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Learn Latin American Spanish through conversations

Your personalized experience through the Latin American Spanish course delivers a blend of learning features, exercises, and personalized review with an award-winning conversational learning process that focuses on the four skills necessary to connect in another language; grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and culture. Building on learned material presented in diverse contexts prepares you to start the conversation with confidence. Challenge yourself to learn something new.

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No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of the Spanish language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Latin American Spanish culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with the Spanish language.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

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Develop your ear for Latin American Spanish. Rewind and repeat as you need to through listening passages read by native speakers, or read along as you go, and listen for context clues that will help you answer questions that challenge you recall what you just heard.

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Pick up on new new vocabulary and assess your comprehension through reading material that presents new words in the context of learned material, with optional accompanying audio read by native speakers.

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Course Overview

Learn Latin American Spanish language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Latin American Spanish

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Introductions
  • 2Connections
  • 3Community
  • 4Lifestyle
  • 5Ambitions

Specialty

Topic-based courses that are shorter in overall length

  • 1Business
  • 2Legal
  • 3Medical
  • 4Romance
  • 5Spanish for Librarians
  • 6Text Talk
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Introductions and Professions
  • Chapter 4 - Personal Info and Preferences
  • Chapter 1 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 2 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 3 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 4 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 5 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 6 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 7 - Compliments and Corrections
  • Chapter 8 - Relatives and Pets
  • Chapter 9 - Household Rooms and Items
  • Chapter 10 - Career and Hobbies
  • Chapter 1 - Friends and Relationships
  • Chapter 2 - Cooking and Eating
  • Chapter 3 - Weather and Landscapes
  • Chapter 4 - Shopping and Apparel
  • Chapter 5 - Tasks and Errands
  • Chapter 6 - Recreation and Relaxation
  • Chapter 7 - Travel and Tourism
  • Chapter 8 - Physical Descriptions and Humor
  • Chapter 9 - Opinions and Popular Culture
  • Chapter 1 - Hospital and Pharmacy
  • Chapter 2 - Historic People and Events
  • Chapter 3 - Thoughts and Emotions
  • Chapter 4 - College and University Life
  • Chapter 5 - Family and Name Origins
  • Chapter 6 - Food Allergies and Ingredients
  • Chapter 7 - Social Events and Gatherings
  • Chapter 8 - Sports and Fitness
  • Chapter 9 - Movies and TV
  • Chapter 1 - Airports and Customs
  • Chapter 2 - Hotels and Local Attractions
  • Chapter 3 - House Hunting and Moving
  • Chapter 4 - Utilities and Repair
  • Chapter 5 - Education and Career
  • Chapter 6 - Emergencies and Aid
  • Chapter 7 - Household and Lifestyle
  • Chapter 8 - Hair and Beauty Services
  • Chapter 9 - Events and Schedules
  • Chapter 1 - Business Social
  • Chapter 2 - Greetings / Introductions
  • Chapter 3 - Meetings / Conference Calls
  • Chapter 4 - Presentations
  • Chapter 5 - Negotiations
  • Chapter 1 - A Divorce Case
  • Chapter 1 - Diabetes
  • Chapter 2 - Medication and Dosage
  • Chapter 1 - Dating
  • Chapter 1 - Obtaining a Library Card
  • Chapter 2 - Help at the Reference Desk
  • Chapter 3 - Accessing Resources
  • Chapter 4 - What Activities are Happening at the Library?
  • Chapter 5 - Job Search
  • Chapter 1 - Text Talk

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Express How Someone Feels
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Create Affirmative Sentences and Questions
  • Recognize Gender Agreement of Adjectives
  • Use Personal Pronouns
  • Use the Verb Estar

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell Where Someone is From
  • Ask Whether Someone Speaks a Language
  • Get Someone's Attention
  • Talk About Seasons and Weather

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Simple Negation
  • Learn to Conjugate the Verb Hablar
  • Understand the Basic Structure of Questions
  • Use the Preposition De
  • Use the Verb Ser

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Introductions and Professions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Introduce Yourself and Others
  • Recognize Common Latin American Names
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say that You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Number Agreement
  • Conjugate the Reflexive Verb Llamarse
  • Create Affirmative Sentences and Questions
  • Learn More Prepositions
  • Recognize Attached Personal Pronoun Clitics

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Personal Info and Preferences

