Grade Level: 9-12
First-year Spanish focuses on developing fundamental communication skills through the use of Comprehensible Input strategies and Teaching for Proficiency goals. Students will learn everyday Spanish in the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In year one, the strongest focus is on oral proficiency and listening comprehension. Students will respond to teacher-directed questions and converse with others in the class, gaining listening proficiency through a variety of auditory inputs. In addition, students will become familiar with the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Upon completion of the course, students should be performing at the Novice-Mid and Novice-High proficiency levels in the four skill areas.