This website is designed to explain basic (level 1 & 2) Spanish grammar in a format that is easy to access and understand.
Wayne Marble has had the privilege of teaching Spanish to students from kindergarten to college level. He currently teaches high school at Lee's Summit West in Missouri. He has a BA in Spanish, a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction , and an Ed Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri.
Basic Survival Words and Phrases for the Spanish Class.
Unit 1 (Aug. - Oct.): In this unit we will learn about the Spanish alphabet, numbers 0-30, subject pronouns, using the verb ser, telling time, and introductions and greetings.
Dentro de la clase
Unit 2 (Oct. - Dec.): In this unit, we will be learning how to use AR verbs, asking questions, numbers > 30, and the verb estar.
Unit 3 (Jan. - March): In this unit we will be learning how to describe family members, tell who things belong to, and work with ER and IR verbs.
Unit 4 (March - May): In this unit we will learn vocabulary related to sports and pastimes. We will learn to talk about things that we are going to do later and use several irregular verbs.
El Calendario Español 1
Las Unidades de Español II
We will spend the first couple or weeks of school reviewing what we learned in Spanish 1.
Unit 1 (Aug. - Oct.): We will learn terminology useful when on vacation. We will learn how to say what we are presently doing, differentiate between ser and estar, and utilize estar with conditions and emotions..
Unit 2 (Oct. - Dec.): We will learn vocabulary useful when shopping. We will work with regular verbs in the preterite past tense as well as Ser and Ir. We will learn how to express what we know about people and things.
La Rutina Diaria
Unit 3 (Jan. - March): In this unit we will learn conversations about ones daily routine using reflexive verbs. We will talk about indefinite and negative words, the imperfect past tense, and other verbs that conjugate like gustar.
Unit 4 (March - May): In this unit we will discuss foods, be able to compare things and state that something is the best or worst. We will also work with more stem changing verbs in the preterite tense.
El Calendario Español 2
Seal of Biliteracy
Learn more about the opportunity to earn the Seal of Biliteracy at LSW.
¿Por qué aprende español?
17 reasons that every American should learn Spanish.
Ventajas de ser bilingüe
There are advantages to being bilingual!
There are times that Google Tranlate can be useful, but it is not a replacement for learning the language yourself. Here is a fun video explaining why you should not turn in homework based on google translate.
¿Puedo ir al Baño?
One of the most frequent questions that I have in my classes is: "¿Puedo ir al Baño?". Here is a cute little video that will help you remember how to ask this question.
El Viaje a Honduras
Each year, Professor Marble and Professor Renato Tavares travel to Honduras to teach Jiu-Jitsu.