Conversational Goals

  • Give Your Phone Number and E-mail Address
  • Say the Date of the Week
  • Say Your Favorite Colors and Food Items
  • State Where You Live
  • Tell Your Age

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Numbers from 1 to 100
  • Practice Conjugations of the Verb Tener
  • Practice the Different Conjugations of the Verbs Ser and Estar
  • Use Articles in Plural, Singular, Masculine And Feminine
  • Use Prepositions to Talk About Dates

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and Give Directions
  • Describe Places
  • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Imperative Form of Verbs
  • Learn to Recognize Noun Gender
  • Practice Gender Agreement with Adjectives
  • Recognize Gender Agreement of Articles
  • Recognize Number Agreement with the Verb Estar

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Deal with Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
  • Solve Basic Arithmetic Operations

Grammar Goals

  • Ask About Quantities Using Cuánto
  • Form the Genitive Case
  • Learn the Conditional Verb Conjugation
  • Use Demonstratives
  • Use the Quantifiers Mucho and Poco

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight into the Latin American Food Culture
  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Talk About Likes and Dislikes
  • Tell How to Prepare Something Simple to Eat
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Convey Future Tense Using Ir a
  • Learn the Prepositions Con , Sin , and Para
  • Recognize the Position of Adjectives in a Sentence
  • Use the Conditional Verb Form Podría
  • Use the Impersonal Form of the Verb Haber

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Deal with Large Numbers
  • Discuss Payment Methods
  • Handle Currency with Ease
  • Take a Taxi and Pay the Fare

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Use of Adónde
  • Learn the Verbs Usar , Pagar , and Aceptar
  • Use the Expression Tener Que to Express Needs
  • Use the Possessive Adjectives Su , Mi , and Their Plural Forms
  • Use Aquí and Allí to Talk About Locations

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept or Decline Help
  • Ask for and Offer Help
  • Describe Emergency Situations
  • Express How You Feel
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Latin America

Grammar Goals

  • Form Subordinate Clauses Using Que
  • Form the Past Tense
  • Learn the Present Progressive Tense
  • Practice More Reflexive Verbs
  • Use the Adjectives Algún and Ningún

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Ask and Tell What a Written Word or Phrase Says
  • Communicate One's Ability to Understand Something
  • Express Gratitude for a Past Deed
  • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up

Grammar Goals

  • Form Comparatives
  • Practice Imperative Forms in the Negative
  • Practice More Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Practice More Verbs in the Past Tense
  • Recognize Impersonal Pronoun Clitics

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell What Something Is
  • Give or Respond to a Compliment
  • Request or Agree to Speak in Spanish
  • Request or Provide a Performance Review
  • Tell Someone that You Are Learning Something

Grammar Goals

  • Practice Impersonal Pronoun Clitics
  • Practice the Present Progressive Tense
  • Use the Verb Deber to Talk About Obligations
  • Use Si to Talk About Conditions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Relatives and Pets

Conversational Goals

  • Address Family Members Using Kinship Words
  • Comment on Pets
  • Describe Family and Friends
  • Talk about Personality Types
  • Understand Questions or Statements about Family

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Diminutive Form
  • Be Introduced to the Pronoun "Who" and Number Agreement
  • Practice the Possessive Structure
  • Use Articles with Possessive Pronouns
  • Use Comparatives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Household Rooms and Items

Conversational Goals

  • Describe What Color Something Is
  • Refer to General Places
  • Refer to Rooms and Locations in a House
  • Use Location and Relational Words

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Indirect Object Constructions with me , le , and te
  • Practice the Position of Adjectives
  • Use Possessive Adjectives su , sus
  • Utilize Pronominal Verbs gustar , encantar

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Career and Hobbies

Conversational Goals

  • Accept an Invitation
  • Politely Decline an Invitation
  • Share Likes and Dislikes
  • Talk About Hobbies and Daily Routines
  • Talk About Professions

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Present Perfect Tense Using Haber
  • Be Introduced to the Subjunctive Mood
  • Learn Future Tense Using Ir a
  • Learn to Use the Present Tense for Future Actions
  • Practice Stem-Changing Verbs u:ue , o:ue

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Friends and Relationships

Conversational Goals

  • Describe What You Plan to Do Next in Your Life
  • Extend an Invitation
  • Inquire About Someone's Habits
  • Strike Up a Conversation
  • Understand Questions About Likes and Dislikes

