Spanish 1/Exploratory Language Syllabus

Sra. Sonia Claudio, Room 130*
Welcome to Exploratory Language with  Señora/Sra. Claudio!

Please read through the course description, objectives, materials and grading explanation.
Course Description

This is an introductory course to the Spanish language and its culture.  The skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as the study of culture, history and the interrelations of language are the essential elements taught in the first course of foreign language study.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

·         Reproduce sounds, words, sentences and phrases needed for classroom and daily life expressions.

·         Produce learned vocabulary, phrases and sentences when speaking and writing.

·         Develop and recognize language techniques to help communicate in the target language.

Greet and take leave of others in culturally appropriate ways;
Exchange basic information with others;
Express likes, dislikes and daily activities;
Extend and respond to invitations; and
describe family members and family connections.


60% Major  – include tests, projects and quizzes.

40% Minor  – include in-class assignments and homework.
Reference Text

Skill Builders Spanish 1 for grades 6-8

Web site: (book reference)–Spanish-I-Workbook-104411#/?book media type=f389e45b92884d48844baaf09d49e3c5

Class Expectation

Respect each other
always do your best
take risks make mistakes
be open to new ideas
say please & thank you
share with others
listen when others talk
Clean up & help out
Follow directions

1” binder/ with paper

Blue/Black pens or pencils

Spanish-English/English-Spanish dictionary

Colored index cards