Objetivos por unidad

  1. Review the Spanish alphabet, some phonetic rules and strategies for writing and pronunciation.
  2. Learn socially correct practices in communicating in the hispanic culture.
  3. Recall the basic vocabulary studied in previous courses.
  4. Review the components of the sentence and the Spanish grammatical structures.
  5. Express daily activities.
  6. Differentiate words that have similar “literal” definitions by reiterating their varying reasons for use. (Ser vs Estar)
  7. Express possession in different forms.


  1. Review the Spanish pronunciation rules for stress.
  2. Learn the diacritic stress.
  3. Learn some strategies for the correct use of the orthographic stress.
  4. Increase your Spanish vocabulary using English words : Strategy Cognates.
  5. Comprehension Strategy: Dare to Guess.
  6. Learn, recognize and apply clothing and shopping related words in writing and speech.
  7. Voice one’s opinion on likes, dislikes, what is important or interesting.
  8. Apply prepositions for emphasis, possession, expressions and the “personal a”.
  9. Learn to express what you need or want others to do.
  10. Discuss opinions about the actions of others.
  11. Gain the ability to be more diplomatic in your wishes, wants, needs of someone else or suggestions and recommendations to others.
  12. Recognize the traditional clothing within a variety of Spanish speaking countries.


  1. Gain awareness of the meal times and components of a meal in hispanic countries.
  2. Identify regional traditional foods in Spanish speaking countries.
  3. Learn restaurant etiquette and meal vocabulary to communicate your preferences.
  4. Learn how to make recommendations and suggestions politely.
  5. Make comparisons about foods, meals, restaurants and apply comparison structures in general conversations.
  6. Learn vocabulary for writing and following a recipe.


  1. Communicate about the past using regular verbs in the preterit indicative.
  2. Increase your abilities communicating in past using the irregular verbs in preterit.
  3. Follow models.
  4. Chronological order.
  5. Paragraph structure.
  6. Avoid redundancy.
  7. Increase vocabulary related to travel.
  8. Compare travel and study abroad options and discuss opinions.
  9. Communicate about the past using the imperfect tense in the indicative mood.
  10. Summarize preterit vs imperfect tenses in the indicative mood.


  1. Develop an awareness and appreciation of different Spanish speaking countries.
  2. Understand advice about a study abroad experience via a review of moods and tenses.
  3. Learn some facts about Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
  4. Gain insights as a future international student.
  5. Learn the demonstrative adjectives & pronouns.
  6. Discuss one’s personal experience studying abroad using the pretérito vs imperfecto.
  7. Review of the challenging Spanish grammar aspects: ser/estar, pretérito/imperfecto, pronombres directos/indirectos, indicativo/subjuntivo, por/para.


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