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Introductory Spanish Through Sight and Sound

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This course provides a fun and engaging introduction to a language that is spoken around the world and right next door. The course focuses on action-oriented vocabulary (verbs) using visual prompts and teaching basic grammar patterns as they occur through simple statements and questions. Class meets twice each week for forty-five minutes to accommodate young attention spans and provide repetition to strengthen the development of language skills. The first semester of the course builds a strong foundation using singular subjects (I, you, he, she, you formal). This focus allows students to jump into speaking and dialogues quickly. The second semester moves to more complex concepts to include plural subjects (we, they, you plural) and extend language skills. At the beginning of each class, students recite biblical verses in Spanish to develop pronunciation, intonation, and speaking skills. During class, students enjoy listening, reading and writing (typing full sentences) in Spanish as well as speaking in Spanish on the microphone for conversation practice. During home study time, students gain further practice and evaluation through listening/speaking exercises (chants, songs, dictation), worksheets, quizzes, and tests. Note: Students will be required to type in class to demonstrate understanding. Students should be able to type full readable sentences using the computer keyboard before the start of the class. Spanish Sequence: This course is for grades 6 and 7. It is an enjoyable (not required) preparation for TPS Spanish 1A as the next course. Students below grade 6 may not enroll because there is not another course until grade 7.

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