Posts

Showing posts from January, 2019

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, CLASS 2

Image
Week 2 30/01/19
We continued discussing prohibition and obligation..
Prohibición No se puede…. Está prohibido…. Se prohíbe…..
Obligación Se debe….. Hay que….. Se tiene que…. Es obligatorio……
We talked about rules in our jobs…. En mi trabajo, está prohibido correr dentro del campus. Es obligatorio agarrar el pasamanos cuando subimos las escaleras. Es obligatorio llevar una bata blanca en el laboratorio. Hay que hablar con todos los pacientes, cada día. Está prohibido llegar tarde.


We listened to a conversation with a policeman (el guardia) and a driver (el conductor) Oiga, está prohibido aparcar aquí. Tengo que ponerle una multa – I have to give you a fine ¿No ha visto la señal? -Didn’t you see the sign? Su carnet de conducir, por favor – your driving licence, please. Me lo he dejado en el hotel – I left it in the hotel
For homework, we have to design the rules for our idea city En mi ciudad ideal, está prohibido fumar en las calles.

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, 2019, CLASS 1

• In our first class we reviewed some contents of the previous course.

• Each one made an introduction of himself/herself and then we practiced in pairs a small conversation about ourselves.

Hola ¡Buenos días! / ¡ Buenas tardes! / ¡Buenas noches!
¿Qué tal? Muy bien, gracias. ¿Y tú?
¿De dónde eres? Soy de Irlanda.
¿Dónde vives? Vivo en Sligo.
¿Cómo estás? Estoy muy bien.
Estoy bien.
Estoy más o menos.
Estoy mal.
Estoy muy mal.
Estoy fatal.

¿Cómo se llama tu padre?
Mi padre se llama Pepe      (My father is called Pepe)
¿Cómo se llama tu madre?
MI madre se llama María
¿Cómo se llaman tus padres?
Mis padres se llaman Pepe y María ( My parents are called Pepe y María)
¿Cómo se llaman tus hermanos?
Mis hermanos se llaman Roberto y Laura.

¿Cuántos años tienes?  Tengo 27 años
 How old are you? I am 27 years old.
¿Cuántos años tiene tu mujer? Mi mujer tiene 57 años.
How old is your wife? My wife is 57 years old.
¿Cuántos años tienen tus hijos? Mis hijos tienen 18 y 15 años.
How old are your ch…

BEGINNERS COURSE, 2019, 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 are…

ELEMENTARY COURSE, 2019, CLASS 1

In our first class, we introduced ourselves and we revised the past – el pretérito. Durante las navidades – During Christmas time Comí mucho pavo – I ate a lot of turkey Bebí demasiado – I drank too much Pasé mucho tiempo con la familia – I spent a lot of time with the family Salí con los amigos de siempre – I went out with the old friends Me divertí bastante – I had a a lot of fun Me relajé – I relaxed Vi muchas pelis de navidad – I saw a lot of Christmas movies Recibí muchos regalos – I received a lot of presents ¡Algunos muy malos! – Some very bad ones
We read the text on page 4. Some words that we didn’t understand: El mes pasado – last month Pasó mucho tiempo – she spent a lot of time La última noche – the last night Salí – I went out Después – then, after Conocí – I met Tocaban – they played/they were playing Un bar cercano – a bar nearby La misma noche – the same night No entendió todo – She did not understand everything Volvimos – we returned Yo tuve que trabajar – I had to work El día siguiente –…

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, 2019, CLASS 1

Image
Week 1 23rd January, 2019 We began with a discussion of Christmas and what we did over the holidays… Comí mucho pavo – I ate a lot of turkey Salí con los amigos de siempre – I went out with my old friends Trabajé el 26 de diciembre pasé demasiado tiempo con la familia!

We then went on to discuss rules in Spanish Está prohibido aparcar = se prohíbe aparcar = no se puede aparcar All of these phrases express the idea that you are not allowed to park.
We looked at rules and laws in other countries Si eres mujer en Arábia Saudita, está prohibido conducir En Estados Unidos, no se puede beber alcohol si tienes menos de 21 años En Inglaterra, está prohibido matar cisnes – it is not allowed to kill swans.

We then looked at a video that talked about prohibition and obligation. 
Está prohibido hacer fuego No se puede acampar No podemos cortar las plantas
We saw one expression to talk about obligation..... Tenemos que llevarnos nuestra basura - we have to take our own rubbish away with us
Tener que hacer - to have t…

NEW YEAR, NEW SPANISH COURSES - REGISTRATION JANUARY 17TH

Image
Our New Year Spanish courses begin the week of January 21st. We have courses for all levels - including a course for preparation for the Spanish Leaving Cert exam.


Registration - January 17th 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, January 17th, in the Yeats Building, Sligo, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.             
Duration and times All courses last 10 weeks. Every class is of one hour and fifteen minutes duration and runs from 7.30pm to 8.45pm (except for the Leaving Cert course which is from 5pm to 6.15pm).
Location Classes take place in IT Sligo.
Prices Almost all courses are €130 (or €110 for students or the unemployed). The Leaving cert course is €120.
LEVELS (from lowest level to highest)

BEGINNERS – WEDNESDAYS  This is for those people who want to start from the very beginning and who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. It starts on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7.30pm. 

BEGINNERS 2 - TUESDAYS
A follow…