Recommended Grade Level: 7 - 8
In this introductory course, students learn about the importance of learning this world language. They begin their study of this language starting from the alphabet and learn to make connections to the English language. They learn the basics of addressing people, expressing feelings, understanding familial relationships, food, clothing, professions etc. Students are exposed to the basics of grammar including common adjectives, verbs, reflexive verbs, verb conjugations and talking about the past. The student learns how to use Spanish when talking about the past, talking about the present & the future, expressing emotions, discussing nature, discussing sports, sports & hobbies, describing body parts, making commands & demands and everyday life in general. Students are exposed to the basics of grammar including nouns & pronouns, advanced verbs, using prepositions & conjunctions and using accent marks.
Students learn about popular sayings and how to use basic Spanish and its vocabulary in their everyday life.
In this course, learners understand the meaning of spoken and written words / sentences to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.