Spanish 1

Course No: 4110
Subject: Spanish
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: E
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: Meets one year of language graduation requirement

Spanish 1 is designed for the beginning Spanish student.  No background in Spanish is expected.  Comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed simultaneously from simple to more complex sentence structures.  The language skills are presented in a logical progression so that the student learns by practice both in the classroom and at home with the help of on-line tutorials.  The learning process is based on the active participation of each student in a variety of formats.  Students learn essential vocabulary, basic structures of the language, and cultural aspects of Latin America and Spain.  By the end of the course, each student has the ability to do the following:  ask questions and answer  them affirmatively  or  negatively  using  present tenses; arrange proper word order; speak and write clearly; write short compositions; and use common idiomatic expressions.