This class is a continuation of Beginning Spanish and Conversation 1a. Students should have a familiarity with Spanish to include how to introduce oneself, greet others, talk about family, and know the months of the year.
This is a literature-based course that will focus on building vocabulary, reading and responding to simple texts, and conversation. Traditional/native stories and poetry, as well as translated stories, are integrated throughout the course.
Students will learn Spanish relevant to their lives using literature, songs, and in-class speaking practice and games. Some aspects of grammar will be taught as needed to include verbs such as “comer” and “ir.”
Weekly thematic content includes the following:
- My routine
- My school
- Days of the week
- Telling time
- More numbers
Thematic vocabulary and grammar build upon each other each week. There is an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking about different topics. They will also continue to build upon their reading skills.
By the end of class, students will have the tools to talk about their home and school routines and activities. They will complete a project that will be presented in the last class. Students will also continue practice reading in Spanish.
Some prior knowledge of Spanish is necessary. It is suggested to take the Beginning Spanish and Conversation 1a class, or have prior Spanish knowledge. BSC 1a covers how to introduce oneself, tell about oneself (age, birthday), months of the year, numbers to 12, and talk about people in the family. Some Spanish reading ability is helpful, but not required, and will be practiced.
50/50 Spanish/English, according to student ability