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Imperfect Subjunctive Mood
  • Learn the Past Tense of the Irregular Verb Ir
  • Learn the Simple Past Tense Form for Regular -ar Verbs
  • Practice the Present Perfect Tense Using Haber
  • Reinforce the Use of Double Negatives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Cooking and Eating

Conversational Goals

  • Ask What a Dish Is Made Of
  • Express That You Do Not Like Something
  • Learn Local and Cultural Foods
  • Refer to Food Preparation Processes
  • Say You Like Certain Foods

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Formal and Informal Imperative Forms
  • Learn the Many Uses of Qué
  • Practice Imperative Verbs with Direct Object Clitics
  • Practice the Subjunctive Form
  • Reinforce the Use of Clitics

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Weather and Landscapes

Conversational Goals

  • Describe the Land
  • Describe the Weather
  • Extend an Invitation to Go Somewhere
  • Use Proper Measurement for Temperature

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Haber as Another "To Be"
  • Learn the Future Tense
  • Learn to Use Verbs Subir and Bajar to Talk About Temperature
  • Reinforce the Subjuntive Mood
  • Use Hacer to Refer to the Weather

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shopping and Apparel

Conversational Goals

  • Inquire About Store Hours
  • Say the Names of Different Types of Stores
  • Say What You Need for School or Work
  • Understand Compliments on What You Are Wearing
  • Understand Sizing in Spanish

Grammar Goals

  • Practice More Reflexive Verbs
  • Practice Using the Personal Pronoun Clitics, Me and Te
  • Pratice Forming Verbs in Second Person Simple Past Tense
  • Use the Impersonal Pronoun Clitic Lo

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Tasks and Errands

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Assistance with an Errand
  • Invite Someone to Join You for an Activity
  • Talk About What You Want or Need to do Every Day
  • Use Basic Banking and Financial Terms
  • Use the Post Office

Grammar Goals

  • Answer Questions Using Porque
  • Frame Questions with Por Qué and Para Qué
  • Practice Conditional Sentences with Si
  • Use Acá and Aquí for "Here"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Recreation and Relaxation

Conversational Goals

  • Describe Your Holiday or Vacation Plans
  • Make Plans for an Activity
  • Remind Someone to Bring Something
  • Suggest Going Somewhere
  • Talk About What You Feel Like Doing on Your Vacation Time

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the First Person Singular Simple Past Verb Form
  • Practice More Reflexive Verbs
  • Use the Past Progressive Form Iba a
  • Use the Phrase Tener Ganas de to Talk About Wants

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Travel and Tourism

Conversational Goals

  • Ask to See Less Common Places
  • Ask to See Well-Known Places
  • Describe a Famous Place
  • Discuss What You Have Learned About a Famous Person or Place
  • State an Idea

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Relative Clauses with Donde
  • Learn the Informal Subjunctive Form of "You Go"
  • Use the Conditional Form of Querer
  • Use the Relative Pronoun Lo Que
  • Use Verbs in Third Person Simple Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Physical Descriptions and Humor

Conversational Goals

  • Add Humor to a Situation
  • Describe Someone's Personality
  • Describe Someone’s Appearance
  • Express Uncertainty

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the Future Tense of the Verbs Poder and Tener
  • Practice Using Diminutives and Augmentatives
  • Reinforce the Use of Personal Pronoun Clitics
  • Use Adjectives Correctly

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Opinions and Popular Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Talk About Local Music and Artists
  • Express Your Opinion on a Topic
  • Give a Presentation About a Famous Celebrity
  • Say If You Are Familiar with Someone or Something
  • Talk About Famous Books and Local Authors

Grammar Goals

  • Learn More Verbs in the Third Person Preterite Past Tense Form
  • Learn the Preterite Past Tense Form of Verbs for the Informal Second Person
  • Practice More Verbs in the Present Perfect Tense
  • Use the Impersonal Pronoun Subjects Lo and La

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Hospital and Pharmacy

Conversational Goals

  • Describe Feelings of Pain and Illness
  • Give Some Info About Activities You Did
  • Make a Medical Appointment
  • Name a Kind of Medicine
  • Respond to Medical Questions

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Form for the First Person Simple Past Tense
  • Practice More Verbs in the Imperative Form
  • Use More Reflexive Verbs
  • Use the First Person Imperfect Tense of Estar

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Historic People and Events

Conversational Goals

  • Ask About Wars or Other Important Events
  • Bring a Conversation to an End
  • Discuss the Country's Origins
  • Start a Conversation
  • Talk About Local Historical People

