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  • Lectures 44
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Developed by experienced Two-Way Immersion school teachers, this fun and intensive introductory Spanish course offers an in-depth curriculum broken into 12 topic areas that students can learn at their own pace. The program starts with the fundamentals of the Spanish language, including basic conversation, pronunciation, and counting, and then progresses to more advanced topics such as verb conjugation and spatial expressions.

  • Parents' Choice Winner for Online Software
  • Bi-lingual virtual teacher carefully explains grammar concepts
  • Scenario-based video clips show conversations in realistic context
  • Fun animation and colorful images help reinforce new concepts
  • Interactive exercises and quizzes test lesson comprehension

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites or materials required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Meet and greet others in Spanish, both formally and informally
  • Know counting , colors, shapes, days of the week, weather
  • Conjugate useful verbs in the present tense
  • Express their feelings and wants/needs in Spanish
  • Provide and understand directions and location of objects
  • And much more!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is an excellent introduction to the Spanish language for beginner students of all ages.
  • Due to the highly visual and interactive nature of the program, it is especially appealing to young learners or adults who may find traditional language boring and overly bogged down with long lectures.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
02:33

In this introduction video we will provide you with what the course covers and what you can expect to takeaway from the lessons. We're excited to have you learn Spanish with us, enjoy!

Section 2: Saludos y despididas
00:27

You will learn how to greet a friend. Also how to introduce yourself to a new acquaintance.

Saludos y despididas - Greetings and farewells
4 questions
00:15

In this video you will learn how to meet someone new in the appropriate fashion.

2 questions

Tell us how you would respond when meeting someone new.

00:24

In this section you will learn how to greet another person based on whether it is morning, afternoon or evening.

3 questions

Select the right greeting based on the time of day shown.

00:13

In this section you will learn how to say farewell in a couple of different ways.

4 questions

Select the phrase that best fits the picture.

Section 3: El alfabeto, vocales, el masculino/el femenino, vocabulario
02:44

In this section you will learn the Spanish alphabet from a native speaker. First you will see the letter and hear how it sounds. The second time through will give you an opportunity to repeat and practice.

00:21

In this section you will learn the appropriate article for the noun based on whether it is feminine or masculine.

00:49

Let's learn some words related to school and objects in the classroom.

8 questions

Choose the correct article for each word.

Choose the correct word to match the picture.
5 questions
Section 4: Los nùmeros, practicando el masculine/el feminino, singular y plural
Learn: Numbers from 1 to 10
Preview
00:30
Learn:  Numbers from 11 to 30
Preview
01:53
Match the number with the Spanish word for the number.
10 questions
01:03

You will learn a very useful Spanish verb that conveys either "there is" or "there are". Additionally you will learn how to use it appropriately when asking or answering a question.

4 questions

Note that hay is used in front of both singular (there is) as and plural (there are) nouns.

Section 5: Los colores y las formas
01:22

In this section, we will learn the words for various colors and shapes by looking at flags from countries around the world.

6 questions

Select the color that corresponds to the first stripe on the flag.

01:03

Now that you know how to say the colors, let's listen carefully to how we answer the question “What's the flag like?”

4 questions

Examples

El color rojo, la bandera roja. El color azul, la bandera azul. El color blanco, la bandera blanca

02:40

You will learn important shapes in Spanish, such as square, circle, rectangle, star and more.

Select the correct words.
3 questions
1 question

Find the four colors and one shape that you see in the flag in the puzzle above. List them in alphabetical order.

Section 6: El cuerpo humano
00:39

You will learn the different parts of the human body. Also the appropriate article that goes in front of the word.

00:39

Now you will learn the plural form of the word as well as a review of the different parts of the human body.

Select the word that corresponds to the image shown.
4 questions
00:29

You will learn how to ask and answer questions using both singular and plural forms of the words for body parts.

5 questions

Form complete sentences by putting the following words in the correct order.

Select the correct word.
11 questions
Select the word that corresponds to the image shown.
4 questions
Section 7: Mi familia y yo
01:44

You will learn how to introduce your family members. As well as the names for family members.

00:27

We will review family members to include grand parents.

00:10

Creating the plural forms of family members is easy – just add an “s” after the last letter. However, the possessive adjective in front of the noun – in this case – “mi” has to be made plural as well. Listen carefully.

Article

You will know the plural forms of parents, siblings and grandparents.

