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Spanish 3.1


Spanish 3.1 is a course designed to teach Spanish on an Intermediate Low level. English information and directions form much of the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak about basic personal information, ask and respond to simple questions about concrete daily experiences. The focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write statements using familiar words and phrases. Basic word order is becoming stronger, although errors in grammar, word choice, and punctuation may occur. They write in primarily present tense. Students will listen for contextual words and can comprehend one sentence at a time on basic personal needs and tasks. They will practice reading sentences from the simplest connected texts, knowing there will be frequent miscommunication.

Content in the course includes numbers, food, health, hobbies, body, holidays and leisure time, the city, proverbs. Students study the preterite and present tense. Students understand and use imperfect and reflexive verbs, adjectives.

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 associated with Chile and Peru.

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 1: -AR Verbs

  • Vocabulary: -AR Verbs
  • Grammar: Present Tense
  • Culture: Introduction to Chile

Unit 2: -ER and -IR Verbs

  • Vocabulary:-ER and -IR Verbs
  • Grammar: Preterite Tense
  • Culture: Los Desaparecidos

Unit 3: Numbers

  • Vocabulary: Numbers
  • Grammar: Object Pronouns
  • Culture: La Cueca

Unit 4: Food

  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Grammar: The Irregular Preterite
  • Culture: Empanadas y completos

Unit 5: Health  

  • Vocabulary: Health
  • Grammar: Irregular Preterite
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 6: Family

  • Vocabulary: Family
  • Grammar: Present Progressive
  • Culture: Literature - Neruda

Unit 7: Professions

  • Vocabulary: Professions
  • Grammar: Present vs. Preterite
  • Culture: Festivals in Chile

Unit 8: Adjectives

  • Vocabulary: Adjectives
  • Grammar: Ser vs. Estar
  • Culture: Things to See in Chile

Unit 9: Midterm

  • Midterm Exam

Unit 10: Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Vocabulary: Hobbies and Pastimes
  • Grammar: Imperfect
  • Culture: Introduction to Peru

Unit 11: Body

  • Vocabulary: Body
  • Grammar: Adverbs and Adjectives
  • Culture: The Incan Civilization

Unit 12: Holidays and Celebrations

  • Vocabulary: Holidays and Special Celebrations
  • Grammar: Preterite vs. Imperfect
  • Culture: Festivals in Peru

Unit 13: At Home

  • Vocabulary: At Home
  • Grammar: Preterite and Imperfect
  • Culture: Peruvian Food

Unit 14: At School

  • Vocabulary: At School
  • Grammar: Hay vs. Había/Hubo
  • Culture: Literature - Mario Vargas Llosa

Unit 15: Automobiles

  • Vocabulary: Automobiles
  • Grammar: Hacer and Time Expressions
  • Culture: La Marinera

Unit 16: In the City

  • Vocabulary: In the City
  • Grammar: Reflexive Usage
  • Culture: Things to See in Peru

Unit 17: Spanish Expressions

  • Vocabulary: Spanish Expressions
  • Grammar: Verbs like gustar
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 18: Final Exam

  • Final Exam