Step by Step Spanish Courses
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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:
- 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.
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