutes

Students will learn:

  • the 21 most frequent verbs and verbal phrases in Spanish

They will practice:

  • pronunciation
  • listening comprehension
  • arranging short sentences
6
Writing, Listening, and Speaking Practice Instructions
25 minutes
7
Semana 1: Challenge: Writing, Listening, and Speaking Practice!

Semana 2

1
What’s a Dipthong?: Dipthongs & Numbers in Spanish
45 minutes

Students will learn:

  • Numbers 1-20 in Spanish
  • How to identify and pronounce dipthongs

They will practice:

  • pronunciation
  • listening comprehension
  • identifying numbers
2
Test: Pronunciation, Numbers 1-20
3
Los Números 1-20, Dipthongs, and Most Frequently Used Phrases
11 questions

Students will be assessed on numbers 1-20, as well as dipthongs.

20 minutes are provided for this quiz.

4
Los Números en Español
45 minutes

Students will learn:

  • numbers from 0-1,000 +

They will practice:

  • pronunciation
  • listening comprehension
  • arranging short sentences
5
¿Cuál es el Número de Teléfono?
45 minutes

Students will learn:

  • How to ask for prepaid phone minutes in Spanish
  • How to talk about data plans versus phone plans
  • Review tens, hundreds, and express 8 digit phone numbers


6
Spanish Numbers Dictation Practice–Hundreds and Thousands
45 minutes

Students will learn:

  • the 21 most frequent verbs and verbal phrases in Spanish

They will practice:

  • pronunciation
  • listening comprehension
  • arranging short sentences

Semana 3

1
¡Vamos a Practicar los Números!
45 minutes
2
Numbers Practice II: Explaining Numbers and Number Sentences
45 mins

Students will practice writing and speaking numbers and number sentences.

3
Writing Dates and Days of the Week
45 minutes

Students will be introduced to vocabulary for days of the week and months of the year.

They will be able to write dates in Spanish in the correct order, understand them, and speak them.

4
Los Números: Aplicación de los Números

Semana 4

1
Los Saludos: Just Saying Hello!
45 mins

In this lesson you will learn a variety of ways to greet someone in Spanish. The lesson includes important information about formal and informal greetings, as well as the appropriate times of day in which to use each greeting. Several fun greetings are included to be used with your peers.


You will gain practice speaking as well, so as you listen to audio, it is a great idea to replicate what you hear because your speech will be tested at the end of the lesson.

2
Los Saludos: Responding to Typical Greetings
25 minutes

Students will learn various responses for expressing how they are doing and their state of being. They will be able to respond correctly to different types of greetings using the first person singular form. They will learn about the concept of gender in language and how it is reflected with some mood adjectives.

3
Las Despedidas: Saying Goodbye!
25 minutes

In this lesson you will learn a variety of ways to say goodbye. These phrases of departure vary depending on the situation.

4
Practice: Los Saludos y Las Despedidas
45 minutes

This lesson concentrates on practice and putting all you have learned this week together! Please continue studying and memorizing vocabulary, application of the formal versus informal usted and tú forms and their accompanying phrases, as well as general fluency and pronunciation.

5
Write and Record a Typical Greetings Conversation with a Friend

Semana 5

1
¿Qué tiempo hace?
25 minutes

You will learn weather expressions, and how to talk about sensations.

  • Weather expressions with hacer.
  • Weather expressions with estar
  • Expressing sensations with tener
  • Combing sentences with cuando
2
Graded Assignment: Writing and Recording–Talking about the Weather
3
Weather Report Project: Record a Video
4
¿Qué tiempo hace?
9 questions

You will be given 20 minutes to finish the quiz.

You will be assessed on:

  • Basic weather words
  • Verbs used with weather words (noun versus adjective descriptors)
  • Some moods with estar


Semana 6

1
Al Pedir Comida
45 minutes

In this lesson you will learn important vocabulary for ordering in a restaurant. You´ll begin building sentences for obtaining goods and services and practice listening and speaking.

2
¿Qué Hay de Comer?
45 minutes

Students will learn:

  • How to ask for prepaid phone minutes in Spanish
  • How to talk about data plans versus phone plans
  • Review tens, hundreds, and express 8 digit phone numbers


3
Restaurant Conversation and Listening Practice
45 minutes

Students will practice:

  • Restaurant vocabulary for ordering food
  • Sentence building
  • Listening to native conversations
  • Identifying the missing words
4
¿Cuál es el Especial del Día?
45 minutes

In this lesson, you will learn more about ordering food in a restaurant.

  • You will continue to practice listening, speaking, and processing Spanish in the context of ordering in a restaurant.
  • You will explore the relationships between words with similar meanings in different forms.
5
Quiz: En el Restaurante I
9 questions

This quiz tests Restaurant Vocabulary for placing orders, including food and drink featured on the menu from Lecture 2.

6
Graded Assignment: Ordering in the Restaurant
45

This lesson requires listening and speaking practice. Students will be able to speak the sentences and check their pronunciation and understanding in real time. Retaking or retrying to earn more points is allowed as many times as you like.

