This first-year Spanish sequence will introduce students to the basics of Spanish and give them confidence to begin to express themselves in a new language. While “traveling” around the Spanish-speaking world, students communicate about their family and friends, likes and dislikes, school, food and healthy lifestyle choices. Lessons focus on specific strategies to help students improve in the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
The engaging Exprésate! online text includes cross-curricular connections to make the material relevant to students. Students will have ample opportunity to listen to the language through the audio samples and to record spoken exercises using Voice Thread. There are many chances as well for feedback from teacher to student and student to teacher in the online Spanish classroom—through the voice boards, written discussion, chats and periodic phone conversations. Instruction also includes self-checking practice activities, quizzes and exams.
Course materials: Exprésate! Level 1 (Holt)
Standards met: These courses meet national standards, developed with input from the World Languages Quality Teaching Network.
Credit: 1.0 (Semester A = 0.5 credit, Semester B = 0.5 credit.)
Honors Opportunity: No