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Job Applications & Interviews in Spanish - Chapter Summary
Top instructors have created entertaining lessons designed to improve your understanding of vocabulary words used when communicating about job applications and interviews in Spanish. Lessons also take a close look at grammar concepts like conjugation and the preterite tense. Review these lessons in any sequence that suits your current and desired comprehension of these concepts.
Take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to test your knowledge. Gain additional information by submitting your questions to our experts. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Describe the process of searching for employment in Spanish-speaking countries
- Use correct vocabulary and grammar to write resumes, CVs and cover letters in Spanish
- Explain appropriate etiquette for interviews conducted in Spanish
- Exhibit an understanding of Spanish vocabulary that addresses times in the past
- Conjugate regular -AR and -ER verbs and the words venir, poner, decir and traer in the preterite
- Discuss conjugation of irregular verbs with stems ending in a vowel
- Understand the preterite tense conjugations of the irregular verbs ser, estar and ir
- Practice reading classified ads in Spanish
1. Searching for Employment in Spanish-Speaking Countries
You are excited about the idea of working in a Spanish-speaking country, but you do not know where to begin. This lesson guides you through important considerations you should make when searching for employment in a Spanish-speaking country.
2. Writing Resumes, CVs & Cover Letters in Spanish
This lesson explores the practices that surround the submission of documents to apply for jobs in Spanish-speaking countries. For practical purposes, the lesson includes examples of the standard format for CVs.
3. Writing a Cover Letter in Spanish
Are you thinking of applying for a job in Latin America or Spain or perhaps a Spanish-speaking company? Learn how to write a 'carta de presentación' (cover letter) in Spanish and how to impress your prospective employers in the process.
4. Spanish Vocabulary: Times in the Past
This video will introduce students to words and phrases that can be used to talk about different times in the past. Words like 'yesterday,' 'last week,' and 'one time' will be taught.
5. Conjugating Regular -AR Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish
In this lesson we will learn how to conjugate regular -AR verbs in preterit to talk about actions that are seen by the speaker as completed. Also, we will see some common expressions that are used in Spanish to talk about actions in the past.
6. Conjugating Regular -ER & -IR Verbs in the Preterite in Spanish
In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate regular -ER, and -IR verbs in Spanish to be able to describe situations in the past that are seen by the speaker as completed, or that describe a chain of actions in the past.
7. Spanish Grammar: Preterite Conjugations of Venir, Poner, Decir & Traer
Is the word vine English for 'a climbing plant,' or is it Spanish for 'I came?' Does 'traje' mean 'a suit of clothes' or 'I brought' in Spanish? You'll found out in this lesson as you learn the preterite tense of the verbs venir, poner, traer, and decir.
8. Preterite Conjugations in Spanish: Terms With Irregular Patterns
As you know, there are many irregular verbs in the preterite tense. In this lesson, you'll be learning about spelling changes that occur in the preterite form of verbs with stems ending in a vowel, like oir, leer, creer, and destruir.
9. Preterite Tense Conjugations of Ser & Estar
How do you say 'to be' in Spanish? Of course, there are two answers: ser and estar. In this lesson, you'll be learning the preterite tense conjugations of these two verbs so that you'll be able to talk about how things were in the past.
10. Conjugating IR in the Preterite Tense in Spanish
In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about the places you went or about some activities, like going shopping, in the past using the verb ir (to go) in the preterite. Also, you will be able to see how this verb has the same conjugation, in all its forms, as the verb ser (to be).
11. Irregular Preterite Verbs in Spanish
The preterite has many irregular verbs that change stems or change completely when conjugated. Don't worry - with practice you will have these down in no time!
12. 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.
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- Office Tasks & Errands in Spanish
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- Negotiations & Meetings in Spanish
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