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Beginners Spanish Foundational Course

Beginners Spanish Foundational Course

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Would you like to begin learning Spanish? I have created this course for you! This is a self-paced Beginner Spanish course designed for adults or children from 11 - 18. 

This course could also be used for homeschooling students, or perhaps your Spanish student needs some tutoring or extra help? This could be exactly what you are looking for!

THE LESSONS IN THIS COURSE teach: 

  • Greetings
  • The Alphabet
  • Vowels and Letter Combinations
  • Gender of Nouns and Articles
  • Home Vocabulary
  • School Vocabulary
  • Nouns and Articles Plurals
  • Numbers from zero to thirty
  • Accent Rules
  • Subject Pronouns
  • Family Vocabulary
  • Ser intro
  • Introducing people
  • Question Words
  • Introduction to Estar
  • Using Question Words with Ser and Estar
  • Introduction to Tener
  • Colors, plus Adjective and Noun Agreement
  • Possessive Pronouns
  • Describing Physical Characteristics
  • Age with Ser and Tener
  • Describing Personality 

Included in each lesson is:

  1. A short introduction video, in English, which sets the stage for the students so they are prepared to learn the material. (One exception: the Accent Rules lesson does not include an introduction video.)
  2. An instructional video, in both Spanish and English (putting comprehensible input into action) that explains concepts and vocabulary and gives opportunities for practice within the video.
  3. A student pdf, which recaps what is taught in written form. It also gives valuable tips for memorization and practice. Many of the student pdfs also have a link to quizlet sets, as well. All of the pdfs include a Mastery Track Activity, which is an exercise or short project that helps students to really solidify the material.
  4. A Google forms quiz (or reflection, in a couple of cases) that allow students to demonstrate understanding. Many of the quizzes have built-in feedback, and they are all set to be automatically graded.

As a licensed Spanish teacher, a lifelong language learner, and a curriculum and instruction masters degree holder, I cannot stress enough how important it is to lay a strong foundation in second language acquisition!

If we help our students understand the basics of how the language works, and teach them using "comprehensible input + 1" (give them what they know, plus a little bit more) they can build that foundation and the confidence that helps them step out willingly into more challenging zones (Zone of Proximal Development).

I am glad you made it to this site and I look forward to being part of you and your family's Spanish-learning journey.

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