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Spanish 1.2


Spanish 1.2 is an introductory course, designed to teach Spanish on an ACTFL Novice Low/Novice Mid level. This course is taught primarily in English.

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak and communicate using memorized phrases and isolated words, and respond simply to direct questions. Their focus is on recycling known vocabulary as they learn new concepts. Using the language alphabet, they can write familiar words and phrases and fill out basic forms with biographical information. They write on well-practiced, familiar topics. Students will listen for recognition of words and high frequency and will practice reading words and phrases that are easily recognized in context or borrowed from other languages.

Content in the course includes hobbies and pastimes, food, family, the city, animals, shopping, and weather.  Students study articles of speech, the irregular and present tense of the Yo form. I can use possessive and demonstrative adjectives. Students can ask and answer questions. They can discuss weather, and make lists of what they like and do not like.  

Expectations for the student include completing writing and speaking assessments, 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, and analyzing and comparing cultural food, festivals and perspectives of contemporary and historical Spain.

Required Materials:

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Course Outline:

Unit 10: Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Vocabulary: Hobbies and Pastimes
  • Grammar: Gustar
  • Culture: Introduction to Spain

Unit 11: Food

  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Grammar: Possession
  • Culture: Tapas y la sobremesa

Unit 12: Food (continued)

  • Vocabulary: Food
  • Grammar: Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Culture: Tortilla y Paella

Unit 13: Family

  • Vocabulary: Family
  • Grammar: Two-Verb Combinations
  • Culture: Idioms

Unit 14: Places

  • Vocabulary: Places
  • Grammar: Ir + a + infinitive, Acabar de
  • Culture: History of Spain

Unit 15: Animals

  • Vocabulary: Animals
  • Grammar: Stem-changing Verbs
  • Culture: Festivals in Spain

Unit 16: Shopping

  • Vocabulary: Shopping
  • Grammar: Irregular Present Tense
  • Culture: El Quijote

Unit 17: Weather

  • Vocabulary: Weather Expressions
  • Grammar: Expressions with Hay and Tener
  • Culture: Velấsquez

Unit 18: Final Exam

  • Final Exam