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Step by Step Spanish - General Course - Volume 1

Step by Step Spanish - General Course - Volume 1
Brand: Jane Cronin Media
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Step by Step Spanish Course Volume 1 - 25,00€



Lesson 01                    Basic forms for sentence building                                                            

Lesson 02                    “I’m going to” and negatives                                                                      

Lesson 03                    Negatives, questions and “you” forms                                                  

Lesson 04                    Me gusta, pero                                                                                                

Lesson 05                    More negatives and questions                                                                 

Lesson 06                    Prefiero, para                                                                                                   

Lesson 07                    Tengo que ...                                                                                                    

Lesson 08                    Masculine and feminine                                                                                              

Lesson 09                    Masculine and feminine continued                                                         

Lesson 10                    Feminine words with “el”                                                                            

Lesson 11                    Agreement                                                                                                        

Lesson 12                    Adjectival agreement                                                                                   

Lesson 13                    Adjectives describing people                                                                     

Lesson 14                    Comparisons                                                                                               

Lesson 15                    Direct object pronoun – “lo”                                                                      

Lesson 16                    More direct object pronouns                                                                    

Lesson 17                    First and second persons singular                                                            

Lesson 18                    Simple verb changes                                                                                                 

Lesson 19                    Changing from 2nd to 3rd person singular                                            

Lesson 20                    Changing from 2nd to 3rd person singular continued                      

Lesson 21                    “They” and “we” verb forms                                                                      

Lesson 22                    A bit of revision                                                                                               

Lesson 23                    Answers.   Más, mucho, muy                                                                     

Lesson 24                    Gerunds                                                                                                             

Lesson 25                    Formation of present action tense                                                          

Lesson 26                    Irregular gerunds                                                                            

Lesson 27                    Gerunds imported into Spanish                                                                

Lesson 28                    Nunca, nada, nadie                                                                                        

Lesson 29                    Introduction to present perfect tense                                                   

Lesson 30                    Irregular past participles                                                                              

Lesson 31                    Formation of past participles                                                                     

Lesson 32                    Haber and the present perfect tense                                                    

Lesson 33                    The recent past                                                                                               

Lesson 34                    Indefinite time in the past                                                                          

Lesson 35                    Have you ever been?  Do you know?                                                     

Lesson 36                    Present perfect practice                                                                                                              

Lesson 37                    Going into detail about recent events                                                   

Lesson 38                    Present perfect – negatives and questions                                         

Lesson 39                    Translation and Closed Questions                                                            

Lesson 40                    Open questions                                


Dear Jane,

I felt I should drop you a line congratulating you on your excellent "Step by Step Spanish" books and associated materials.  They are an absolute must for anyone who wishes to improve their Spanish quickly without the "grammar water torture".  Your approach of choosing useful short phrases/structures and then building the students grasp of the language from that base is refreshing and (in my case) highly successful.  I will recommend you to all my friends and family.

Best Regards


Hi Jane,

I must thank you for the enjoyment I have had these past months.

The course was as promised step by step. I must admit some steps did not come easy to me but you were always available to help and build my confidence when I did get it. I am very proud of myself for completing these chapters, at 67 it's not impossible but more difficult to achieve.


t stop studying and will continue to set some time aside each day for Spanish.

Thank you once again.

Kind Regards,




Step by Step Spanish courses are a series of interactive tests, audio files and dictation activities which are corrected and monitored personally by Jane Cronin via e-mail. They are designed to reinforce your learning and test your understanding of Spanish taught in Step by Step articles and to encourage and develop your comprehension of spoken Spanish.


Each quiz relates to ten articles of Step by Step Spanish ebooks volumes 1, 2 and 3.  Therefore, there are four sets of quizzes, audio files and dictations for each volume of 40 articles.


Each set includes:

  • Ten Step by Step lessons
  • An audio file of the Spanish words and phrases used in the ten articles accompanied by a document containing the same words and phrases.
  • A sheet with questions and exercises based on the ten articles.
  • A document with correct answers and comments.
  • Two audio files containing a short dictation, one at normal spoken speed and one at slow speed.
  • An answer sheet for the dictation giving the first letter of each word.
  • A document containing original dictation text.

1. On purchasing Step by Step Spanish course you will receive by e-mail:

• pdf of ten Step by Step articles
• Quiz sheet based on first ten lessons.
• Audio file with words and phrases contained in first ten lessons.
• Accompanying pdf document with words and phrases.

