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Business

Chapter 1 - Business Social

Conversations 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

Chapter 2 - Greetings / Introductions

Conversations 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

Chapter 3 - Meetings / Conference Calls

Conversations 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

Chapter 4 - Presentations

Conversations 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

Chapter 5 - Negotiations

Conversations 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

Legal

Chapter 1 - A Divorce Case

Conversations 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

Medical

Chapter 1 - Diabetes

Conversations 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

Chapter 2 - Medication and Dosage

Conversations 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

Romance

Chapter 1 - Dating

Conversations 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

Spanish for Librarians

Chapter 1 - Obtaining a Library Card

Conversations 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

Chapter 2 - Help at the Reference Desk

Conversations 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

Chapter 3 - Accessing Resources

Conversations 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

Chapter 4 - What Activities are Happening at the Library?

Conversations 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

Chapter 5 - Job Search

Conversations 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

Text Talk

Chapter 1 - Text Talk

Conversations 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