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Imperfect Past Tense
  • Practice the Present Perfect Tense
  • Use the Numerical Form for Years
  • Use the Preterite Tense in Second Person Singular and Plural

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Thoughts and Emotions

Conversational Goals

  • Describe or Explain Your Emotions
  • Express Feelings
  • Give Your Best Wishes
  • Offer Sympathy
  • Talk About Past Experiences

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Informal Subjunctive Form
  • Practice the Impersonal Pronoun Lo
  • Use the Future Tense Verb Form
  • Use the Reflexive Verbs Enterarse and Mudarse

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - College and University Life

Conversational Goals

  • Ask What School Somebody Attended
  • Discuss the Merits of a School
  • Discuss Your Future Career Plans
  • Express Pride
  • Inquire About a Field of Study

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the First and Second Person Singular Informal Preterite Forms of Hacer
  • Learn the First Person Plural Preterite Form of the Irregular Verb Ir
  • Learn the Preterite Forms of Reflexive Verbs
  • Practice Using the Impersonal Pronoun Clitics Lo and La
  • Use Regular Verbs in the Preterite Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Family and Name Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask About the Origin of a Name
  • Comment on Someone's Name
  • Describe the Nature of a Guest’s Visit
  • Identify Your Relationship with Someone
  • Use Various Expressions to Introduce Someone

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Imperfect Tense
  • Learn to Use the Passive Voice with Se
  • Practice the Direct Object Impersonal Pronoun Lo
  • Use the Plural Indirect Object Personal Pronoun Les
  • Use the Singular Indirect Object Personal Pronouns Le and Te

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food Allergies and Ingredients

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell Whether A Dish Contains Certain Ingredients
  • Ask if Someone Wants to Taste a Food
  • Give Compliments on Food
  • Talk About Hunger and Food Cravings
  • Talk About One’s Dietary Habits

Grammar Goals

  • Learn a New Use of Se
  • Reinforce the Object Pronouns Le , Te , and Les
  • Use the Subjunctive Mood with Adverbial Conjunctions
  • Use Van a to Convey Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Social Events and Gatherings

Conversational Goals

  • Compliment Someone on Their Clothing or Appearance
  • Express That One Event Is Dependent on Another
  • Plan a Get-Together
  • Say You Have to Verify Something
  • Talk About Personal Care and Grooming

Grammar Goals

  • Learn to Use the Passive Se
  • Practice More with Reflexive Verbs
  • Practice Using ¿Cuánto? as a General Interrogative of Measurement
  • Recognize the Versatility of the Verb Faltar
  • Use Diminutive Forms with Adverbs of Time

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Sports and Fitness

Conversational Goals

  • Comment on an Activity and its Effects
  • Discuss Sports and Exercise Habits
  • Explain Rules of Games
  • Invite Someone to Join a Group
  • Talk About Your Daily Routine

Grammar Goals

  • Form the First Person Preterite Past Tense Form For -er Verbs
  • Learn the Second Person Plural Reflexive Verb Form
  • Practice the Second Person Plural Verb Form
  • Translate English Gerunds Using Infinitives and Nouns
  • Use Sí to Give Emphasis

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Movies and TV

Conversational Goals

  • Describe Aspects of Movie Making
  • Discuss a Movie or Acting
  • Give a Contrary Opinion
  • Give a Presentation of a Movie
  • Talk About Favorite Movies

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Conditional Perfect Subjunctive Form
  • Learn the Past Perfect Subjunctive Form
  • Learn the Preterite Forms of Some Irregular Verbs
  • Use the Past Subjunctive
  • Use the Synonymous Phrases Es Decir..., O Sea..., Digo..., Quiero Decir...

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Airports and Customs

Conversational Goals

  • Explain Basic Rules, Policies, or Laws and Answer Questions About Them
  • Interact with Airport Employees
  • Present and Request Identification
  • Understand a Voice Message from Airlines
  • Understand and Respond to Security Questions and Commands

Grammar Goals

  • Form Formal Commands with Reflexive Verbs
  • Learn a New Translation for "That"
  • Learn a New Translation for " Any "
  • Learn the Formal Imperative Form for Some Irregular Verbs
  • Reinforce the Use of the Subjunctive Form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Hotels and Local Attractions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and Provide Information About Specific Events
  • Check into and out of a Hotel
  • Discuss Hotel Features and Services
  • Express Future Desires
  • Offer Help

