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BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, AUTUMN 2015, CLASS 1

We began this class by looking at some useful expressions
¿Cómo se dice..? - How do you say? ¿Cómo se escribe...? - How do you spell...? ¿Puedes repetir? - Can you repeat? Más despacio por favor - More slowly please ¿Qué significa...? - what does it mean? Vamos a aprender - we're going to learn Vamos a repasar - we're going to revise Vamos a hablar - we're going to speak Vamos a estudiar - we're going to study
We then moved on to some basic questions in Spanish
¿Cómo te llamas? - What's your name? .......Me llamo.... - My name is....
¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from?......Soy de.... - I'm from....
¿Dónde vives? - Where do you live?.......Vivo en... - I live in...
¿Estás casado/a? - Are you married? .......(No) estoy casado/a
¿Tienes hijos/ hermanos/ nietos /mascotas? - Do you have children/ brothers and sisters/ grandchildren/ pets?.............Tengo..- I have.....
¿Cuántos años tiene tu hijo/ hija? - How old is your son/daughter?............Tiene..... - he/she …

BEGINNERS COURSE (YEATS BUILDING), AUTUMN 2015, CLASS 1

In our first class, we  talked about 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)

We learnt the basic introductions and we practiced them in pairs. Hola – hello Buenos días – Good morning Buenas tardes – Good afternoon / evening Buenas noches – Good night
¿Qué tal? – How are you? Bien, gracias. ¿y tú? – Fine, thanks. And you? Muy bien, gracias. – I’m good, thanks. Estoy fenomenal – I feel great Estoy más o menos – I’m so-so Estoy mal – I feel bad Estoy fatal – I’m really bad Adiós – Bye Hasta luego- See you!
We learned how to ask and answer questi…

BEGINNERS (HOTEL), AUTUMN 2015, CLASS 1

In our first class, we introduced ourselves and we talked briefly about our knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.
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 and we practiced them in pairs. Hola – hello Buenos días – Good morning Buenas tardes – Good afternoon / evening Buenas noches – Good night ¿Qué tal? – How…

ELEMENTARY COURSE, AUTUMN 2015, CLASS 1

In our first class, we did a brief introduction of ourselves by using the words we knew from the previous courses: Hola, me llamo Bea – Hi, my name’s Bea Soy española pero vivo en Irlanda – I’m Spanish but I live in Ireland Soy profesora de español – I’m a teacher of Spanish Me gusta leer, ir al cine y salir con mis amigos – I like reading, going to the cinema and going out with my friends.
We also learnt other ways to say hello and goodbye and we practiced them in pairs. Saludar a la española – Ways to say hi in a Spanish way ¿Qué hay? – What’s up? ¿Cómo andas? – How are you getting on? ¿Qué pasa? – What’s up? ¿Cómo te va? – How are you keeping? Buenas… - Hey there Genial – Great Fenomenal – Fantastic De maravilla – wonderful Guay – good, great Como siempre – like always Aquí estamos – here we are Tirando – here, as usual Ya ves, tirando – well you see, here we are Vaya, no muy bien – Well, not very good Fatal – Bad De pena – very bad Desesperado – desperate Así, así – so so Regular – not good ¿Y tú (qué tal)…

TUBBERCURRY BEGINNERS COURSE, AUTUMN 2015, 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. We also talked about our knowledge of Spanish we had before starting.
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 Buenos días – Go…

AUTUMN SPANISH COURSES, 2015

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COST AND DURATION
All courses (except LC courses) cost €130 (€110 for students and the unemployed). All courses are of 10 weeks duration, beginning in late September and continuing until early December, with a week's
mid-term break.
Leaving Cert courses cost €120 for all.
LOCATION AND TIMES
All Sligo classes begin at 7.30pm and end at 8.45pm. The courses will be in the Yeats Building and Sligo City Hotel.
Tubbercurry courses take place in the Family Resource Centre. They begin at 8pm and end at 9.15pm.
REGISTRATION
The only way to ensure a place on our courses is to come to our Registration and information evenings. To book a place we ask people to pay in full at Registration.
Registration for Sligo courses will take place on Thursday September 17th, from 7pm to 9pm, in the Yeats Building, Sligo.
Registration for Tubbercurry courses is on Wednesday September 16th, from 7.30 to 9pm in the Family Resource centre,…

BEGINNERS COURSE, SUMMER 2015, CLASS 8

We learnt different words and phrases to talk about the weather – EL TIEMPO.
¿Qué tiempo hace? – What’s the weather like?
Hace frío – It is cold Hace calor – It is warm Hace viento – It is windy Hace sol – It is sunny Hay nieve – It is snowy Está lloviendo – It is rainy / It is raining Hay cielos despejados / Está claro – There are clear skies Está nublado – It is cloudy
¿Qué tiempo hace en este momento / ahora / ahora mismo? – What’s the weather like in this momento / now / right now?
We also learnt the seasons of the year. – Las estaciones del año Verano – Summer Primavera – Spring Otoño – Autumn Invierno – Winter *
*In Spanish, we do not write the seasons with capital letters, but in lower case. We learnt the cardinal points in Spanish…
Los puntos cardinales El Norte – North el Sur – South el Este – East el Oeste – West
… and also the months of the year:
Los meses del año Enero – January Febrero – February Marzo – March Abril – April Mayo – May Junio – June Julio – July Agosto – August Septiembre – September No…

BEGINNERS SUMMER COURSE, 2015, CLASS 7

We continued with Directions this week…..
Lugares en la ciudad - places in a city La comisaría - the police station La estación de trenes - the train station La playa - the beach La piscina - the swimming pool La oficina de correos - the post office El museo - the museum La tienda de ropa - the clothes shop La farmacia - the pharmacy El supermercado - the supermarket La iglesia - the church Los semáforos – the traffic lights
¿Dónde está.....? - where is.... ¿Hay una farmacia cerca de aquí? - is there a pharmacy near here? Cerca – near Lejos - far
¿Puedes repetir? - can you repeat? Más despacio, por favor - more slowly please.
Siga todo recto - go straight on Tome - take.... Suba - go up Baje - go down Gire a la izquierda - turn left Gire a la derecha - turn right
Tome la primera calle - take the first street Tome la segunda calle - take the second street
La tercera calle - the third street La cuarta calle - the fourth street
La farmacia está a la derecha - the pharmacy is on the right …