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.