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At Work: Job Terms in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Use the instructional videos in this chapter to get the hang of conjugating verbs - like anunciar, solicitar, emplear, and jubilarse - in the present perfect tense. Instructors can also help you develop an understanding of words and phrases you might use to discuss your day at work and walk you through practice activities designed to give you extra exposure to this vocabulary. Video lessons, transcripts and self-assessment quizzes included in this chapter are designed to teach you how to do the following:
- Discuss employment using the proper Spanish vocabulary
- Use verbs conjugated in the present perfect tense
- Form past participles or regular and irregular verbs
- Understand written and spoken conversations about work
|Spanish Vocabulary: Job-Specific Terms||Memorize a set of job-specific vocabulary, including beneficios, solicitud, la hoja de vida, el turno de dia, empleador, entrevista, puesto, titulado, de jornada completa, de media jornada, currículo, vacaciones, and sueldo.|
|Spanish Grammar: The Past Participle||Learn how to use irregular and regular past participle forms.|
|Spanish Grammar: The Present Perfect Tense||Examine the formation of the present perfect tense.|
|Practice Activity: Read Classified Ads in Spanish||Read a set of sample classified job ads to solidify your understanding of related vocabulary terms.|
|Practice Activity: Listen to Work Descriptions in Spanish||Listen as people use preterite and present perfect tenses to describe their day at work.|
1. Spanish Vocabulary: Job-Specific Terms
Imagine that you are trying to find a job in a Spanish-speaking country. What words or phrases would you need to know? Résumé? Part-time or full-time? Salary? In this lesson, you will be learning vocabulary related to jobs and job hunting.
2. Spanish Grammar: The Past Participle
Past participles are rather like the letter q: they are hardly ever used by themselves. In this lesson, you'll learn what past participles are, how to form them, and when to use them.
3. Spanish Grammar: The Present Perfect Tense
Have you ever studied the present perfect tense before? If you have, you probably noticed that it was being used in that question! In this lesson, you will be learning how to form and use the present perfect in Spanish.
4. Practice Activity: Read Classified Ads in Spanish
If you're trying to find a job, where do you usually start? By looking through job postings, right? In this lesson, you will get some practice reading classified ads in Spanish.
5. Practice Activity: Listen to Work Descriptions in Spanish
'How was your day?' Whenever you ask someone this question on a weekday, they will probably tell you about their day at work. In this lesson, you will be talking to two Spanish-speaking friends of yours about their jobs.
6. Formal Greetings in Spanish: Words & Phrases
When you go to the Spanish-speaking world, you greet people you see for the first time, like a potential employer or business partner. For this reason, it is important to know how to use formal greetings. We will learn formal Spanish greetings in this lesson.
7. Construction Terms in Spanish
Words like 'construction worker', 'bricks' and 'cement' come in handy if you plan to deal with Spanish speakers when building a house or for any construction project. This lesson gives you some useful terminology and common phrases you can use.
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