First Year > Spanlang 2A > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 2A 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 quizzes and activities Your confidence level: 1 (low) to 5 (high)
I can understand...
weather reports 10A AccuWeather en español

 

 

video: weather report (España) practice quiz for weather report

answer key to practice quiz for weather report

 
service transactions (e.g.,purchasing airline tickets; searching for an apartment) 3B, 4A, 8A videos: sample service encounters en español (Nicaragua)    
requests for favors        
emotions such as sympathy, admiration, anger or surprise  

video: expressing admiration and talking about emotions in the music of Juanes

   
apologies

       
complaints        
opinions        
advice or suggestions 10A video: Nutrition advice (Spain)    
(lack of) agreement        
doubt    
I can...
summarize key points and main ideas in 10-30 minute oral presentations on an unfamiliar topic   videos: TED en español

video: La Costa Brava (España)

   
take notes on 10-20 minute oral presentations

 

videos: TED en español

videos: Mexican public television travel show Los 11 Más

 

 
10B video: documentary on a miltary school and torture center from the Argentine dirty war (1976-1983) turned into a museum and cultural center practice quiz for documentary

key to practice quiz for documentary
 
video: art that commemorates Colombia's desaparecidos practice quiz for video about art that commemorates Colombia's desaparecidos  
video: interview with famed author Elena Poniatowska practice quiz for interview with Elena Poniatowska

key to practice quiz for interview Elena Poniatowska

 
video: interviews with the Madres of the Plaza de Mayo practice quiz for interviews with the Madres of the Plaza de Mayo

key to practice quiz for interviews with the Madres of the Plaza de Mayo

 
11A videos: Mexican public television travel show Los 11 Más    
14A video: El español en la Guinea Ecuatorial practice activity to accompany video on Spanish in Ecuatorial Guinea

 
16A video: interview with Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt

 

 
podcast: a Mexican youth discovers their sexual identity practice quiz for podcast about a Mexican youth

key to practice quiz for podcast about a Mexican youth

 
17B video: Astor Piazzolla practice quiz on Argentine musician Astor Piazzolla

key to practice quiz on Argentine musician Astor Piazzolla

 
18A video: interview with Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal practice quiz on interview with Rafael Nadal  
using some transition words, list topics and some details in TV news clips   television and radio resources in Spanish

video: Sports headlines(España)

   
understand 3-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world or contemporary issues Composición 2 leyendas mapuches

leyendas mayas

leyendas mexicanas

 

 

13B text and video: Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor, creator of color television

practice reading on a competition for best new app in Spain

 
16A Marcha Mundial por la Paz y la No Violencia practice reading on Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

practice reading on Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt

practice reading on Casa de Paz, a safe house for migrants in Denver

 
read Internet or newspaper articles on subjects that interest me   online newspapers    
compare the treatment of current events in the Spanish-speaking and English-speaking worlds   video: Undocumented Immigration in Spain (España)

video: Undocumented Immigration and Poltics in the U.S. (España)