This first phase of
Spanish language learning exposes students to many aspects of the
Spanish-speaking world. Students will become acquainted with the cultures and
geography of Spanish speaking countries and more. They will work on listening,
speaking, reading and writing skills through a series of thematic units
entitled Friendship, School, Sports and Leisure Activities, Food, Family,
Leisure and Vacation, Home, Community, and Restaurants. Using the textbook Realidades 1 by Pearson Education 2008®,
this course will explore nine themes during three-week cycles. Practice will
continue outside of class by using the textbook online with its companion www.pearsonrealize.comSpanish-First Year I/II also uses pair and group activities to make the
language learning process communicative. Students successfully completing this
course become eligible to participate in travel programs offered by ISD #200.
Those students earning a B+ grade point average or higher will be eligible to
continue their study of Spanish in the Spanish Honors Program.