Spanish 1

Learning Objectives:

• introduce themselves and others
• greet people appropriately
• carry on simple interactions in commercial settings (buying something, asking where
something is, ordering food at a restaurant)
• use appropriate gestures for greetings, leave-taking etc.
• ask someone to repeat what they say or speak more slowly

• understand short, simple written texts or messages
• write simple sentences using connectors such as and, but, then, first, later.
• write simple letters or texts about experiences and events

• express likes and dislikes
• describe familiar people, places and things
• describe daily activities
• express future events using verbal structures such as ir a + INF, pensar + INF, etc.
• make basic comparisons
• talk about events in the recent past
• describe past activities and personal experiences
• exchange basic personal information (name, address, phone number, age, etc.)
• express time
• using numbers, quantities, cost and time
• describe hobbies and interests in a simple way
• ask formulaic questions (¿Cómo te llamas? ¿De dónde eres?, etc.) and yes/no questions
• answer basic questions about familiar topics

Cultural awareness:
• identify all Spanish-speaking countries on a map
• identify several instances of the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world:
o food vocab (different foods eaten in various countries; different names for some
o different currencies
o forms of address (vosotros vs. Uds., vos vs. tú)
o recognize existence of variety of accents from Spanish-speaking countries
o identify differences between Spanish-speaking cultures and home culture
o identify famous people, works of art, or works of literature that are from the Spanishspeaking
o current events that are relevant to the target cultures
o cultural differences in conceptualization of time and space