High Spanish 1
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments/32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
In this course, you learn the basic Spanish language. You will be able to engage in short conversations in Spanish, including greeting people, introducing yourself, and exchanging basic information with others about school, family, friends, food, shopping, activities, and going places. You will also explore the varied and unique cultures of Spanish-speaking countries around the world, learning about geography, foods, celebrations, and traditions from each place. Bienvenido! Welcome to your Spanish journey!
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
• interpret information about greetings and introductions, describe various culturally appropriate greetings, and use the alphabet and correct sounds and accents
• interpret information about nationalities and describe various nationalities as well as use cognates, false cognates, and borrowed words
• describe major cities and sites of importance in Spanish-speaking countries
• interpret information given about age and contact information, use numbers 0–20, and use phrases to ask and tell your age
• interpret information about descriptions, use adjectives, and use subject pronouns
• interpret information about school classes and describe unique traits of school systems in various Spanish-speaking countries
• use the verb tener, and use the definite articles el and la
• interpret information about school supplies, use the verb necesitar, and use the indefinite articles un and una
• interpret information given about days of the week and time, use numbers 30–60, and use date and time to talk about school schedules
• interpret information about clothing, use definite and indefinite articles, use nouns, and use adjectives
• interpret information about food and drinks, use the -er verbs, and use the plural subject pronouns
• interpret information about food and drinks, describe typical food and drinks in various Spanish-speaking countries, use the negative, and use the definite articles with likes and dislikes
• interpret information given about tableware, describe the table etiquette in various Spanish-speaking countries, and use idiomatic expressions with tener
• interpret information at a restaurant, use the formal usted, and use -ir verbs
• interpret information about family members, describe various nicknames, use possessive adjectives, and use the preposition de with possessions
• interpret information about descriptions of people, describe various cultural practices related to family roles and activities, use possessive adjectives, and use the verb ser
• interpret information about descriptions of people, use adjectives, and use question words in forming questions
• interpret information about celebrations, use numbers 70–100, and use months to discuss dates
• interpret information about my house, describe housing in the city and countryside, describe housing in Europe, use estar, and use intonation to identify questions and statements
• interpret information about my room, use prepositions of location, and use contractions with de and el
• interpret information about kitchen and living room activities, use gustar with action verbs, and use hacer and hacer expressions
• interpret information about activities at the house, describe unique traits of homes in various Spanish-speaking countries, use stem-changing verbs, and use the expression tener que
• interpret information about places around my town and use the verb ir
• interpret information about meeting with friends in town, use the expression esperar a/por, and use numbers 100–1000
• interpret information about transportation around town, describe public transportation signage, use irregular -ir verbs, and use prepositions to give directions
• interpret information about the seasons and weather, use expressions to describe the weather, use ir a + Infinitive to express near future, and use acabar de + infinitive to express the recent past
Microphone, speakers or headset, device of choice to record video with audio—Chrome browser suggested
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
Additional course requirements may exist based on specific expectations for individual courses. More information can be found in FLVS policy documents, published at www.flvs.net, or by referring to the course instructor after registration.
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.