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Debbie Lockard

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Spanish Course Syllabus


Teacher: Sra. Lockard

Course Description

Throughout the school year, students will participate in a variety of activities to help them speak, read, write and understand spoken Spanish with emphasis on speaking the language. In this course, students will: acquire a broad repertoire of vocabulary, learn about cultural practices of Hispanic countries, give oral and written summaries on familiar topics in Spanish, and demonstrate comprehension of short reading selections and listening comprehension of short spoken selections of native Spanish speakers.

The main objective in this class is communication in Spanish. The other standards regarding culture, connections, comparisons, and communities will also be addressed throughout the school year. Students will actively use the language to:

  1. Communicate about a variety of familiar topics.
  2. Comprehend spoken and written Spanish in real-life situations on various topics.
  3. Acquire new vocabulary and grammatical structures in Spanish.
  4. Write narrative and descriptive statements in Spanish.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
  6. Identify the geographical components of Spanish-speaking countries.

Course Outline:


Topics to be Learned

Lecciones Preliminares

Greetings, days, months, date, time, weather, 0-100

Capítulo 1: What are we like?

People, appearance, personality, nationalities, “ser”, definite and indefinite articles, noun-adjective agreement

Capítulo 2: Your family and the house

Family, rooms in house, furniture, “tener”, possessive adjectives

Capítulo 3: In school and after-school

School activities, classes, classroom objects, supplies, -ar verbs, “ir, dar, estar”, contractions “al” and “del”


  •  Chromebook
  •  Text: Así se dice Textbook
  •  Pencils, erasers, loose-leaf paper, 1” Binder, tab dividers and colored pencils for classwork

Classroom Requirement/Procedures

  1. Arrive to class prepared and on time.
  2. Respect yourself and others.
  3. Remain in your seat unless otherwise directed by the teacher.
  4. Teacher dismisses the class and NOT the bell.
  5. Refrain from eating/drinking in class or chewing gum unless it is a class-sharing project.
  6. Raise your hand before speaking and wait to be called on.
  7. Keep all electronic devices turned OFF and toys in backpack unless otherwise instructed.
  8. Academic dishonesty of any nature will NOT be tolerated.


I am always available to discuss your child’s grades, behavior, and concerns.  I am here to support, encourage and inspire your child.  Whatever your questions, please feel free to call or come by during my conference period. 



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