In this course, students take a virtual tour of Spain. Of course, the visit will be more enjoyable if the students know what the people around them are saying. No need to worry—this course provides basic vocabulary, keeps students from getting lost, and helps them make some new Spanish friends.
Students learn to ask for directions, order food in a restaurant, and talk about the weather, all without being embarrassed by their accents. New words and phrases are introduced with text, pictures, and audio clips that demonstrate proper pronunciation. Students acquire skills to read, write, and speak basic Spanish. Students also learn the basic Spanish grammar that will make their sentences come out right.
Don’t leave home without MJ Spanish Beginning. This course gives students the ability to enjoy their trip to Spain and to soak up some of the local culture during their virtual tour.
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Expressing greetings, goodbyes and making introductions
Using adjectives to describe self, family members, and friends
Gender in nouns and adjectives
Calendar vocabulary (days of the week, months, birthdays)
Definite and indefinite articles
Describing the school experience (classes, classroom vocabulary, activities)
Expressing location using the verb ESTAR
Using HAY to express "there is" or "there are."
·Using AR verbs
More on Irregular verbs
Expressing dates on the calendar
Identifying people (family member vocabulary, professions)
Expressing possession using DE + noun
Countries and nationalities
More on AR verbs
More on numbers
Modes of transportation
·Culture – Holidays in Spain, Traveling
in Spain (focus on Madrid), exploring Hispanic schools, Santiago de Compostela
|Course Assessment and|
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.