COURSE DESCRIPTION

Spanish I
Grades 9-12
2 credits
Prerequisite: none

Spanish I introduces students to effective strategies for beginning Spanish language learning and to various aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures. This course encourages interpersonal and interpretive communication through speaking, writing, reading and listening activities. Students who complete Spanish I successfully can describe in Spanish using memorized lists and short sentences in the present tense. Additionally, students will examine the products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions) of Spanish-speaking cultures.

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