Spanish I

This is a class that students usually enjoy while learning a lot.

The first semester of Spanish covers the 1st part of the Basic Spanish book. It introduces the students to basic greetings, vocabulary, personal pronouns, descriptive adjectives, feelings, foods, and professions among other concepts.

Students will be introduced to the Present tense of some regular and irregular verbs. In Spanish, understanding the verbs “ser” & “estar” (meaning “to be”) is very important and can be a little bit confusing. This semester will be important for understanding when and how to use it.

By using the What? Where? How? How many? etc. questions, the students will be able to start and carry on short conversations.

Students will be memorizing at least 15 words a week but more than gathering vocabulary, Spanish I is designed to equip students to understand the basics of Spanish grammar.  Previous experience with Spanish may be helpful but it is not necessary or required. We will be starting from scratch and moving up.

The second semester covers the 2nd part of the Basic Spanish I book which includes: conjugating more verbs in the present tense, present progressive, special irregular verbs, useful phrases, and special projects. By the end of the year, students will be able to combine vocabulary and grammar and write a couple of personal profiles in the present tense. The material was specially designed to provide a good foundation for Spanish II.

A more specific syllabus will be provided at the beginning of the semester but for questions or concerns, you may contact the teacher: Silvia Petit at silviaygreg@yahoo.com.

Teacher Silvia Petit
Time Fridays 11am EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $500.00
Teacher Silvia Petit
Time Fridays 11am EST
Class Duration 90 Minutes
30
Live Meetings
Homework Load Approximately one hour per day
Credits 1 Foreign Language
Grade Range High School
Tuition $500.00

Prerequisites

None

Materials

Basic Spanish I
Workbook by Silvia Petit

 

After teaching for several years using a combination of curriculums, our teacher put together a self-published workbook. She has been using it with different ages and groups for six years and they have had wonderful results! She does not profit from them but charges for the cost of printing and shipping. They are colored, organized, not busy, and most importantly not overwhelming for students. Depending on the number of books she prints, the price may vary but it should be around $35 or $40. She will be printing the workbooks over the summer.

 

The workbook is the main textbook for the class but additional materials will be provided. There will be pages that students can print for free. They will use the Bible (online), free links to great internet sources, YouTubes, Quizizz games, etc. They will not be using anything that will cost additional money. There is a picture dictionary that will be recommended at the end of the school year as students start transitioning to Spanish II but it is not required, just recommended.

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