Welcome to first year Spanish. I look forward to working with you as you develop your skills in the Spanish language and broaden your knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Spanish 1-2 is intended to provide you with a basic proficiency in four areas of communication: reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Culture will also be emphasized as you compare and contrast the different civilizations, accents, and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. Spanish 1-2 is a beginning level course designed for novice learners. The present tense of speaking is covered in the first year, other tenses are in 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 classes.
By the end of this course, novice learners will be able to do the following:
Recite the Spanish alphabet Describe clothing / Identify colors
Use cognates to understand meaning Pronounce Spanish vowels correctly
Exchange greetings/introductions Use numbers and tell time
Name Spanish-speaking countries Express likes and dislikes
Describe people Exchange information
Identify certain Sports/Professions Describe weather
Ask and answer questions Express where they are going
Say what one has to do Express where they are going to do
COURSE STANDARDS: The World Language Department at Point Loma High School follows the Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools, which may be accessed online at the following link.
Free Public Education: The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms for any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay security deposits for access, participation, materials, or equipment. You may be required to attend a fundraising event; however, if you are unable to raise funds for the event, you will not be prevented from participating in an educational activity.
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-Textbook: ¡Avancemos!, McDougal Littell 2007 edition (www.classzone.com)
Textbooks MUST REMAIN on campus in your locker. DO NOT TAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK HOME! We use the textbooks in class on Mondays and Tuesdays. We very rarely have homework to do from the textbooks. If your textbook gets lost or damaged you'll have to see our library technician, Ms. Cooper.
Students are financially responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged textbooks. All bookplates must be signed in ink.