Specialty Courses

Latin American Spanish

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

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