Spanish: Beginner


Course description

This course is for those who have completed Spanish: Introductory, or have a basic knowledge of the language and wish to improve their written and speaking skills. This course gives you the opportunity to participate in class and strengthen your oral skills in a friendly atmosphere. Essential grammar points will also be covered.

Learning objectives

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

  • Use the direct and indirect object pronouns when needed
  • To use the verb gustar according to the correct grammar structure
  • Use idiomatic expressions related to the weather
  • Acquire vocabulary to understand and translate texts about the Spanish Culture
  • Appropriately use expressions with the verb ‘hacer’
  • Learn the numbers 100 and up
  • Converse using more advanced grammar such as the use of the Indirect and Direct object pronouns together
  • Learn a new tense: the Preterite
  • Identify the difference between saber and conocer (to know)
  • To recognize when to use por vs. para

We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.

World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)


Complete Spanish Step-by-Step, by Barbara Bregstein with McGraw-Hill (mandatory).

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