Enroll in Spanish 1 with Dolphin STEM Academy
Learning a new language is a multi-faceted experience in which you are introduced to a
whole new set of words and ways of expressing yourself with words, along with new
cultures formed by people who have been speaking that language for centuries. The
Spanish-speaking world is vast and rich, spanning Spain in the Iberian Peninsula and
many parts of North, Central, and South America, all with varied ethnic and political
histories and cultures.
In Spanish 1B, you’ll be introduced to several common situations in which people
describe how to earn, save, and manage money, modes of urban transportation,
various seasons and the associated weather conditions, food, clothes, and activities.
You’ll also describe various art forms, plays, concerts, and movies. You’ll discuss health
and well-being and travel and tourism. You’ll build on what you learned in the Spanish
1B course to communicate by listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish as
you internalize new vocabulary and grammar. You’ll also learn about some regions of
the Spanish-speaking world that the central characters of each unit are visiting. You will
build on this semester’s work as you advance in your Spanish studies: everything that
you learn about a language and the cultures in which it is spoken will serve as a
foundation for further learning.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
• Use regular verbs in the preterite (past) tense.
• Use direct-object pronouns and the preterite of leer (read), sacar (take out), and
prestar (lend), along with direct-object pronouns.
• Construct and comprehend, orally and in writing, sentences in Spanish in the
preterite tense with a variety of regular and irregular verbs.
• Use the present tense to describe weather conditions and the associated food,
clothing, and activities.
• Use the verbs hacer and estar to describe weather conditions.
• Use ir + a to talk about what is going to happen in the future.
• Use future tense to talk about weather forecast.
• Use subjunctive mood with para que (so that or in order that).