Spanish I (60.0710)

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Teacher:  Clara Salemi


In Spanish I, students will study the language and culture of Hispanic communities worldwide.  Listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language are emphasized.  After completing this course, the student will be able to discuss personal topics such as family, school, personal preferences, descriptions, likes and dislikes. To accommodate all learning styles, grammar will be taught visually, with rules, through examples and in context. An additional objective of this course is to develop an understanding and appreciation of the Spanish- speaking people, their culture and civilizations. Since language occurs in social situations, you will often be expected to efficiently work in pairs and/or in groups.  Throughout the course, students will be engaging with authentic Spanish materials. English will be used to help give and clarify instructions in complex material.

The primary objective of my class is for the student to not only learn Spanish well enough to be successful when going on to the next level but also to learn in a fun, relaxed environment and to develop an appreciation of the Spanish language and culture.

Brief Course Content:

pronunciation, basic greetings, weather expressions, present tense of –ar, -er, -ir verbs, numbers, describing school schedules and subjects, foods and describing nouns with adjectives, days of the week, months of the year. We will be talking about one’s community, describing families, ordering in a restaurant, parts of a house, household chores, shopping and prices, present progressive tense, stem-changing verbs.  Culture: Spanish-speaking countries/USA


There will be no student textbook for this course.


  • Tuition
    $107/month for 8 months (September – April; classes run from late August through early May)
  • Registration Fee
    $100 for the school year (non-refundable) due at Registration


  • Each student will need the following supplies:
    • Required: 1” Binder (clear cover), dividers, hole-puncher, 4X6 index cards, pen and pencil, highlighter; notebook paper
    • Recommended: Spanish/English Dictionary
  • This class meets online once a week for 1.5 hours
  • When this class is taken by a student in 8th grade, it can count as one of the two required high school foreign language requirements if Spanish II is taken in the 9th grade.