Spanish for Busy People

Spanish for Busy People is exactly that, a program for those of us that just don’t have the time to commit two days or more to class per week. This program is designed to be an accelerated introductory course to the most basic grammar and vocabulary found in your daily life. Students who complete this program will not gain complete fluency or comprehension but rather the skills to get through a real life situation successfully. Spanish for Busy People gives students the basic understanding of the Spanish language and the resources to increase fluency outside the classroom. Courses are 1 x per week, 1.5 hrs per class, for 8 weeks.

* To gain complete fluency and comprehension a more immersive and intensive approach is suggested.

Spanish for Busy People • Level 1

SBP Level 1 is for students who have no prior Spanish experience or would like to go back to the basics. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Introduce themselves and others
  • Recognize and produce some vowel-consonant group sounds
  • Differentiate between masculine & feminine and singular & plural
  • Describe objects and people using the verb “Ser”
  • Count 1-100 and use numbers to make purchases
  • Tell the time and date
  • Express simple actions and conjugate verbs in the present tense
  • Vocabulary: School, workplace, colors, cognates

Spanish for Busy People • Level 2

SBP Level 2 is for students who have completed SBP Level 1 or are already familiar with the topics covered in level 1. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Further understanding of the present tense conjugations
  • Employ regular and irregular verbs in a present tense conversation
  • Differentiate the uses of the ‘to be’ verbs “Ser” and “Estar”
  • Express ideas in the present tense in a more natural way by using direct and indirect objects pronouns
  • Vocabulary: Foods, common professions, daily activities and clothing

Spanish for Busy People • Level 3

SBP Level 3 is for students who have completed SBP Level 2 or are already familiar with the topics covered in levels 1 & 2. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Confidently be able to use the ‘to be’ verbs “Ser” and “Estar”
  • Use possessive and demonstrative adjectives
  • Recognize the differences and uses between the ‘to know’ verbs “saber” and “conocer”
  • Express simple actions in the past tense, while distinguishing between the perfect and imperfect forms
  • Vocabulary: Packing for a trip, and objects at a store

Spanish for Busy People • Level 4

SBP Level 4 is for students who have completed SBP Level 3 or are already familiar with the topics covered in levels 1, 2, & 3. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Establish and maintain a simple conversation in present and past tense
  • Give formal and informal commands
  • Describe objects and people using the Past Participle
  • Express past experiences by using the Present Perfect form
  • Use the Direct and Indirect Objects Pronouns for commands and more complex sentences
  • Vocabulary: Banking, sports, and cooking verbs