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BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 2

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•We reviewed the months of the year and the seasons.


Enero, Febrero, Marzo, Abril, Mayo, Junio, Julio, Agosto, Septiembre, Octubre, Noviembre, Diciembre.

Primavera, Verano, Otoño , Invierno.
•Weather vocabulary.



•¿Qué tiempo hace ?
How is the weather? / What is the weather like?
Hoy hace bueno, hace calor, la temperatura es de 20 grados, el cielo está despejado .
¿Qué tiempo hace en verano en España?
Hace bueno, el cielo está despejado, el cielo es azul,está soleado, hace calor, hay entre25 y 40 grados.
•In pairs we described different atmospheric climates and then we told our companions.

¿Qué tiempo hace en otoño?
Hace buen tiempo, hay entre 10 y 15 grados, a veces llueve y hace viento.
¿Qué tiempo hace en invierno ?
Hace frío, hay nieve, hay entro 0 y 10 grados, llueve, graniza, hace viento.

BEGINNERS 3, SPRING 2019, CLASS 2

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•We started the class reviewingpresent tense.


_AR _ER _IR Cantar Comer Escribir Yo Cant- o Yo Com- o Yo Escrib- o Tú Cant- as Tú Com- es Tú Escrib- es Él/ ella Cant- a Él/ ella Com- e Él/ ella Escrib

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 2

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WE revised some vocab connected to the Incas

Sacerdote – a priest Los nobles – the nobles El ejército – the army Repartir – to share, distribute Entregar – to hand over cubrir - to cover descubrir - to discover
We looked at some more of the video… El terremoto – the earthquake Las momias – mummies Las llamas – flames (or llamas) El mensajero – the Messenger Las cuerdas – ropes


We did an exercise to practice the Imperfect where we played the role of journalists and Incas after the Spanish conquest… ¿Cómo eran las cosas antes de los españoles? ¿Cómo era la religión? ¿Qué era mejor antes de los españoles? ¿Qué era peor? Comíamos maíz El dios del sol era nuestro dios.
For homework we had to finish p.9.



BEGINNERS COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 2

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Week 2. In this class we revised the important questions we learned in class 1… ¿Cómo estás? ¿Cómo te llamas?
We also added another question.. ¿De dónde eres? – where are you from? Soy de Irlanda – I am from Ireland
WE then went on to learn about the family La familia Mi hijo – the son Mi hija – the daughter Mi hermano – my brother Mi hermana – my sister Mi madre – my mother Mi padre – my father
¿Tienes hijos? – Do you have children? ¿Tienes hermanos? – Do you have brothers and sisters?
Tengo un hijo y una hija – I have one son and one daughter
No tengo hijos – I don´t have children




ELEMENTARY COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 2

This week we revised the pretérito with the exercises on page 4 Actividad 5 María se levantó a las siete – Maria woke up at 7am Desayunó con una amiga – She had breakfast with a friend Fue al trabajo – She went to work Comió en el trabajo – She ate at work Compró una revista – She bought a magazine Celebró una fiesta de cumpleaños – She celebrated her birthday party Visitó a sus padres – She visited her parents Cenó con unos amigos – She had dinner with some Friends
We read the text on activity 6 Un bar cercano – A closeby bar Fui al Corte Inglés – I went to El Corte Inglés (a famous department store in Spain) Entré en la oficina – I went in the office Un poco preocupada – A little worried Vi un pastel de cumpleaños – I saw a birthday cake Mis compañeros – my colleagues Mi jefe me regaló un reloj en nombre de todos ellos – My boss gave me a watch on behalf of all of them Fue muy emocionante – I was very exciting Pasé un día muy agradable – I had a very nice day
To wrap up, we talked about events in the p…

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 1

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10-04-19 
We began by talking about the Incas, who lived in parts of South America before the Spanish arrived matar – to kill – Los Españoles mataron a muchos Incas morir – to die- Muchos Incas murieron un imperio – an empire colonizar – to colonize


We read about the Incas and watched a video… Posterioramente – más tarde Perdurar – to last Actuales – current La clase noble – the noble class Los sacerdotes – the priests El ejército – the army La superficie – the area Paja – straw Criar – to raise animals


We learned how to talk about repeated actions in the past using the Imperfecto There are only two kinds of endings….
Trabajar – trabjaba, trabajabas, trabajaba, trabajábamos, trabajabais, trabajaban Vivir – vivía, vivías, vivía, vivíamos, vivíais, vivían
This is used in contrast to the Pretérito to talk about situations that went on for a long time, or actions that were repeated in the past.

