This course offers an engaging learning experience for self-studying students and classroom-based teachers and students alike. The program covers 18 instructional weeks and addresses basic Spanish knowledge for students with no prior Spanish background. The course provides students with opportunities to utilize and refine the four essential communication skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening.
Course modules introduce the essential concepts and skills necessary for mastery of imperative mathematics and algebraic fundamentals and lead students through a series of leveling exercises and real world applications. Lessons include visual, auditory and active experiences to enhance learner retention and transfer.
Alignment: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Standards
Target Audience: All students
Key strategies employed to support students in achieving learning outcomes include:
Each unit has been designed with illustrated content, activities, videos, and unit quizzes.
An interactive glossary contains audio recording and playback features giving students the opportunity to compare their individual performance with the correct pronunciation of Spanish words and terms.
Two project lessons per unit consisting of independent extension and portfolio activities that require students to synthesize and apply the Spanish knowledge they have learned.
An interactive glossary of Spanish vocabulary and grammar terms for each lesson, as well as cultural videos about Spanish-speaking countries.
Exercises for students to practice newly learned skills with immediate targeted feedback that allows them to assess their performance. Branching pathways are activated, if needed, based on student response and/or performance.
Each lesson ends with a short quiz and quizzes are included at the end of each unit to evaluate knowledge transfer. The course culminates with a final exam.
The course is designed for one semester of classroom instruction.
The course covers 18 weeks of instruction with five lessons per week.
There are 8 Instructional Core Units, in which students are introduced to new content over a ten-session structure.
The time to complete a lesson depends on how well a student progresses through the activities.
Instructors can customize the course to meet school scheduling needs.
The course structure is modular. Units and lessons can be rearranged or sequenced based on institutional preference or need.