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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

2 segments/ 36 weeks

Overview

Learn basic Spanish grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, written practice, listening, and speaking exercises. This course provides elective credit.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1

Module 1:

    • My life and me
    • Greetings
    • Basic geography
    • Importance of speaking Spanish
    • Where is Spanish spoken?
    • Introductions
    • vs. Usted
    • Alphabet
    • Numbers 0–30
    • Age
    • Written presentation about self
    • Days of the week
    • Months
    • Personality traits
    • Who am I in a global world?
    • Cognates
    • Ser: yo
    • Tener: tengo, tienes
    • Question words: ¿Cómo?, ¿Cuántos? ¿Cuándo?
    • Oral presentation describing self
    • Reading and listening comprehension

Module 2:

    • Describing likes and dislikes with gustar
    • School schedules
    • School systems in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Describing classes and teachers
    • Stating opinions
    • Asking questions
    • Identifying and locating classroom items
    • Telling time
    • 24-hour clock
    • Ordinal numbers
    • Written presentation of a blog
    • Numbers 31–60
    • Ir: voy, vas, va  
    • Subject pronouns: él, ella, usted
    • Definite and indefinite articles
    • Noun-adjective agreement
    • Reading and listening comprehension
    • Oral presentation describing likes and dislikes

Module 3:

    • My preferences and me
    • Food and beverages
    • Describing a meal
    • Describing how often you eat a meal
    • How to order and pay in a restaurant
    • Mealtime practices in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs
    • Tener expressions
    • Written presentation of a survey
    • Prefiero, quiero, almuerzo
    • Numbers 0–1000
    • Describing rooms of a house
    • Household chores
    • Shopping
    • Preparing for a party
    • Metric system
    • Money
    • Reading and listening comprehension
    • Oral presentation describing preferences

Module 4:

    • My house and me
    • Houses in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Characteristics of a home
    • Tener: tengo, tienes,
    • Estar: estoy, estás, está
    • Estar with feelings
    • Ser: soy, eres, es
    • Ir a vs. Ir al
    • Written presentation about the house
    • Household furniture vocabulary
    • Chores vocabulary
    • Numbers 0–1,000,000
    • Irregular yo verbs; pongo, salgo, hago, tengo
    • Creating a budget
    • Reading and listening comprehension
    • Oral presentation describing chores and how to prepare home for party

Segment 2

Module 5:

    • My family and me
    • Immediate and extended families
    • Occupations
    • Family traditions in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Plural subject pronouns
    • Tener and ser irregular forms
    • Possessive adjectives
    • Written presentation about family
    • Contraction del
    • Prepositions
    • Nationalities
    • Oral presentation describing family member
    • Reading and listening comprehension

Module 6:

    • My free time and me
    • Jugar
    • Issuing and accepting an invitation
    • Dating customs in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Music from Spanish-speaking countries
    • Sports from Spanish-speaking countries
    • Sports and pastimes
    • Written presentation of a narration of my life
    • Weather expressions
    • Types of clothing
    • Conmigo, contigo
    • eàie, eài stem-changing of the verbs entender, cerrar, servir, pedir
    • Reviewing time expressions
    • Reviewing tener expressions
    • Celsius vs. Fahrenheit
    • Oral presentation about activities done in different seasons
    • Reading and listening comprehension

Module 7:

    • My city and me
    • Forms of transportation
    • City vs. country
    • Weather review
    • Review of prepositions
    • Review of estar and hay
    • Review porque vs. por que
    • Review estar with feelings and location
    • Prepositions al and del
    • Written presentation about traveling and an itinerary
    • Transportation in Spanish-speaking countries
    • City vs. country life in Spanish-speaking countries
    • Introduction of saber vs. conocer
    • Describing near future with ir + a + infinitive
    • Oral presentation about traveling
    • Reading and listening comprehension

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Introductions, pronunciation, cognates and adjectives
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic greetings and introductions, pronunciation, cognates, and personality and physical traits by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as basic information about the self.
  • Articles, time, dates, AR verbs
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of definite and indefinite articles, time, dates, and the basics of AR verb conjugations by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as schools and schedules.
  • Verb Conjugation, numbers, question words
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the process of conjugating AR, ER, and IR verbs with singular subject pronouns, numbers through 1000, and question words by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as food and meal customs in the Spanish speaking world.
  • Irregular verbs hay, ser, tener, ir, estar and irregular yo verbs
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the use of irregular verbs including HAY, SER, TENER, IR, ESTAR and verbs with irregular conjugations in the ‘yo’ form by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as the home and household chores.
  • GUSTAR, plural verb conjugations, possessive adjectives
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of GUSTAR, verb conjugations with plural subject pronouns, and possessive and descriptive adjectives by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as family, nationalities, occupations.
  • Stem-changing verbs, weather, adverbs of frequency
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of stem-changing verbs, weather expressions and seasons, and adverbs of frequency by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as pastimes and activities.
  • SER vs. ESTAR, SABER vs. CONOCER, future with IR
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how and when to use SER vs. ESTAR, SABER vs. CONOCER, and the future with IR + a + infinitive by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such descriptions and attractions of cities and the countryside.

Pre-Requisites

None

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