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Spanish I - Semester - 2

Spanish I - Semester - 2

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $285.00


Course Details:

In the second semester of this beginning Spanish 1 course, students will continue to learn about Spanish language and culture and build upon the grammatical foundation acquired in Semester 1. Students will review the basics of Spanish grammar, including gender and number agreement, how to use adjectives in Spanish, and how to conjugate verbs in the present tense and informal future tenses. New grammatical concepts will include the present progressive tense, using direct and indirect object pronouns, making comparisons, expressing preferences, and conjugating stemchangers, reflexive verbs, and verbs like GUSTAR. In addition to advancing their grammar skills, students will learn to talk about a number of new common daily topics, including weather and seasons, travel and vacation, clothing and shopping, homes and furniture, food, celebrations, and personal relationships.

As students push their vocabulary and grammar skills to the next level, they will simultaneously be exposed to culturally relevant content along the way; this will give them a glimpse into the Spanish-speaking world and remind them of some of the valuable reasons for continuing their Spanish language journey.

Prerequisites:

Required Materials (for labs): 

Headphones (good quality)

Computer or Device with working Microphone to record audio (Audio can be directly recorded from the course if your device has a working microphone.)

Additional Resources:

Website Resources:

www.quizlet.com - an interactive vocabulary practice website

  • Create your own sets of vocabulary flashcards or search for a specific topic and study a set that has already been created
  • Practice definitions with flashcards
  • Practice writing terms (both English to Spanish and Spanish to English)
  • Practice spelling terms by listening to the term and typing what you hear
  • Take instantly-graded quizzes (multiple-choice, written, true/false, and matching questions)

www.spanishdict.com - online translation and conjugation website

  • Search definitions of words from English to Spanish or Spanish to English
  • Find great grammar tutorials/explanations
  • Look up the conjugation of any verb in any tense
  • Find examples of new vocabulary words in context to get a better sense of how they are used

 Apps:

  • Quizlet (see description above)
  • Spanishdict (see description above)
  • Duolingo - an engaging and interactive way to practice your skills!
    • Works like a video game - Compete for points while expanding your vocabulary and grammar knowledge
    • Tests all 4 skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing
    • Work at your own pace
    • Get instant feedback and personalized practice (the app keeps track of which words you have mastered/miss frequently and gives you practice where you need it

Syllabus:

Section 1: Weather, Travel and Vacation to Spanish Speaking Countries

  • Stemchangers and Soccer
    Objective(s): Students will learn how to conjugate stemchanging verbs; Students will learn a list of O > UE stemchangers, a list of E > IE stemchangers, and a list of E > I stemchangers; Students will learn the conjugation and uses of the verb JUGAR; Students will learn how to use the verb JUGAR to talk about what sports people play in Spanish; Students will learn how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words; Students will understand the cultural importance of soccer in Spanish speaking countries
  • Irregular Yo Verbs and Cultural Pastimes/Hobbies of Young People
    Objective(s): Students will learn how to conjugate irregular yo verbs; Students will learn a list of irregular yo verbs; Students will learn how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words; Students will learn the cultural practices and perspectives of young people in Spanish speaking countries; Students will review how to talk about pastimes/hobbies; Students will learn how to write about their pastimes/hobbies in Spanish
  • Present Progressive Tense (Weather)
    Objective(s): Students will review the verb ESTAR; Students will learn how to conjugate regular verbs in the present progressive tense; Students will learn vocabulary related to the weather and seasons in Spanish; Students will learn how to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words; Students will learn how to talk about the weather in order to present a weather forecast; Students will learn about weather patterns in Central and South America (two seasons (wet/dry) in contrast with four seasons in U.S.)
  • SER vs. ESTAR (Jobs/Travel/Vacation)
    Objective(s): Students will review the conjugation and uses of the verb SER; Students will review the conjugation and uses of the verb ESTAR; Students will learn how to discern between uses of SER and ESTAR; Students will learn how to talk about what people do using the verb SER; Students will learn vocabulary related to jobs in Spanish; Students will review noun/adjective agreement; Students will review adjective endings; Students will learn vocabulary related to travel/vacations; Students will use context clues to understand the meaning of new terms in authentic texts (hotel websites); Students will be able to describe features of a hotel using SER/ESTAR
  • Direct Object Pronouns (Travel/Vacation)
    Objective(s): Students will review vocabulary related to travel/vacations; Students will understand why people travel to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America based on the tourist attractions/ways of life there; Students will use context clues to understand the meaning of unfamiliar terms in nonfiction texts; Students will review rules for determining gender and number of nouns; Students will learn the direct object pronouns and how to use them in Spanish; Students will learn to write a travel guide about tourist attractions in a Spanish-speaking country.

