Ivette Herrera

Unit 1

6 weeks






Grammatical Components:

The stem- changing e>i preterite verbs server and pedir.

The irregular preterite forms of the verb dar.

Imperfect tense for description and repetitive action in the past.

Reflexive reciprocals, se and nos.


  •  Carnaval is celebrated in South America and the Caribbean in conjunction with the Catholic tradition of Lent.
  • Some holiday traditions that exist in Spanish speaking countries have been adapted here in the United States (such


Unit 2 6 weeks






Luxuries, Necessities and Real Estate

  •  Possesive adjectives
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Uses of ser
  • The Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas had well developed and advanced civilizations.

Unit 3

6 weeks







Public Services and Specialty Stores in an Urban Environment

  • Review the present tense forms of estar.
  • Present progressive tense
  • Negatives
  • Impersonal se
  • There are differences between specialty stores in Spanish speaking countries and the U.S.
  • The custom of bargaining  is often used in Spanish speaking countries. 

Unit 4

6 weeks






Accidents and Illnesses

  • Imperfect progressive tense
  • Review of preterite tense
  • Preterite of poner, caer, leer
  • Pharmacies are different in Spanish speaking countries and the U.S.
  • Herbs are often used for the treatment of illness.
  • Traditional healing methods are tought by elders.

Unit 5

6 weeks






Movies, TV and Weather Reports

  • The imperfect tense
  • The preterite tense
  • The preterite of decir
  • Soap operas are different in Spanish speaking countries.
  • Unit 6

    2 weeks







    Professions and Our Future World (Vocabulary Only)

    •  The future tense of regular ar, er, and ir verbs;
    • The irregular future forms of tener, poder, saber, hacer, and haber, salir, querer, poner, and decir.
    • People in the Spanish speaking countries do not normally make plans and/or saving for post secondary education;
    • Many Latin Americans view the future as further away and beyond their control;
    • Professions that are held in high regard in the United States are looked upon differently in Spanish speaking countries;
    • There  are several rain forestss in South America and they encompass and integral part of the environment.

    Unit 7

    2 weeks








    Airport, Hotel and Travel Arrangements

    (Vocabulary Only)


    • Familiar ty commands
    • Tu (affirmative, negative) commands: decir, venir, ser, salir, ir, and hacer
    • Negative tu commands: -car, -gar, -zar verbs
    • There are many varieties of hotel accommodations in Spain that are not available in the U.S.
    • Spain continues the development of hotel accomodations called "paradores".
    • Bargaining is customary in many markets in Spanish speaking countries.