10 Thursdays, 10:15 am – 11:45 a.m.
Book: Nuevo español en marcha 1 by Francisca Castro Viudez, Pilar Diaz Ballesteros, Ignacio Rodero Diez, Carmen Sardinero Francos ISBN: 9788497789004
Location: Taught online via Zoom. An invitation and explanations on how to join the meeting will be sent to registered students.
Instructor: Diana Domínguez
Price: $243(early registration) $270 (after 09/19)
Dates: 10/07 – 12/16 (No class on Thanksgiving week)
In this level you will review the basics of the language (we assume you have completed the introductory levels) to ensure a strong foundation. It is common to attend this level several times in order to truly acquire the presented material. Yet each session will not be a simple “repeat” of the previous ones. The information will be covered in further details from session to session hence expanding your knowledge and reinforcing what you have already seen.
– you can use most frequently used regular verbs in the present tense (indicative mood).
– you can ask basic questions
– you can describe yourself and others, your family life, your work, etc.
– you can discuss your likes and dislikes (gustar)
– you possess most basic vocabulary (including days/time/colors/numbers…)
Assuming you can understand most frequently used vocabulary related to areas of immediate personal relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) and catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements, you will reinforce the communication skills needed for uncomplicated and routine tasks requiring a straightforward and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. You will continue to build your foundation to include irregular verbs in the present, progressive present, ser y estar, more complex descriptions using adverbs, adjectives, comparatives, and superlatives well. You will develop better listening comprehension skills and your ability to respond to native speakers in conversation.