General Spanish Online Course

 

This is the syllabus we follow in our General Spanish Course. Refer here for levels and progress.

Chapter

Content

1A. I knew or I found out?

  • Talking about past events using the indefinite preterit and imperfect
  • Writing endings to stories
  • Conducting an interview

1B. Let me tell you

  • Narrating stories and tales
  • Writing stories

2A. I’ll give him your message

  • Reporting what another person has said (using the same tense)
  • Giving messages
  • Expressing happiness

2B. Don’t tell me!

  • Reporting what another person has said (using a different tense)
  • Reporting and analyzing quotes
  • Reporting a message or original text

3A. What will have happened by 2050?

  • Talking about the future
  • Making predictions about the future
  • Talking about events that are happening now using irregular gerunds (-o-u/e-i)

3B. Where can he have gone?

  • Expressing conjectures and probability
  • Formulating hypotheses about past situations

4A. Stop doing that!

  • Giving orders
  • Persuading
  • Talking about publicity
  • Writing advertisements

4B. Don’t say that!

  • Justifying prohibitions
  • Giving advice for and against
  • Reacting to different situations

5A. For sale!

  • Giving impersonal descriptions
  • Defining terms

5B. He was left with nothing!

  • Talking about change as the result of a previous action (using the verb “quedarse”)
  • Talking about significant changes (using the verb “convertirse en”)
  • Telling stories
  • Talking about voluntary and gradual changes (using the verb “hacerse”)

6A. He got furious!

  • Talking about impermanent change (using the verb “ponerse”)
  • Talking about permanent change (using the verb “volverse”)
  • Placing emphasis on the result of a change

6B. I forgot!

  • Expressing involuntary action or reaction to events
  • Talking about habitual or past actions
  • Talking about future or possible actions that haven’t been carried out

7A. I’ll go as soon as I finish

  • Referring to temporary relations
  • Expressing purpose
  • Expressing doubt or possibility
  • Talking about indefinite situations

7B. I don’t think you’ll get married!

  • Expressing opinions using the subjunctive and indicative
  • Differentiating between the use of the subjunctive and the indicative
  • Giving and asking for opinions
  • Complaining or regretting

8A. What I like best is studying Spanish

  • Referring to situations using relative pronouns (“lo que”/”lo cual”)
  • Expressing relations of possession (“cuyo/cuya”)

8B. I’m happy that you’ve come

  • Expressing desires, doubt, and emotions in relation to a recent and past action
  • Giving opinions about recent and past actions

9A. What did you want when you were a child?

  • Expressing desires and feelings about the past
  • Giving opinions using impersonal phrases in the past
  • Differentiating the use of the present and imperfect subjunctive

9B. If I could, I’d change many things

  • Expressing improbable conditions and their consequences
  • Expressing reciprocity between two or more people

10A. Review

  • Review 1
  • Review 2
  • Review 3
  • Review 4
  • Review 5
  • Review 6