Spanish 1B

This course fulfills 1/2 credit of the world language content standards required for high school graduation under Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) guidelines. This is the second semester of a two-semester course. In Spanish 1B, students will continue their language learning journey by exploring the Spanish-speaking world, all while learning the vocabulary and structures to be able to express themselves and talk about their own lives. In every unit, students will make comparisons between products and practices of Spanish-speaking cultures and their own perspectives and experiences. The class takes a proficiency-based approach which is informed by current language acquisition research and the ACTFL performance descriptors for novice language learners. A heavy focus is placed on meaningful language use. Grammar is learned implicitly through input and meaning-based activities. The course will incorporate grammatical concepts including: continuing use of present tense conjugations (including stem-changers), imperatives, indirect/direct object pronouns, and a brief introduction to past tense.

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