Salon de claseBienvenidos a la pagina del Español 1Numero de buzon electronico de la clase: 978-561-9217

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Spanish Statistics
  • Spanish is the world's third most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese and English, and ranks second in terms of native speakers.
  • At the end of the 19th century, 60 million people spoke Spanish. Today, almost 500 million people worldwide speak Spanish!
  • Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 388 million people in 21 countries (Mexico: 102 million, USA: 45 million, Spain: 44 million, Colombia: 44 million, Argentina: 39 million, Venezuela: 28 million, Peru: 28 million…) It is also widely spoken in many more where it is not an official language.
  • Hispanic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment in North America. Their population in the USA has grown by 60% in just one decade and their buying power is expected to exceed $926 million by 2007.
  • Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, and an official language of the UN and its organizations.

Class Units

Preview – Para empezar
En la escuela
En la clase
El tiempo
Tema 1 – Mis amigos y yo
¿Qué te gusta hacer?
Y tú, ¿Cómo eres?
Tema 2 – La escuela
Tu día en la escuela
  • Talk about school schedules and subjects
  • Discuss what students do during the day
  • Ask and tell who is doing an action
  • Compare your school with that of a student in a Spanish-speaking country
Tu sala de clases
Tema 3 – La comida
¿Desayuno o almuerzo?
Para mantener la salud
  • Talk about foods and beverages for dinner
  • Describe what people or things are like
  • Discuss food, health, and exercise choices
  • Understand cultural perspective on diet and health
Tema 4 – Los pasatiempos
¿Adónde vas?
  • Talk about locations in your community
  • Discuss leisure activities
  • Talk about where you go and with whom
  • Learn how to ask questions
  • Understand cultural perspectives on leisure activities
¿Quieres ir conmigo?
  • Talk about activities outside of school
  • Extend, accept, and decline invitations
  • Tell when an event happens
  • Understand cultural perspectives on after-school activities
Tema 5 – Fiesta en familia
Una fiesta de cumpleaños
¡Vamos a un resturante!
  • Talk about family celebrations
  • Describe family members and friends
  • Ask politely to have something brought to you
  • Order a meal in a restaurant
  • Understand cultural perspectives on family celebrations
Tema 6 – La casa
En mi dormitorio
  • Talk about your bedroom
  • Describe bedroom items and electronic equipment
  • Make comparisons
  • Understand cultural perspectives on homes
¿Cómo es tu casa?
  • Identify rooms in a house
  • Name household chores
  • Tell where you live
  • Understand cultural perspectives on different types of housing
Tema 7 – De compras
¿Cuánto cuesta?
  • Talk about clothes, shopping, and prices
  • Describe your plans
  • Talk about what you want and what you prefer
  • Point out specific items
  • Understand cultural perspectives on shopping
¡Qué regalo!
  • Talk about buying gifts
  • Tell what happened in the past
  • Use direct object pronouns
  • Understand cultural perspectives on gift-giving
Tema 8 – Experiencias
De vacaciones
  • Talk about things to do on vacation
  • Describe places to visit while on vacation
  • Talk about events in the past
  • Understand cultural perspectives on travel and vacations
Ayudando en la comunidad
  • Discuss volunteer work and ways to protect the environment
  • Talk about what people say
  • Talk about what people did for others
  • Understand cultural perspectives on volunteer work
Tema 9 – Medios de comunicación
El cine y la television
  • Describe movies and television programs
  • Express opinions about media entertainment
  • Talk about things you have done recently
  • Understand cultural perspective on common gestures
La tecnología
  • Talk about computers and the internet
  • Learn to ask for something and to tell what something is used for
  • Talk about knowing people or knowing how to do things
  • Understand cultural perspectives on using technology