In Spanish 1A, you will begin learning vocabulary and grammar for certain basic situations, such as:
You will become familiar with the rules of pronunciation in Spanish, so that you can begin to understand and to speak it correctly. You will complete Activities dealing with reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish, and will be expected to practice vocabulary and grammar points.
Realidades 1 Textbook
Please note: Both of the numbers below refer to the same textbook.
Students will also need to have the following materials:
Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you
focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand
or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. Most assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments have been submitted, and at least 70 percent have been graded and returned to you.
The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of
the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or
Format: Multiple-choice, writing, and reading.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed:#2 pencil, student must provide a blank tape or recordable CD
Total Number of Lessons: 11
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 18
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 18
Computer Graded: 0
Lesson 1: Introducing Yourself
Lesson 2: Telling Time
Lesson 3: Date, Seasons, and Weather
Lesson 4: Talking About Things You Do and Don’t Like to Do
Lesson 5: Talking About What People are Like
Lesson 6: School Schedules and Subjects
Lesson 7: Talking About Location and Possession
Lesson 8: Food
Lesson 9: Talking About Food and Health
Lesson 10: Leisure Activities and Neighborhood Locations
Lesson 11: Talking About Activities Outside of School