In Spanish I, students develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other Spanish speakers, understanding oral and written messages in Spanish, and making oral and written presentations in Spanish. They communicate using basic structures in Spanish on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of the authentic materials that they read and hear and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. Spanish is used almost exclusively in the class as students develop the ability to discuss topics.
Virginia Standards of Learning for the Foreign Language Education
Students will provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotion, and exchange opinions both orally and in writing. They will understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. They will present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners on a variety of topics.
They will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practice, products, and perspectives of culture studied. They will further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language. They will use their language study in furthering their education and career goals.