Spanish a1 Course Overview

Do you want to know what the Spanish A1 Curriculum is? I am going to show you what you need to know for French A1.

The A1 level is based on the CEFR level scale.

Once you complete this course you will know the following

Who is the course for?

This Spanish A1 course is for absolute beginners in Spanish.

Learning Path

In this chapter you will learn the fundamentals of Spanish. 

This is basic Spanish, so you should start here!

In this chapter we are going to examine the Verbs in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

Verbs are sometimes also called action words. They cause something to happen in a sentence. They are the source of action and movement.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Idioms in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

An Idiom is a set construction that is often used in a language.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Articles and Nouns in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

An article is a word that is used in front of a noun. In English we have definite articles and indefinite articles. The definite article is “the”, and the indefinite ones are “a” and “an”.

Nouns are humans, animals, plants, and things.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Articles and Nouns in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

An article is a word that is used in front of a noun. In English we have definite articles and indefinite articles. The definite article is “the”, and the indefinite ones are “a” and “an”.

Nouns are humans, animals, plants, and things.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

You will learn how to make a sentence negative.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Negations in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

You will learn how to make a sentence negative.

In this chapter we are going to examine the Prepositions and Conjuctions in the Spanish A1 Curriculum.

In English there are many prepositions: in, out, next to, before, after, behind, in front of etc.

French has these as well. We will learn how to use them.

Spanish A0/A1: Introduction to Spanish

Yo = I

[Pronouns]

Él/Ella = He/She

[Pronouns]

Nosotros = We

[Pronouns]

Ellos/Ellas = They

[Pronouns]

Tú/Usted/Vosotros/Ustedes = You

[Pronouns]

Ser = To Be

[Verbs]

Estar = To Be

[Verbs]

Tener = To Have

[Verbs]

Me llamo = My name is

[Idioms]

Soy de = I am from

[Idioms]

¿Cómo está(s)? = How are you?

[Idioms]

Vivo en = I live in

[Idioms]

Tengo [número] años = I am [number] years old

 [Idioms]

Hay = There is / There are

[Idioms]

Un/Una = A & An

[Articles and Nouns]

El/La = The

[Articles and Nouns]

Los/Las = Plural The

[Articles and Nouns]

¿Qué es? = What is it?

[Questions and Interrogatives]

Spanish A1: Verbs

Regular Verbs

Regular -ar Verbs

Regular -er Verbs

Deber = Must

Leer = To Read

Regular -ir Verbs

Semi-Regular Stem Changing Verbs

Semi-Regular Stem Changing Verbs:

O > UE

Semi-Regular Stem Changing Verbs

E > IE

Semi-Regular Stem Changing Verbs

E > I

Common Irregular Verbs

Dar = To Give

Jugar = To Play

Hacer = To Do / Make

Querer = To Want

Poder = To Be Able To

Soler = To Tend To

Poner = To Put

Oler = To Smell

Entender = To Understand

Saber = To Know

Ver = To See

Ir = To Go

Preferir = To Prefer

Salir = To Exit / Go Out

Venir = To Come

Sentir = To Feel

Oír = To Hear

Irregular Verb Groups

-cer verbs preceded by a vowel

-ucir verbs 

-cer or -cir verbs preceded by a consonant

-ger or -gir verbs

-aer verbs

-uir verbs not preceded by a g

-guir verbs

Reflexive Verbs

Reflexive Verbs

Llamarse = To Be Called

Verbs and Time

When to use El Presente (Present Tense)

El Futuro Próximo = The Near Future

Forming Regular Gerunds = -ing Form

El Presente Progresivo = The Present Progressive

El Presente Progresivo vs El Presente

Spanish A1: Idioms

When to use Ser

When to use Estar

Talking About the Weather

Using gustar to say that you like [doing] something

Vez/Veces = Time/Times

Time in Spanish

Tener Que = To Have To

I would like

Using doler to say that something hurts

Using necesitar to express a need (to do something)

French a1: Articles and Nouns

Introduction to Spanish Regular Nouns

How to know the Gender of Spanish Nouns

A Complete Guide to Spanish Nouns

Contractions: Al & Del

unos/unas + plural nouns = some/a few

Using definite articles with your body and clothes

Spanish A1: Adjectives and Adverbs

An Introduction to Spanish Regular Adjectives

Cada + Noun = Each + Noun

Cada and Todos/Tadas [time unit] = Every [time unit]

este/esta/estos/estas = this/these

ese/esa/esos/esas = that/those

How to form regular adverbs that end in -mente

Possessive adjectives = mi/tu/su/…

Mucho vs Muy

más/menos = more/less/fewer

How to use colour

Spanish A1: questions and interrogatives

Forming questions with “qué” = what

Spanish a1: Negations

Forming Negations

Spanish A1: Prepositions and Conjunctions

para => purpose

por => parts of the day

Use ‘de’ for possession

con = with

sin = without

a = to

hacia = towards/around

en = by/on/in/at

entre =among/between

sobre = about/above/over/on