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Bienvenidos Chapter

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Spanish Grammar Tutorial Videos

Singular Nouns: Gender and Articles

Nouns and Articles: Plural Forms

Subject Pronouns: Present Tense of -ar Verbs: Negation (Part 1)

Subject Pronouns: Present Tense of -ar Verbs: Negation (Part 2)

Asking Yes/No Questions

Describing Adjectives: Gender, Number, and Position

Present Tense of ser; Summary of Uses

(Unstressed) Possessive Adjectives

Present Tense of -er and -ir Verbs; Subject Pronouns (Part 2)

Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns

Tener, venir, preferir, querer, and poder; Some Idioms with tener

Ir; Ir + a + infinitive; The Contraction al

Hacer, oír, poner, salir, traer, and ver

Present Tense of Stem-Changing Verbs

Reflexive Pronouns

Present Progressive: Estar + -ndo

Summary of the Uses of ser and estar

Comparisons

Direct Objects; Direct Object Pronouns

Indefinite and Negative words

Formal Commands

Indirect Object Pronouns; Dar and decir

Gustar

Preterite of Regular Verbs and of dar, hacer, ir, and ser

Irregular Preterites

Preterite of Stem-Changing Verbs

Double Object Pronouns

Imperfect of Regular and Irregular Verbs

Superlatives

Summary of Interrogative Words

Using the Preterite and the Imperfect

Relative Pronouns

Reciprocal Actions with Reflexive Pronouns

Hace… que: Another Use of hacer

Another Use of se (Unplanned or Unexpected Events)

¿Por o para? A Summary of Their Uses

Tú (Informal) Commands

Present Subjunctive (Part 1): An Introduction

Present Subjunctive (Part 1): An Introduction

Use of the Subjunctive (Part 2): Influence

Use of the Subjunctive (Part 3): Emotion

Use of the Subjunctive (Part 4): Doubt and Denial

Use of the Subjunctive (Part 5): A Summary

Past Participle Used As an Adjective

Present Perfect (Indicative and Subjunctive)

The Subjunctive After Nonexistent and Indefinite Antecedents

The Subjunctive After Conjunctions of Contingency and Purpose

Future Verb Forms

Subjunctive and Indicative After Conjunctions of Time

The Past Subjunctive

Stressed Possessives

Conditional Verb Forms

Si Clause Sentences

Cognates and False Cognates

You know a lot of Spanish words because Spanish and English hold many words in common.

These words can…

  • Spell the same, or almost the same
  • Sound the same or similar
  • Spell a lot different, but sound similar

We call this type of word, “Cognates.

Examples:

=> 100 Cognates

=> 1001 Cognates

=> Most Useful Cognates

=> Rules for Forming Cognates

False Cognates

False cognates look or sound like English words, but mean something different.

Examples:

=> False Cognates

=> “False Friends” Words

=> False Cognate Online Quiz

Seguin Public Library for Free Spanish Learning Resources

Seguin Public Library Spanish Club

Seguin Library Summer/ Fall Spanish Club Calendar

Civic Engagement Opportunity!
(More Club Meeting will be Posted Dates Later this Semester)


Free Mango Languages and Pronunciator Online Resources

Get a free Seguin Library Card and access two valuable online Spanish Study Resources

Mango Languages Application free with Seguin Library Online Access

Mango Languages Online available from Seguin Public Library Website

Pronunciator Application free with Seguin Library Online Access

Pronunciator available online from Seguin Public Library Website

You need Flash enabled on your computer to run both online applications. And, both applications offer support for mobile devices.


Get a Free Seguin Library Card

Take your TLU ID Card and Proof of Dorm residence to the Seguin Library to obtain a Seguin/ Guadalupe Country Library Card:

If you live in San Antonio (or another city or county that participates in the TexShare program); visit your local library and obtain a TexShare ID Card. Then, take your TexShare ID and Driver’s License to the Seguin Library for a free Library Card.

Global Citizenship “Z” Competency

This course supports students’ development in the Global Citizenship (Z) competency in Compass, TLU’s General Education curriculum.

For GEC purposes, please note:

The FIRST language course, regardless of number or language (French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese or Spanish), fulfills the modern language foundation requirement.

The SECOND language course, regardless of number or language (French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek or Hebrew), fulfills the Cultural Perspectives and Religion distribution requirement AND the Global Citizenship competency.

  Global Citizenship (Z)

An educated global citizen understands the complexities of learning about cultures and communities and their values, needs and perspectives, given larger contexts. An educated global citizen understands the complexity of the relationships between individuals and cultures/communities and approaches such encounters with empathy, an open mind and respect for diversity. An educated global citizen is able to seize some of the transformative potential inherent in situations of shared diversity, intercultural contact and/or civic engagement.

Performance indicators for Z:

      1)      Understanding culture.

2)      Understanding cultural context.

3)      Understanding individual-culture/community contact.

  •  The first performance indicator is understood to include the development of a respectful and open-minded set of tools for the critical and reflective acquisition of non-reductive knowledge of cultures and communities, including their values, needs and perspectives.
  • The second performance indicator is understood to include the development of an understanding of not only the social, cultural, civic, historical and economic contexts of a culture and/or community, but the way those contexts shape and are shaped by encounters with the culture and/or community in question as well as other cultures, communities and segments of each.
  • The third performance indicator is understood as the development of awareness of the diversity of individuals who are a part of a culture or a community and the complexity of relationships between or among them, including the student’s own participation as a member, partner, servant, sojourner and/or volunteer. We believe that students will achieve some kind of transformative understanding of self through such study, encounters, and/or reflections.

Students will take at least three Z courses.

Round Rock Folklórico

Join Texas Lutheran University in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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TLU’s World Languages and Cultures Department sponsors the Round Rock Folklórico dance troop for a free performance.

Round Rock Folkloric Dancers

Wupperman Little Theatre

Sunday, October 9, 2016

3:00 p.m.

Check out the Beautiful Costuming =>Folkloric Costume Gallery

See you there…

For more information, call Ana Maria Gonzalez, Chair: World Languages and Cultures Dept.

(830) 372-6086
agonzalez@tlu.edu

San Antonio Fiesta 2016 Cultural Events

Area Cultural Events for your Cultural Project

San Antonio Fiesta 2016 Events

Attend a Cultural Event and Write a Reflection Paper. Visit each link for informatioin about the event.

Requirements: One Page, Typed, Double Spaced, 12 pt., Easy-to-Read Font

Fiesta Arts Fair

Fiesta Arts Fair

Piñatas in the Barrio

Piñatas en el Barrio

Fiesta Mariachi Mass

Fiesta Mariachi Mass

Fiesta Pops

Fiesta Pops

San Antonio College Multicultural Conference

San Antonio College Multicultural Conference

Chili Queens Chili Cook-Off

Chili Queens Chili Cook-Off

St. Philip’s College Culture Fest

St. Philip’s College Culture Festf

Fiesta® de la Familia

Fiesta de la Familia

A Day in Old Mexico y Charreada

A Day in Old Mexico y Charreada

Fiesta San Fernando

Fiesta San Fernando

Fiesta® Nueva

Fiesta Nueva

Festival de Cascarónes

Festival de Cascarónes

MySpanishLab Technical Support Links

Get Started with MySpanishLab

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First Semester StudentHandout

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Subsequent Semester Student Handout

=> Handout Subsequent Semester Students (DOC-format)

MySpanishLab: Get Started Presentation

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Top Questions

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MySpanishLab Technical Support

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