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Before starting the course I had dabbled in trying to learn Spanish, unfortunately because they were in group classes for beginners, but it seemed I was the only "real" beginner, it left me feeling a little deflated. The class moved at too quick a pace and I couldn´t keep up and the teacher had no time to go over things again.
I was so excited about learning with the Spanish Language Site, its different. I can learn at my own pace with very clear and concise lessons in my own home. I am now learning basic pronunciation and grammar and now can go out and practice without being embarrassed. The lessons are easy to follow and understand and you can go back over the lesson again and again until you grasp it. The tests are great for measuring your knowledge before moving on to the next one.
Overall the course is very well thought out and executed. Thank you so much for this wonderful site.
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Below is the list of useful phrase topics included in our course activities for you to learn :

The Alphabet
In the Cafe
At the Market
The Family
At the Post Office
In a Restaurant
In the Doctor's
In the Train Station
Transport
Money
On the Road
In the Hotel
Shopping 1
Daily Routine
Shopping 11
Numbers
At the Bus Station
At the Campsite
Directions 1
Describing People
Directions 11
In the Opticians
By Taxi
Emotions
The Weather
Shopping for Clothes
In the Hairdressers
In the Hospital
In the Travel Agency
In the Town
On the Phone
The Internet
For the Disabled
For Parents
Writing Letters
Hobbies
Invitations
Not just 'Yes' or 'No'
Religion
Culture
Playing Sports
Language Difficulties
Hiring a Car
Car Problems
Making Conversation
Jobs
Studying
In the Future
Talking to Children
Cleaning the House
In the Post Office
First Aid 1
First Aid 11
In the Opticians
Pregnancy
Alternative Therapies
With the Plumber
With the Decorator
In the Garden 1
In the Garden 11
In the Garden 111
Emergancy Services
Department Store
In the Farmacy 1
In the Farmacy 11
In the Florist
In the Kiosk
In School
The Campsite
In the Office
On the Roads
The Computer
In the Garage
On Board
Football
American Football
Baseball
Tennis
Golf
Athletics
Gymnastics
Swimming
Cinima and Theatre
Home Entertainment
The Orchestra
Music
Outdoor Activities
Fishing
Skiing
On the Beach

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1) Adjective
A word that is used when we describe people, things or events etc. Adjectives are used in conjunction with nouns and pronouns.
2) Adverb
A word that is used to say, for example, when, where or how something happens.
3) Article
An- and- the, are called articles. A/an are called the ‘indefinite article’, and ‘the’ is the ‘definite article’.
4) Auxiliary verb
A verb which is used to make tenses or passive forms.
5) Comparatives
The Comparative is the form of an adjective or adverb used to compare two things.
6) Conditional
The tense formed by using the word ‘would’. I would go, etc
7) Conjugate
To change a verb to show person, number and tense.
8) Conjunction
A conjunction is a word which connects words, phrases or clauses.
9) Demonstrative adjective
A demonstrative indicates whether something is near or far from the speaker or writer and also shows singular or plural. This; that; these and those are demonstrative adjectives
10) Future tense
The tense formed with the word ‘will’. I will do, etc.
11) Gender
The use of grammatical forms in which a noun, pronoun, article and adjective is masculine, feminine or neuter.
12) Imperative
Imperatives are verbs used to give orders, commands and instructions.
13) Imperfect tense
The tense used to mean ‘was doing something’, or ‘used to do something’.
14) Infinitive
The ‘base’ form of the verb. This is the name of the verb, before any conjugation happens
15) Irregular
Not following the normal rules. An irregular verb has a form that does not follow the regular pattern.
16) Modify
An adjective is said to ‘modify’ the noun it is used with: it adds to or changes its meaning. An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective or other words and expressions.
17) Negative
A word or part of a word that indicates negation.
18) Noun
A word that can be used to refer to a person or place or thing.
19) Object
The direct object refers to a person or thing affected by the action of the verb. The indirect object refers to the person or thing that receives the direct object.
20) Object pronoun
Object pronouns replace objects in a sentence.
21) Passive
A passive tense is formed by ‘to be’ (‘ser’) and a past participle.
22) Past participle
A verb form that is used to form perfect or passive tenses. In Spanish, past participles usually end in -ADO or -IDO.
23) Past perfect tense
The verb form with ‘had’ (‘había’) and the past participle.
24) Perfect Tense
The verb form with ‘have’ (‘haber’) and the past participle.
25) Person
The way we show the differences between the person speaking, the person spoken to, and the person spoken about.
26) Plural
The grammatical form used to refer to more than one person or thing.
27) Possessive adjective
An adjective used to describe ownership
28) Preposition
a. A preposition is a word that links a noun, pronoun or gerund to other words. They can have a variety of meanings:
i. Direction
ii. Location
iii. Time
iv. Possession
b. Some prepositional phrases can function like single word prepositions.
29) Present participle
he verb form ending in -ing (in Spanish, ending in ‘-ando’ or ‘-iendo’)
30) Preterite tense
A verb form used to refer to an action that happened in the past once or a set number of times
31) Progressive tense
A verb form made with ‘to be’ (estar) and the present participle.
32) Question
A question is a sentence or a phrase that shows that the speaker or writer wants the reader or listener to supply them with some information.
33) Question tag
A word or expression put on the end of a sentence to elicit agreement or confirmation.
34) Reflexive verb
A verb is reflexive when the subject and the object are the same.
35) Sentence
A group of words that expresses a statement, command, question or exclamation.
36) Singular
Grammatical form used to refer to one person or thing.
37) Stem-changing verbs
In Spanish, a group of verbs that change part of their stem in certain persons in the present tense.
38) Subject
A noun that says who or what does the action that the verb refers to.
39) Subject Pronoun
A subject pronoun replaces a subject in a sentence
40) Subjunctive
a. A verb form indicating an existence as doubtful or dependent.
b. The subjunctive mood: a mood that represent an act or state not as a fact but as contingent or possible
41) Substandard
Not in the standard language, and considered incorrect.
42) Superlative
The superlative is the form of an adjective or adverb that shows which thing has that quality above or below the level of the others. There must be three or more things to use the superlative.
43) Taboo word
A word that is not spoken freely, and is considered to be shocking, and is avoided by many people.
44) Tense
A verb form that shows the time of the action or event
45) Verb
A word that refer to actions or states

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