Objectives

Volume 1: Mi vida en la universidad

Módulo introductorio: ¡Bienvenidos!

Comunicación

In this introductory module, you will learn how to…

    • Introduce yourself
    • Greet friends and people you don’t know very well
    • Provide some personal information (e.g., your name, country/city of origin)
    • Use numbers 0 – 30 to talk about quantities
    • Ask simple questions
    • Spell names and words in Spanish (the alphabet)
    • Pronounce Spanish consonants and vowels
    • Use classroom expressions in Spanish

Lengua

    • Subject pronouns
    • The present tense of the verb ser
    • The present tense of the verb haber
    • Question words

Cultura

    • Introduction to Hispanic Texas
    • Los tejanos

Módulo 1: Somos estudiantes universitarios

Comunicación

In this instructional module, you will learn how to…

    • Talk about your life as a university student: Classes, activities, people in your life
    • Tell time
    • Talk about when your classes and other activities take place (time and days)

Lengua

    • Indefinite and definite articles
    • Nouns: Gender and number
    • The present tense of regular -ar verbs

Cultura

    • La presencia hispana en San Antonio
    • México

Módulo 2: Mi vida fuera de la universidad: Mi familia

Comunicación

In this instructional module, you will learn how to…

    • Describe your family
    • Ask questions about someone else’s family
    • Answer questions about your own family
    • Talk about activities you do with friends and family
    • Use numbers between 30 and 100

Lengua

    • Possessive and descriptive adjectives
    • Nationalities
    • Present tense of -er and -ir verbs
    • Los números del 30 al 100

Cultura

    • La presencia hispana en Corpus Christi
    • Colombia

Módulo 3: Mi vida fuera de la universidad: Mi hogar

Comunicación

In this instructional module, you will learn how to…

    • Describe household rooms and furniture
    • Talk about the chores in and outside the house and activities you like or don’t like
    • Give instructions to friends and family members
    • Talk about emotions and feelings
    • Use numbers 100 to 1.000.000

Lengua

    • Gustar + infinitive & gustar + noun
    • Irregular verbs in the yo form
    • Common uses of the verb tener

Cultura

    • La presencia hispana en Dallas
    • España

Volumen 2: Más sobre mí

Módulo 1: Mi rutina diaria

Comunicación

In this instructional module, you will learn how to…

    • Talk about your daily routine and activities in the near future
    • Talk about your favorite places/activities (e.g., sports, hobbies, etc.)

Lengua

    • Usos del verbo -ir
    • Reflexive verbs
    • Comparatives and superlatives

Cultura

    • La presencia hispana en El Paso
    • Argentina

Módulo 2: Mi estilo de vida

Comunicación

In this instructional module, you will learn how to…

    • Talk about the kind of food and clothes you prefer
    • Give recommendations to friends/classmates to have a healthy, happy life

Lengua

    • The present tense of stem-changing verbs (e→ie; o→ue; u→ue; e→i)
    • The present tense of the verb estar and the present progressive (gerund)
    • Recommendations with tener que

Cultura

    • La presencia hispana en Houston
    • Perú

Módulo 3: Mi celebraciones

Comunicación

In this instructional module, you will learn how to…

    • Talk about your favorite celebrations (e.g., birthdays, holidays)
    • Talk about a past memorable celebration/activity

Lengua

    • The preterite with regular and stem changing verbs
    • The preterite with irregular verbs

Cultura

    • La presencia hispana en la frontera
    • Guatemala