First Year > Spanlang 1 > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 1 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 objectives.

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 activities and quizzes: Your confidence level:
1 (low) to 5 (high)
I can understand:
introductions Unidad preliminar    
greetings Unidad preliminar    
good-byes Unidad preliminar    

simple questions and simple answers

Unidad preliminar, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 4B, 5Ar    
requests for information and information requested 1A, 2B, 4B, 5A      
expressions of gratitude Unidad preliminar    
invitations and responses to them        
I can...
list ideas in oral presentations videos: complete series of UNAM documentary shorts on Mexico's indigenous peoples

videos: TED en español

   
1A video: back-to-school (México)    
1B video: tour of Barcelona's Barrio Gótico    
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  
5A, 5B video: spirituality and family (Cuba)    
6A video: exercise (España)    
identify topics in a set of TV news clips   television and radio resources in Spanish

video: local news (Argentina)

video: sports headlines (España)

   
understand 1-page readings if I'm familiar with the topic and vocabulary 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

 
4A reading about an open-air market in Cuba    
glean biographical information from written texts   protagonistas del mundo hispanohablante reading and practice quiz about Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón

reading and practice quiz about actor Benicio del Toro and actress/director Salma Hayek

reading and practice quiz about Latin American fashion designers in the U.S.

 

I can understand information in...
bus, train or plane schedules   train schedules (España)

plane schedules Mexicana Airlines

 

 

movie, TV or theatre listings   TV listings for Univisión  
public signs