Learning Recommendations:  Grade 9; C or better in middle school Language Arts class. Grades 10-12; C or better recommended in English class.

General Description: This class builds novice and intermediate skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.  All materials and assessments are cumulative. Students will be required to:

  • memorize between 50 and 100 words every 3-4 weeks for accuracy and long-term retention
  • learn and apply new grammatical concepts every 3-4 weeks, as well as demonstrate competence with any concepts previously studied
  • follow directions and conversation, as adapted for Spanish 1
  • speak in Spanish whenever possible
  • write at length using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and conventions
  • read at length in Spanish, as adapted for Spanish 1

Content:  This course will use the text Descubre 1 and the accompanying online workbook

Strategies:  Students will learn / be assessed through a combination of:

  • Tests/quizzes from the text curriculum
  • Daily homework
  • In-class activities
  • Daily conversation in Spanish
  • Written, listening, reading and oral exams

Homework:  Regular studying of vocabulary and grammar concepts as well as keeping up with online homework. Approximately 20 minutes a night.

Course Fee / Materials:  Reliable access to the Internet to use the online textbook materials, practice materials, and to complete assignments.