Spanish 1

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Academic Goals
"As nations become increasingly interdependent, the need for effective communication and sensitivity to other cultures becomes more important."  Our goal at JMS is to introduce the Spanish Language as well as the cultural aspects of Hispanic countries.  Spanish I will focus on the introduction of the language through basic vocabulary, grammar, speaking and writing skills and cultural awareness. 



Course Outline/ Scope and Sequence

SCOPE AND SEQUENCE:  SPANISH I

CAPÍTULO 1:  ¡MUCHO GUSTO!

Functions:

  • Saying hello and goodbye
  • Introducing people and responding to an introduction
  • Asking how someone is and saying how you are
  • Asking and saying how old someone is
  • Asking where someone is from and saying where you’re from
  • Talking about likes and dislikes

Grammar:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Verbs ser and gustar
  • #’s 0-30
  • Definite articles el / la

CAPÍTULO 2:  ¡ORGANÍZATE!

Functions:

  • Talking about what you want and need
  • Describing the contents of your room
  • Talking about what you need and want to do

Grammar:

  • Indefinite articles un/una
  • #’s 30-100
  • Cuánto and mucho

CAPÍTULO 3:  NUEVAS CLASES, NUEVAS AMIGOS

Functions:

  • Talking about class schedules and sequencing events
  • Telling time
  • Telling at what time something happens
  • Talking about being late or in a hurry
  • Describing people and things
  • Talking about things you like and explaining why

Grammar:

  • Plural definite/indefinite articles
  • Adjective agreement
  • Making nouns plural

CAPÍTULO 4:  ¿QUÉ HACES ESTA TARDE?

Functions:

  • Talking about what you liked to do
  • Discussing what you and others do during free time
  • Telling where people and things are
  • Talking about where you and others go during free time

Grammar:

  • Present tense conjugations of regular ar verbs
  • Pronoun que
  • Verbs estar and ir
  • Verb ir + a + infinitive   /   ir + a + place
  • Calendar

CAPÍTULO 5:  EL RITMO DE LA VIDA

Functions:

  • Discussing how often you  do things
  • Talking about what you and your friends like to do together
  • Talking about what you do during a typical week
  • Giving today’s date
  • Talking about the weather

Grammar:

  • Negation
  • Present tense of er/ir verbs
  • ¿quién? / ¿quiénes?
  • ·nos/ les gusta(n)

CAPÍTULO 6:  ENTRE FAMILIA

Functions:

  • Describing a family
  • Describing people
  • Discussing things a family does together
  • Discussing problems and giving advice

Grammar:

  • Present tense of hacer/salir/poder
  • Verb deber +infinitive
  • Personal a
  • Possessive adjectives

  • CAPÍTULO 7:  ¿QUÉ TE GUSTARÍA HACER?
  • Functions:

  • Talking on the telephone
  • Extending and accepting invitations
  • Making plans
  • Talking about getting ready
  • Turning down an invitation and explaining why

Grammar:

  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Stem-changing verbs e>ie
  • Pensar + infinitive
  • Ir + a + infinitive
  • Reflexive verbs

CAPÍTULO 8  ¡A COMER!

Functions:

  • Talking about meals and food
  • Commenting on food
  • Making polite requests
  • Ordering dinner in a restaurant
  • Asking for and paying the bill in a restaurant

Grammar:

  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Stem-changing verbs o>ue
  • Ser vs. estar
  • #’s 200-100,000

CAPÍTULO 9 ¡VAMOS DE COMPRAS!

Functions:

  • Discussing gift suggestions
  • Asking for and giving directions downtown
  • Commenting on clothes
  • Making comparisons
  • Expressing preferences
  • Asking about prices and paying for something

Grammar:

  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Ser + de + material
  • Making comparisons
  • Demonstrative adjectives

CAPÍTULO 10:  CELEBRACIONES

Functions:

  • Talking about what you are doing right now
  • Asking for and giving an opinion
  • Asking for help and responding to requests
  • Telling a friend what to do
  • Talking about past events

Grammar:

  • Present progressive verb forms
  • Informal command forms
  • Preterite verb tense (ar verbs)
  • Direct object pronouns lo/la

CAPÍTULO 11:  PARA VIVIR BIEN

Functions:

  • Making suggestions and expressing feelings
  • Talking about moods and physical conditions
  • Saying what you did
  • Talking about where you went and when

Grammar:

  • Sentir(se)
  • Doler (ue)
  • Preterite review gar/zar/car spelling changes

CAPÍTULO 12:  LAS VACACIONES IDEALES

Functions: 

  • Talking about what you do and like to do every day
  • Making future plans
  • Discussing what you would like to do on vacation
  • Saying where you went and what you did on vacation

Grammar: 

  • Stem-changing verb review
  • Preterite review
  • All Spanish I review