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CHRISTMAS PARTY/FIESTA DE NAVIDAD 2018

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We are delighted to announce that our Christmas Party this year will be next Friday, the 14th of December in the Yeats Building. Music - with Felip Carbonnel, Ray Coen and Eddie Lynch- will begin at 8pm but doors open at 7.45pm. 

As always, we will have a fascinating mix of live music, Spanish
food (paella, croquetas, mole, tortilla) by Juani from Flamenco Kitchen, washed down with plenty of wine from Spain, as well as great conversation and lots of dancing!

Entry is €10 (€7 concession). 



Our best night of the year - don't miss it.

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 9

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We revised some expressions for giving advice En tu lugar yo iría…… - with the conditional – just add -ía to the infinitive Deberías ir – use with infinitive Es una buena idea ir – again, with infinitive
We returned to the topic of the future We add the endings – é, ás, á, emos, éis, án – to the infinitive for all verbs


There are some irregulars Tener – tendré…… Salir – saldré.. Poner – pondré… Poder – podré…. Querer – querré….. Hay – habrá….


We watched a video and said what the two characters were planning for the future Conquistará la tierra Será famosa

We then talked about some plans for Christmas Comeré pavo – I will eat turkey Pasaré la noche buena con mi familia – I will spend Christmas Eve with my family La noche vieja – New Year´s Eve

BEGINNERS COURSE, WEDNESDAYS, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 9

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This week we continued with the topic of directions.
Traduce y practica / translate and practice
1.¡Perdón! ¿Dónde está el banco, por favor? – Excuse me, where is the bank, please? El banco está a la derecha – The bank is on the right. ¿A la derecha? Muchas gracias. – On the right? Thank you very much. 2.¡Perdone! ¿Dónde está la playa? – Excuse me, where is the beach? Siga todo recto, y la playa está a la izquierda – Continue straight ahead and the beach i son the left. 3.¡Perdone! ¿Dónde está la iglesia de San Marcos, por favor? – Excuse me! Where is the church of San Marcos, please? Tome la primera calle a la derecha y la iglesia está a la derecha – Take the first roa don the right and the church is on the right. 4.¿Dónde está la comisaría, por favor? – Where is the police station, please? Suba esta calle y la comisaría está a la izquierda – Go up this road and the pólice station i son the left. 5.¡Oiga! ¿Hay un supermercado cerca de aquí? – Excuse me! Is there a supermarket near here? Sí, hay…

BEGINNERS COURSE, TUESDAYS, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 9

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We begin by reviewing the masculine and feminine formation and doing some exercises.
We started a new topic. The places of a city and the directions.
In common we said different places in a city.
La oficina de correos. La oficina de turismo. La piscina. La iglesia. La catedral. La playa. <

ELEMENTARY COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 9

This week we revised the past tense (Pretérito) and we learnt how to express dates in Spanish. 1000 mil 800 ochocientos 900 novecientos 1975 mil novecientos setenta y cinco 1967 mil novecientos sesenta y siete 2000 dos mil 2018 dos mil dieciocho We worked on the exercise on page 21. Some words that we did not understand Pasé mi infancia y juventud – I spent my childhood and youth Terminé – I finished Ese mismo año – That same year Tuve a mi primera hija – I had my first daughter
We also worked on the verbs from first person to third person Nací – nació Fui – fue Terminé – terminó Me casé – se casó Trabajé – trabajó Estuve – estuvo Viví – vivió Tuve – tuvo
To wrap up our lesson, in pairs we talked about our events in life. Some examples: Nací en mil novecientos ochenta – I was born in 1980 En el año dos mil fui a la Universidad – I went to college in 2000 Me casé en dos mil dos – I got married in 2002 Me mudé a España en dos mil diez – I moved to Spain in 2010 Volví a Irlanda en dos mil catorce – I …

INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AUTUMN 2018, CLASS 9

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This week we revised the poem by Garcia Lorca that we listened to last week Vocab: La aurora – the dawn Sudores – sweat, hard work Podrir – to rot Vacilar – to stagger


We went on to talk about Andalucía The accent in Andalucía is marked by a number of differences - they often drop the final consonant, especially S - Seseo – They pronounce “c” like in South America – “cinco” is like “sinco” - The “d” in -ado or -ido is often dropped too – “estoy cansa’o”

WE then talked more about Andalucía and the major regions and cities there. We prepared to watch a video about Andalucía and did some vocab work… Marismas – marshes El lince ibérico – an Iberian wild cat El águila – the Eagle Olas rompiendo sobre diques – waves breaking on the dock Morisco – relating to the Spanish Muslims