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IMPROVERS 2 COURSE, 2014, CLASS 2

CLASS 2, Martes el 28 de enero, 2014
In this class we revised some of what we did in the previous class ¿Cómo se dice...? - how do you say? ¿Qué significa..? - What does it mean? ¿Cómo se escribe...? - how do you spell....?
¿Puedes repetir...? - Can you repeat?
¿Cómo te llamas? - What's your name? ¿A qué dedicas? - What do you do?
We also revised the weather ¿Qué tiempo hace? - What's the weather like? Hace buen tiempo - it's nice weather Hace sol - it's sunny Hace frío - it's cold Hace calor - it's hot
Hay lluvia - there is rain Hay nieve - there is snow Hay cielos despejados - there are clear skies Está nublado - it is cloudy
We then went on to learn the words for clothes in Spanish La ropa - clothes Los pantalones - trousers Los vaqueros - jeans Los zapatos - shoes Los calcetines - socks Un vestido - a dress Una falda - a skirt Unos guantes - gloves Un suéter - a sweater Un abrigo - a coat Una chaqueta - a jacket Una corbata - a tie Un cinturón - a belt Un chándal - a tr…

INTERMEDIATE 2014, CLASS 1

In our first session of our intermediates course, we made a brief introduction and we worked on the most basic questions in Spanish: ¿Cómo te llamas? – What’s your name? ¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from? ¿Eres español? – Are you Spanish? ¿Por qué estudias español? – Why do you study Spanish? ¿Crees que es importante estudiar esta lengua? – Do you think that it is important to study this language?
We also worked on a cuestionnaire to get to know each other better: ¿Qué tipo de música te gusta? – What kind of music do you like? ¿Qué deporte te gusta? – What sport do you like? ¿Qué libros te gustan leer? – Which books do you like Reading? ¿Qué te gusta mirar en Internet? – What do you look on the Internet? ¿Cuáles son tus lugares favoritos? – What are your favourite places? ¿Qué programas de televisión te gustan? – What TV programmes do you like? ¿Qué haces para divertirte? – What do you do to have fun? ¿Prefieres el campo o la ciudad? – Do you prefer the countryside or the city? ¿Te gusta más la p…

BEGINNERS 2014, CLASS 1

In the first session of our beginner’s course, we introduced ourselves and we talked briefly about the different stereotypes and characteristics we find in the Spanish culture, such as the food, flamenco, the beautiful beaches, bullfighting or siestas (naps).
We also talked about the Spanish pronunciation and we saw some examples of words with those particular pronunciations.
“ñ” in España (Spain), uña (nail), niño (child) “ll” in lluvia (rain), llave (key), llamar (call, ring) “j, g” in mujer  (woman), gente (people) genio (genious) “q” in queso (cheese) que (what) “r, rr” in perro  (dog) borracho (drunk), ratón (mouse) “h” in hola (hello) hielo (ice), hermano (brother) “v” in volver  (go back, come back), volar (fly), ver (see) “c, z” in cien (one hundred), zapato (shoe), diez (ten)
(It was also worth mentioning that we only have five sounds to the five vowels a,e,I,o,u,  unlike the vowels in the English language which there are twelve sounds).
We learnt the basic introductions:
Hola – hello

IMPROVERS 2, 2014, CLASS 1

Martes, el 21 de enero, class 1.

The worksheet for this class is here...

In this class we did some revision of the basics...
¿Cómo se dice....? - how do you say? ¿Qué significa...? - What does it mean? ¿Cómo se escribe..? - How do you spell it? ¿Puedes repetir...? - Can you repeat?
¿Cómo te llamas? - What's your name? ¿A qué dedicas? - What do you do? ¿Tienes hermanos? - Do you have brothers and sisters? ¿Tienes hijos? - Do you have children? ¿Dónde vives? - Where do you live? ¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from?
We learned how to spell our names, using the Spanish alphabet.
We also looked at some verbs Tener - to have - Tengo, tienes, tiene Llamarse - to be called - me llamo, te llamas, se llama Ser - to be - soy, eres, es Vivir - vivo, vives, vive
We also revised the weather ¿Qué tiempo hace? - What's the weather like? Hace buen tiempo - it's nice weather Hace sol - it's sunny Hace frío - it's cold Hace calor - it's hot Hace viento - it's windy
Hay lluvia - the…

LAST FEW PLACES LEFT ON OUR COURSES

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We have a couple of places left on some of our courses this year, which all begin next week. There are still a few places available our our Improvers, Improvers 2 and Intermediate courses, and also on our Leaving Cert Spanish oral prep course. Full details of all our courses here.

Our registration night was very successful, and our Beginners course is now full, though because there was so much interest it is possible we will run another Beginners course on the Monday evenings. This depends on numbers of course.

To book a place on any of our courses, or for more information, please email sligospanishsociety@gmail.com or phone Lorcan at 086-3749578.