Español avanzado I (nivel 4)

Upon completion of the Advanced Spanish course, the student will:

  • Fortify understanding of subjunctive tenses
  • Broaden repertoire of vocabulary
  • Further explore future, present present, pluperfect and imperfect subjunctive tenses
  • Master understanding of such advanced intermediate level concepts as demonstrative adjectives, double object pronoun placement, relative pronouns, commands, stressed possessive adjectives, the differences between ¨ser and estar, concordance, and irregular verb conjugation.


Admittance to this course requires demonstration of proficiency of levels 1, 2, and 3 concepts. Student must have successfully completed the level 3 course, or must have scored at least an 80% on the Advanced Intermediate Spanish exam.

If you feel that you may qualify to take this course, please call us at 408 207 3075, or email us at

Location of Classes

We are located at 1 West Campbell Avenue in Campbell, California 95008
408) 207 3075

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Concepts Covered


At the advanced Spanish level, students further delve into the following topics, continuing on knowledge acquired in the level 3 course:

Grammar and Vocabulary

  • Review of advanced intermediate concepts
  • Preterite versus imperfect
  • Subjunctive
  • Future tense
  • Conditional tense
  • Pluperfect tense
  • Imperfect subjunctive tense
  • Passive voice
  • Compound tenses
  • Direct and indirect object pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Forming adverbs (--mente)
  • Stem changing verbs (e>ie)
  • Stem changing verbs (o>ue)
  • Stem changing verbs (e>i)
  • Verbs with irregular yo forms
  • More expressions with "tener"
  • Difference between "ser" and "estar"
  • Expressions with "estar"
  • Idiomatic expressions
  • Verbs like "gustar"
  • Prepositional phrases
  • "Por" versus "para"
  • Estar a punto de + infinitive/ Acabar de + infinitive
  • Indefinite and negative words ("algo" versus "nada", "alguien" versus "nadie", etc.)
  • Time expressions with "hacer"
  • Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
  • Comparisons and superlatives
  • "Saber" versus "conocer"
  • Personal "a"
  • Pronouns after prepositions
  • Verbs that change meaning in the preterite
  • Concept of "lo" with adjective
  • Al + infinitive
  • Constructions with "se"
  • Stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns
  • Relative pronouns
  • Conjunctions followed by the subjunctive and indicative
  • Common proverbs
  • Colloquial expressions
  • Essential conversational phrases and words
  • Vocabulary themes, in addition to expanding on words lists from Advanced Intermediate Spanish level.

Materials (To top)

Textbook (Practice Makes Perfect: Advanced Spanish Grammar), online activity access, handouts, 2 audio CDs .

In Class Instruction (To top)

Activities include lecture and presentations (video, audio) individual and group activities.

Outside Class Activities* (To top)

  • Application of daily integration methods techniques
  • Textbook and handout assignments
  • Audio CD assignments
  • Interactive online activities
  • Completion of homework exercises

*The amount of time invested in out of class instruction hinges on the discretion of the student, depending on the degree of his or her fluency goals.



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