Course Length: 2 semesters
Course Credit: 1
High School Grade: 9-12
Accredited: Cognia-SACS/CASI, Middle States, FACCS
This high school world language course explores the Spanish language through communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities. Course materials are designed to support students as they work to gain a basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural competency. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following: Use Spanish in everyday situations in a basic manner and in both oral and written communication; Use vocabulary necessary to function as a tourist in Spanish-speaking countries; Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world; Listen to and understand basic passages in Spanish related to various themes; Read and understand basic passages in Spanish related to various themes; Compare and contrast cultural aspects of Hispanic countries and the United States. Spanish I introduce students to the mechanics of the Spanish language, acquaints them with the cultural differences of Hispanic countries, and helps them gain a keen awareness of their own culture.
Students enrolled in this exciting world language elective course will set out on a journey to learn how to read, write, and communicate effectively in Spanish. With a focus on foundations, students will learn basic sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, masculine and feminine word forms, and verb conjugates, as well as the culture that underlies the language in countries around the world. The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Spanish I enriches the educational experience for the homeschool Christian school student and sparks a passion for learning.
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