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COURSE DESCRIPTION
Using a communicative approach Spanish 1 course stresses the fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, useful phrases and the ability to understand read, write and speak simple Spanish. Basic information about culture and customs of Hispanic Countries will be given.
CHAPTERS
Ch.1 – Getting to Know Someone
Ch.2 – Present Tense Review and Descriptions
Ch.3 – Getting Ready, Describing Family and School
Ch.4 – Discussing Past Events Part I
Ch.5 – Discussing Past Events Part II
Ch.6 – Discussing Childhood Events
Ch.7 – Making Comparisons
Ch.8 – Comparing Preterite and Imperfect
Ch.9 – Increasing Fluency in Conversation
Ch.10 – Expressing What I have Done
Ch.11 – Speaking About the Future
Ch.12 – Giving Direction
Ch.13 – Ordering Food and Other Conditional Tense Scenarios
Ch.14 – Putting it All Together
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Use of Spanish for communication. This course stresses the essentials of Spanish and it is to enable the student:
a) To develop speaking ability and writing skills.
b) To use Spanish grammar and vocabulary appropriately.
c) To increase student’s readings skillsAfter completing the course, students will be able to:
a) Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. Understand and interpret written and spoken Spanish on a variety of topics.
b) Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.
c) Demonstrate an understanding of the practices and perspectives of the Spanish and Hispanic cultures, and make comparisons between these cultures and your own.
d) Reinforce and further your knowledge of other disciplines (math, science, art, etc.) through the use of Spanish.
e) Show evidence of becoming a life-long learner by using Spanish for your personal enjoyment and enrichment.