Spanish I A/B

Learning Outcomes

Spanish I A

Spanish 1A (first-year Spanish, first semester) is a communicative beginning-level Spanish course. Students will begin to develop their Spanish proficiency through extensive interaction in the target language.

Through videos, students see and hear native speakers in authentic locations around the Spanish-speaking world. There are also numerous audio clips that reinforce the language taught through the video segments. Each unit also includes a variety of interactive activities, cultural notes, and cultural interviews. The activities help build competency in each of the four language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The quizzes, midterm, and final in this course are based on the powerpoints, videos and activities.

Another key component of Spanish 1 A is assessment through project based learning. Every student will complete two projects during this course. These projects will allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the Spanish language concepts taught in this course, as well as the cultural concepts, in a modality that is appropriate for their unique learning style. This course will also include a one hour "synchronous chat" every week which will allow students to verbally interact with both the instructor and the other students in the class as if they were in a room together!

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Spanish I B

Spanish 1B (first-year Spanish, second semester) is a communicative beginning-level Spanish course. Students will continue to develop their Spanish proficiency through extensive interaction in the target language. Each unit begins with a video dramatization that introduces the functions, vocabulary, and grammar targeted in the unit. Through videos, students see and hear native speakers in authentic locations around the Spanish-speaking world. There are also numerous audio clips that reinforce the language taught through the video segments. Each unit also includes a variety of interactive activities, cultural notes, and cultural interviews. The activities help build competency in each of the four language skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The quizzes, midterm, and final in this course are based on the powerpoints and videos.


Another key component of Spanish 1B is assessment through project based learning. Every student will complete two projects during this course. These projects will allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the Spanish language concepts taught in this course, as well as the cultural concepts, in a modality that is appropriate for their unique learning style.

All courses are written to California Department of Education
standards and to national standards, as applicable.