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Elementary Spanish 1

  • Name:

    Elementary Spanish 1 (ELS1v)

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  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Elementary Spanish 1


Elementary Spanish is an exploratory introduction to the Spanish culture and language. Students learn the target language in a story-based framework, providing a fun and positive experience with the learning. Each lesson is taught through an engaging, authentic story that gives students an opportunity to see and hear the language in context. Students will learn foundational skills in listening and speaking in the early levels, and then will add Spanish literacy skills beginning in Level 2. The course provides audio and visual stimuli for all learning types and ample opportunity to hear, speak, read, write, and record the language. The course also provides strategically-based reviews of past learning. Each course is built on connections to an authentic culture of a specific Spanish-speaking region through the arts, celebrations, and traditions of the culture, leading students on the path to becoming global citizens. Courses provide a natural progression of learning through the following language acquisition stages: Preproduction, Early Production, Speech Emergence, and Novice Proficiency.

Special Notes:

A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5Mbps is required.


Learning Spanish is a lot of fun! It’s easier to learn when you are young, so taking Spanish in elementary school is a great idea. You may already know some Spanish, because we use words in English that come from Spanish. Have you ever eaten a taco? Have you gone out to the patio at night and seen an armadillo? Have you hit a piñata at a birthday party and watched the goodies fall on the floor?

Everything is Spanish is “he” or “she”. Nothing is “it”. When you describe something in Spanish, the adjective goes after the thing you are describing. We would say: “That is a pretty dress. Are you going to wear it?” A Spanish speaker would say (in Spanish, of course): “That is a dress pretty. Are (you) going to wear him?”

There are Spanish speaking people in many countries, including the United States. Learning Spanish will give you opportunities to get to know them.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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