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- Review the Spanish alphabet, some phonetic rules and strategies for writing and pronunciation.
- Learn socially correct practices in communicating in the hispanic culture.
- Recall the basic vocabulary studied in previous courses.
- Review the components of the sentence and the Spanish grammatical structures.
- Express daily activities.
- Differentiate words that have similar “literal” definitions by reiterating their varying reasons for use. (Ser vs Estar)
- Express possession in different forms.
- Review the Spanish pronunciation rules for stress.
- Learn the diacritic stress.
- Learn some strategies for the correct use of the orthographic stress.
- Increase your Spanish vocabulary using English words : Strategy Cognates.
- Comprehension Strategy: Dare to Guess.
- Learn, recognize and apply clothing and shopping related words in writing and speech.
- Voice one’s opinion on likes, dislikes, what is important or interesting.
- Apply prepositions for emphasis, possession, expressions and the “personal a”.
- Learn to express what you need or want others to do.
- Discuss opinions about the actions of others.
- Gain the ability to be more diplomatic in your wishes, wants, needs of someone else or suggestions and recommendations to others.
- Recognize the traditional clothing within a variety of Spanish speaking countries.
- Gain awareness of the meal times and components of a meal in hispanic countries.
- Identify regional traditional foods in Spanish speaking countries.
- Learn restaurant etiquette and meal vocabulary to communicate your preferences.
- Learn how to make recommendations and suggestions politely.
- Make comparisons about foods, meals, restaurants and apply comparison structures in general conversations.
- Learn vocabulary for writing and following a recipe.
- Communicate about the past using regular verbs in the preterit indicative.
- Increase your abilities communicating in past using the irregular verbs in preterit.
- Follow models.
- Chronological order.
- Paragraph structure.
- Avoid redundancy.
- Increase vocabulary related to travel.
- Compare travel and study abroad options and discuss opinions.
- Communicate about the past using the imperfect tense in the indicative mood.
- Summarize preterit vs imperfect tenses in the indicative mood.
- Develop an awareness and appreciation of different Spanish speaking countries.
- Understand advice about a study abroad experience via a review of moods and tenses.
- Learn some facts about Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.
- Gain insights as a future international student.
- Learn the demonstrative adjectives & pronouns.
- Discuss one’s personal experience studying abroad using the pretérito vs imperfecto.
- Review of the challenging Spanish grammar aspects: ser/estar, pretérito/imperfecto, pronombres directos/indirectos, indicativo/subjuntivo, por/para.