Elementary Spanish I
  • Final
  • Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish I
  • 4.0
  • This introductory course teaches beginning language acquisition in a cultural context through listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The students will interact with authentic language in cultural context.

  • 100
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  • The content for this course will be taught within a cultural context.

    • Culture: Characteristics of Spanish speaking countries such as, but not limited to:
      • Geography
      • Population
      • Languages
      • Foods
      • Historical dates and sites
      • Traditions and customs
      • Current events
      • Daily life
      • Music
    • Culturally appropriate vocabulary
    • Variations of Spanish pronunciation and alphabet
    • Numbers
    • Contractions
    • Nouns and articles
    • Present tense of regular verbs and the progressive
    • Pronouns
    • Subject and verb agreement
    • Formation, placement, usage, and agreement of adjectives
    • Use of periphrastic verbal expressions necesitar, tener que, hay que, ir a, tener ganas de, etc.
    • Use of the following constructions: [ir+a+infinitive] and [acabar+de+infinitive]
    • Reflexives
    • Ser vs. Estar
    • Gustar and similar verbs
    • Interrogative words
    • Introduction to the Preterite

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  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    Note: The objectives for this course will be emphasized in a cultural context.

    • Understand the cultural nuances of everyday life in the Hispanic world;
    • Communicate orally and in writing in a variety of meaningful real life activities moving toward the intermediate level of proficiency on the national ACTFL scale (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages);
    • Greet and express leave-taking phrases by comparing and contrasting appropriate phrases used in Spanish speaking countries;
    • Express likes and dislikes/wishes and preferences;
    • Obtain information about people, places and things;
    • Describe self, family and friends and understand the value of family in the Hispanic world;
    • Express feelings;
    • State future plans;
    • Shop;
    • Talk about daily routines;
    • Interact in a basic phone conversation;
    • Order in a restaurant in a culturally appropriate way;
    • Plan for a trip;
    • Express some commands by understanding the importance of formality when talking to strangers; and
    • Talk about some events in the past

  • May include, but are not limited to pre and post assessments, brief presentations, exams, short compositions, quizzes, tests, oral interviews, journals, and dictation.

  • “Vistas,” “Puntos de Partida,” “Arriba,” “Dos Mundos.”

  • November 12, 2012
  • December 19, 2016