2. Read first ten articles of e-book.

3. Listen to the pronunciation whilst reading the accompanying document.
4. Complete the quiz sheet and return by e-mail.
5. You will then receive:
• Your quiz sheet corrected with any errors highlighted
• Document with correct answers and general comments
• Two audio files for dictation (normal and slow)
• Dictation answer sheet.
6. Listen to the dictation material. Try to comprehend the normal speed dictation first,
using the slower
speed dictation for support.
7. Complete the dictation answer sheet and return by e-mail.
8. You will then receive:
• your dictation sheet corrected with any errors highlighted
• A document with original dictation text
• An e-mail enclosing materials related to the next set of ten lessons.
Throughout the process you are free to consult with Jane by e-mail about the 
language you are learning. It is recommended that you continue to listen to the
audio text with the printed text to further build listening comprehension skills.


25 euros per Volume (containing 4 course sets) 

60 euros if all three volumes are purchased together. 




1. Basic forms for sentences building
2. “I`m going to” and negatives
3. Negatives, questions and “you” forms.
4. Me gusta, pero
5. More negatives and questions
6. Prefiero, para
7. Tengo que
8. Masculine and feminine
9. Masculine and feminine (cont)
10. Feminine words with “el”

11. Agreement
12. Adjectival agreement
13. Adjectives describing people
14. Comparisons
15. Direct Object Pronoun – “lo”
16. More Direct object Pronouns
17. First and second person singular
18. Simple verb changes
19. Changing from 2nd to 3rd person singular
20. Changing from 2nd - 3rd person singular cont.

21. “They” and “we” plural forms.
22. A bit of revision
23. Answers and Más, mucho, muy
24. Gerunds
25. Formation of present action tense.
26. Irregular gerunds
27. Gerunds imported into Spanish
28. Nunca, nada, nadie.
29. Introduction to present perfect tense.
30. Irregular past participles.

31. Formation of past participles.
32. Haber and the Present perfect tense.
33. The recent past.
34. Indefinite time in the past.
35. Have you ever been? Do you know?
36. Present perfect practice
37. Going into detail about recent events
38. Present perfect - negatives and questions.
39. Closed questions
40. Open questions


41. Open questions in third person
42. Summary of tense forms.
43. Just a few little words
44. Introduction to present simple.
45. -AR verb endings in present simple.
46. -ER verb endings in present simple.
47. Some 1st person singular changes.
48. -IR verb endings in present simple.
49. Verb oír and present simple standard sentences.
50. Answers to translations with explanations.

51. Introduction to root-changing verbs (e-ie)
52. Root-changing continued. Word-stress.
53. More e-ie root changing verbs (querer, sentir)
54. O to UE root changing verbs.
55. Summary and E to I root-changing verbs.
56. More on E to I root-changing verbs.
57. Odd first person singular forms.
58. Irregular verbs IR and HABER.
59. Uses of SER and ESTAR.
60. Uses of SER and ESTAR part 2.

61. Uses of SER and ESTAR part 3.
62. More negative expression - never, no one, nothing
63. Use of "ningún" "ninguno" "ninguna"
64. Disjunctive pronouns
65. Direct object pronouns
66. Direct object pronouns cont.
67. Direct object pronouns - use of "le" and "les"
68. Direct object pronouns - examples.
69. Conjunctions - and, but, or etc.
70. Adverbs of manner

71. Prepositions of time and place
72. Possessive adjectives
73. Possessive pronouns
74. Possessives – questions. Word order
75. Prefixes - DES
76. Prefixes - CON, CONTRA
77. List of other prefixes
78. Suffixes
79. Absolute superlatives
80. Gentilicios


81. Introduction to past continuous tense.
82. Past continuous tense - ar verbs.
83. Past continuous tense - er and ir verbs.
84. Past continuous tense – ser, ir, and ver.
85. Past continuous tense - use of pronouns and short text.
86. Translation of text and commentary.
87. Introduction to reflexive verbs.
88. Reflexive verbs - cont.
89. Reflexive verbs – some basic uses.
90. Reflexive verbs – more uses.

91. Reflexive verbs. Some common examples.
92. Reflexives - gerunds, infinitives, imperatives 
93. Translations and comments.
94. Uses of "gustar"
95. Verbs that work like "gustar"
96. More verbs that work like "gustar"
97. Short text and translation
98. Introduction to past simple 
99. Past simple - ar verbs.
100. Past simple tense practice -ar verbs.

101. Past simple - er and -ir verbs.
102. Past simple – minor irregularities
103. Past simple tense – dar, hacer
104. Past simple tense – ir, ser
105, Past simple tense – decir, estar
106, Past simple tense – tener
107. Past simple tense – poder, querer
108. Past simple tense – short text + comments
109. Past simple tense - Translation of text
110. It's never too late to learn

111. Expressions with "tener"
112. Expressions with "soler"
113. The verb "estrenar"
114. Getting thinner, younger but more confused
115. Body parts
116. People words
117. More people words
118. Film titles
119. Borrowed words
120. More Spanglish words

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