Beginning Spanish (Level 1)

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Beginning Spanish (Level 1)

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

  • Engage in basic Spanish conversation
  • Read and write Spanish at a basic level
  • Understand the cultural geographical, and historical aspect of the Spanish speaking world (with an emphasis on Mexico and Spain)
  • Know vocabulary specific to profession or Spanish speaking goals
  • Master crucial phrases and expressions that help student independently advance fluency
  • Develop learning methods which help student further fluency in Spanish or in any foreign language


Location of Classes

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

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Highlights of Course (To top)

Through this fun and dynamic course, you will learn Spanish by putting to practice the elements essential for Spanish fluency. Through this course, you will:

  • Study the differences between slang and formal Spanish.
  • Learn essential phrases and vocabulary needed for the workplace or for situations specific to your goals
  • Integrate Spanish into daily routine for super learning efficiency. 
  • Practice Spanish speaking skills with native speakers.
  • Receive customized instruction tailored to help you achieve your fluency goals
  • Immediately be able to speak and comprehend Spanish phrases 
  • Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture without having to traveling abroad. 
  • Explore traditions and lifestyles of the local Hispanic community.
  • Learn how to learn foreign languages. Gain unique foreign language learning skills.
  • Achieve fluency in a fun and pressure-free environment
  • Pronounce words and phrases like a native speaker
  • Enjoy audio, video, internet activities that effectively supplement learning process

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Concepts Covered

Culture and History

  • History of language and Spanish speaking world
  • Various dialects of Spanish Speaking world (Ustedes versus Vosotros; use of “vos”)
  • General geography of Spanish speaking countries
  • Mexican and Spanish culture and traditions (Holidays, pastimes, anthems, songs, foods, traditional and contemporary music and television, religion, dance)
  • Important historical dates in Mexico and Spain
  • Physical gestures in Mexico and Spain

Grammar and Vocabulary

  • Spanish alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Interrogatives
  • Definite Articles
  • Concordance (Gender, number)
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Expressing possession
  • Colors
  • Essential adjectives
  • General verb conjugation concepts
  • Essential verbs, such as, but not limited to, dar, pensar, perder, pedir, salir, llegar, tener, conocer, querer, tener, ir, poder, decir, venir, saber, abrir, cerrar, pensar, leer, enviar, tomar, llevar, tocar, llevar, poner, sacar, escribir, asistir, hablar, esperar, caminar, mirar, esperar, escuchar, tomar, buscar, dormir, encontrar, jugar, ver, repetir, servir, estudiar, leer, entrar, pronunciar, escuchar, cantar, conducir, conocer, terminar, empezar, hacer, volver, encontrar, correr, comer, beber, escribir, traer, salir, oír)
  • Irregular Verbs (Querer, Tener, Ir, Poder, Decir, Venir, Saber, Poner, Hacer, Ir)
  • Helping Verbs
  • Ser versus Estar
  • Stem changing verbs o > ue, e >i, e>ie
  • Irregular verb concept
  • The use of “hay”
  • Expressions with “tener”
  • Numbers 1-1000000
  • Days and months
  • The verb “gustar”
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Telling time
  • Present progressive tense
  • Present and Future tenses
  • Concept of past tense
  • Present participles
  • Past participles
  • Popular slang
  • Essential commands
  • Definite articles
  • Colloquial expressions (That's cool! That's terrible! , etc.)
  • Essential conversational phrases and words (“Alright”, “anyways”, “uh huh”, “therefore”)
  • Vocabulary themes (Food, clothing, nationalities, workplace, professions, emergency, hospital, airport, restaurant, travel, hotel, bank, transportation city life, entertainment, animals, office, family, shopping, money, technology, body, communication, letter writing, internet, sports, weather, house, nature, time, family, school, marriage, *industry specific vocabulary)

*Workplace Spanish course

Materials (To top)

Textbook: "Basic Spanish ", Dorothy Richmond, McGraw Hill, activities manual, access to audio tracks, online activity access.

Duration (To top)

8 weeks, once a week (3 hours per class session) + essential outside class work

Maximum 8 students per class

In Class Instruction (To top)

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

Outside Class Activities* (To top)

  • Application of daily integration methods techniques
  • Textbook and handout assignments
  • Audio and video 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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