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Spanish for Elementary School Students, Intermediate, Part II

Open to: Grades 2 - 6

Prerequisites: Qualifying verbal or math score, and successful completion of Spanish for Elementary School Students, Intermediate, Part I or placement test

Course Format: Session Based. See calendar for session dates and application deadlines.

Course Length: 12 weeks (Fall, Winter, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)

Course Code: SPL6

Course Description

Description

This course is designed for 2nd to 6th grade students who have had prior knowledge and experience with Spanish language and culture at the elementary level. The course provides students with an opportunity to achieve their goals of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish at an intermediate level. The course will reinforce fundamental areas of language learning, and expand content in grammar, oral exercises, and culture. Students will be encouraged to take full advantage of all materials provided to them in hopes of aiding their learning and retention of the Spanish language with greater confidence and enjoyment.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to appropriately use and understand the following:

  • Comparisons
  • Commands – formal, informal, irregular, negative, plural familiar, irregular negative
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Direct and indirect object pronouns
  • Estar + past participle
  • Fingir + infinitive
  • Noun -  adjective agreement
  • Personal "A"
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Present tense verbs, boot verbs, regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs
  • Progressive tenses – forms of the present participle in regular, irregular, and stem-changing verbs
  • Reflexive verbs and pronouns
  • Verbs: ser, estar and tener
  • Verbs: poder, querer, dejar + infinitives
  • Tratar de + infinitive
  • Verbs: Present tense (regular, irregular, stem-changing), Past tense (preterit and imperfect tenses), and Future tense
  • Verb + subject agreement in number and gender

After completing this course, students should also be able to appropriately understand and discuss the following topics:

  • Body posture
  • Chronological order of events
  • Commands
  • Dreams
  • Emotional reactions
  • Events
  • Family
  • Hunger and thirst
  • Location
  • Personal grooming
  • People and things
  • Present, past and future storytelling
  • Problems
  • Problem solving
  • Purchasing clothing
  • Quantity and quality
  • Real - time story sequencing
  • School situations
  • Size and fit
  • Social situations
  • Time duration, units of time, and time frames
  • Where one lives
  • Working or dining in a restaurant
  • Work and careers

Materials Needed

Students will need a headset with microphone. In addition, the following materials are required:

  • Mini-lecturas for ¡Cuéntame más! A TPRS Curriculum for Level 1 Spanish - Student Reader by Carol Gaab & Kristy Placido. ISBN: 1-934958-08-5
    http://www.tprstorytelling.com/index.php
  • ¡Cuéntame más! A TPRS Curriculum for Level 1 Spanish - Student Text by Carol Gaab & Kristy Placido, Valerie Marsh & Christine Anderson. ISBN: 978-0-9777911-0-1
    http://www.tprstorytelling.com/index.php
  • Intermediate Spanish Grammar - Practice Makes Perfect by Gilda Nissenberg. ISBN: 978-0-07-177540-3

Although a Spanish-English dictionary is not required, it may be useful as a personal reference for the duration of this course.

Detailed Course Information

Course Details

Week 1

Day 1: Introduction to the course. Capítulo 5

  • El hipo de la llama - Part 1
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Grammar lesson: Present tense, AR, ER and IR verbs, subject - verb agreement, irregular verbs in the present, Use of ser and estar.

Day 2:

  • Review of homework problems
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 1 Quiz

Week 2

Day 1: Capítulo 5

  • El hipo de la llama- Part 2
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Grammar lesson: Articles, noun - adjective agreement, Verbs + infinitives (ir+a), stem changing verbs, reflexive verbs & pronouns.

Day 2:

  • Review of homework problems
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 2 Quiz

Week 3

Day 1:  Capítulo 5

  • El hipo de la llama- Part 3
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Grammar lesson: Preterit  tense, prepositional phrases.

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 3 Quiz

Week 4

 Day 1: Capítulo 6

  • El monstruo en el refrigerador - Part 1
  • Grammar lesson: Continued review of Preterit and Imperfect tense.

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 4 Quiz

Week 5

Day 1: Capítulo 6

  • El monstruo en el refrigerador - Part 2
  • Grammar lesson: Review of ser and estar, present vs. past tense,

Day 2:

  • Review of homework problems
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 5 Quiz

Week 6

Day 1:  Capítulo 6

  • El monstruo en el refrigerador- Part 3
  • Grammar lesson: Verbs + infinitives, Reflexive verbs and pronouns.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Review for Midterm Exam

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages and EXAM REVIEW.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Midterm Exam

Week 7

Day 1:  Capítulo 7 - Part 1

  • Qué Será Será -Part A
  • Grammar lesson: Expressions of time (Hace+time frame+que),Reflexive pronouns,
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 7 Quiz

Week 8

Day 1:  Capítulo 7 - Part 1

  • Qué Será Será - Part B
  • Grammar lesson: Poder, dejar,   tratar, saber, querer + infinitive verbs, review of ser and estar.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 8 Quiz

Week 9

Day 1:  Capítulo 7 - Part 1

  • Qué Será Será - Part C
  • Grammar lesson: Prepositional phrases, agreement in number and gender, preterit vs. imperfect tense.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities

Day 2:

  • Review of homework problems
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 9 Quiz

Week 10

Day 1:  Capitulo 7 - Part 2

  • Qué Será Será - Part A
  • Grammar lesson: Present progressive, review of present and past tenses.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 10 Quiz

Week 11

Day 1: Capitulo 7 - Part 2

  • Qué Será Será - Part B
  • Grammar lesson: Future tense,
  • Direct and indirect object pronouns, fingir + infinitives.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Week 11 Quiz

Week 12

Day 1: Capítulo 7 - Part 2

  • Qué Será Será - Part C
  • Grammar lesson: Review: Making Comparisons, Review of present, past and future tenses. Introduction to passive voice and passive reflexive.
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Exam Review

Day 2:

  • Review of homework pages
  • Cuéntame Mas Activities
  • Exam Review
  • Final Exam

 

Technical Requirements

This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile appStudents who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.

 

 

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