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the Direct Object Pronouns Lo and La
  • Practice the Future Tense Formation
  • Practice the Use of Passive Voice with Se
  • Reinforce the Difference Between Por and Para as “For”
  • Reinforce the Use of the Subjunctive Mood

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - House Hunting and Moving

Conversational Goals

  • Accentuate the Positive Aspects of a Living Space
  • Discuss Features of Homes or Apartments
  • Inquire About Possible Homes
  • Outline Steps to Take Before Moving In
  • Talk About Your Family History

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Formal Variant of Le and Les
  • Practice the Translation of the English Gerund
  • Reinforce the Use of the Passive Voice Using Se
  • Reinforce the Use of the Subjunctive Mood
  • Use "Any" to Modify Singular Nouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Utilities and Repair

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for a Technician or Repairman
  • Describe a Problem with a Utility or Appliance
  • Discuss Setting Up Utilities
  • Establish a Time Frame for Services
  • Give Contact and Billing Information

Grammar Goals

  • Differentiate the Spanish Pronouns Qué and Cuál
  • Practice the Past Perfect Verb Form
  • Recognize the Perspective Shift in the Use of Venir and Ir
  • Use the Subjunctive Form with Adverbial Phrases

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Education and Career

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Schooling Options
  • Discuss the Consequences of a Decision
  • Mention Hearsay
  • Share and Justify Your Opinion on Common Issues
  • Talk About Features of Schools

Grammar Goals

  • Form Conditional Verbs
  • Learn to Form the Superlative
  • Practice More with Reflexive Verbs
  • Practice More with the Subjunctive Form
  • Use the Plural Form of the Interrogative Pronoun ¿Cuál?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Emergencies and Aid

Conversational Goals

  • Describe an Emergency Situation
  • Express Fear and Urgency
  • Present on Something You Learned From the Media
  • Request and Offer Emergency Aid
  • Request or Provide an Address or Location

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Preterite Form of the Irregular Verb Haber
  • Practice Attaching and Detaching Direct Object Pronouns
  • Practice Regular Verbs in the Preterite Form
  • Practice Some Irregular Verbs in the Imperative Form
  • Use the Simple Present to Express Actions in Progress

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Household and Lifestyle

Conversational Goals

  • Apologize and Ask for Forgiveness
  • Ask Someone to Do a Chore
  • Describe Feelings of Anger
  • Express Annoyance
  • Give an Excuse

Grammar Goals

  • Form Negative Commands
  • Learn the Imperfect Form of Some Verbs
  • Practice Comparatives
  • Practice the Informal Imperative
  • Use the Subjunctive Form to Express Tentativeness

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Hair and Beauty Services

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Beauty Salon Services
  • Make and Ask About Appointments
  • Request and Discuss Hairstyles
  • Reschedule an Appointment

Grammar Goals

  • Add Emphasis to Verbs with the Use of Sí
  • Reinforce the Use of Indirect Object Pronouns
  • Use Double Clitic Pronouns with Verbs in Root Form
  • Use Hacer to Form Different Verb Phrases

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Events and Schedules

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Certain Obligations
  • Discuss When Events Occur
  • Remind Someone of an Event
  • Talk About a Person’s Availability

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the Simple Past Tense
  • Practice Using the Subjunctive Mood
  • Reinforce the Use of Clitics
  • Use the Impersonal Se in Passive Voice Sentences
  • Use the Synonymous Phrases Se me hace que... and Me parece que...

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Business Social

Conversational Goals

  • Demonstrate Excitement and/or Empathy
  • Make Social Business Plans
  • Talk Socially About Business Topics

Grammar Goals

  • Practice Attached Pronouns and Their Movement
  • Practice Conjugation and Pronoun Movement of Reflexive Verbs
  • Reinforce Indirect Object Pronouns
  • Reinforce the Preterite Tense of Reflexive Verbs
  • Use Reflexive Verbs in the Subjunctive Mood

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Greetings / Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Business Goals and Plans
  • Learn New Business Terminology
  • Learn Some New Business Idioms

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Imperative of Irregular Reflexive Verbs
  • Practice the Spanish Form of English Gerunds
  • Practice Transitive Verbs With Names
  • Reinforce the Preterite Verb Tense
  • Reinforce the Subjunctive Mood

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Meetings / Conference Calls

Conversational Goals

  • Learn New Business Idioms
  • Review Departmental Updates
  • Use Conference Call & Technical Terminology

