Course Contents at a Glance

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The following list shows a summary of the topics covered in this course. To see all of the course pages, visit the Table of Contents.

¿Qué haces todos los días?

  • Use vocabulary related to parts of the body
  • Use reflexive verbs that refer a daily routine or habitual actions
  • Express how often or how little you do something using adverbs of time

Mente sana en cuerpo sano

  • Use vocabulary related to illness and health
  • Use reflexive verbs that refer to emotions
  • Use por and para appropriately for the context
  • Read about some approaches to health and wellbeing in South America

¿Terminaste tus tareas?

  • Use vocabulary related to chores and errands
  • Use regular verbs in the preterit tense to describe past events
  • Recognize direct objects and use direct object pronouns

Nosotros preferimos ir de compras

  • Use vocabulary related to shopping
  • Use stem-changing verbs in the preterit tense to describe past events
  • Use the appropriate direct object pronoun for the context
  • Read about shopping experiences in the past and present, and in the US and Latin America

¿Adónde fuiste de vacaciones?

  • Use vocabulary related to travel
  • Use irregular verbs in the preterit tense to describe past events
  • Differentiate and use various ways to say “to become” and “to realize” in Spanish

¿Le dio un regalo?

  • Use vocabulary related to hotels and lodging
  • Use indirect object pronouns to construct sentences with verbs like gustar
  • Use direct and indirect object pronouns together
  • Read about some of the noteworthy places in Latin America

¡Luces, cámara, acción!

  • Use vocabulary related to technology
  • Use verbs in the imperfect past tense
  • Properly use indefinite and negative expressions

Cuando te gusta tu trabajo, todos los días son vacaciones

  • Use vocabulary related to professions
  • Compare two things using comparative expressions
  • Use superlative expressions
  • Read about COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning)

¡Nos vamos de fiesta!

  • Use vocabulary related to modern holidays and celebrations
  • Distinguish the use of the imperfect for description and the preterite for narration of past events
  • Distinguish the use of imperfect for ongoing actions and the preterit for interrupting actions in the past

¿Sabes toda la historia de tus tradiciones?

  • Use vocabulary related to traditional holidays and celebrations
  • Distinguish the use of the imperfect for describing ongoing conditions and the preterit for the onset of conditions
  • Integrate the various uses of preterit and imperfect in complete narrations
  • Become familiar with the various public festivities that the Spanish-speaking world celebrates

Si cuidamos la tierra, la tierra nos cuidará

  • Understand and use vocabulary related to geography and the environment
  • Use the present perfect tense
  • Use the simple future tense

Sin tierra ni olivares ¿qué sería de las ciudades?

  • Use the names of common animals
  • Use the conditional tense
  • Correctly use the relative pronouns que, donde, and quien
  • Learn about and discuss environmental challenges in the Hispanic world