First Year > Spanlang 2 > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 2 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:
polite comments        
various simple transactions (e.g., making purchases, making a date, rejecting an invitation) 3B, 4A, 8A videos: sample service encounters en español    
telephone conversations 6B video and text: calling and asking for a friend, calling an office (Nicaragua)

video: nutrition I (España)

audio: Spanish Phone Conversations  
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

expressions of peoples'...
personal interests        
advice   video: nutrition I (España)

video: nutrition II (España)

wishes and preferences        
emotions   video: emotions and body weight (España)

video: depression (México)

intentions and future plans   video: esperanzas de una familia inmigrante    
descriptions of experiences and events   texts: internet site on Argentinean legends

video: Spanish influence in New Orleans

video: use of vaccinations in the U.S.

video: Sports headlines (España)

restate key ideas derived from 10-20 minute oral presentations   video: nutrition I (España)

video: nutrition II (España)

take notes on oral presentations   videos: TED talks

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 Gallego    
9A video: do-it-yourself home improvement tips practice quiz for do-it-yourself home improvement tips  
video: news report on Luis Soriano, creator of the Biblioburro practice quiz for biblioburro  
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

11A videos: Mexican public television travel show Los 11 Más    
list the topics in a set of TV news clips   television and radio resources in Spanish

video: sports headlines (España)

understand 2-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world, especially Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. 7A   practice quiz on Uruguayan worklife  
8B text: cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz' views of immigration issues

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

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

10A text: reading on vegetarianism