First Year > Spanlang 1A > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 1A student progress in interpretive language. Use this checklist as your "Progress Card" to track your development in Spanish. As you learn to do each item, note your confidence level in performing each task. You will want to practice and review these objectives repeatedly on your own, with your native-speaking conversation partner, and with your instructor.

Download a printable version of the entire Progress Card with interpersonal, intrepretive and presentational objectiveses.

Language Learning Objectives: Click on an objective for a list of key phrases to learn See text lessons Examples in context (text, audio and video samples) Links to practice quizzes and activities Your confidence level: 1 (low) to 5 (high)
I can understand:
polite comments      
simple transactions (e.g., purchasing theatre tickets or clothing) 3B, 4A, 8A videos: sample service encounters en español  
telephone conversations   video: phone calls for various purposes to friends, an office, and an embassy

audio: Spanish Phone Conversations

video: nutrition I (España)

 
questions and answers      
expressions of gratitude    
invitations and respsonse to them        
descriptions of experiences and events

7B, 8A, 9A, 9B

audio files: testimonials of Latino immigrant children in the U.S.

video: Spanish influence in New Orleans

   

...expressions of peoples'...

personal interests, likes and dislikes 4A, 7A    
intentions and future plans 6B audio files: testimonials of Latino immigrant children in the U.S.  
wishes and preferences 4B      
opinions 7B      
I can understand information in...
bus, train or plane schedules   train schedules (España)

travel reservations

 
movie, TV or theatre listings  TV listings for Univisión  

 

public signs        
I can also:
glean biographical information from written texts 8B texts: 11 hispanohablantes que han ganado el premio Nobel de literatura

text: a Mexican woman's story of immigration, Latino immigrants' successes and struggles

text: a Guatemalan author's story of immigration and his observations of U.S.-Latin American cultural differences

 
take notes on oral presentations videos: TED en español
1A video: back-to-school (México)
1B video: tour of Barcelona's Barrio Gótico
6A video: exercise (España)
restate key ideas derived from 10-20 minute oral presentations videos: TED talks

videos: complete series of UNAM documentary shorts on Mexico's indigenous peoples

video: spirituality and family (Cuba)

 

 
2A video: visit to the city of Antigua, Guatemala practice quiz for visit to Antigua

key to practice quiz for visit to Antigua

video: free time in Madrid practice quiz on free time in Madrid

key to practice quiz on free time in Madrid

video: visit to the city and state of Querétaro, México

practice quiz for visit to Querétaro

key to practice quiz for visit to Querétaro

3A video: lifestyle of a champion runner practice quiz on champion runner

key to practice quiz on champion runner

4B video: alternative homes in Spain practice quiz for alternative homes in Spain

key to practice quiz for alternative homes in Spain

video: home built by an architect couple in Spain practice quiz for home built by an architect couple in Spain
7A video: Interview with Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler practice quiz and activity for interview with Jorge Drexler

key to practice quiz and activity for interview with Jorge Drexler

8A video: cathedral visit and interview with don Justo Soriano
video: do-it-yourself home improvement tips practice quiz for do-it-yourself home improvement tips
9A video: news report on Luis Soriano, creator of the Biblioburro practice quiz for biblioburro
list the topics in a set of TV news clips   television and radio resources in Spanish

video: local news (Argentina)

video: sports headlines (España)

   
understand 2-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world (including Latinos in the U.S.) 1B   reading and practice quiz on the use of 'Spanglish' in U.S. television programming

reading and practice quiz about Spanish in the United States

7A   practice quiz on Uruguayan worklife
8B text: cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz' views of immigration issues

text: a Mexican woman's story of immigration, Latino immigrants' successes and struggles

text: a Guatemalan author's story of immigration and his observations of U.S.-Latin American cultural differences