Spanish Grammar Review (A1-A2)

This course covers the grammar of levels A1 and A2 of the European Frame of languages. It is organised in 4 modules, each one providing theory and practice. The course aims at showing that grammar is not something to be afraid of and that getting familiar with grammar makes learners of Spanish more self-confident for using the language in speaking and writing. The aspects of grammar to be covered in this course will include:

  • Proper use of articles, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions.
  • Conjugation of regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs and verbs of the group “gustar”, “encantar”, “doler”, in the main tenses: present, present continuous, past perfect, indefinite and imperfect.
  • Direct and indirect object, and pronouns associated with them. The sessions will include PPT presentations and exercises.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.

TEXTBOOK

  • Tutor supplied material. Handouts will be made available for students to download from Google Drive.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1

  • Getting familiar with grammar (basic terminology)
  • Use of subject pronouns
  • The definite and indefinite articles
  • Nouns and adjectives: gender and number
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Demonstrative adjetives (este, ese, aquel)
  • Prepositions (por/para)
  • Adverbs of quantity (muy/mucho/tan/tanto)

Module 2

  • The notion of mood (infinitive, indicative, imperative, subjunctive, conditional)
  • The tenses of the indicative
  • The present tense of the indicative: the three groups of Spanish regular verbs (-ar, -er, -ir)
  • The present tense of the indicative: irregular verbs
  • The present tense of the indicative: verbs like gustar, encantar, interesar, quedar
  • The present tense of reflexive verbs

Module 3

  • The present continuous (e.g. estoy estudiando, aprendiendo, etc.)
  • The affirmative imperative (e.g. escucha, escuche, escuchemos, etc.)
  • The direct object and the indirect object.
  • Using the imperative affirmative with pronouns (e.g. llámalo, llámala, llámalos)
  • Using the infinitive with pronouns (e.g. cocinarlo, cocinarla, cocinarlos, etc.)
  • The gerund (estoy trabajando, estoy comiendo, etc.)

Module 4

  • The pretérito perfecto (he trabajado)
  • Irregular past participles
  • The pretérito indefinido: regular verbs (amé, temí, escribí)
  • The pretérito indefinido: irregular verbs (fui, tuve, pude)
  • When to use pretérito perfecto or pretérito indefinido.
  • The pretérito imperfecto (e.g. estaba, tenía, vivía, etc.)

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the terminology of grammar for further study of Spanish.
  2. Recognize every lexical category: articles, pronouns, prepositions, adverbs, etc.
  3. Use verbs such as gustar, encantar, interesar, quedar.
  4. Distinguish between Pretérito Perfecto and Pretérito Indefinido
  5. Tell events in the past tense (properly using three past tenses: perfecto, indefinido and imperfecto)
  6. Speak and write more confidently in Spanish.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

$211 Limited / $190

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