Conversational Spanish

Teacher: Shanira Herrera

Age of Students: 12 and up

Class Fee: $10

Length: 2 Semesters

Prerequisites: None

Class Capacity: 10

Class Description:

This introductory course is designed for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. Some students in class might have studied Spanish in middle school but have not grasped some of the important structures of the language. This course teaches basic language patterns and vocabulary. Repetition and comprehensible input are important components of this course. Focus is on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Culture is an integral part of the course and is introduced through the use of media, games, adapted readings and class participation. In addition to written tests and quizzes, students are required to do homework assignments.

Homework Requirements:

Homework assignments are an integral part of this course; they reinforce concepts/skills introduced and explored in class, which enable students to participate in class in a meaningful way. Completion of homework assignments is a must and active participation is required.

Required Materials:

Basic Spanish (Premium Second Edition) by Dorothy Richmond – $16

Notes:

This is not a graded class.