Course Topics & Objectives

Students will be able to...

(Trimester 1 - Divided in Mini Units)

  • Mini Unit I - Fundamentals
    • Introductions
    • Numbers 0-100
    • Express time
    • Express date
    • Weather: Seasons and Expressions
    • Alphabet
  • Mini Unit 2 - Personal Descriptions
    • ​​​​​​​Express likes and dislikes (with activities)
    • Describe self and others using basic adjectives and "ser"
  • Mini Unit 3 - School
    • ​​​​​​​Discuss class preferences
    • Discuss class schedules
    • Indicate location with ESTAR
    • Discuss activities done at school - AR Verbs
  • Mini Unit 4 - Food & Health
    • ​​​​​​​Basic food vocabulary
    • Express eating and exercise habits - ER, IR Verbs
    • How to ask for food

(Trimester 2)

  • Discuss and describe important places within their community
  • Discuss leisure activities that they and others do in a typical day
  • Talk about where they go and with whom
  • Express simple future tense: what they are going to do
  • Give simple directions
  • Describe actions they do using sequencing techniques
  • Ask and answer simple questions
  • Visualize the typical layout of a Latin American town
  • Identify and address a current community/housing issue within the local Hispanic population
  • Extend, accept, and politely decline invitations
  • Express when an event happens and where
  • Describe and understand cultural expectations on invitations
  • Discuss different types of sports that they or others play
  • Identify sports equipment and other related elements
  • Discuss the history and impact certain sports have on Hispanic cultures
  • Discuss social and cultural themes reflected in sports
  • Host a sporting event for local Spanish preschools

(Trimester 3)

  • Identify and describe family members
  • Identify and describe objects and events at a celebration
  • Talk about traditional types of celebrations
  • Express age      
  • Express possession (what belongs to who)
  • Formally research and consider the impact that immigration has on families
  • Apply literary techniques for reading a "foreign" language text
  • Read and respond to a novel, El escape cubano, regarding immigration and families
  • Contact their local representative regarding an aspect of immigration that impacts them and their family most
  • Identify and address a need within the local Hispanic community regarding families and immigration