¿Qué vamos a hacer en el Nivel 1?
What are we going to do in Level 1?
This year we will be working with the Spanish book online, which design and approach will allow students to learn new language the way most beneficial for them. The students will start learning the basics of Spanish language by watching videos that support each chapter, building vocabulary through role play and by creating presentations and projects that are directly related to each topic. We will be using technology as well to aid in learning new concepts and practicing new skills. We will use Schoology as a main platform in addition to other educational sites as needed.
The knowledge acquired on daily basis will be reinforced with quizzes and tests. Learning new language is a building process and previously acquired knowledge will be in constant use. Students’ vocabulary will be growing from day to day and so will be their understanding of the grammar. By constant practice of their knowledge, students will feel more comfortable speaking and writing in Spanish.
In Level 1 Spanish course students will be able to demonstrate the usage of Spanish with other students, the teacher, and visitors in school. They will do so through verbal means, through writing and reading. They will demonstrate familiarity with the Spanish language culture through participation in a multi-cultural community events and exploration and investigation of various resources in the Spanish.
All students will
- Use vocabulary of oral expressions for greetings and farewells.
- Learn common classroom expressions; include polite requests, forms of address, etc.
- Recite the alphabet in the foreign language.
- Use correctly subject pronouns: yo, tú, usted, él/ella, nosotros
- Hear and use correct habits of pronunciation, intonation, and stress in Spanish.
- Recognize why and how special holidays are celebrated.
- Distinguish between sounds in English and sounds in the Spanish language and the various accents in the Spanish-speaking world.
- Explore language patterns in the Spanish language (e.g. word order, formal vs. informal, punctuation) and word relationships between English and Spanish.
- Demonstrate active listening skills to give oral Spanish responses to simple target language questions and statements.
- Utilize various forms of media in order to name and to discuss the Spanish culture and language, and to examine cultural connotation of words and phrases.
- Identify and compare cultural aspects of life and attitudes of peers in the Spanish culture and participate in various cultural practices typical of Spain and other Spanish speaking countries (holidays, family life, school routines, work, leisure times, etc)
- Identify, pronounce, know how to write vocabulary associated with: classroom objects, dates, numbers, people and things, classes in school and activities (before and after school), tell time, home, family and family oriented activities, sports, etc.
- Utilize some regular and some irregular ending –ar, -er, and –ir verbs in the present tense.
- Follow simple oral instructions in the successful completion of a given task.