Elementary Spanish/Present Family

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Goals[edit | edit source]

Welcome to the first unit of the Elementary Spanish guide!

In this lesson you will learn how to talk about your family. Most of the material will be in the present tense so it will focus on talking about your family today. Future lessons will cover talking about your family growing up or planning future activity with your family. For this lesson just focus on the present.

By the end you will be able to count to 10, know a dozen words for various family members, and be able to ask and answer some basic questions about your family in conversation with other parents.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

All of these lessons focus on the same topic, talking about family, but each one is focused on the material you need to talk with different groups of people: your fellow parents following this guide, your children, and personal acquaintances who already know Spanish.

You should start with the first lessons, "1. Talking with each other", and then proceed to the rest as you have time. The language exchange events will only focus on these "Talking with each other" lessons so no need to worry if you do not have time for the other ones before the next meeting. Each unit will follow this pattern.

Resources[edit | edit source]

These are some handy phrases for language students, especially if you begin practicing with acquaintances and native speakers in the community. If you ever get stuck in conversation, these phrases can help smooth everything out and get you back on your conversational feet.

Helper phrases[edit | edit source]

I am learning Spanish.
Estoy aprendiendo español.
Can I practice my Spanish with you?
¿Puedo practicar mi español con tigo?
Can you repeat that?
¿Puede repetir eso?
Can you say that slower?
¿Lo puede decir mas despacio?
Thank you for your help.
Gracias por su ayuda.

If you believe different topics will better help you speak Spanish in the real world, please edit these materials, or post suggestions on the talk page.