In this course, students will participate in a wide range of activities that will foster the development of their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the target language. Students will utilize phrases and questions that will help them navigate basic conversations in Spanish, and as the year progresses, students will begin to develop a broader vocabulary and understanding of grammatical constructs. Students' grades are earned based on classroom participation, homework completion, and more importantly, formative and summative assessments. Some topics that will be learned this year are: basic greetings and commands, pronunciation, expressing likes and dislikes, parts of speech, vocabulary about one's home, including family, classroom and school, foods and celebrations, sports and exercise, and Caribbean and Spanish culture. As a reminder, students learn best when actively engaged in classroom activities. Therefore, students are expected to engage in conversations in Spanish for the majority of each class period. While appropriate use of grammar and pronunciation are important when conveying one's thoughts, developing one's confidence in interacting in Spanish is just as important! The more you try, the easier it gets!