Onehunga High School

SPANISH STAGE I

Description

This is an introductory level course, designed for students with little to no knowledge of the Spanish language. This is a first step for beginners in a safe and welcoming environment and suitable for those who wish to continue with Spanish language learning in the future.

During this course, we will cover:

  • correct pronunciation, with markers on both 'Castilian' Spanish and 'Latino' Spanish
  • greetings and common expressions
  • cardinal numbers, colours, general vocabulary
  • calendar (days of the week, months, times of day) and being able to tell the date
  • likes and dislikes, hobbies and pass-times
  • basic presentation of oneself (name, age, address, nationality, profession)
  • basic grammar concepts, such as: articles, the gender of nouns, use of formality
  • verbs and conjugation in the present tense (regular and irregular)

 … ending each week with a song that ties in what's been taught, enhances pronunciation and understanding, all the while offering some new vocabulary in a fun way!

On completion of these seven weeks, you will be able to read and write Spanish with ease, be able to understand basic Spanish, remember some essential vocabulary, grasp some simple grammar and have a general idea of the Hispanic language and culture.