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Greetings and Introductions in Spanish - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
When learning a new language, one of the first things you'll want to study is how to greet and meet others in that language. Greeting others in a foreign language requires knowledge of the vocabulary associated with saying hello, how are you and other common greetings. When making introductions, you'll need to not only know the vocabulary, but in Spanish, you also need to know the formal and informal ways to introduce people. Typically, greetings and introductions aren't too difficult to pick up. You may ask why that is. The reason is that you have likely heard people using Spanish greetings before. For example, you have probably heard someone say 'hola.' That means 'hi' or 'hello' in Spanish. As you watch these lessons, you'll likely learn more words that you have heard before. Besides learning how to say hello, these lessons will also teach you:
- How to ask someone how they are doing
- The Spanish alphabet
- How and when to make a formal introduction
- Common friendly introductions
|Basic Greetings in Spanish: Greeting Others & Introducing Yourself||Learn how to greet people in Spanish, including how to properly say and use phrases like 'buenos dias' and 'como estas.'|
|The Spanish Alphabet: Pronunciation & Audio||Explore the Spanish alphabet, including pronunciation of each letter.|
|Formal and Informal Spanish Grammar||Examine formal and informal grammar, and see how to properly use formal and informal greetings.|
|Spanish Greetings and Phrases in Conversation: Listening Activity||Analyze formal and informal conservations as you listen to audio focused on Spanish greetings.|
1. Basic Greetings in Spanish: Greeting Others & Introducing Yourself
This video introduces students to the various ways of saying 'hello,' asking for basic information ('What is your name,' 'How are you feeling,' 'Where are you from'), and how to answer those questions.
2. Vowels of the Spanish Alphabet: Pronunciation & Audio
Learning the vowels of the Spanish alphabet is essential if you want to read, write, and understand the Spanish language. This lesson introduces you to Spanish vowels and teaches you how to pronounce each one. You will have an opportunity to practice the vowels and test yourself at the end of the lesson.
3. Consonants of the Spanish Alphabet: Pronunciation & Audio
This lesson will introduce the consonants of the Spanish alphabet. Special emphasis is placed on the four letters that do not exist in the English alphabet, and on C and G, which have both hard and soft sounds. This video will present both the names of each letter in Spanish and the sounds that they make.
4. The Full Spanish Alphabet: Pronunciation & Audio
This lesson introduces students to Spanish pronunciation and the entire Spanish alphabet. Vowels and consonants, including those unique to Spanish, are discussed.
5. Formal and Informal Spanish Grammar
This lesson introduces students to the concept of formal and informal grammar in Spanish. The lesson outlines the two ways of saying you in Spanish and gives examples of sentences that use each one. The video includes information on when to use each form and the concept of dropping the subject pronoun, which is allowed in Spanish but not in English, is discussed.
6. Spanish Greetings and Phrases in Conversation: Listening Activity
This video will present four practice dialogues to allow students to hear basic greetings and introductions in conversation. After each dialogue, students can test their knowledge by trying to answer some questions about what they just heard.
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