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SPANISH COURSES FOR AUTUMN; REGISTRATION SEPTEMBER 20TH.

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Our Autumn Spanish courses begin the week of September 24th, 2018. We have courses for all levels - including two separate Beginners' courses to try to accommodate everyone wishing to study from the start. 

Registration We ask anyone who wants to do a course with us to come to Registration and pay the course cost in full. Registration is on Thursday, September 20th, in the Yeats Building, Sligo, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.             
Duration and times All courses last 10 weeks. Every class is from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.
Location Classes take place in IT Sligo.
Prices All courses are €130 or €110 for students or the unemployed.
LEVELS (from lowest level to highest)

BEGINNERS – TUESDAYS  We have two Beginners' courses this year. The first begins on Tuesday September 25th at 7.30pm. This is for those people who want to start from the very beginning.

BEGINNERS – WEDNESDAYS  We have two Beginners' courses this year. The second begins on Wednesday September 26th at 7.30pm. This is for those people …

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 8

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In this class we revised pastimes and regular verbs in the Present tense....

Me gusta ir de compras
no me gusta tocar el piano

WE learned some other verbs 
Cocinar - to cook
Montar en bici - to ride a bike
Hacer deporte - to do sport, exercise....

With "me gusta" we use the infinitive - the form of the verb ending in AR, ER or IR



We can also use the present tense to talk about pastimes...
Duermo 8 horas cada noche - I sleep 8 hours a night
A veces voy de copas - I sometimes go for a drink
Hago ejercicio - I do exercise

Regular verbs....
AR
Hablar - yo hablo, tú hablas, él/ella habla.......

ER
Comer - Yo como, tú comes, él/ella come....

Irregular verbs....
Ir - to go - voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van
Hacer - to do - hago, haces, hace, hacemos, haceis, hacen




PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 8

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In this class we continued learning about the future tense....

We looked at the verb Haber...
Hay - there is
Hubo - there was
habrá - there will be

The endings for the future are ....

é, ás, á, emos, éis, án...

We also listened to a song by Buena Vista Social Club....



We had to put the following verbs into the spaces.... Tendrán                    Hablarán        serán Diráncreerán          encontrarán Vivirán...             Dos Gardenias Dos gardenias para ti
Con ellas quiero decir:
Te quiero, te adoro, mi vida
Ponles toda tu atención
Que ____________ tu corazón y el mío Dos gardenias para ti Que _________ todo el calor de un beso
De esos besos que te di
Y que jamás te ________________
En el calor de otro querer A tu lado ___________ y se ______________
Como cuando estás conmigo
Y hasta ____________ que se _____________:
Te quiero.
Pero si un atardecer
Las gardenias de mi amor se mueren
Es porque han adivinado
Que tu amor me ha traicionado
Porque existe otro querer

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 7

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We practiced talking about pastimes - El Tiempo Libre

¿Qué haces en tu tiempo libre? - What do you do in your free time?
Leo libros - I read books
Juego al fútbol - I play football
Paseo en el campo - I go for a walk in the country

We also looked at Spanish verbs in the Present tense

Spanish verbs are divided into three groups: Verbs that end with –AR : tocar, pasear, cantar, cocinar. Verbs that end with –ER: beber, comer, leer, aprender Verbs that end with –IR : vivir, compartir (to share), escribir In order to form the present time, we drop the ending and we add different ending depending on the group. Tocar: Yo toco, tú tocas, él toca, nosotros tocamos, vosotros tocáis, ellos tocan. Pasear: Yo paseo, tú paseas, él pasea, nosotros paseamos, vosotros paseáis, ellos pasean Escuchar: escucho, escuchas, escucha, escuchamos, escucháis, escuchan. Nadar: yo nado, tú nadas, él nada, nosotros nadamos, vosotros nadáis, ellos nadan. Cantar: canto, cantas, canta, cantamos, cantáis, cantan Bailar: bailo, bailas…

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 7

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We learned in this class about wishes - deseos....

We use the word "que" to introduce the wishes, and the subjunctive to express our wish...

Que tengas un buen día - have a good day!
Que recibas muchos regalos - I hope you get lots of presents..



We looked at different types of celebrations...
Que os sigáis queriendo muchos años más - I hope you continue loving each other many more years.....
Que te regalen muchas cosas - I hope they give you lots of presents...

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 7

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In this class we looked at the future.....

predicciones - predictions
previsiones - predictions

Estar
Estaré
Estarás
Estará
Estaremos
Estaréis
Estarán

All verbs use the same endings...
é, ás, á, emos, éis, án



There are some irregulars
Tener - tendré.......
Venir - vendré
Salir - saldré
poner - pondré
poder - podré......


INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2018, CLASS 6

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In this class we revised the expression using llevar + gerund + duration...

llevo tres años viviendo en esta casa - I have been living in this house for three years.

We can sometimes use it without the gerund...
Llevo tres años en esta casa. 
Llevamos diez años juntos. 

We can also use it with "desde"

Llevo desde tenía diez años jugando al fútbol

we watched the following video....