Spanish subjunctive is a topic used in all basic conversations. Spanish native speakers used the subjunctive continually, whereas English speakers no. Due to it, the subjunctive is going to be explained in a progressive, constructive, easy, and fun manner. Available for everyone who wants to improve his/her Spanish linguistic skills. We are talking about the productive skills speaking and writing as well as the passive skills listening and reading.
This Spanish subjunctive course is an intermediate-upper-level course, built up in a step-by-step manner, where both languages Spanish and English, English and Spanish are used. I will break down the subjunctive, by giving you the key information and tools, you need to apply it with confidence in a practical manner without hesitation. As a result, you are going to use your active skills, your speaking and writing skills to communicate efficiently and effectively. By using your sentences with the appropriate tense insight of the subjunctive mood because it has its own tenses and conjugations. For instance, in the present tense, we have simple present and present perfect, and in the past tense, we have imperfect, preterite and past perfect. In this manner, you are going to be understood as straightforward by millions of Spanish native and non-native speakers. By enhancing your subjunctive, you are going to feel yourself linguistically freer. And as a consequence, your communication will be more fluent and clearer giving you the possibility of communicating better with Spanish speakers as well as enjoying in depth its culture and everything involved.
In this Spanish subjunctive course, the difference between tense and grammatical mood will be explained because these two grammatical concepts could be confusing. The word “subjunctive” denotes grammatical mood. The subjunctive does not express time, does not express when something is happening; it reveals the viewpoint of a speaker. Also, the consolidation of what a clause is and the distinction between a main or independent clause (oración principal u oración independiente) and a subordinate or dependent clause(oración subordinada u oración dependiente)will be addressed. It is important to lay down solid grammatical foundations for the Spanish subjunctive learning. Besides, the second and third English conditional will be reviewed, too.
This course will start with a consolidation of the English subjunctive to introduce the Spanish subjunctive smoothly. The explanations of these different grammatical concepts will be done in English and in Spanish. The power point slides are in English and Spanish, too.
Consolidation of the English subjunctive will be required to get you into the acquisition and learning of Spanish subjunctive. Moreover, to be able to improve your listening skills, I will explain to you English subjunctive in English language and Spanish subjunctive in English and Spanish language. Additionally, Spanish verbs will be broken down to teach you the relevance of the different verbal endings “inflexiones gramaticales” when we conjugate the Spanish verbs.
Furthermore, the present and imperfect subjunctive will be explained gradually and consistently, by pointing out how, when and where they are used, the different scenarios where you can use both of them along with examples of each case and exercises and the end of every lesson with the corresponding transcripts. The contrast between regular and irregular verbs will be taught and stressed the paramountcy of knowing well the irregularity of Spanish verbs. In the beginning, this irregularity could be scary for some learners; for this reason, I will remove this element of fear, by explaining the most important of them with many real examples.
This Spanish subjunctive course is vital as the present, and imperfect subjunctive are very often used in the Spanish language.
The present subjunctive is used for subordinate clauses after certain expressions that indicate an action in the present or future. Concerning the imperfect subjunctive (past subjunctive)=”Pretérito imperfecto”, “Pretérito” means past. It is often used to indicate a viewpoint in the past, maybe you have already noticed it.
I have done this course because I know that many students think that the Spanish subjunctive is very difficult to understand, learn and use and I would like to show you that it is not accurate. Both tenses the present and imperfect subjunctive are available for all of us, Spanish native-speakers, and non-Spanish native-speakers. The tip here is to understand the present subjunctive how, when, and where is used to learn the next step of the subjunctive that is the imperfect subjunctive. The imperfect subjunctive expresses the same subjectivity. The only peculiarity is the timing; it is in the past. So, the more we learn about the present subjunctive, the better we are going to be able to use both of them.
Somebody said: “ Practice makes perfect” 30 minutes of your time every day, your commitment to learn the subjunctive and my passion, linguistic knowledge and teaching skills will be more than enough for you to master this key grammatical feature of the Spanish language.
To master the Spanish subjunctive, you need to build up your linguistic knowledge step by step, starting with your desire for keeping on learning the Spanish language. The process could be:
Desire + dream + faith + commitment + action=success.
Alongside with this, your internal process, you need to have lots of self-love, love, patience, and practice. It is the only way to make your dreams come true.
My tip to you is to enjoy every step of this, your learning journey. Please do not try too hard to learn it, keep yourself light-hearted, fun, and hopeful.
Mi consejo es disfruta cada momento , cada paso de tu proceso de aprendizaje. La vida esta hecha de pequeños momentos, de pequeños pasos y la suma de ellos dara como consecuencia que tus deseos se cumplan.
With this course, you will develop your four linguistic skills in all areas of your life, personally and professionally speaking and empathy and understanding towards the astonishing Spanish culture:
Listening skill- by listening to my explanations in Spanish and in English.
Reading skill- by reading the different learning resources assigned for you: extra-explanations: main or independent clause (oración principal u oración independiente) and subordinate or dependent clause(oración subordinada o dependiente), second and third English conditionals related to the subjunctive mood in English and Spanish…slides, ejercicios and transcripts in Spanish and English.
Writing skill-by doing the different “ejercicios” done for you.
Speaking skill- after permeating your brain and mind with this beautiful and magical language, you will be able to produce the Spanish language on your own. You will have a good command of this “cervantino idioma” (de Cervantes- el autor de Don Quijote de la Mancha-)by using the Spanish subjunctive mood appropriately and effectively. As a result, your active skills will grow up, exponentially speaking.
Cultural input-through the different quotations( frases célebres) at the end of each lesson.