¡Hola compañeros! In this follow-up course you will expand your understanding of the basics of the Spanish language. As you learn about additional grammatical principles and strategies for effective communication your ability to express yourself in Spanish will increase.
Follow along with my lectures and explanations as you increase your proficiency in the language. The course covers the core grammar principles that anyone might expect o learn in a second-semester Spanish course in addition to some extra tips and tricks for effective communication.
This course includes:
Quality language acquisition takes time and requires consistent practice and dedicated study. I have studied the history of language learning, and I'm here to tell you that there is no secret or quick fix to learning a second language. Successful language acquisition boils down to two things: student engagement and access to quality language resources. This, mis amigos, is your resource for learning the Spanish language.
Form past tense imperfect conjugations.
Understand the contextual differences between the preterit and imperfect past tenses.
Express yourself using the present perfect to say things like, "They have visited California."
Express yourself using the present progressive to say things like, "We are leaving."
Express yourself in the conditional tense to say things like, "I would study more."
Use command forms for positive and negative formal commands.
Use command forms for positive and negative informal commands.
Recognize and understand the irregularities of the command form in Spanish.
Read and pronounce Spanish words accurately using correct accentuation rules.
Use numbers from 100 and above to talk about the year, birthdays, and other related expressions.
Discover a variety of online resources that can assist you in learning more Spanish.
Review the preterit past tense conjugation forms.
Review the preterit past tense irregular conjugation forms.
I currently teach Spanish language and culture at a private liberal arts college in the United States. I learned Spanish while living in Chile and continued to study the language upon returning to my university studies.
After earning my bachelor's degree in Spanish, I went on to complete a master’s degree at Brigham Young University where I specialized in language pedagogy. This specialty allowed me to focus on the science of effective language teaching and learning. My sub-specialty is in the area of technology use for second language acquisition. I'm currently working on completing my doctorate in the area of bilingual and English as a second language education.