Course Outline

Unit 1: Greetings and Farewells

  Lesson Communicative Objective Vocabulary Grammar and Pronunciation Culture
1 The Mirror Identifying yourself and others Greetings Pronunciation of vowel sounds Names
2 The Office Expressing how you are doing Words to describe how you are doing Subject pronouns: yo, tú, usted, él, ella Greetings
3 The Olympics Asking and saying where you are from Countries Present tense of the verb ser Mexico
4 The Spanish Class Asking and saying what language you speak Languages Present tense of regular –ar verbs Spanish language
5 The Game Show Saying what you do for a living Occupations Cognates Gender of nouns Women in the workforce
6 The Airport Saying good-bye Farewells The alphabet Hand signals

 

 

Unit 2: Family Life

  Lesson Communicative Objective Vocabulary Grammar and Pronunciation Culture
7 The Photo Album Introducing someone People and acquaintances Plural forms of nouns
Possession with de
Definite articles: el, la, los, las
Nicknames
8 The House Identifying rooms in a house. Rooms in a house Demonstrative pronouns: este, esta, esto Spanish houses
9 The Family Tree Asking who someone is Family members Possessive adjectives: mi(s), tu(s), su(s) Family
10 The Family Picnic Describing members of your family People’s characteristics Descriptive adjectives Spanish family names
11 Pets Talking about pets Pets Indefinite articles: un, una, unos, unas
Present tense of the –er verb tener
Llamas
12 The Fly Describing where something or someone is located Things in a room Present tense of the verb estar
Uses of ser and estar
Día de los Muertos

 

 

Unit 3: Numbers and Money

  Lesson Communicative Objective Vocabulary Grammar and Pronunciation Culture
13 The Theater Asking for a phone number Numbers 0-10
Phone numbers
Question word : cuál
Word stress and accent marks
Mayan numbers
14 The Lottery Asking about age Numbers 11-99 Quantities: cuántos     Lottery
15 The Clock Store Asking what time it is Time words and expressions Telling time
Pronunciation of r and rr
24-hour clock
16 The Calendar Asking when something takes place Months of the year Question word : cuándo
Pronunciation of II and ñ
Birthdays
17 The Exchange Office Exchanging money Numbers 100-999
Currencies
Present tense of –er verb querer Mexican money
18 The Jewelry Store Asking how much something costs Numbers 1000 and up
Jewelry
Question word: cuánto Bartering

 

 

Unit 4: Everyday Life

  Lesson Communicative Objective Vocabulary Grammar and Pronunciation Culture
19 The Hospital Describing aches and pains Parts of the body Ser and estar with adjectives
Pronunciation: the letters c and z 
Famous expressions
20 The Town Saying where you are going Places in a town Present tense of the irregular verb ir
Contraction: al and del
Salsa dancing
21 The Boutique Talking about colors Colors Direct Object pronouns: lo, la
Question words
Día de los Reyes
22 Having Lunch Saying that you are hungry and thirsty Food items Present tense of the –er verb poder
Expressions using tener
Spanish cuisine
23 The Telephone Making a phone call Telephone Pronunciation of qu Running of the Bulls
24 The Weather Map Expressing weather conditions Weather conditions Present tense of the –er verb hacer Seasons

 

 

Unit 5: Leisure Time 

  Lesson Communicative Objective Vocabulary Grammar and Pronunciation Culture
25 Getting a Date Inviting someone to go out Days of the week The preposition con Dating
26 Going to the Movies Accepting or rejecting an invitation Affirmations and Excuses Tengo que + infinitive
Pronunciation of h, j and g
Spanish film stars
27 Watching Television Talking about TV listings TV shows The verb hay
Infinitive + lo/la
La telenovela
28 The Beach Asking and saying what you are doing Weekend activities Present progressive tense Beaches
29 Sports and Leisure Talking about what you enjoy doing Sports and leisure activities Gustar + infinitive Baseball
30 The Department Store Saying what you like and don’t like Clothing accessories Singular and plural forms: gusta/n
Demonstrative adjectives: este/esta and estos/estas
Regional variations

 

 

Unit 6: Travel

  Lesson Communicative Objective Vocabulary Grammar and Pronunciation Culture
31 The Bus Station Buying a ticket Ticket options Present tense of the –ir verb salir Trains
32 Getting to Work Talking about modes of transportation Modes of transportation Future tense using ir a + (infinitive) Road signs
33 The Restaurant Ordering at a restaurant Menu items Making polite requests using quisiera
Pronunciation: v
La siesta
34 The Hotel Checking into a hotel Hotel accommodations Prepositions: por, para El hostal
35 Getting Dressed Talking about what you are going to wear Clothes Reflexive verb ponerse The guayabera shirt
36 Asking for Directions Asking and understanding directions Words used  to give directions Prepositional phrases: a la derecha, a la izquierda, cerca de
Formal (usted) commands
Machu Picchu