Learning Recommendations: Students should spend 10-20 minutes daily studying, in addition to their homework assignments.

General Description: Spanish 1 is a yearlong class that provides an introduction to the culture and language of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will engage in meaningful communication on a variety of topics drawn from everyday life in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Level I students must be prepared to be taught predominantly in Spanish; however, English will be used sparingly to support the comprehension of some complex grammatical structures.

Content:

  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Connections
  • Comparisons
  • Communities.

Strategies:

  • Collaborative learning opportunities
  • Listening activities
  • Writing and presentation of dialogues
  • Cultural readings in the target language
  • Connections to other disciplines
  • A variety of assessments, written and oral

Equipment to be provided by student: No fees. Basic classroom materials.