Step by Step Spanish Course Volume 1 - 25,00€
VOLUME ONE CONTENTS
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
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.
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.
STEP BY STEP SPANISH COURSE by Jane Cronin
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:
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.
STEP BY STEP SPANISH VOLUME ONE
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”
12. Adjectival agreement
13. Adjectives describing people
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
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
STEP BY STEP SPANISH VOLUME TWO
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
79. Absolute superlatives
STEP BY STEP SPANISH VOLUME THREE
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
“Haber” is not a verb for the faint-hearted. I will do my best to explain it, but hold on tight if you’re not too interested in grammar. I’ll do my[…]Read more...
“Estudiar” is a verb that should cause us few problems either in its formation or its meaning. In fact, I would bet that everyone reading this either knows, or can[…]Read more...
Most foreigners who come to live in Spain assimilate the verb “vender” unconsciously because of the proliferation of the sign “se vende” which of course means “for sale”. If we[…]Read more...
The verb “recordar” means “to remember” and also “to remind”. I think it´s fairly easy to remember the meaning of “recordar” if we associate it with the English verb “to[…]Read more...
I think “nacer” is a really interesting verb, if indeed verbs are ever interesting. “Nacer” means “to be born”. Notice that we don´t translate the “to be” part of the[…]Read more...