| ||Spanish 1--Beginning Spanish: The first of a multi-year sequence designed to help students reach a novice-high proficiency level. By the end of this course, students will be able to...
• Communicate and exchange information through speaking and writing about familiar topics using phrases and simple sentences; handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions.
• Comprehend spoken and/or written words, phrases, and simple sentences related to everyday life; recognize pieces of information and sometimes understand the main topic in speech and text.
• Orally present basic information on familiar topics using practiced phrases and simple sentences; write short messages and notes on familiar topics related to everyday life.
Students will engage with the Spanish and Latin American cultures, make comparisons with American culture, discover the differences between English and Spanish grammar, and connect with others through Spanish.
Classes will consist of two 60 minutes online sessions each week be conducted online using audio, text-chat, and whiteboard functions. Class time will be devoted to conversational practice and listening comprehension exercises, oral presentations, explanations of grammar and related exercises, and reading aloud. Time will also be spent reviewing homework and addressing students' questions.
Homework activities on the textbook's integrated website will be assigned after every class.