Spanish 1--Beginning Spanish: The first of a multi-year sequence designed to help students reach an A2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) scale. Students will study Hispanic culture, make comparisons with American culture, learn the differences between English and Spanish grammar, and connect with others through spoken and written Spanish. Classes will consist of two 75 minute online sessions each week to be conducted online using Zoom's whiteboard, written chat, and audio functions. Class time will be devoted to conversational practice, listening comprehension exercises, oral presentations, explanations of grammar and related exercises, translating, and reading aloud, and discussing simple texts written in Spanish. Time will also be spent reviewing homework and addressing students' questions. Homework activities from the textbook or workbooks or teacher-created exercises will be assigned after most classes. Students are also expected to do "copy work" which involves copying vocabulary, verb conjugations, and other grammatical components by hand in order to more strongly commit these to memory.
Course Website: Spanish 1
Instructor: Amber L. Workman
Starts: August 31, 2022
Ends: June 2, 2023
Monday 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM ET • Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM ET
There are no prerequisites for this course.
This course is designed for students who have very little to no knowledge of Spanish. Students who speak Spanish at home or who have had extensive exposure to the language through living or studying abroad require a different approach to mastering the language in its written and spoken forms. If your child has had extensive contact with Spanish at home or has spent extensive time in a Spanish-speaking country, please contact the teacher before enrolling him or her in this course.
Textbooks and Materials
This item is required:Easy Spanish Reader [Edition or Version: 3], Authors: William Tardy
Publisher's website: Easy Spanish Reader
Best sources: Any edition is fine, but the third edition comes with audio and is highly recommended.
This item is required:Nuevo diverso basico-cuaderno de ejercicios [Edition or Version: 2021], Authors: Encina Alonso, Jaime Corpas, Carina Gambluch
Publisher's website: Nuevo diverso basico-cuaderno de ejercicios
Best sources: Please purchase using the link provided only. The hard copy book will come with an code which allows access to the digital textbook and exercises.
This item is required:Nuevo diverso basico-libro del alumno [Edition or Version: 2021], Authors: Encina Alonso, Jaime Corpas, Carina Gambluch
Publisher's website: Nuevo diverso basico-libro del alumno
Best sources: Please purchase using the link provided only. The hard copy textbook will come with a digital access code to access the digital textbook and exercises.