Spanish 1 (High School Credit)
Spanish 1 is open to 8th-graders who want to earn high school credit. Spanish 1 introduces students to effective strategies for beginning language learning and to develop an understanding of the people who speak them. This course encourages interpersonal communication through speaking and writing, providing opportunities to make and respond to basic requests and questions, understand and use appropriate greetings and forms of address, participate in brief guided conversations on familiar topics, and write short passages with guidance.
This course also emphasizes the development of reading and listening comprehension skills, such as reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context and comprehending brief written or oral directions. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of geography and identify countries in which the language is spoken.