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Spanish 2.1


Spanish 2.1 is a course designed to teach Spanish on an ACTFL Novice Mid level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak memorized phrases they need to communicate in another culture, provide basic information about themselves, and ask simple questions. Their focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write familiar words and phrases as lists and incomplete sentences and fill out basic forms with biographical information. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence construction. Students will practice reading words and phrases from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes professions, clothing, at home, the body and daily care, reflexive verbs, cognates and numbers, vacations, and phone skills. Students study articles of speech, ordinal numbers demonstrative adjectives, adverbs, and the difference between affirmative and negative word forms. They can use word order consistently in regard to verb construction, time phrases, and prepositional phrases. They can consistently capitalize nouns and know not to capitalize pronouns. Students can ask and answer questions. They can use comparisons and change adjectives to make a comparison.

Expectations for the student include completing writing and speaking assessments using video, active engagement in their own learning, practicing vocabulary over time, comprehending grammar patterns, using various forms of verbs, participating in simple conversations and speaking prompts, analyzing and comparing cultural products, practices and perspectives of Argentina.

Required Materials:

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This online course requires a Web browser capable of running the Adobe Flash Player plug-in 10.1+. Required course elements will not run on mobile devices, including iPads, that do not support Adobe Flash.

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Course Outline:

Unit 19: Professions

  • Vocabulary: Professions
  • Grammar: Ordinal Numbers
  • Culture: Introduction to Argentina

Unit 20: Clothing

  • Vocabulary: Clothing
  • Grammar: Similar Verbs
  • Culture: Asado y chimichurri

Unit 21: At Home

  • Vocabulary: At Home
  • Grammar: Comparatives
  • Culture: Mate

Unit 22: The Body

  • Vocabulary: The Body
  • Grammar: Adverbs
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 23: Reflexive Verbs

  • Vocabulary: Reflexive Verbs
  • Grammar: Reflexive Verbs
  • Culture: Eva Perờn

Unit 24: Cognates and Numbers

  • Vocabulary: Cognates and Numbers
  • Grammar: Affirmative and Negative Words
  • Culture: Natural Wonders of Argentina

Unit 25: The Telephone

  • Vocabulary: The Telephone
  • Grammar: Direct Object Pronouns
  • Culture: Martin Fierro

Unit 26: On Vacation

  • Vocabulary: On Vacation
  • Grammar: Indirect Object Pronouns
  • Culture: Tango

Unit 27: Exam

  • Exam