Spanish 1

Credits: 1
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments/32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: October 2018




Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Spanish language and the richness of its diverse cultures. In the Spanish I course, you will learn basic grammar and vocabulary skills to help build your fluency and language proficiency. You will explore the culture of Spanish-speaking countries through engaging interactive games, videos, and audio recordings and apply what you learn through written practice, listening, and speaking exercises.

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Major Topics and Concepts


Module 1

  • My life and me
  • Greetings
  • Basic geography
  • Importance of speaking Spanish
  • Where is Spanish spoken?
  • Introductions
  •  vs Usted
  • Alphabet
  • Numbers 0–30
  • Age
  • Days of the week
  • Months
  • Personality traits
  • Who am I in a global world?
  • Cognates
  • Ser: yo
  • Tener: tengo, tienes
  • Question words: ¿Cómo?, ¿Cuántos? ¿Cuándo?
  • Written and oral presentation describing self
  • Reading and listening comprehension

Module 2

  • Describing likes and dislikes with gustar
  • School schedules
  • School systems in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Describe classes and teachers
  • State opinions
  • Ask questions
  • Identify and locate classroom items
  • Telling time
  • 24-hour clock
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Numbers 31–60
  • Ir: voy, vas, va  
  • Subject pronouns: él, ella, usted
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Noun-adjective agreement
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Written and oral presentation describing likes and dislikes

Module 3

  • My preferences and me
  • Food and beverages
  • Describing a meal
  • Describing how often you eat a meal
  • How to order and pay in a restaurant
  • Mealtime practices in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Regular -ar-er, and -ir verbs
  • Tener expressions
  • Prefiero, quiero, almuerzo
  • Numbers 0–1000
  • Describing rooms of a house
  • Household chores
  • Shopping
  • Preparing for a party
  • Metric system
  • Money
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Written and oral presentation describing preferences

Module 4

  • My house and me
  • Houses in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Characteristics of a home
  • Tener: tengo, tienes,
  • Estar: estoy, estás, está
  • Estar with feelings
  • Ser: soy, eres, es
  • Ir a vs Ir al
  • Household furniture vocabulary
  • Chores vocabulary
  • Numbers 0–1,000,000
  • Irregular yo verbs; pongo, salgo, hago, tengo
  • Creating a budget
  • Reading and listening comprehension
  • Written and oral presentation describing home and chores



Module 5

  • My family and me
  • Immediate and extended families
  • Occupations
  • Family traditions in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Plural subject pronouns
  • Tener and ser irregular forms
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Contraction del
  • Prepositions
  • Nationalities
  • Written and oral presentation describing family
  • Reading and listening comprehension

Module 6

  • My free time and me
  • Jugar
  • Issuing and accepting an invitation
  • Dating customs in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Music from Spanish-speaking countries
  • Sports from Spanish-speaking countries
  • Sports and pastimes
  • Weather expressions
  • Types of clothing
  • Conmigo, contigo
  • eàie, eài stem-changing of the verbs entendercerrar, servir, pedir
  • Review time expressions
  • Review tener expressions
  • Celsius vs Fahrenheit
  • Written and oral presentation narrative
  • Reading and listening comprehension

Module 7

  • My city and me
  • Forms of transportation
  • City vs country
  • Weather review
  • Review prepositions
  • Review of estar and hay
  • Review porque vs por que
  • Review estar with feelings and location
  • Prepositions al and del
  • Transportation in Spanish-speaking countries
  • City vs country life in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Introduction of saber vs conocer
  • Describe near future with ir + a + infinitive
  • Written and oral presentation narrative and travel itinerary
  • Reading and listening comprehension


Required Materials

Microphone, speakers or headset, device of choice to record video with audio; Chrome browser suggested

Course Grading

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***

Additional course requirements may exist based on specific expectations for individual courses. More information can be found in FLVS policy documents, published at, or by referring to the course instructor after registration.

***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.

Communication Policy

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

November 8 @ 17:50
17:50 — 18:50 (1h)

Required Electives

Alayna Grady