Spanish I is an entry level high school foreign language course that explores the Spanish language through communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.
Course materials are designed to support students as they work to gain a basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish, and in cultural competency.
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:
- Use Spanish in everyday situations in a basic manner and in both oral and written communication.
- Use vocabulary necessary to function as a tourist in Spanish-speaking countries.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.
- Listen to and understand basic passages in Spanish related to various themes.
- Read and understand basic passages in Spanish related to various themes.
- Compare and contrast cultural aspects of Hispanic countries and the United States.
Spanish I introduces students to the mechanics of the Spanish language, acquaints them with the cultural differences of Hispanic countries, and helps them gain a keen awareness of their own culture.