Beginning Spanish 1
high school credit is available
Teacher: Ruth Chavez
Mat Fees: $25
Class Fees: $235 or $225 if taking 2 or more classes per quarter.
Homework: There will be assigned homework and an expectation that students will review and practice assignments 1-2 hrs. a week outside of class. For High School Spanish 1 credit there will be added homework and tests. All students will be expected to complete a report and class project at home and present it to the class on a Spanish speaking country, its flag, food and climate and interesting fact.
This upper level Spanish course will introduce Students to the Spanish language through various modalities such as speaking and writing, responding to basic requests and Spanish questions through hands on and fun activities. Furthermore, students will learn fundamental vocabulary (numbers, dates, time etc.), grammar, and language mechanics and emphasize the development from isolated words to phrases. Students will engage in real world experiences as they practice comprehending brief written or oral directions, through games, crafts and activities. We will explore a Spanish speaking country’s geography and culture. We will taste a different food. We will learn the country's history, foods, flag and interesting facts culminating in a student project where they will present a country to the class.
The purpose of this Spanish 1 course is for students to acquire basic target language skills in the areas of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Students develop vocabulary skills through oral and written exercises and applying learned vocabulary to create simple sentences and short paragraphs in written and oral form. Students gain listening and speaking skills through hands on activities, audio and video resources, and through personal interactions with teacher and classmates. This includes conversation development in familiar topics and histories, and cultural celebrations as well as understanding and responding to simple commands and questions. develop a strong focus on oral and written communication. Students will obtain a cultural awareness of the Spanish people. Through the building of a strong grammar base, students will understand the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Students will learn vocabulary with focus on daily-life topics. Students will have extensive practice by means of numerous oral, and written exercises which will be set in meaningful situations and personalized contexts.