Expectations and Proficiencies Spanish 1A

Course Description

Spanish I A introduces students to the language and civilization of Spain and Latin America. The course is designed to develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing. It provides an introduction to elementary vocabulary and grammatical structures as well as an appreciation of the life, culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world. This course covers the content equivalent to the first semester of CP Spanish I over the span of one year.

Course Proficiencies

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Communicate and interact in a variety of task-oriented and social situations in Spanish.

  2. Sustain simple conversations in Spanish on a number of different topics.

  3. Communicate in written Spanish on a number of different topics.

  4. Comprehend and discuss the content of selected written, oral, and visual materials in Spanish.

  5. Demonstrate comprehension and mastery of elementary grammatical structures, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions.

  6. Demonstrate comprehension and mastery of selected cultural topics dealing with people, places, and events in the Spanish speaking world.

Course Requirements

Students will be expected to:

  1. Attend class regularly and be on time.  

  2. Bring necessary supplies to class.

  3. Complete all in class and homework assignments.

  4. Make-up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.

  5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.

  6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

Evaluation Procedures

Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

  1. Class Participation (as per rubric) *Minimum 8 entries 20%

  2. Class Work (Minimum 2/week) 20%

  3. Homework (Minimum 2/week: one/completion, one/accuracy) 10%

  4. Quizzes/1 Project/MP1-3 20%

  5. Tests (2 CA/MP 1-3) 20%

(MP 4 1 Test/! Project)

  1. Oral Proficiency (Minimum 1/MP) 10%