Section 2: Let's Go Shopping

  • Irregular Verbs in the Present Progressive Tense (Shopping)
    Objective(s): Students will review the present progressive tense; Students will learn how to form the present participle of double vowel infinitives; Students will learn how to form the present participle of stem changing -IR verbs; Students will learn how to use irregular verbs in the present progressive tense; Students will learn vocabulary related to shopping; Students will learn vocabulary related to clothing; Students will learn vocabulary related to colors; Students will learn cultural information about outdoor markets and bargaining in Latin America
  • Indirect Object Pronouns
    Objective(s): Students will review clothing and shopping vocabulary; Students will learn the indirect object pronouns (IOP’s) and how to use them; Students will learn prepositional phrases and how to use them to clarify/emphasize indirect objects
  • Using DOP’s and IOP’s with the Present Progressive and Infinitives
    Objective(s): Students will review clothing and shopping vocabulary; Students will review the indirect object pronouns (IOP’s) and how to use them; Students will review direct object pronouns (DOP’s) and how to use them; Students will learn how to use DOP’s and IOP’s with the present progressive; Students will learn a list of infinitive constructions; Students will learn how to use DOP’s and IOP’s with infinitives
  • Comparisons and Preferences
    Objective(s): Students will learn the demonstrative adjectives and how to use them; Students will learn the demonstrative pronouns and how to use them; Students will review the prepositions; Students will review the contractions “del” and “al”; Students will review the clothing and shopping vocabulary; Students will learn to identify cultural differences between shopping in the United States and shopping in Latin America
  • Direct Object Pronouns (Travel/Vacation)
    Objective(s): Students will review the clothing and shopping vocabulary; Students will learn more vocabulary related to shopping and clothing; Students will review the demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; Students will learn how to ask and share clothing and shopping preferences; Students will review the verb GUSTAR; Students will review stem changing verbs; Students will learn to make comparisons of equality and inequality in Spanish

Section 3: How is Your Daily Routine?

