Spanish Beginners 1

Book: Aula Internacional-New Edition 1, Units 0, 1, 2, 3


On completion of Farolito’s Beginners 1 level you will be able to:

  • Have a simple conversation about personal information.
  • Talk about intentions and interest.
  • Describe geographical locations and the weather.
  • Use acquired grammar basics.

Unidad 0-En el aula
Learn how to introduce ourselves, ask questions in class and greet

  • Functional
    Greeting (Degrees of formality)
    Ask questions about the class
  • Vocabulary
    Useful phrases for the classroom

Unidad 1-Nosotros
Get to know your classmates

  • Functional
    Give and ask personal information (name, age, occupation, place of origin, place or residency, languages, phone number, email address)
    Ways to ask about words
  • Grammar
    Regular Verbs conjugations –AR, -ER, -IR
    Irregular Verbs SER (to be), TENER (to have)
    Reflexive verb LLAMARSE (to be called) (Pronouns me/te/se/nos/os/se)
    Question words (qué, cómo, cuál, dónde, cuánto(s))
    Gender in nouns
  • Vocabulary
    The alphabet
    Numbers 1-100
  • Cultural
    Politeness in the Spanish speaking world
  • Final task
    Find out information about one of your classmates and create a poster to share with the class.

Unidad 2-Quiero aprender español
Decide what you want to do in this Spanish course

  • Functional
    Express intentions
    Talk about reasons for what we do
    Saying what you can do in different languages
  • Grammar
    Personal Pronouns (yo/tú/usted/él/ella/nosotros(as)/vosotros(as)/ustedes/ellos(as) )
    Regular verbs conjugations –AR, -ER, -IR
    Verb QUERER (eÝie) (to want)
    Preposicions con, de, por, para
    Connectors y/también/porque
    Definite article (the: el/la/los/las)
    Gender and number in nouns
    Prepositions a, de, con
    Qualifiers bien, bastante bien, regular, mal
  • Vocabulary
    Leisure activities
    Activities to learn Spanish
  • Cultural
    Influence of the Spanish language in other languages
  • Final task
    You will decide what you want to achieve in your Spanish studies and express it in writing

Unidad 3-¿Dónde está Santiago?
Test your knowledge of the Spanish speaking world

  • Functional
    Describe places and countries
    Say what there is in a place
    Say where things are
    Talk about the climate
  • Grammar
    Verb HABER (HAY-there is/there are)
    Verb ESTAR (to be-location)
    Noun/ adjective gender and number greement
    Indefinite article (uno/unos/una/unas)
    Quantifiers (muy, mucho/mucha/muchos/muchas)
    Question words (qué, cuál, cuáles, cuántos, cuántas, dónde, cómo)
    Superlative (el/la/los/las + adjective)
  • Vocabulary
    Geographical names
  • Cultural
    Countries and places of importance in the Spanish speaking world
  • Final task
    Present information about a Spanish speaking country (location, population, climate, places of interest, etc)