Conversational Spanish I

Description

Would you like to speak Spanish from your very first lesson?  What would you say if you discovered that you already know a lot of words in Spanish? How much fun do you think it would be to learn new words in Spanish simply by applying a set of equivalencies to words in English?    

Perhaps you have heard that learning a foreign language demands time and effort, and that is true, but learning a foreign language will also be one of the most rewarding experiences you ever have.  

In this course you will learn how Spanish-speaking people see the world and how they express their hopes and dreams. You will learn about the culture of the Spanish-speaking world, its history, its literature, its music, and its system of values and beliefs. We will study the alphabet, numbers, colors, maps, plants, animals, clothes, parts of the body, and the things we learn in school. We will learn poems and songs in Spanish. Also, we will learn how to play popular games (Bingo and chess, anyone?) in Spanish and write and work problems with Roman numerals.

Instructor

Myriam Borges Thompson

Class Details

Live Class: Yes

Frequency: Weekly, Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. ET

Duration: 15 weeks

Student Expectations:
Students will submit weekly assignments, complete unit quizzes, and work with dialogues and class exercises. 

Student Support:
Teacher is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment:
Feedback will be provided on assignments, quizzes, and classwork.  

Materials/Supplies:
Spanish/English dictionary, 3x5 cards, markers, scissors, glue, and crayons for art projects. They should visit the Centro Virtual Cervantes website (cvc.cervantes.es) for enrichment activities and additional resources. Students will also need a copy of Exploring Spanish through Culture and Silly Songs in Spanish by Cari Skier. Resource page.

Prerequisites:
Students should be comfortable using a dictionary.

For Ages:
7+