SPAN& 121: Spanish I

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Elementary grammar, writing and comprehension of the Spanish language. Instruction partly in Spanish. Background in English grammatical terminology is recommended.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  • Pronunciation exercises. Cardinal numbers from 0 to 99. Everyday expressions, greetings, etc. Days of the week. Telling time. Expressing dates. Classroom vocabulary. Colors. Singular and plural. Articles. Uses of hay. Commenting on the weather.
  • Subject pronouns. Present tense of regular verbs.
  • Irregular feminine and masculine nouns. Use of articles and adjectives. Negative and interrogative sentences. Present indicative of ser and estar. The periphrastic future (ir + a + inf.).
  • Possession with de. Possessive adjectives. Likes and dislikes. Gustar.
  • Present indicative of irregular verbs. Cardinal numbers from 100 to 2.000.000. Saber vs. conocer.
  • Comparison of adjectives and adverbs. Ordinal numbers. Months of the year. Stem-changing verbs.