The Introduction to Spanish and Beginner courses do not require a textbook.  All materials will be provided by the instructor.  The Spanish Intermediate 1 and Spanish Intermediate 2 courses require the textbook "Realidades 2" .  A used textbook can be purchased from Passport to Languages for $15 on the first day of class.


Below is an outline of the topics covered in each chapter of Realidades 2.

CHAPTER 1
Theme: Talking about activities and people
Irregular verbs:  “tener” and “ir”
present-tense of stem-changing
affirmative/negative words
comparisons
the verbs saber and conocer
hace + time expressions

CHAPTER 2

Themes:  Talking about clothing, shopping, and daily routines
reflexive verbs
The verbs ser and estar
possessive adjectives
the preterite of regular verbs
demonstrative adjectives

CHAPTER 3
Themes: Identifying places in a city, asking for and giving directions, driving terms

direct object pronouns
affirmative tú commands
irregular preterite of hacer, tener estar, poder, ir and ser
present progressive tense

CHAPTER 4
Themes: Discussing childhood, holidays, and family
Uses of the imperfect tense
imperfect tense: regular and irregular verbs
indirect object pronouns

CHAPTER 5
Themes: Discussing news events, emergencies, and weather conditions

More uses of the imperfect tense
preterite of oír, creer, destruir, venir, decir, traer, poner
imperfect progressive tense  and preterite tense

CHAPTER 6
Themes: Discussing televisions and movies

The verb gustar
preterite of “ir” stem-changing
reflexive verbs
verbs that use indirect object pronouns
the present perfect tense

CHAPTER 7
Themes: Talking about food and cooking

negative tú commands
impersonal “se”
Ud. and Uds. commands
uses of “por”

CHAPTER 8
Theme: Talking about vacations and travel

present subjunctive of regular and irregular verbs
present subjunctive with impersonal expressions
present subjunctive of stem-changing verbs

CHAPTER 9
Theme: Talking about professions and the environment

future tense: regular and irregular verbs
subjunctive with doubt