Spanish Course Description

General Spanish

The Language Guru Course Description provides you with a detailed list of the various subjects and grammar points covered in each course.

Spanish Beginner 1

Communication Resources

  • Giving and requesting personal details
  • Saying hello and goodbye
  • Asking about words
  • Expressing intentions
  • Explaining the reasons why we do things
  • Speaking about what we know how to do in different languages
  • Discovering places
  • Expressing existence and location
  • Talking about the climate

Grammar Resources

  • Gender: masculine and feminine
  • Present tense, the three conjugations: -ar, -er, -ir
  • The verbs ser, llamarse, tener
  • The presente indicativo
  • Some uses of a, con, de, por, para and porque
  • The definite article: el, la, los, las
  • Personal pronouns
  • Qualifiers: bien, bastante bien, regular, mal
  • Some uses of hay
  • The verb estar
  • The superlative
  • Un / una / unos / unas
  • Quantifiers: muy, mucho / mucha / muchos / muchas
  • Qué, cuál / cuáles, cuántos / cuántas, dónde, cómo

Vocabulary

  • The numbers
  • Nationalities
  • Professions
  • The alphabet
  • Languages
  • Activities in the language class
  • Leisure activities
  • The weather
  • Geography
  • Tourist attractions

Spanish Beginner 2

Communication Resources

  • Identifying objects
  • Expressing needs
  • Shopping: asking for items, asking about prices, etc.
  • Talking about preferences
  • Speaking about physical appearance and character
  • Expressing and comparing likes, dislikes and interests
  • Asking about likes and dislikes
  • Speaking about personal relationships
  • Speaking about habits
  • Expressing frequency
  • Asking and telling the time

Grammar Resources

  • Demonstratives: este / esta / estos / estas, esto
  • El/la/los/las + adjectives
  • Qué + noun, cuál/cuáles
  • Tener que + infinitive
  • The verb ir
  • The verb preferir
  • The verb gustar
  • Quantifiers: muy, bastante, un poco
  • Possessives
  • También / tampoco
  • The presente de indicativo and some irregular verbs
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Yo también / Yo tampoco / Yo sí / Yo no
  • Primero / Después / Luego

Vocabulary

  • The numbers over 100
  • The colours
  • Clothes
  • Everyday objects
  • The family
  • Adjectives to describe character
  • Music
  • The days of the week
  • The parts of the day
  • Daily activities

Spanish Beginner 3

Communication Resources

  • Eating out in bars and restaurants
  • Ordering and giving information about food
  • Speaking about different culinary habits
  • Describing districts, towns and cities
  • Discussing what we like most about a place
  • Asking for and providing information on how to get to different locations
  • Expressing likes and dislikes and emphasising different aspects
  • Speaking about past experiences
  • Speaking about skills and talents
  • Speaking about people’s good and bad points

Grammar Resources

  • The impersonal form with se
  • The verbs poner and traer
  • Direct object pronouns: lo, la, los, las
  • Quantifiers: algún, ningún, muchos
  • Prepositions and adverbs of place: a, en, al lado de, lejos, cerca…
  • The pretérito perfecto
  • Saber + infinitive
  • Poder + infinitive

Vocabulary

  • Meals
  • Food
  • Cooking methods
  • Typical dishes in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world
  • Services and locations in cities
  • Adjectives to describe a district
  • Expressions of frequency
  • Adjectives to describe character

 

 

Spanish Elementary 1

Communication Resources

  • Talking about habits and difficulties
  • Talking about duration
  • Giving recommendations
  • Describing feelings
  • Asking and answering questions about motivations
  • Talking about past events
  • Expressing what you like and your preferences
  • Describing a house / objects
  • Comparing things
  • Expressing coincidences
  • Everyday interactions: invitations, introductions, greetings, goodbyes
  • Asking for things and favours, asking to do something
  • Asking for and giving permission
  • Giving excuses and justifying

Grammar Resources

  • The present tense of regular and irregular verbs
  • The reflexive verbs
  • The verbs costar and sentirse
  • Para / porque
  • Desde / desde hace / hace… que
  • The forms and uses of the pretérito indefinido
  • Empezar a + infinitive
  • Ir / irse
  • Adverbs and expressions of frequency in the past
  • The prepositions desde, durante y hasta; also sin, con, debajo, encima, detrás,
  • The comparatives
  • The prepositions:
  • The possessive pronouns: el mío / la mía, el tuya / la tuya, el suyo / la suya
  • Uses of ser and estar
  • The verbs gustar, encantar and preferir
  • The gerund (regular and irregular forms) and estar + gerund
  • The conditional

Vocabulary

  • Sentirse ridículo/-a, seguro/-a, inseguro/-a, frustrado/-a, bien, mal…
  • Activities to learn languages
  • Professions
  • The alphabet
  • Cinema
  • Biographies
  • Types of homes and rooms in the house
  • Forms, styles and materials
  • Greetings and goodbyes
  • Verbs to express politeness/make polite requests: poder, importar, ayudar, poner
  • Dar, dejar and prestar

Spanish Elementary 2

Communication Resources

  • Talking about leisure activities
  • Talking about opening times
  • Speaking about previous experiences
  • Describing places
  • Talking about intentions and future plans
  • Talking about tastes in food and diet
  • Explaining how to prepare a dish
  • Talking about experiences and expressing opinions
  • Describing people and things
  • Expressing the desire to do something

Grammar Resources

  • The pretérito perfecto
  • Ya / todavía no
  • Ir a + infinitive
  • Querer / pensar +infinitive
  • The direct objects pronouns
  • The impersonal form with se
  • Some uses of ser and estar
  • Y, pero, además
  • Uses of the pretérito perfecto and pretérito indefinido
  • Me / te / le / nos / os / les gustaría +infinitive
  • Exclamation expressions

Vocabulary

  • Leisure activities and places
  • Travels
  • Food
  • Recipes
  • Weights and measures
  • Parecer
  • Caer bien / mal
  • Pasárselo bien / mal
  • Places of interest and cultural activities

Spanish Elementary 3

Communication Resources

  • Giving advice
  • Talking about ones state of mind
  • Describing pain, discomforts and symptoms
  • Talking about past habits
  • Speaking about specific actions in the past and in the present
  • Arguing and debating
  • Speaking in the past tense
  • Sequence of events
  • Expressing feelings

Grammar Resources

  • Uses of the verbs ser and estar
  • The verb doler
  • The forms and some uses of the imperativo afirmativo
  • The préterito imperfecto
  • Ya no / todavía
  • Adverbial expressions in the past and in the present
  • Irregular forms of the pretérito indefinido
  • The difference between the pretérito indefinido and the imperfect
  • The forms in the past of estar + gerund
  • Expressions to tell a story

Vocabulary

  • Parts of the body
  • State of mind
  • Illnesses and symptoms
  • Travels
  • History
  • Life various stages
  • Historical events
  • Feelings