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Some Rules of Orthography
  • Practice Attached Pronoun Movement
  • Reinforce the Difference Between the Preterite and Imperfect Past
  • Reinforce the Spanish Form of English Gerunds
  • Use the Present Progressive of Reflexive Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Presentations

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss / Mention Timing
  • Give Instructions about Questions
  • Introduce and Outline Your Presentation
  • Properly Conclude a Presentation
  • Welcome Your Audience

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the Subjunctive Mood
  • Reinforce the Future Tense
  • Reinforce the Plural Imperative Form
  • Use the Direct Object Pronoun
  • Use the Plural Indirect Object Pronoun

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Negotiations

Conversational Goals

  • Learn Some New Negotiations Idioms
  • Negotiate Contract Details
  • Object and/or Accept an Offer

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Future Tense for 3rd Person Plural
  • Reinforce the Conditional Tense
  • Use the Preterite Tense for 1st Person -ir and -er Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - A Divorce Case

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the Procedure of a Divorce
  • Greet and Introduce Oneself
  • Offer and Accept or Decline a Beverage
  • Renew an Appointment

Grammar Goals

  • Apply Gender and Number Agreement
  • Form Plural Nouns and Adjectives
  • Learn the Difference between Ser and Estar (To Be)
  • Use Verbs in Present and Future Tenses
  • Use Tener Que

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Diabetes

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Complications From Diabetes
  • Discuss Diabetes Prevention
  • Explain Diabetes

Grammar Goals

  • Differentiate Between the Two Forms of "To Be"
  • Learn the Direct Object Pronouns: lo and la
  • Learn the Formal and Informal 2nd Person Personal Pronouns
  • Recognize Gender Agreement
  • Recognize Number Agreement

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Medication and Dosage

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Possible Side Effects
  • Explain Dosing Instructions
  • Talk About Risks and Benefits of a Medication

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Formal Imperative Verb Formation Pattern
  • Recognize Attached Personal Pronoun Clitics
  • Reinforce the Gendered Direct Object Pronouns
  • Translate English Gerunds Using Infinitives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Dating

Conversational Goals

  • Extend an Invitation
  • Inquire About Someone's Habits
  • Strike Up a Conversation

Grammar Goals

  • Conjugate the Reflexive Verb Llamarse
  • Form Conditional Verbs
  • Learn to Recognize Noun Gender
  • Practice the Possessive Structure
  • Recognize Attached Personal Pronoun Clitics

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Obtaining a Library Card

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Form Questions
  • Greet People
  • Offer and Request Help

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Gender Agreement
  • Be Introduced to Personal Pronoun Clitics
  • Be Introduced to Reflexive Verbs
  • Learn the 1st Person & 2nd Person (Formal & Informal) Possessive Pronouns
  • Use the Formal and Informal 2nd Person Personal Pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Help at the Reference Desk

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the Location of Something
  • Give Simple Directions
  • Understand Simple Requests

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Number Agreement of Articles
  • Learn Plural Formation of Nouns
  • Use the 3rd Person of the Verb estar
  • Use the Plural Form of the Verbs tener and estar

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Accessing Resources

Conversational Goals

  • Inform and Ask About Library Materials
  • Inform and Ask About Obtaining Access to Online Resources
  • Talk About Basic Technology

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Many Uses of Qué
  • Practice the Subjunctive Form
  • Recognize Gender Agreement of Indefinite Articles
  • Use the Impersonal Pronoun Clitic Lo

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - What Activities are Happening at the Library?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell About Library Activities
  • Ask / Tell About the Weekly Schedules
  • Refer to Different Age Groups

Grammar Goals

  • Apply Gender Agreement of Modifiers
  • Differentiate Between the Two "To Be" Verbs: Ser and Estar
  • Recognize Verb Subject Agreement
  • Say the Days of the Week
  • Understand the Multiple Meanings of Para

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Job Search

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Help
  • Discuss How to Apply for a Job
  • Talk About Job Search Options

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize and Use the Contraction al
  • Understand Object Pronoun Movement
  • Use the 1st Person Future Tense
  • Use the 2nd Person Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Text Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Ask if Someone Wants to Go Out
  • Ask What Someone is Doing
  • Express Affection
  • Kid Around
  • Plead With Someone

Grammar Goals

  • Negate a Statement
  • Recognize Grammatical Formality
  • Use the Simple Present Tense

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