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Spanish 1

Build a foundation in grammar, vocabulary, culture, and conversation



Pamela Donahoo


Class size:

minimum 8, maximum 16


Additional fees:

$10 materials fee


Class time:

WED (1) 8:45-10:05  FULL

WED (3) 12:05-1:25

THURS (3) 12:05-1:25


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

1 foreign language credit

  • Course Description

This class is designed to meet requirements for a first-year high school Spanish course.  


Using ACTFL standards of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities, this class will provide a sound grammatical and conversational foundation for the first year Spanish student while seeking to build connections to their home, community, and the world beyond.  


This course combines formal grammar and vocabulary instruction with a high emphasis on conversational proficiency.  I aim to lay a strong academic foundation while providing numerous opportunities for students to interact with new language structures in context.  This class is highly interactive and will focus on giving your student as much practice as possible both speaking and listening to the language.  This class will teach the skills needed for success in Spanish II and beyond.

  • Classwork / Homework

Each class period will vary to accommodate the objectives for that week.  


Classes will include: homework review, introduction of new grammar concepts, conversational practice, videos, stories, games, listening activities, reading, writing, cultural studies, quizzes and tests.  


Students will be responsible for memorizing unit vocabulary and grammar concepts and studying any accompanying subject matter for quizzes and unit tests


Homework will include written work as well as time spent listening to audio or video. There will be occasional webquests assigned for country/culture studies.

Time spent on homework will vary from student to student.  Students should interact with the language when not in class through shorter daily homework and review sessions.  


Approximate study time 1-2 hours a week

  • Required Books & Materials
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Spanish for Children - A

Julia Kraut

(primer and key)


This course will use the online Spanish I Curriculum by Angie Torre.  The scope and sequence of this curriculum aligns closely with the Realidades textbook and other popular Spanish I school textbooks.


Instructor will provide access to the online curriculum with videos, google slides, etc.

  • 1 spiral-bound index card

  • 1 college ruled notebook (must be able to fit an 8.5 x11 sheet of paper)

  • Glue stick

  • Pen/pencil

  • Colored pencils

  • Printer access

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
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