BEGINNERS 2 COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 1

In our first lesson of our beginners 2 course, we revised some of the contents we learnt in the previous course. We also learnt some useful expressions we put into practice during the whole class. ¿Cómo se dice…? – How do you say…? ¿Cómo se escribe…? – How do you write…? ¿Qué significa…? – What does … mean? Un momento, ¿puedes repetir? – Hold on a moment, can you repeat? Más despacio, por favor – Slower, please. Vamos a hablar… vamos a estudiar… vamos a repasar… vamos a aprender … - we are going to talk about… we are going to study… we are going to revise…. We are going to learn…
We revised some basic questions and we answered them in pairs. Then we shared our answers. ¿Cómo te llamas? – What’s your name? ¿De dónde eres? – Where are you from? ¿Dónde vives? – Where do you live? ¿Estás casado /casada? – Are you married? ¿Tienes hijos / hermanos o hermanas / nietos? – Do you have children/brothers and sisters/ grandchildren? ¿Cómo se llama tu hijo? – What’s your son’s name? ¿Cuántos años tiene tu her…

BEGINNERS 3, SPRING 2019, CLASS 1

This week we revised colours, ítems of clothing and physical descriptions In the first part of the class we revised the colours and the agreement between masculine and feminine words Rojo/roja – red Amarillo/amarilla – yellow Blanco/blanca – White Negro/negra - black Gris – grey Azul – blue Verde – Green Marrón – Brown
Unos zapatos rojos – red shoes Un sombrero negro – a black hat Unos vaqueros verdes – green jeans Un abrigo amarillo – a yellow coat Unos pantalones azules – blue jeans Un vestido blanco – a White dress Una falda amarilla – a yellow skirt Un suéter marrón – a Brown sweater Unos calcetines grises – grey socks Una camiseta roja – a red t-shirt Una camisa negra – a black shirt Una corbata amarilla – a yellow tie Unos zapatos marrones – Brown shoes Una bufanda roja – a red scarf
In the second part of the class we revised the physical descriptions Some examples Es pelirroja – She has red hair Tiene un tatuaje – He has a tattoo Tienen un portátil – they have a laptop Tiene un pendiente – He has an earri…

ELEMENTARY COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 1

This week we revised the verbs in past – el pretérito. We worked on the exercises on page 3. Actividad 2 1.hiciste – you did 2.fui – I went 3.Saliste – you went out 4.fui – I went 5.viste/vistéis – you went (singular and plural) 6.Hiciste/hicistéis – you did (singular and plural) 7.cené – I had dinner 8.fui – I went 9.fue – he went
Una película policíaca – A detective film No me acuerdo del título – I don’t remember the title
Actividad 3 1.A las siete y media me levanté – At 7.30 I got up 2.A las ocho menos cuarto me duché – At 7.45 I had a shower 3.A las ocho desayuné – At 8 I had breakfast 4.A las ocho y media salí de casa – At 8.30 I left home 5.A las nueve menos cuarto tomé el autobús – At 8.45 I took the bus 6.A las nueve llegué a mi trabajo – At 9 I arrived at work 7.De nueve a una trabajé – From 9 to 1 I worked 8.A la una u media comí / comí a mediodía – At 1 I had lunch / I had lunch at midday 9.A las seis terminé mi trabajo – At 6 I finished my job 10.A las seis y media volví a casa – At 6.30 I ret…

BEGINNERS COURSE, SPRING 2019, CLASS 1

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We began with some of the sounds of Spanish 



Then we learned some basic greetings. 

Hola - Hello
Buenos días - good morning
Buenas tardes - good afternoon
¿Qué tal? - How are you?
Bien, gracias - Fine thanks.
¿Y tú? - And you?

¿Cómo te llamas? - What is your name?
Me llamo...... - My name is........

In the videos you will see some examples of these expressions in a conversation......


















SPRING SPANISH COURSES, REGISTRATION APRIL 4TH

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Our Spring Spanish courses begin on April 8th, 9th and 10th. We have courses for all levels and abilities. 


Registration - April 4th 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, April 4th, in the Yeats Building, Sligo, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.             
Duration and times All courses last 8 weeks. There are no classes Easter week, from April 22nd to 28th. 

Every class is of one hour and fifteen minutes duration and runs from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.
Location Classes take place in IT Sligo.
Prices All courses are €110 (or €90 for students or the unemployed)
LEVELS (from lowest level to highest)

BEGINNERS – MONDAYS  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 Monday, April 8th at 7.30pm. 

BEGINNERS 2 - WEDNESDAYS
A follow on course from our Beginners course of last term, so it is a course for those who have a little Spanish and want to l…

TABLE QUIZ (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH) - APRIL 5TH

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On Friday April the 5th we are pleased to organize our first English/Spanish table quiz. There will be questions in English and Spanish on sport, music, art, geography, history and culture, all based around Spanish and Hispanic culture. 

The quiz takes place at 7.30pm in The Yeats Building, Sligo. All are welcome. You do not have to form a team before the quiz; come along and we will find you a team. We will mix English and Spanish speakers on the teams. 

Tickets are €8 (€6 for students and the unemployed), which include tapas and wine. There are also prizes for the winners.