Spanish Introductory Level I

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February 17, 2022 - April 21, 2022
Thursday, 6:45 - 8:45 PM ET

This class is intended as an introductory Spanish course for beginner language learners. Over this 10-week period, we will learn to have basic conversations in Spanish over a variety of themes (temas) and contexts (contextos). Some of these topics will include introductions and greetings, describing people, going to the store, asking basic questions, going on vacation, etc.

Our textbook, ¡Adelante! Uno 2nd Ed. will provide us with a solid basis of vocabulary, conversational and structural exercises, and informative grammar explanations. However, our classes will not be based solely on the textbook. We will incorporate music, readings, films/videos, skits, and other activities to make the classroom environment and material more interesting, applicable, and relevant.

By the end of this course, our goal is to be able to confidently express ourselves in Spanish and be able to apply what we have learned into our daily lives.

Total immersion in language and culture:
Your instructor and course materials will provide you with numerous opportunities to develop language skills and cultural competence through the use of the target language to hear, read, write, and talk about things that are relevant to your life. During every class session you will find yourself immersed in a rich Spanish language environment that will help you learn how to communicate meaningfully in Spanish and collectively explore the language and the cultures. Use it and enjoy it!

Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies

Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event 

Session One February 17, 2022 - February 17, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Greetings, Basic Numbers, Alphabet

Session Two February 24, 2022 - February 24, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Nouns and Articles, Telling Time, Present Tense of Ser

Session Three March 3, 2022 - March 3, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Family Identifying People, Professions, Descriptive Adjectives

Session Four March 10, 2022 - March 10, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Regular Present Tense Verbs, Forming Questions

Session Five March 17, 2022 - March 17, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Present Tense of Estar, Tener, and Venir

Session Six March 24, 2022 - March 24, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Pastimes, Sports, Places in the City, Dates, Present Tense of Ir

Session Seven March 31, 2022 - March 31, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Stem Changing Verbs

Session Eight April 7, 2022 - April 7, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Travel and Vacation, Dates, Seasons, Weather

Session Nine April 14, 2022 - April 14, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

Estar with Emotions, Present Progressive

Session Ten April 21, 2022 - April 21, 2022   06:45:00 PM - 08:45:00 PM

El Gran Repaso, Turismo en México, Las Despedidas

ABOUT James Ward

James Ward graduated from Goucher College with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies and received his Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from UMBC. He has lived, studied, and traveled in Spain, taking university courses with native Spanish speakers and participating in many intercultural exchanges. James has experience working as a foreign and second language instructor as well as a Spanish<>English translator, transcriber, and proofreader. He has been teaching in the Johns Hopkins Odyssey program since 2018 and previously taught Spanish language and Latin American Short Story courses in NDMU’s Renaissance Program. James currently works as the Language Division Manager for a Baltimore-based language services company. In his free time, James devours Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels and engages in esoteric linguistic discussions with his closest friends.

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Thursday, February 17, 2022
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Thursday, April 21, 2022

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