Semana 7

1
En el Gabinete
45 minutes

In this lesson:

  • Vocabulary: types of plates and glasses
  • directional words: a la derecha, a la izquierda, arriba de, debajo de, entre, sobre, etc.
  • Impersonal expressions with se + 3rd person verbs



2
The Impersonal Se and Setting the Table
45 minutes

Students will:

  1. learn words for setting the table
  2. more useful expressions with se
  3. reinforce words of orientation
  4. practice listening comprehension of entire sentences

They will practice:

  • pronunciation
  • listening comprehension
  • arranging short sentences
3
Vocabulary Practice and Sentence Building with Restaurant and Kitchen Vocabulary
45 minutes

In this lesson you will practice all the vocabulary words for the past 2 weeks, including En el Restaurante, ¿Dónde se pone? and En el Gabinete and Al Poner la Mesa. You will practice giving instructions for setting the table, practice pronunciation, and process language to create meaningful sentences. You will practice requesting each item.

4
Assignment Upload: ¿Me Puede Traer?/¿Dónde se pone?
5
La Mesa y Los Cubiertos
12 questions

Students can prepare for this quiz by studying:

  • the impersonal se and phrases with se (from this section)
  • types of plates and glassware
  • orientation words: a la izquierda, a la derecha, arriba de, debajo de, entre, a lado de
  • Ways to request something more in a restaurant and reinforce vocabulary set I for ordering

Semana 8

1
La Cuenta, Por Favor
45 mins
Students will learn and practice vocabulary and phrases for talking about bills in the restaurant setting. Students will learn to politely express a mistake with a billStudents will learn to make negative statements
2
Speaking and Listening Practice: La Cuenta Por Favor
45
Students will Review numbers (again!)Learn to explain bills Talk about mistakes with numbers and billingLearn to say ´excuse me´ in Spanish
3
Hay una equivocación con la cuenta
25 minutes

Students will

  • Review numbers (again!)
  • Learn to explain bills
  • Talk about mistakes with numbers and billing
  • Learn to say ´excuse me´ in Spanish


4
Final Test: La Cuenta Por Favor
10 questions

This quiz serves as a review to reinforce the vocabulary and concepts in this section.

Semana 9

1
Vocabulary Presentation Negotiating in the Market
2
Practice I: Negotiating in the Market
45
3
Práctica II: Negotiating in the Market, 9.07-9.09
45 minutes
Students will practice speaking and listening practice for the theme Negotiating in the Market.
4
Review Basic conversations with Numbers, Restaurant, Bills and Negotiating in the Market
5
Quiz: Negotiating in the market
10 questions

Semana 10

1
Adjectives, Nouns, and Articles: The Gender Concept in Spanish
2
Noun and Article Basics
45 Minutes

Students will learn article and noun correspondence, as well as adjective and noun correspondence. They will practice creating full sentences with correct gender and number correspondence.

3
The Use of Definite Articles in Spanish
45 minutes
4
Special Nouns
45

Students will learn several more noun endings, review the concept of gender, and the application of the definite and indefinite articles.

They will be able to identify feminine nouns ending in -dad and -ión, and apply appropriate definite and indefinite artciles.

They will also review the application of the masculine definite articles.

Students will learn some outliers (words with Greek roots ending in -ma, -pa, -ta) and be able to apply correct articles.

Students will be able to recognize common shortened words, (el colegio-->el colé; la manografía-->la mano), recognize the correct gender, and apply correct definite and indefinite articles.

5
Rule Breakers and Plural Cases of Mixed Gender
45

Students will learn several special noun endings and learn how to identify the gender of these special nouns.

Students will learn how to talk about groups of mixed gender

Students will summarize the rules of gender and number

Students will answer questions and build sentences with singular and plural subjects.

Students will learn to make 3rd person verb forms plural.


Semana 11

1
Vocabulary Telling Time

Students will learn basic vocabulary for telling time and be able to ask relevant time-related questions. Students will be able to decide when to use es/son in time-expressions.


2
Practice 1: Telling Time
45 minutes
3
Telling Time with Ser
4
Telling Time
21 questions
5
Writing about your daily schedule

Semanta 12

1
Speaking in Relative Time
45 minutes
2
Words of Frequency
45 minutes
3
The Verbs Ser, Estar, Tener, and Hay

Semana 13

1
The 2 Major Rules for Pronunciation of Words and Syllabification
2
Where does the accent mark go?
3
Syllabification
45 minutes
Students will learn about Spanish syllables, fricatives, and reinforce dipthong structures. In this lesson they will practice writing what they hear and learn important time vocabulary includingdays of the weekmonths of the yearrelative time vocabulary words and phrases
4
Using Connected Speech

Semana 14

1
¿Quién es? ¿Cómo es?
45 minutes

Students will review conjugations of the verb ser, learn the 6 conjugations of tener, and begin to understand the difference in application.

Students will learn and practice physical characteristics descriptors within context as they describe monsters.

2
¿Cómo es la persona?
45 Minutes
3
Making Nouns Plural
45 minutes
  • Students will learn that nouns and adjectives must correspond in number, and in gender.
  • Students will learn to use the correct articles.
  • They will learn how to change adjectives and nouns, make them plural and use the correct articles.
  • Students will learn to identify adjectives marked for gender, and those which are NOT marked for gender.
4
Talking about Physical Characteristics with Ser
45 Minutes
5
Ser and Estar: Let’s Fix it Once and For All!
30 minutes
6
Ser, Tener, and Physical Descriptions
16 questions

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Semana 17

Semana 18 Review and Exam

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Enrolled: 27 students
Lectures: 53