Exploratory Spanish 7
As we begin this year, we are going to review some of the areas that you studied in the Spanish rotation of the 6th grade year. This is a way to shake out the "cobwebs", as well as filter out the French and German, so that we may concentrate on Spanish.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you. Meanwhile, here is a list of topics we will be covering:
- identifying where one is from, courtesy expressions, greetings in the Spanish-speaking world, plaza principal, nouns and articles, numbers 0-30, present tense of ser, telling time, recognizing cognates, reading a telephone list, writing a telephone/address list in Spanish, listening for known vocabulary, a tv commercial for MasterCard, a video about plazas and greetings, demographic and cultural information about Hispanics in the U.S. and Canada
- classroom and school related words, names of school courses and fields of study, class schedules, days of the week, secondary school in Mexico, the INFRAMEN, present tense of regular -ar verbs, forming negative sentences, the verb gustar, forming questions, the present tense of estar, prepositions of location, numbers 31 and higher, using text formats to predict content, brainstorming and organizing ideas for writing, writing descriptions of themselves, listening for cognates, a television commercial for Jumbo (a Chilean superstore chain), a video about the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- terms for family relationships, names of various professions, surnames and families in the Spanish-speaking world, Spain’s Royal Family, descriptive adjectives, possessive adjectives, the present tense of common regular -er and -ir verbs, the present tense of tener and venir, context clues to unlock meaning of unfamiliar words, using idea maps when writing, how to write a friendly letter, strategies for asking clarification in oral communication, Pentel commercial, Ecuadorian families, geographical and cultural information about Ecuador
This is a Mayan pyramid in Central America.
See Canvas for assignment information, extra packets and class materials.