Spanish I

Credits: 1

Spanish I provides a foundation for the development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are encouraged to communicate in Spanish for practice in speaking and listening. The course covers basic vocabulary that allows students to communicate effectively by asking and answering question, describing situations, and expressing needs. Students learn a variety of grammatical concepts so they can communicate in the present and future tenses. As the year progresses, we build on a foundation in vocabulary and grammar to develop reading and writing skills. Students gain appreciation of the cultural diversity within Spanishspeaking countries as they reflect on their own perspectives and experiences. Students also engage in a variety of authentic celebrations that foster appreciation of other cultures.