Fluency Spanish I
Students begin their introduction to Spanish with fundamental building blocks in four key areas of world-language Spanish study: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The extensive use of authentic materials (video, audio, images or texts) allows for a contextualized and interactive presentation of the vocabulary and the linguistic structures. Students are actively engaged in completing task- based activities individually and collaboratively while formulating and testing hypotheses about different aspects of the target language. The materials and the activities engage students in such a way that they learn to develop the necessary metacognitive strategies to be successful both in the processing of the authentic input and in negotiating meaning to reach a mutual understanding with other speakers. Cultural information relevant to Hispanic countries and communities and cross-cultural reflections permeate the materials from beginning to end.
* Prerequisites: None