Spanish 2 & 3

Learning Objectives:

• carry on more detailed interactions in commercial settings (buying something, asking where
something is, ordering food at a restaurant), including asking and answering questions
• start, maintain and end simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics, but may have
trouble expressing themselves
• get the gist of a short, clearly-spoken radio or TV clip on a topic of personal interest
• give or seek personal opinions in informal discussions

• write about events and real or fictional experiences in a detailed and readable way
• skim written texts such as newspaper articles and find important facts and information
• understand the plot of a clearly structured narrative and recognize the most significant
elements and why they’re important

• describe past activities and personal experiences
• describe childhood or other past habitual activities/events
• describe events in simple sentences and report what happened when and where
• request and give directions
• express feelings and reactions to events or experiences
• express themselves on many everyday topics, such as family, hobbies, work, travel though
they sometimes may need to use creative techniques to communicate a word they don’t know
• guess at the meaning of unfamiliar words based on the topic and context
• give clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to their interests
• explain and give reasons for their plans, intentions, and actions

Cultural awareness:
• identify the wide range of cultural diversity in the Spanish-speaking world, such as:
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 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
• be aware of major historical events and civilizations and where they occurred (Mayas, Incas,
Aztecs, civil wars)
• identify differences in daily life such as routines, eating customs, schedules