Elementary Spanish 1

  • Name:

    Elementary Spanish 1 (ELS1v)

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  • Semesters:

    1 (semester course)

    Students have 52 weeks to complete.

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Elementary Spanish 1


This introductory Spanish course provides a fun, interactive experience for a student's first exposure to the Spanish language. The content for each unit is based on an authentic story, myth or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures. Although the course focuses principally on vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar principles are intuitively grasped through the story, games, activities, songs and assessments. In addition, students learn to perform simple tasks in connection with each unit's theme. Students engage in language learning in a rewarding, low-stress environment; get comfortable with the sounds and rhythms of Spanish; learn simple Spanish phrases; begin to read, write, speak and listen for meaning in Spanish; and recognize distinctive practices and products of Spanish-speaking cultures.

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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