Choose the word corresponding to the picture
4 questions
02:52

You will understand subject pronouns for I, you, he, she, they. Also the difference between the formal and informal versions.

3 questions

Look at this of picture of Maria´s family and fill the blanks to complete the sentence.

00:11

This video will teach you sentences to describe your family in terms of how many brothers or sisters you may have.

Listen to the conversation and answer the following questions.
2 questions
00:12

This video will give you another opportunity to learn sentence structure describing families.

Listen to the conversation and answer the following questions.
2 questions
Section 8: El verbo estar, los lugares y vocabulario: animales
01:37

You will learn the Spanish verb Estar meaning"to be." You will understand the context in which you use this verb compared to Ser, which is the other Spanish verb meaning "to be."

Choose the correct form of estar to complete the sentence.
6 questions
00:54

In this section you will learn vocabulary for animals along with the appropriate article.

Learn:  Locations
00:41
00:36

After this video you will be able to ask where is something in Spanish, both in singular and plural forms.

Choose the word corresponding to the animal.
7 questions
4 questions

Type the correct words to complete the following sentence.

Section 9: El verbo ser y adjectivos y sus opuestos.
01:22

In this section you will learn how the verb "ser" is different from the other verb "estar" both meaning "to be." We clearly explain when you should use Ser vs. Estar.

00:26

Here you will learn how to conjugate the verb "ser" based on I, you, he, she, we and they.

02:32

In this video you will learn common adjectives that you can use after the verb "ser." You will learn these adjectives and their opposites, such as tall and short. Also both feminine and masculine forms of the word.

Translate the sentence and fill in the blanks with the correct words.
3 questions
Choose the correct form of “ser”.
7 questions
Describe the person you see.
3 questions
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of “to be”.
6 questions
Section 10: Los lugares/¿Dónde estoy? ¿Dónde estás?
01:09

In this section you will learn various words to answer the question, "where am I?" Common phrases such as, I am in the store or I am at school.

00:25

Here you will learn spatial words such as on top and below, near and far, to the right and to the left and more.

Select the correct word to complete the sentence.
6 questions
6 questions

Look at this picture and tell where each player is relative to objects on the field and each other.

Section 11: El presente del verbo comer y tomar. Me gusta / No me gusta
01:11

In this section you will a very useful verb, comer. This means to eat. You will also learn how to conjugate this verb.

Fill in the blank with the correct form of “comer’.
4 questions
01:07

You will now learn another useful verb, tomar. This means to drink. Additionally you will learn how to conjugate this verb.

Fill in the blank with the correct form of “tomar".
3 questions
00:58

Here you will learn an important phrase conveying "I like or I don't like" something. It may be a type of food or drink.

Using the right form of the verb “gustar”.
4 questions
Section 12: Los alimentos, Tengo hambre/ Tengo sed
01:14

You will learn vocabulary for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as how to convey you are hungry and / or thirsty.

00:37

After this lesson you will be able to communicate in a market setting purchasing fruits and vegetables. You will learn key vocabulary and exchange phrases.

01:09

In this lecture we review the vocabulary for fruits and vegetables to ensure they stick with you.

Foods
7 questions
Read the sentence and answer true or false.
4 questions
Read the sentence and answer true or false.
3 questions
Section 13: Los días de la semana/¿Qué tiempo hace?
01:10

Here you will learn the 7 days of the week in Spanish. Also the background on how these words came to fruition.

00:21

In this section will we review the days of the week in a real life setting. They days will correlate to a sports schedule.

00:23

In this video you will learn how to ask and answer a question regarding what da of the week. You will also learn vocabulary for today and tomorrow.

Fill the blanks with the correct answers.
4 questions
Find the days of the week in the puzzle and list them in alphabetical order.
1 question
01:38

In this lecture you will be able to describe the weather. Everything from it is hot, it is cold, it is windy to the weather is good and more.

Look at the picture and select the word that best describes the weather.
7 questions
Article

In this final section we will review the vocabulary for weather.

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Founded in 2003, Language Tree is a leader in foreign language educational videos and online programs. Our courses have won numerous awards, including two prestigious Parents' Choice Awards. We continuously strive to develop new and innovative ways to make language learning fun. Our online courses incorporates video, images, music and interactive lessons to help you quickly and effortlessly gain proficiency in a new language. To further enhance language acquisition and retention, we worked with researchers from leading universities and language schools to develop our curriculum and teaching methodologies.

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