Español 1

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    Period 9: w5zwac

    ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

    "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way"

    - Frank Smith

    Supplies: 2-inch binder, loose leaf, sharpened pencils, highlighter, pen  

    This course has been designed to provide students with an introduction to the Spanish language. Students will engage in real-life tasks and activities in order to develop both receptive (listening/reading) and productive (speaking/writing) language skills. In addition to language learning, students will explore cultural products, practices, and perspectives of Latin America and Spain by means of authentic texts, works of art, videos, realia, and so on.
        Students and parents are encouraged to provide input related to specific learning goals and individual student needs. Please meet with me if you have any questions, concerns, or if individual support or modifications are required. I plan to foster an inclusive and thoughtful classroom environment for all students.

    Classroom Rules and Expectations


    • Arrive to class on time and be prepared to begin to work once the bell rings.
    • Raise your hand for permission to speak or ask a question.
    • Always be respectful.
    • Keep your hands to yourself.
    • Gum, candy, and soda consumption are prohibited in the classroom.
    • The use of online translators is strictly prohibited.
    • Cell phone use is strictly prohibited.
      Students are expected to follow all school and classroom rules at all times.

    Please let Mr. Tarchine know ahead of time if you are planning to be absent for class.
   Students are expected to pick up materials and find out about missed work as
    soon as possible after an absence from class. Students are also encouraged to stay after school in order to get up to speed. Schedule an appointment during period 7 if you need extra help.


    • Class Participation (15%)
    • Homework (15%)
    • Tests / Projects (40%)
    • Quizzes (30%)
Late work will be accepted up to three school days after the assignment is due. 

    • 10 points will be deducted for each day late.        

    Course Outline: September 2017 - June 2018 (subject to change)
    September: ¿Quién soy?
    Describe physical characteristics and personality traits
    Adjective formation and usage
    Discuss family events

    October: Amigos, alumnos, escuela

    Verb conjugation
    Positive and negative sentence formation

    November: La casa
    Discuss interests of adolescents in Latin America and Spain
    Describe housing, furnishings, and read real estate ads en español
    December: La salud y el cuerpo
    Use of reflexive verbs associated with daily routines
    Identify a human body
    Compare and contrast holidays in the United States to those of Latin America/Spain
    January: La comida
    Read and interpret ads and menus en español
    Read and identify recipes
    Create a restaurant menu

    February: De compras
    Shopping traditions
    Giving directions
    Currency exchange
    Command form
    March: La ropa
    Use of ir a to describe future events
    Review of adjective use
    April: El trabajo
    Job interview dialog
    Types of jobs and professions
    Verbs associated with various jobs
    May: De viaje
    Read timetables and purchase travel tickets
    Immigration/customs process
    June: Final Exam Review
    Review vocabulary for the year
    Review of grammar
    Review of culture