Intro to Spanish

Introduce students to the basic ideas of Spanish learning. The emphasis will be on pronunciation, basic grammatical structure, vocabulary, culture and basic dialogue. The course will also provide practice on listening, reading comprehension, speaking and writing.
Designed for

Students with little to no Spanish background



Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

This course aims to provide an introductory overview of American high school Spanish I, focusing on pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, culture, and basic dialogue. We will also focus on beginner-level listening, reading comprehension, and writing methods.

Teacher Background

The teacher currently teaches Spanish at Westover School, a prestigious private boarding high school. With over 20 years of teaching experience, they have worked in various outstanding public and private high schools.


After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:

  • Practice basic dialogue about daily lives with other class members/teachers
  • Learn basic grammatical structures & vocabulary
  • Identify major Spanish-speaking regions of the world and describe cultural practice
  • Comprehend reading paragraphs and confidently read them out loud
Learning Topics

Topics covered in the class include, but are not limited to, pronunciation of vocabulary, everyday and classroom communication, the history and cultural background of Spanish, as well as techniques for learning Spanish.


Teacher Introduction

Greetings: How to introduce yourself to others

2Letter learning (spelling-pronunciation)

Number learning 0-100 (cardinal and ordinal)

Describe time


Definite and indefinite articles

Describing items


Structure of questions


Describe weather

Describe family members



Possessive Adjectives

Guide to parts of the body


Subject Pronouns

Verbs in Present tense: Tener/Gustar

10Verbs in Present tense: Ser/Estar

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. 

Class Schedule

10 classes, 2 hours each class, 20 hours of instruction in total

2024 Summer Group Classes: Open for Registration

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