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 1 (España)



video: weather report: El tiempo en Cuba activity to accompany El tiempo en Cuba  
video: weather report 2 (España) practice quiz for weather report 2

answer key to practice quiz for weather report 2

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

video: depression (México)

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


advice or suggestions 10A video: health advice (España)

video: nutrition I (España)

video: nutrition II (España)

(lack of) agreement        
I can...
summarize key points and main ideas in 10-30 minute oral presentations on an unfamiliar topic   videos: TED talks

video: Schooling in Cuba

video: Workers' rights (Venezuela)

video: Las Islas Baleares (España)

video: La Costa Brava (España)

take notes on 10-20 minute oral presentations


videos: TED talks

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: 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

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 practice quiz for interview with Ingrid Betancourt

key to practice quiz for interview with Ingrid Betancourt

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

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)