This course is an interactive, immersion type language course. Students will hear and speak Spanish in the classroom and use an Activities Manual and CD program at home while studying a text for basic understanding of grammar, development of vocabulary, and cultural awareness.
The course uses themes and topics common to the student’s life and experiences so that students may learn to express themselves using Spanish in ordinary daily life. Students will begin building vocabulary through listening, repetition and memorization and recognition of cognates in English. They will then learn verb structures and patterns in the present tense, expression of the future (without using future tense) and finally, an introduction to the preterit (past) tense.
The course is designed to move students from a “beginner” level to an “intermediate-low” level of proficiency as designed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. It aligns with the national standards in foreign language education focusing on Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.
Suggested grade: 9th or above
TUESDAY - class held on campus
THURSDAY - class online - No classes held on campus