Did you know that more than half of the effort required to learn Spanish is in the study and use of verbs?
And did you know that verbs are a rough indication of your level? A quick way to check your level is to assess what you know about verb conjugations, and how well you can use them.
Did you ever have to memorise multiplication tables when you were young? 1 x 2 = 2, 2 x 2 = 4 … one times two is two, two times two is four, and so on. If so, as an adult, can you still recall them?
Learning verbs is no different: once you have memorised the verb conjugations, you can get down to the business of learning how and when to use the various tenses.
The courses at El Patio step their way through the various verbs tenses in a particular order. We spend the first few Elementary levels in the present tense, before introducing three past tenses. Even with so much time in the present tense, we still don't ever have enough class time to present a detailed overview of present tense conjugations. Here is your chance!
We've created five, unique 3-hour sessions to present these overviews, for various verb types and tenses. We show the conjugation patterns of regular verbs, and look for patterns within irregulars – even irregular verbs have patterns within their irregularity!
In the 'conjugation' Verb Workshops we look at the forms and in the 'uses' Verb Workshops, we practise how to use them. In Verb Workshop Subjunctive you see the conjugation of the present subjunctive and some key uses.
You can do a single one of 3 hours, or more than one, there being discounts for multiples.
Find descriptions of each Verb Workshop below and,
The illustrations used below, as well as for the covers of the Verb Workshop booklets, are engravings by Gustave Doré, a 19th century French illustrator.
Doré created these illustrations for an 1860 French edition of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quijote de la Mancha (1605, 2nd volume 1615).
Here is an English version of Don Quijote (Project Gutenberg) with Doré's illustrations in the text – he made over 200 engravings for this edition.
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By Toni Edwards
March 12, 2018
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