Spanish 1 will focus on introducing the student to basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening to the Spanish language. Its goal is to lay the foundation for moving ahead to Spanish 2 since most high school programs require two years of a foreign language. Therefore, students need to be motivated to complete the assignments at home so class time can be used efficiently, and more time can be spent on practicing what has been learned.
Students should plan on spending 2-3 hours a week preparing for class. Chapter tests will be given, along with intermittent quizzes to help students stay on track and the teacher to evaluate ongoing progress. Weekly homework assignments will be given for things such as grammar practice, vocabulary study, writing practice, and reading comprehension. Listening exposure, such as watching Spanish videos and TV or listening to music at home will also be highly suggested.
Occasional cultural reports in English will be assigned to help the students better familiarize themselves with the people and cultures where Spanish is spoken. Finally, there will be occasional projects assigned based on the topics introduced in the book to help give the students a chance to use what they're learning in practical ways.
Not Available in CHE bookstore:
Dos Mundos 7th edition (2010) ISBN 978-0-07-338521-1
University of Chicago Spanish dictionary, any edition
Teacher: Mrs. Lara Fuller
Classroom: Annex 3
Cost: $18/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $32 material fee