Spanish (Castilian)

Flamenco! Tapas! Don Quixote! Just like the region’s distinctive flavor of ham, Castilian Spanish – the official language of Spain – offers its own unique zest. Between the afternoon siestas and the late-night churros, castellano offers a glimpse into a world where old traditions and the modern world collide. Falling in love with the culture and the language of Spain is as easy as picking up the "Castilian lisp!"

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Learn Through Conversations

Unit 1

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  • Who Are You?
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    Unit 1

    Who Are You?

    • Greet Others and Bid Them Farewell
    • Introduce Yourself Formally
    • Meet New People
    • Identify Subject Pronouns
    • Learn the Formal and Informal "You"
    • Use Subject Pronouns with Verbs
  • We Are Family
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    Unit 1

    We Are Family

    • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
    • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members
    • Introduce Someone Else
    • Be Introduced to Possessive Adjectives
    • Use the Definite Article
  • Getting to Know You
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    Unit 1

    Getting to Know You

    • Articulate Feelings
    • Describe Physical Characteristics
    • Express Interest
    • Inquire About a Stranger
    • Be Introduced to Object Pronouns
    • Form Masculine / Feminine Adjectives
    • Learn How to Use the Verb gustar
  • There’s No Place Like Home
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    There’s No Place Like Home

    • Explain That You Are a Non-Native Speaker
    • Explain Where You Are From
    • Identify Languages and Countries
    • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language
    • Be Introduced to Present Progressive
    • Learn About the Use of Capital Letters
    • Practice the Verb Endings for yo and
  • Where Did You Go to College?
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    Where Did You Go to College?

    • Discuss the Merits of a School
    • Inquire About Programs
    • Be Introduced to Simple Past
    • Learn to Form Comparative Adjectives
    • Practice the Indefinite Article

Unit 2

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Unit 3

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Unit 4

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