8th/HS Spanish I is a fast-paced course that is designed to review (or introduce if HS) basic grammatical structures and vocabulary from the previous 3 years of Spanish while also mastering more advanced and complex language. Students will have studying or work to complete at home EVERYDAY. The first trimester is a crash course in Spanish fundamentals. In each of the last two trimesters, students will complete an International Experience project, oral presentation, and a community service project (in class) in response to a cultural need/issue. This is a high school course. Students are expected to achieve an Intermediate Low proficiency (based on ACTFL 2012 Guidelines) by the end of the year.