Spanish I is a broad based course designed to introduce the student to all aspects of foreign language study. Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are included. Cultural information is provided and taught throughout the duration of the course. Students will do research on various cultural topics. This is achieved by groups, partners and individual practice dependent on the subject. Emphasis is placed on conversation, vocabulary and correct usage of the language. Correct pronunciation and oral proficiency are primary goals. This requires a daily emphasis on listening and speaking. The classroom experience will provide an appreciation and development of cultural awareness through various readings, media resources and authentic materials.
This course stresses the importance of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. Much of the daily practice will consist of listening and communication activities that will be done with a classmate or in groups. When students walk into class, they
will be entering a world where everyone will speak Spanish. This will be a great experience that will contribute
to students’ ability to understand and speak Spanish.
Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also start to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar.