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WL3010: Spanish 1

Course Description

Did you know that Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world- including in the United States- and is an official language in 22 countries on four different continents? Spanish level 1 is an exciting- interactive course which provides you with the opportunity to explore the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. You will learn how to communicate in Spanish on familiar topics. By the end of this course- you will be able to introduce yourself- ask/answer simple questions- and communicate information about your everyday life. You will also gain insight into your home language and culture by studying another. Exposure to Spanish through reading- writing. listening and speaking on a daily basis is an important part of building proficiency. Therefore- most of the instruction will be in Spanish and your active participation is essential for success.

Essential Standards

  • Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions. (1.1)
  • Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. (1.2)
  • Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers. (1.3)
  • Relational Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, expain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. (2.1)
  • Relational Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cutlures studied. (2.2)
  • Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively. (3.1)
  • Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures. (3.2)
  • Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. (4.1)
  • Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. (4.2)
  • School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in the community and the globalized world. (5.1)
  • Lifelong Learner: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement. (5.2)
  • Communication: Communicate efffectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. (1.WL)
  • Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding. (2.WL)
  • Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations. (3.WL)
  • Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. (4.WL)
  • Communities: Communicate and interact witih cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. (5.WL)