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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


Direct Objects; Direct Object Pronouns

Indefinite and Negative words

Formal Commands

Indirect Object Pronouns; Dar and decir


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


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

Round Rock Folklórico

Join Texas Lutheran University in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month


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

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

Symposium Instructions

Krost Symposium Poster Presentation Instructions

You are responsible for informing the TLU Community about natural resources and natural resources management for a Spanish-Speaking country (Country where Spanish is an official language).

Show that you know what is going on in this country related to social, political and cultural issues. (Remember that people represent a resource asset.)

Communicate ways to improve conditions in this country…taking advantage of strengths and meeting the unique challenges that face this country in the 21st Century.


1. Sign up for a specific country and topic. (Countries and issues have been assigned by the Department)

2. Learn a lot about this country’s environmental challenges related to this topic.

  • Water: Clean Water, Water Distribution, Human, Agricultural and Industrial Water Use, Water Scarcity
  • Trash and Recycling: Landfill and Health Hazards, Landfill and Pollution, Landfill and Jobs, Trash Home Construction Materials
  • Resources: Land and Mineral Resources, Mining, Mine Safety, Timber and Forest Resources, Sustainable Wood, Human Resources, Education, Agricultural Resources, Food, Industrial Resources, Jobs, Resource Import and Export, Foreign Investment, Foreign Exploitation, Political Solutions, Political and Business Corruption
  • Pollution: Human, Agricultural and Industrial Sources, Sanitation, Solutions, Political and Cultural Barriers, Challenges, Economic Impact, Economic Costs for Cleanup, Populations Most Affected, Long-Term Negative Effects on Population Health and Longevity
  • Migration: Immigration, Flight, Policies, Political Issues, Cultural Issues, Ex pat-Dependent Economy, Refugees, Exiles, Political and Economic Causes of Population Movement
  • Food: Availability, Food Imports and Exports, Dietary Staples, Cash Crops, Industrial Agriculture vs. Labor-Intensive Agriculture, Fisheries, Urban Farming, Cultural Food Choices and Taboos, Hunger by Population or Ethnic Group, Welfare Safety Nets
  • Energy: Energy Sources, Renewable Energy Oil, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric, Wind, Nuclear, Geothermal, Energy Distribution, Electricity, Gasoline Prices, Government Subsidities, Agricultural and Industrial Allocation
  • Health Care: Availablity and Distribution, Human Resources, Health Care Professionals, Health Care Training, Technology, Drugs, Health Hazards, Smoking, Alcohol Use, Obesity, Starvation, Diseases, Disease Prevention, Preventable Diseases, Infant Mortality, Lifespan, Elderly Health Care

3. Comparisons and Contrasts – Compare practices in that country with practices in your country.

4. Think about and organize your research findings in creative ways.

  • Make comparisons
  • Find images that communicate your ideas
  • Show comparisons and challenges with charts, graphs and InfoGraphics
  • List changes, ideas and innovations that worked, failed. Tell why…
  • Think about ways for that country and your country to do better in the future…and what needs to change to make improvement in Environmental Justice happen

5. Design a poster to communicate your findings and solutions. Your audience is the TLU Community (Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Community Members)

  • Main points
  • Comparisons of that country to your country on Environmental Justice issues
  • Similarities and differences in strategies, approaches, problem-solving techniques, decision-making
  • Predict what people in that country would find more appealing. What would people in your country choose to do?

6. Layout the Tri-Fold Poster according to this model.

Your Country
Similarities and Differences
Spanish-Speaking Country



7. Follow these Rules

  • Smile
  • Keep focused on the topic
  • Use tables, charts, graphs, images that communicate your ideas
  • Keep text to a minimum. (This is a poster, not a written report.)
  • Be neat
  • Use color and other design elements

8. Present your Poster

Your audience are TLU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members

  1. Use note cards with bullet points
  2. Present (Talk to People). Don’t read
  3. Maintain eye contact
  4. Ask for questions. Answer those questions
  5. Summarize
  6. Thank your audience for listening and for asking questions