• Course description:

    Florida's Pre-IB Spanish 1 introduces students to the target language and its culture. The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities.

    1. In addition, the purpose of this Pre-IB course is to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP). As such, this course will provide academic rigor and relevance through a comprehensive curriculum based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Florida Standards for English language arts and mathematics taught with reference to the unique facets of the IB. These facets include interrelatedness of subject areas, holistic view of knowledge, intercultural awareness embracing international issues, and communication as fundamental to learning.

    2. Instructional design must provide students with values and opportunities that enable them to develop respect for others and an appreciation of similarities and differences. Learning how to learn and how to critically evaluate information is as important as the content of the disciplines themselves.

    Major concepts/content: 

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Spanish and Hispanic culture, to develop communication skills, and cross-cultural understanding. The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

    1. beginning skills in listening and speaking with special attention to pronunciation

    2. introduction to reading and writing skills

    3. fundamentals of grammar and culture

    4. fundamentals of culture

     

    Course Requirements:

    After successfully completing this course, the student will:

    1. Possess sufficient basic vocabulary and structure to comprehend others and express himself or herself in areas of immediate need including, but not limited to, greetings, social pleasantries, classroom objects and activities, personal data, family relationships, daily activities and interests, weather and time expressions, transportation and travel, ordering in a restaurant, and shopping.

    2. Respond without reference to English within the limits of vocabulary and structure of the course.

    3. Recognize the letters of the alphabet and typical word-order patterns of sentences.

    4. Read selected passages within the context of acquired vocabulary and grammar.

    5. Write basic sentences and answer personal questions within the acquired vocabulary and grammar.

    6. Write short compositions in Spanish.

    7. Be aware of basic aspects of the Spanish culture, including, but not limited to, holidays, customs, common foods, leisure-time activities, and selected artistic forms.

    8. Compare and contrast aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking people with the culture in the United States, including common nonverbal responses. 

Spanish 1 - Remind