Level 3: The Imperfect Tense

Level 3: The Imperfect Tense

If you are comfortable with telling simple stories from the past, for example, saying what you did last week in Spanish, you should register for Level 3.

In this level, you will work on the pretérito imperfecto tense, its uses, and its differences from the pretérito perfecto. You will learn how to use both past tenses combined. You will also start working on direct object pronouns and the future tense (using verb ir), and of course, you will expand your vocabulary.

To take this level, you should have scored at least 11 points on our Online Placement Test and/or completed Level 2.

How it works

1. Find a class that works for you and enroll. You can book more classes now or later.
2. Follow the instructions to join the video conference room on the day of your class.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Present & past tense review + stem-changing verbs

In this lesson, you will review the present and past tenses, and you will learn how to conjugate the most important stem-changing verbs in the present tense.

Lesson 2: The imperfect tense, part 1

In this lesson, you will review all the stem-changing verbs, and you will learn how to conjugate and use the pretérito imperfecto tense.

Lesson 3: The imperfect tense, part 2

In this lesson, you will practice the imperfect tense and master its usage.

Lesson 4: Restaurant vocab, some adverbs, por/para, hubo/había

In this lesson, you will learn vocabulary related to restaurants, some important adverbs, por and para in depth, and hubo and había.

Lesson 5: Adverbs ending in -mente and ordinal numbers

In this lesson, you will practice the two past tenses, and you will learn adverbs ending in -mente and ordinal numbers.

Lesson 6: Future tense with ir and reflexive verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to form the future tense with ir and how to use reflexive verbs in all four tenses (present, p. perfecto, p. imperfecto, and future).

Lesson 7: Travel vocab, expressions with tener, and traer & llevar

In this lesson, you will learn vocabulary related to travel, common expressions built using verb tener, and conjugating and using verbs traer and llevar.

Lesson 8: Direct object pronouns

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify a direct object in a sentence and how to use the direct object pronouns.

Lesson 9: Review

In this lesson, you will review all the material taught in lessons 1-8. Feel free to ask as many questions as you want!

After this lesson, you will receive an exam to test your knowledge.

Lesson 10: More review and practice

In this lesson, you will practice with your instructor and your classmates all the material you've learned. You are now able to speak Spanish in the four most important tenses. Congratulations!

Reviews from our students

Michele H.
star 5.0
The lessons are clear and easy to follow. I appreciate the focus on grammar and concepts, rather than just vocabulary.
James Knowles
star 5.0
It moved along at a good pace to help me retain everything we learned.
Allison Dobyns
star 5.0
I loved taking Level 3 with Nicolás! We learned a lot about past tense and in this level I really started to feel more comfortable with my grammar and speaking out loud. I took Level 2 with Nicolás, and I look forward to starting his Level 4 class this week!
Oscar Marin
star 5.0
Like many people, I took Spanish all through high school (many years ago now) but could only speak a few words. I have progressed further than ever before in the Berges program. The teachers are skilled and very professional. I am convinced that I will attain conversational ability through the Berges program.
Ray Valdez
star 5.0
Berges Institute has been one of the best decisions I've made in my recent years. These classes truly are helping me reach my goal of being fluent in Spanish. My sister is now enrolled with the same goal in mind. I highly recommend Berges Institute to anyone seeker Spanish language.
Jeanette Chin
star 5.0
Level 3 is a mixture of Level 2 and of course you should remember level one conjugation; we also delved into level 4. The course is not easy but if you practice and complete the homework you will be able to learn to read and write the language and eventually speak. Dariana is kind and at the same time very strict. You must want to learn and be serious about studying and speaking with the proper intonation and the proper pronunciation. Dariana corrects your grammar and pronunciation in a kind and thoughtful way not in an embarrassing way. I am not speaking fluently as yet but she builds your confidence by making you Speak about what you did today, yesterday, and last night and you forget your grammar until she corrects you.
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