Beginning Spanish & Conversation 1a
This is a literature-based course that will focus on building vocabulary, reading and responding to simple texts, and conversation.
Students will learn Spanish relevant to their lives using literature, songs, and in-class speaking practice and games. Themes include greetings and introductions, home, and other common topics. Some aspects of grammar will be taught as needed to include “to be” (ser, estar).
Thematic vocabulary and grammar build upon each other each week. There is an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking about different topics.
By the end of class, students will have the tools to greet, introduce themselves, and tell a little bit about themselves and family. They will complete projects that will be presented in the middle and last classes. Students will also be introduced to reading beginning Spanish readers.
Weekly content includes the following:
- Spanish alphabet
- Months of the year
- About me
- My family
- My home and community
Traditional/native stories and poetry, as well as translated stories, are integrated throughout the course.
No prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. 50/50 Spanish/English, according to student ability.
Approximately for ages 6-9 years