Spanish 1 (no prerequisites) (2 semesters)
Students are provided with a basic grammatical background of the Castilian Spanish language. Once the course is completed a student will be able to read, write, speak and understand basic Spanish based on the standards provided by the ACTFL.
We will explore vocabulary, grammar and culture using the Aventura series. We will complete 6 units of this textbook. We will be introduced to a teenage drama in the video "El Cuarto Misterioso" along with a family in a short novel called Familia Miranda.
Why learn a foreign language?
When a college recommends "two or more" years of a language, they are clearly signaling that language study beyond two years would strengthen your application. Indeed, no matter where you apply for college, a demonstrated proficiency in a second language will strengthen your application. Life in college and after college is becoming increasingly globalized, so strength in a second language carries a lot of weight with admissions counselors.
As seen by this line graph, the Hispanic population is growing - without culture we would all be generic! Communication is important!