Successful completion of French/Spanish I
Throughout the course, students will be able to:
* talk about their daily activities using a wide range of vocabulary andreflexive verbs
* use two verbs together
* talk about animals and things animals do
* talk about what they like to do in their free time
* talk about the parts of their body and their function
* talk about their homes and their responsibilities at home.
* talk about places to shop and vocabulary related to shopping and buying things one might need.
* talk about free time activities that might be of interest to them and that are popular in the French/Spanish speaking world.
* talk about how to plan a trip in French/Spanish.
* talk about how they get to different places and explore various modes of transportation available in the French/Spanish speaking world.
* learn the past tense in French/Spanish.
* review throughout the semester the present tense forms in French/Spanish.
* review constructions taught in the previous year of French/Spanish.
* learn French/Spanish history and history having to do with the French/Spanish
The student will learn pertinent cultural information related to French/Spanish peaking countries as well as learn about French/Spanish's influence in the world and importance as a world language. The student will review information learned in previous semesters in French/Spanish and should have an adequate background in order to do well in this class.
The goal of this course is to give students advanced listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through activities based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Regular, irregular verbs, and grammatical structures are practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.
Culture is presented throughout the course to help students understand the context of the language and to better understand the perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world.
The course is aligned to the national Foreign Language standards and provides a way to focus on the five important aspects of foreign language instruction: communication, culture, connections, comparisons and community. These are the "Five C's of the Foreign Language Education" as outlined in Standards for Foreign Language Learning:Preparing for the 21st Century.