Spanish 1 aims to develop basic communicative language skills to prepare students to take higher-level Spanish courses. In this course, students will gain oral and written language proficiency following a communicative language learning approach. Students will develop understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture and learn and practice basic tenses and linguistic structures (daily routine, likes and dislikes, present and future tenses, etc.). Grammar is not taught explicitly in the classroom; instead students are expected to study the material beforehand and practice it in class. Students will learn Spanish through a variety of activities such as reading, listening, writing, and speaking in contextualized situations that will give them the opportunity to use the language to complete different tasks. Class time is to be used primarily for oral communication and practice, for this reason, the class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
This course is appropriate for students with no previous Spanish courses or up to 2 years of high school Spanish. Spanish 1 is not open to students that learned or speak Spanish with family.
* This class requires ten outside hours of preparation each week in addition to five weekly in- class hours. If you do not have enough time to devote to this class, plan to take it at another time.
EARLY DROP DEADLINE (END OF 2ND WEEK) APPLIES. Attendance is mandatory for the first two weeks of class. Any student who is not there when roll is taken will be dropped from the class.
Refer to the Online Schedule of Classes for available Spanish 1 sections.