Field of Study
This course introduces students to the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures throughout the world. Primary emphasis is given to the development of basic interpretive, interpersonal and presentational language skills.
Students practice listening, reading, speaking, and writing based on everyday patterns. Topics of study include greetings and introductions, personal descriptions, family, weather, holidays, sports and activities, school, and daily life.
Students will be expected to log into the course daily and complete a variety of practice activities in Spanish. Students will actively participate in written, audio and video discussion boards.
Students will have regular, graded speaking assignments both live with their instructor as well as recorded within the course. Students must be able to contact their instructor for these assessments on a regular basis via live class sessions or phone.
We are a deadline-driven course and students are expected to complete assignments by the due dates posted in their course Calendar. Students should study vocabulary on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes and can expect to work 6-8 hours per week on the course, including work outside the school day.
This course meets the Virginia Standards of Learning for Spanish I as a Carnegie Unit of Credit for High School Graduation Requirements.
Course Texts and Materials
- A Spanish-English dictionary