Spanish I – Group 1
Maybe you have an interest in learning a new language or maybe you’re just trying to fulfill your foreign language high school requirement. Why not choose to study Spanish? Spanish is spoken in over 20 countries and it is the second most commonly spoken language in the United States.
Spanish I is an introductory course to the Spanish language and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Students will learn letters, numbers pronunciation, verbs in the present and past, adjective-noun agreement, articles, pronouns, prepositions, affirmative and negative words, commands and lots of vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
This will be a very interactive class. Students will be expected to come to class prepared with a headset microphone and ready to participate. Besides speaking, a variety of activities will be used during class to engage students. Bible Scripture recitation will be part of our weekly classes. Weekly homework, including tests, will be assigned.
Course description and class content developed by Diana Lamolinara for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.
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¡Avancemos! Student Edition Level 1, ISBN: 9780547871912, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, 2013.
¡Avancemos! Cuaderno: Práctica por niveles (Student Workbook) Level 1, ISBN: 9780618782185, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers, 2007.
Diana Lamolinara is a native speaker of Spanish who has lived in the Spanish-speaking countries of Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Spain. She also lived several years in Italy, where she studied Italian. Mrs. Lamolinara has a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Foreign Language Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Diana has been teaching Spanish to students at all levels from Pre School to AP for over 25 years. She is a former homeschooling mom. In addition to teaching, Diana enjoys reading, exercising, cooking and taking long walks with her dog in the woods. The Lord has blessed Diana and her husband with four children and three grandchildren.