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Open Chapter Ch. 1: Nouns and Gender
Lesson #1 Noun Gender and Indefinite Articles
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Lesson #2 Definite Articles
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Lesson #3 Culture: The Kiss Greeting
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Lesson #4 Determining Noun Gender
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Lesson #5 Gender of Nouns Referring to People
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Open Chapter Ch. 2: More on Nouns
Lesson #6 Using a Person's Title
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Lesson #7 Pluralizing Nouns
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Lesson #8 Pronunciation and Emphasis
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Lesson #9 Accent Placement
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Lesson #10 Culture: Cognates
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Lesson #11 Adjective-Noun Agreement
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Open Chapter Ch. 3: Subject Pronouns
Lesson #12 Singular Subject Pronouns
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Lesson #13 Culture: Using Usted
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Lesson #14 Plural Subject Pronouns
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Open Chapter Ch. 4: The Present Indicative
Lesson #15 Intro to Verbs
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Lesson #16 Conjugating -ER and -IR Verbs
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Lesson #17 Understanding the Present Indicative Tense
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Open Chapter Ch. 5: The Verb "Ser"
Lesson #18 Ser o No Ser (To Be or Not to Be)
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Lesson #19 Culture: College Life in Latin America
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Lesson #20 Saying "And" and Negating Sentences
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Lesson #21 Telling Time with Ser
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Lesson #22 Telling Time Including Minutes
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Lesson #23 Saying at What Time Something Happens
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Open Chapter Ch. 6: Using the "Be" Verbs
Lesson #24 Culture: Fútbol
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Lesson #25 Estar, the Other "Be" Verb
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Lesson #26 Ser vs. Estar
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Open Chapter Ch. 7: Talking about Ownership
Lesson #27 Possessive Adjectives
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Lesson #28 Whom Does It Belong To?
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Lesson #29 Tener, To Have
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Lesson #30 Culture: Caracas
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Open Chapter Ch. 8: Exceptions to the Rules
Lesson #31 Conjugating -GO and -ZCO Verbs
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Lesson #32 Three Irregular Verbs - Dar, Ver, and Saber
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Lesson #33 Saber vs. Conocer
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Lesson #34 Coming and Going
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Lesson #35 Adjective Placement
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Lesson #36 Culture: Drinking Mate
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Open Chapter Ch. 9: Stem-Changing Verbs
Lesson #37 'E' to 'IE' Stem-Changing Verbs
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Lesson #38 'E' to 'I' Stem-Changing Verbs
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Lesson #39 'O' to 'UE' Stem-Changing Verbs
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Lesson #40 Irregular Verbs with a Stem Change
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Exam Final Exam

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Lesson Objectives:

In this lesson, we will discuss how one important difference in colleges in Latin America -- the lack of dorms -- translates into a very different college experience. For vocabulary, we will learn the months of the year.


Vocabulary:

enero - January
febrero - February
marzo - March
abril - April
mayo - May
junio - June
julio - July
agosto - August
septiembre - September
octubre - October
noviembre - November
diciembre - December
la fecha de hoy - today's date


In the United States, one aspect of college that has become a critical part of the college experience is living in the dorms. So it might surprise you to find out that colleges in Latin America do not have dorms.

In Latin America, most students attend a college or university close to home and continue to live with their parents. If they do choose a college in a different city, then they will often stay with a close relative from that city. Only as a last resort will they rent a room or apartment.



This means less independence for students, since their parents will probably continue to do the grocery shopping, cook, do the laundry, and clean their room, but this does not necessarily mean a lack of freedom. Students still get to hang out with friends and go to lots of parties. The difference is, those activities generally happen off campus -- in people's homes or at local clubs, bars, restaurants and cafés.

Interestingly, this may help Latin American students to mature more quickly. Instead of being isolated on a college campus for a few years, living inside of a bubble with like-minded peers, college in Latin America becomes more like a job. It is somewhere a student goes to take their classes, but most of their time is spent off campus in the "real world." They have to get up early to get ready, take public transportation to get to class, and may even hold a part-time job to help their family with expenses.