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Course description

Sophia's Spanish I course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals required to read, write, and speak in the Spanish language. This course offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of Spanish through both a linguistic and cultural lens, exploring the cultures and customs of several Spanish-speaking countries along with basic grammatical structures and useful vocabulary for making introductions, describing university and home life, communicating current and future plans, and discussing various activities and interests.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenges (formative assessments), 4 Milestones (summative assessments), and 5 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Follow the rules of pronunciation with essential Spanish vocabulary.</li><li>Demonstrate proper noun-adjective agreement when forming introductory phrases and sentences.</li><li>Describe physical characteristics, personality traits, and emotional states.</li><li>Express times, dates, locations, and weather conditions.</li><li>Describe one's academic life.</li><li>Describe one's home and family life.</li><li>Express current actions using the present progressive tense.</li><li>Express future actions using proper verb construction.</li><li>Discuss holidays, parties, and traditions.</li><li>Survey major cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries.</li></ul>

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