Welcome to the Spanish for Beginners – Level 1 course! In this comprehensive course, you will learn the essential fundamentals of the Spanish language.
From the alphabet and pronunciation to basic phrases and vocabulary, we will guide you step by step on your journey to mastering this beautiful language.
Lesson 1: The Alphabet and Pronunciation
The Spanish alphabet consists of 27 letters. Below is a list of the letters along with their pronunciation:
A – [ah]
B – [be]
C – [ce]
D – [de]
E – [eh]
F – [efe]
G – [ge]
H – [ache] (always silent)
I – [ee]
J – [hota]
K – [ka]
L – [ele]
M – [eme]
N – [ene]
Ñ – [eñe]
O – [oh]
P – [pe]
Q – [ku]
R – [ere]
S – [ese]
T – [te]
U – [oo]
V – [uve]
W – [uve doble]
X – [equis]
Y – [i griega]
Z – [zeta]
According to the Jolly Phonics method, modified in 2019, five skills must be acquired following the subsequent order.
.Learning the letter sounds: Children learn the 42 letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs or sounds in two letters (sh, th, ai, ue…).
There are two digraphs (oo, th) that can make two different sounds, for this reason. However, they are represented in two forms,
Each sound has an associated action, image, and song which helps children remember the letter(s) that represent it.
Most Spanish letters have similar sounds to their English counterparts. But some pronounce it differently.
Pay attention to the pronunciation of “r” ([ere]), which is often rolled or tapped, depending on the region.
The letter “j” ([hota]) is pronounced like the “ch” in the Scottish “loch.”
The letter “ñ” ([eñe]) has a unique sound, similar to the “ny” in “canyon.”
Practice – Spanish Language
Take some time to practice pronouncing each letter in the Spanish alphabet. Listen to native speakers if possible to get a feel for the correct pronunciation.
A vital moment in the development of children where the school must “attend to language development”, as one of the goals of our stage marks being, in addition, this development one of the objectives of the stage.
As we know, of the three areas in which the curriculum is designed, language development has its specific framework in one of them -Communication and representation of reality.
Although it will be a constant vehicle (with the different forms of communication and representation) as a link between the external and internal world, verbal language takes on special importance.
Along the second cycle of this stage, infants introduce themselves systematically to the acquisition of language in varied and new contexts beyond the familiar.
Lesson 2: Basic Greetings and Phrases
In the next lesson, we will cover basic greetings and common phrases used in everyday conversations. Stay tuned!