• Curriculum


    Spanish I

    Narrative Description

    A two-semester course, Spanish I introduces the student to the Hispanic world, its people and its culture, through the study of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on language development that integrates the skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will learn to give and respond to oral directions and commands, understand and use forms of address and courtesy, ask and answer simple questions, discuss their lives concerning interests, needs, and daily routines, and function in practical situation using the target language. To support this communication, students will study vocabulary, grammar and usage in both oral and written forms. In doing so, students will be able to read isolated words and phrases in a situational context, comprehend brief written direction and information, and read short narrative texts using the Spanish language.


    Course Concepts and Generalizations

    By the end of this course of study, students will be able to:

    1.      Use a variety of vocabulary from the target language.

    2.      Form complete basic and compound sentences in written and oral form using the target language.

    3.      Read short narratives.

    4.      Understand the differences between Hispanic cultures. i.e. Mexican from Columbian

    5.      Compare their own culture with the cultures of the target language.


    Subject Outline

    I. Basic Phrases

    A. Greetings and salutations (formal and informal)

    B. Daily usage phrases

    C. Numbers 0-30

    D. Classroom expressions


    II. Likes/Dislikes

    A. Personality traits

    B. Basic verb phrases

    C. Leisure activities


    III. School/ Schedules

    A. School vocabulary

    1. Supplies

    2. Classes

    B. Days of the month

    C. Telling time

    1. Numbers 40-60

    2. AM and PM


    IV. Places to go

    A. Public places

    B. Seasons

    C. Sports activities


    V. Food

    A. Foods

    B. Beverages

    C. Stating preferences


    VI. Family

    A. Names of family members

    B. Age

    C. Physical descriptions


    VII. Clothing

    A. Names of Clothing

    B. Colors

    C. Numbers 70-100

    D. Buying

    E. Stores