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FLS3010T: Span I (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Spanish I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-11
CODE: FLS3010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks

Major Concepts/Content:

This is a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction.

Throughout the course, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind.

Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Spanish speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.

By the end of Level I in secondary school, students understand and present short, simple conversations and narratives within highly predictable and familiar contexts. When the text is enhanced by visual cues, students read short texts with comprehension. Students comprehend and produce vocabulary related to everyday objects and actions on familiar topics. They can interactively use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, relying on visuals to enhance oral and written comprehension. When speaking, students imitate the use of culturally appropriate vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and nonverbal behaviors modeled by the teacher or other authentic role models such as found through authentic video, TV programs, guest speakers, simple literature, and the internet.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level I (Novice Proficiency Range, Novice – Low / Mid / Level)

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of Spanish I, students should be able to:

  • Discuss:
    • days and dates,
    • weather,
    • themselves and others using adjective-noun agreement,
    • their town and places they go,
    • themselves and others using adjective-noun agreement,
    • foods and mealtimes,
    • their school day,
    • their families and,
    • their hobbies and free time activities.
  • Manipulate regular and some irregular verbs in Spanish.
  • Express likes and dislikes.
  • Ask and respond to simple questions on basic topics.
  • Spell words in Spanish and pronounce words appropriately.
  • Learn to appreciate other cultures.
  • Learn about the areas where Spanish is spoken natively.
  • Course Outline

    Semester 1

    • Module 1: Saludos
    • Module 2: El Día y La Fecha
    • Module 3: El Tiempo
    • Module 4: La Hora
    • Module 5: Los Colores

    Semester Exam

    Semester 2

    • Module 6: Los Lugares
    • Module 7: La Familia
    • Module 8: La Comida
    • Module 9: Las Actividades
    • Module 10: La Escuela y La Rutina

    Semester Exam

    Essential Software:

    Recording software provided through local school

    Textbook:

    The textbook in this course is digital and can be located inside of the online course.

    The DoDEA adopted textbook is recommended as a resource, but is optional to the course.

    • Text: Realidades – Level 1
    • Publisher: Pearson
    • ISBN #013-101687-3

    Additional Materials: Internet Access, Headset, Microphone, Spanish-English Dictionary