  • ¿Qué haces en tu casa? (What Do You Do in Your House?)
    Objective(s): Students will learn vocabulary related to rooms and furniture; Students will review noun-adjective agreement; Students will review descriptive adjectives; Students will learn new adjectives to describe rooms; Students will review colors; Students will review the verb ESTAR and prepositions; Students will use ESTAR and prepositions to talk about where rooms are located in relation to one another; Students will review the present tense of regular verbs to talk about what people do various rooms of the house
  • ¿Cómo es tu casa ideal? (What is Your Ideal Home Like?)
    Objective(s): Students will review vocabulary related to rooms and furniture; Students will review noun-adjective agreement; Students will review descriptive adjectives to describe rooms; Students will review colors; Students will learn how to talk about light and dark colors in Spanish; Students will learn how to ask and answer questions about house descriptions in Spanish; Students will use descriptive adjectives and colors to describe rooms; Students will describe their ideal homes using the vocabulary related to rooms and furniture, descriptive adjectives, and colors.
  • Los verbos reflexivos y las rutinas diarias (Reflexive Verbs and Daily Routines)
    Objective(s): Students will review the present tense of regular verbs; Students will learn a list of reflexive verbs; Students will learn a list of vocabulary words that are used with reflexive verbs; Students will learn the reflexive pronouns; Students will learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in the present tense; Students will learn to use reflexive verbs in sentences with 1 verb; Students will learn vocabulary related to household/bathroom objects; Students will learn vocabulary related to daily routines; Students will review the verb USAR; Students will learn how to use USAR and “para + infinitive” (in order to [verb]) to explain what they use each household/bathroom object for; Students will learn how to form the infinitive of reflexive verbs
  • Using Reflexive Verbs with The Present Progressive, The Informal Future and Other Infinitive Constructions
    Objective(s): Students will review the definitions of reflexive verbs and accompanying vocabulary terms; Students will review vocabulary related to household/bathroom objects; Students will review vocabulary related to daily routines; Students will review the reflexive pronouns; Students will review the use of regular verbs in the present progressive tense; Students will review the use of irregular verbs in the present progressive tense; Students will review the informal future tense (IR + a + infinitive); Student will review infinitive constructions; Students will learn how to use reflexive verbs in the present progressive tense; Students will learn how to use reflexive verbs in the informal future tense; Students will learn how to use reflexive verbs with infinitive constructions
  • ¿Cómo es tu rutina diaria? (What’s Your Daily Routine Like?)
    Objective(s): Students will review the definitions of reflexive verbs and accompanying vocabulary words; Students will review how to use reflexive verbs in the present tense; Students will review vocabulary related to household/bathroom objects and daily routines (times of day); Students will review the vocabulary related to rooms of the house and furniture; Students will learn sequence words; Students will use reflexive verbs, rooms/furniture vocabulary, household/bathroom objects vocabulary, daily routine vocabulary, and sequence words to describe their daily routines (what they do, when they do it, where they do it, and what they use)

Section 4: Let's Celebrate!

  • ¿Qué comes? (What Do You Eat?)
    Objective(s): Students will learn vocabulary related to food and meals; Students will learn verbs related to food and meals; Students will review stemchangers; Students will review TENER expressions; Students will learn adjectives to describe food and meals; Students will review noun-adjective agreement; Students will review times of day; Students will learn adverbs of frequency and how to use them; Students will be able to present what they typically eat for each meal of the day
  • Las comidas en el mundo hispanohablante (Meals in the Spanish-Speaking World)
    Objective(s): Students will review vocabulary related to food and meals; Students will review adjectives to describe food and meals; Students will review noun-adjective agreement; Students will review comparisons of equality and inequality; Students will learn about typical meal schedules in various Spanish-speaking countries; Students will learn some important traditional dishes in various Spanish-speaking countries; Students will be able to make a presentation comparing the mealtime schedule and a typical breakfast, lunch or dinner in the United States with those of a Spanish-speaking country 
  • Las celebraciones en el mundo hispanohablante (Celebrations in the Spanish-Speaking World)
    Objective(s): Students will learn vocabulary related to celebrations; Students will review the present tense of regular verbs; Students will review the present tense of irregular yo verbs and stemchangers; Students will review the present tense of reflexive verbs; Students will review the informal future tense (IR + a + infinitive); Students will learn important holidays and how they are celebrated in various Spanish-speaking countries; Students will present about the traditional celebrations surrounding a particular holiday/festival in a Spanish-speaking country
  •  Los verbos como GUSTAR (Verbs like GUSTAR)
    Objective(s): Students will learn vocabulary related to stages of life and personal relationships; Students will learn verbs related to stages of life and personal relationships; Students will review vocabulary related to family members; Students will learn to use and conjugate verbs related to stages of life and personal relationships; Students will learn how to conjugate -CER (irregular yo) verbs in the present tense; Students will review the verb GUSTAR; Students will learn a list of verbs like GUSTAR; Students will learn how to conjugate and use verbs like GUSTAR; Students will prepare a presentation about an important person in their lives using verbs like GUSTAR
  •  An Introduction to the Preterite Tense of Regular Verbs
    Objective(s): Students will review the stages of life/personal relationship verbs; Students will review the celebration verbs; Students will learn how to conjugate regular -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs in the preterite tense; Students will learn how to conjugate reflexive regular -AR, -ER, and -IR verbs in the preterite tense; Students will learn preterite tense indicator words

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National col-2dot4legiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education
NMSDC
MWBE
minority women