In American high schools, students are required to study a foreign language for 2-4 years as part of their graduation requirements. Spanish is often offered as a second language option, as it is widely spoken in the United States. However, many international students may not have prior exposure to Spanish before starting to learn it in school. To help these students adjust to the classroom environment, a beginner’s Spanish course is available specifically for international students.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- Practice basic dialogue about daily lives with other class members/teachers
- Learn basic grammatical structures & vocabulary
- Identify major Spanish-speaking regions of the world and describe cultural practice
- Comprehend reading paragraphs and confidently read them out loud
Greetings: How to introduce yourself to others
|2||Letter learning (spelling-pronunciation)|
Number learning 0-100 (cardinal and ordinal)
Definite and indefinite articles
Structure of questions
Describe family members
Guide to parts of the body
Verbs in Present tense: Tener/Gustar
Verbs in Present tense: Ser/Estar
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.