There is something very satisfying to being able to travel to another country and feel confident that you can converse with the people. But conversing with Spanish speakers requires more than simply memorizing a few phrases to get you around. In this class you will begin to genuinely learn the language. You will hear the language in a variety of contexts–helping you internalize the meaning. And, through song and movement, you will feel the language in a way that will enhance your language learning experience.
Lesson 1: Song: [Mariachi] | Song: [¿Como Se Llama?] | Song: [Quiero Comer] | Weekly Twenty Cognates
In this lesson we learn two songs: Quiero Comer and the song Hola Mis Amigos. We also learn 20 cognates (words that are similar in Spanish and English).
In this lesson we cover the verbs quiero, comprar, beber, leer, cantar, trabajar, soñar, escribir, vender, dormir, bailar; and, we learn the phrase me parecer using a number of adjectives. This is all accomplished with song and movement.
Lesson 2: Bromas: leche | Song: [Quiero Comprar] | Poem of the Week: Stand Up
Today we will learn two songs: Quiero Comprar and ¿Como Se Llama? We will review the cognates we learned in our last lesson. We will learn a couple of jokes. And finally, we will listen to a popular children’s poem.
Lesson 3: Los Hernadez [Juan showers, Alicia makes coffee] | Song: [Quiero Trabajar]
In lesson three we will be focusing on the verbs juego (I play): béisbol (baseball), futbol (soccer), voleibol (volley ball), and tenis (tenis). We will also work on puedo (I can): descansar (rest) demostrar (demonstrate) contestar (answer) andar (walk) hablar (talk) escuchar (listen) salir (leave) gritar (shout) explicar (explain) cantar (sing) describir (describe) enseñar (dream) empezar (begin) desear (desire) estudiar (study) escribir (write). We will also have a listen to the days of the week as well as the numbers from 1 through 10.
Lesson 4: Song: [Quiero Country] | Poem: One Little, Two Little | Little Story: Baby Ray and His Pets
Finally we will listen to a vocabulary song that will help you learn some of the most common verbs in the first person. These are what we might call “O” Verbs. They are words that describe what we do, but they are presented in such a way that you can focus on focusing on just the action itself: juego (I play), bailo (I dance), duermo (I sleep),
como (I eat), compro (I buy), bebo (I drink), leo (I read), canto (I sing), escribo (I write), sueño (I dream), trabajo (I work), quiero (I want), hablo (I talk), llamo (I call), buso (I look for), and puedo (I can).
Lesson 5: Song: [Making Coffee Song] | Elena (wakes up, makes coffee)
Lesson 6: Song: [Como Se Llama] | Tres Osos | Weekly Twenty Cognates
In this lesson we have three activities: we learn the song Como Se Llama (What Is Your Name); we listen to a very popular children’s story, Los Tres Osos (The Three Bears); and, we learn twenty new cognates.
Lesson 7: Song: [Alfabeto] | Broma Gooney | Poem Of The Week: I Eat | Poem: To Market
Today we learn the Spanish alphabet with the song Alfabeto. We also hear some funny jokes, and learn a couple of children’s poems.
Lesson 8: Los Hernandez [Juan packs] | Song: [Por La Mañana]
In this lesson we continue the story of Los Hernadez Go To México. To accompany the story, we learn the song Por La Mañana.
Lesson 9: Song: [Tengo]; Broma: Rana Hotline, Library, chess, mad cow | Little Story:Going To Market
We lean another important verb sequence with the song Tengo (I have). We also hear some great jokes and another simple children’s story.
Lesson 10: Elena (gets dressed); Song: [Me Levanto A Las Seis]
In this lesson we develop our clothes vocabulary. We also learn a fun song that talks about some of the activities we might do during the day.
Lesson 11: Song: [Me Gusta Mi Ropa] | Broma–new paragua, race horses | Weekly Twenty Cognates
Lesson 12: Song: [Verb Dance–creo, debo, hablo, compro, abro, cierro, bailo, aplaudo] | Poem Of The Week: All Of Me
Lesson 13: Los Hernandez [Alicia packs];
Lesson 14: Ant and Grasshopper | Little Story: Seeing Animals
Lesson 15: Elena [drives to school];
Lesson 16: Song: [Me Parece]; Sky is Falling; Weekly Twenty Cognates
Lesson 17: Song: [Que Dia Es Hoy] |The Princess and the Pea | Poem Of The Week: Me;
Lesson 18: Los Hernandez;
Lesson 19: Song:[Juego Baseball] | Little Story: Buying Food
Lesson 20: Elena’s First day of class;
Lesson 21: Song: [Juego Béisbol El Lunes] | The Three Little Pigs | Weekly Twenty Cognates
Lesson 22: Song: [Puedo] | Poem Of The Week: | Little Story: Baby Ray Has A Little Dog
Lesson 23: Los Hernandez;
Lesson 24: Bromas: vampire bats, peanuts, Tom and Bill, Tomatoes | Song: [Counting Song 1 – 10] | Little Story: Baby Ray Feeds The Dog
Lesson 25: Elena;
Lesson 26: Song: [Quiero Comprar Un Par de Zapatos]: Bromas Soup, caterpillar, sucked off; Weekly Twenty Cognates
Lesson 27: El Camello y el Cerdo; Poem Of The Week: | Little Story: The Bedtime Story
Lesson 28: Los Hernandez;
Lesson 29: Fisherman and his Wife;
Lesson 30: Elena;
Lesson 32 Little Story: Anther Go To Sleep Story
Lesson 34 Little Story: The WakeUp Story
Lesson 36 Poem: A Wish
Lesson 37 Little Story: Where Are The Animals?
Lesson 38 Poems: Little Bright Star
Lesson 39 Little Story: Breakfast in the Barnyard
Lesson 42 Little Story: Anther Go To Sleep Story 2
Lesson 44 Little Story: The Rain
Lesson 47 Little Story: The Ant and the Dove
Lesson 49 Little Story: The Little Tree
Lesson 51 Little Story: The Proud Leaves
Lesson 52 Little Story: The Dog And His Shadow
Lesson 53 Little Story: The Kite and the Butterfly
Lesson 54 Little Story: The Cat and the Fox
Lesson 55 Little Story: A Wish To Be Something Else
Lesson 56 Little Story: Molly And The Pail Of Milk
Lesson 57 Little Story: The Fine Plan
Lesson 58 Little Story: The Race
Lesson 59 Little Story: The Rooster And The Fox
Lesson 60 Little Story: The Little Red Hen
Lesson 61 Little Story: The Lost Egg
Lesson 62 Little Story: Goats In The Turnip Field
Lesson 63 Little Story: The Crane Express
Lesson 64 Little Story: The North Wind
Lesson 65 Little Story: What Does Little Birdie Say?
Lesson 66 Little Story: The Hen And The Squirel
Lesson 67 Little Story: The Pine Trees And Its Needles
Lesson 68 Little Story: The Goslings Swimming Lessons
Lesson 69 Little Story: I Don’t Care
Lesson 70 Little Story: Camel And The Pig
Lesson 71 Little Story: The Little Rooster
Lesson 72 Little Story: North Wind At Play
Lesson 73 Little Story: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Lesson 74 Little Story: The Little Plant
Lesson 75 Little Story: The Sleeping Apple
Lesson 76 Little Story: Sweet Porridge
Lesson 77 Little Story: Johnny Cake
Lesson 78 Little Story: Pleasing Everybody | Little Story: The Ant And The Dove
Lesson 79 Little Story: The Dog In The Manger | Little Story: The Tortise And The Hare
Lesson 80 Little Story: The Magpie’s Lesson