Middle School

Middle School Spanish Intermediate

1.0 Credit
36 weeks
Blackboard with translations of spanish and english words

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of the diverse cultures of the people who speak it. In the MJ Spanish Intermediate course, you continue learning grammar and vocabulary skills to help build basic fluency and language proficiency. You explore more of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through engaging interactive games, videos, and audio recordings and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1

Module 1

  • 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
  • Contraction del
  • Prepositions
  • Nationalities and countries
  • Written and oral presentation describing family
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Gustar to describe likes and dislikes of friends, family members, and self
  • Question words to ask and answer questions about myself and others

Module 2

  • 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
  • Using indirect object pronouns with the verbs gustar and encantar
  • Weather expressions
  • Types of clothing
  • Conmigo, contigo
  • E to ieto i stem-changing of the verbs entendercerrar, servir, pedir
  • Usage and conjugation rules for o-ue and u-ue of the verbs dormirjugar
  • Review of time expressions
  • Review of tener expressions
  • Celsius vs. Fahrenheit
  • Written and oral presentation narrative
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Usage of the verb ir with expressions of destinations and activities
  • Frequency expressions

Module 3

  • My city and me
  • Forms of transportation
  • City vs. country
  • Weather review
  • Review of prepositions
  • Review of estar and hay
  • Review of ser
  • Review of porque vs por que
  • Review of estar with feelings and location
  • Prepositions al and del
  • Transportation in Spanish-speaking countries
  • City vs. country life in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Introduction of saber vs conocer
  • Describe near future with ir + a + infinitive
  • Written and oral presentation narrative and travel itinerary
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Places of interest for sightseeing in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Plan for a vacation using an itinerary
  • Descriptions of vacations

Segment 2

Module 4

  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Clothing vocabulary
  • Cognates
  • Daily routine vocabulary
  • Getting ready for a special event
  • Hygiene and beauty products
  • Irregular verbs
  • Noun-adjective agreement
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Parts of the body
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Regular verbs
  • Ser vs. estar
  • Stem-changing verbs
  • Time and frequency expressions
  • Yo-go verbs

Module 5

  • Acabar + de + infinitive
  • Cardinal points
  • Career vocabulary
  • Cognates
  • Comparatives of equality
  • Comparatives of inequality
  • Context clues
  • Darcontar
  • Direct objects
  • Direct object pronouns
  • Directional and traffic vocabulary
  • Errand vocabulary
  • Indirect objects
  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Informal affirmative commands
  • Informal negative commands
  • Noun + estar + preposition
  • Parts of a car
  • Safe driving commands
  • Tener + que + infinitive
  • Volunteer vocabulary

Course Materials

Required Materials

Microphone and speakers or headset


Subject Pronouns, Regular Verbs, Gustar, and Adjective Agreement

Students will demonstrate an understanding of subject pronouns, regular verbs, the verb GUSTAR, and adjective agreement by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as personality, physical characteristics, family, and nationalities.

Stem-changing Verbs, the Verb Ir, Weather, and Pastime Expressions

Students will demonstrate an understanding of stem-changing verbs, the verb IR, and weather and pastime expressions by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as seasons, preferences, and activities of people in the U.S. and in Spanish-speaking cultures.

Ser vs. Estar, Hay, Prepositions of Location, Tener, Near Future, and Saber vs. Conocer

Students will demonstrate an understanding of ser vs. estar, hay, prepositions of location, tener, near future, and saber vs. conocer by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as travel plans and sightseeing interests in Spanish-speaking countries.

Reflexive Verbs, Yo Go Verbs, Possessive Adjectives, and Time

Students will demonstrate an understanding of reflexive verbs, yo go verbs, possessive adjectives, and time by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as body parts and daily rou

Informal Commands, Tener Que, and Object Pronouns

Students will demonstrate an understanding of informal commands, tener que, and object pronouns by communicating in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as driving, errands, and community involvement.