Grade Level: 8
Prerequisite: GPA of 3.0 or higher
Spanish 1 is a one-year course designed so that the student will study vocabulary, have a basic mastery of regular and irregular verb conjugations in the present tense, and be able to answer basic questions. In addition, students will develop a stronger cultural awareness, which is an essential aspect of learning a language. Students will learn basic Spanish conversation skills along with rules that govern Spanish grammar. Classroom activities will include paired and group activities, skits, story-telling, translations, games, videos, presentations, art related projects, daily warm-ups, book work exercise, and tests (written and oral). A student must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course in order to take Spanish II at the high school.