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AUTUMN SPANISH CLASSES - ONLINE AND CLASSROOM COURSES AND PRICE REDUCTION

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This year circumstances are changed for everyone but we in the Spanish Society plan to continue with our Autumn course schedule, in an adapted form. Courses will start September 21st, 22nd and 23rd.              
Our courses will be a mixture of online and normal face to face classes.    
This spring and summer we taught classes on Zoom, and they worked very well, so we are going to continue with that format. However, we also believe that for learning a language some face to face interaction is important, and so we intend to also have some classes in classrooms, with small groups, social distancing and masks. As of now, our plans are for 60% online classes and 40% face to face. We have also reduced our prices for all courses by €10 because of the COVID situation. Full details of all our courses to follow in the next week. If anyone has any queries or concerns, please get in touch at sligospanishsociety@gmail.com.

EL IMPERFECTO 2 - WHAT WAS HAPPENING

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This is the second blog post about the Imperfecto, the first is here - it is a good idea to study it before looking at this one.The imperfect is a past tense that expresses the meaning of (a) a repeated action in the past (used to) and (b) what was happening - background information.For this second usage, we often use it with the Pretérito....eg. Cuando limpiaba la casa, mi amigo me llamó.                 Imperfecto                                 PretéritoWhen I was cleaning the house, my friend called me.Watch the video and practice. Try the quizlet to practice. It is quite challenging, but a good exercise.Another quizlet.....

EL IMPERFECTO 1

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This blog post will introduce the Imperfect tense in Spanish. This tense is a past tense and has a number of different uses, but the one we are going to concentrate on today is translating the idea of "used to" - a repeated action in the past. There are 2 main sets of endings...AR verbs - aba....IR/ER verbs - ía3 Irregular verbs.... ver - veíaser - erair - ibaDo the Quizlet to practice. Watch the video to learn. Answers from the video below.
1. Cuando era niño, comía muchos bombones.
2. Vivíamos en Dublín.
3. Mark trabajaba en Londres.
4. Carla bebía mucho café.