The Past Tenses in Spanish: learn how to use them
What you'll learn
- The students will learn how to talk about past actions using the simple past.
- They will learn how to describe past periods in their lives by using the past imperfect.
- They will be able to distinguish when to use both tenses in the same sentence.
- They will know how these tenses are used in the different Spanish speaking countries.
- Students need to have a basic knowledge of Spanish and know the present tense and some past tenses.
This is my course The Past Tenses in Spanish.
The past tenses that are covered in this course are three of the most used ones in Spanish: the Pretérito Perfecto (similar to the Present Perfect) the Pretérito Indefinido and the Pretérito Imperfecto. These two tenses are Simple Pasts, and for them there are no exact equivalents in English or many of other languages, since in many languages only one simple past exists.
If you enroll in this course you will learn how each of these past tenses have to be used and you will be able to use them with no mistakes and with confidence when you speak to Spanish speakers. It is important to know when to use each of these tenses when you want to share your life experiences with other people, the things you liked or used to do when you were younger or in your childhood or if you want to tell stories or describe past events. This is what these tenses are for.
The course includes video lessons, audio samples and tests that will help you understand clearly in which cases you have to use each tense. You will also get used to the conjugation and the sound of each of them in the speech.
Who this course is for:
- This course is addressed to students that need clarification and help to learn how to use the past tenses correctly and with confidence when speaking and writing.
I love teaching and I love Spanish. So I decided to become a Spanish teacher. I have an official certificate as a Spanish teacher and I have several years of experience teaching adults.
It all started in the Netherlands where I lived for two years. I was a Spanish teacher at the Volksuniversiteit in different dutch cities and also in private language schools. I started to miss my country, then I came back. Here in Spain I have been teaching Spanish to foreigners.
For me, the learning process is a fascinating aspect of teaching. I also have experience teaching other subjects, but languages in particular are one of my main interests.