The Graf Method – How It Works

Posted by

At Berges Institute we use the Graf Method for Spanish Language, a foreign language teaching approach based on the grammar–translation method, with a modern twist that emphasizes conversational practice. Here is a summarized version of what we do during the first two classes in the beginners level:

1. We present and explain the personal pronouns:

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 6.24.14 PM.png

2. We present verbs SER and ESTAR (to be) and explain their uses.

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 6.25.06 PM.png

ser estar.jpg

3. We explain what an adjective is. We present some common ones.

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 6.27.43 PM.png

4. We present two basic prepositions and we explain what and adverb is: a word that modifies a verb or an adjective. We introduce a very important one: MUY

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 6.31.30 PM.png

5. We present some important nouns (the family)

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 6.32.26 PM.png

…and the possessive adjectives:

Screen Shot 2016-04-11 at 6.34.40 PM.png

6. Students are ready to build/translate/understand many different sentences:


7. We present the next topic in a similar fashion:



8. In just a few classes, students are ready to hold conversations like the one below:



One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s