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 (Nicaragua)    
telephone conversations 6B video and text: calling and asking for a friend, calling an office (Nicaragua)    
weather reports 10A AccuWeather en español

 

 

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

answer key to practice quiz for weather report

 
expressions of peoples'...
personal interests 7A      
advice   video: Nutrition advice (Spain)

 

   
wishes and preferences        
opinions 7B artículos de opinión y mucho más del vocero de Univisión Jorge Ramos    
apologies        
emotions   podcast: Entiende tu mente

   
intentions and future plans   video: Esperanzas de una familia inmigrante    
comparisons 3A, 8B, 9A      
descriptions of experiences and events   video: Sports headlines (España)

   
restate key ideas derived from 10-20 minute oral presentations  

videos: TED en español

   
take notes on oral presentations 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: a sustainable home in Chile practice quiz for a sustainable home in Chile    
video: do-it-yourself home improvement tips practice quiz for do-it-yourself home improvement tips    
8B podcasts: digital storytelling with Stanford workers and third-year Spanish students practice activity  
video: history in brief of Mexican migration to the U.S. practice quiz for history of Mexican migration  
video: news report on Venezuelan immigrants in Chile

practice quiz for report on Venezuelan immigrants in Chile

key to practice quiz for report on Venezuelan immigrants in Chile

 
video: news report on South American immigrants in Spain

practice quiz on news report on South American immigrants in Spain

key to practice quiz on news report on South American immigrants in Spain

 
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: 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    
list the topics in a set of TV news clips   television and radio resources in Spanish    
understand 2-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world, especially Latinxs in the U.S. 7A   practice quiz on Uruguayan worklife  
8B text: news editorial on emigration to Chile

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

practice quiz for news editorial on emigration to Chile  
10A text: reading on vegetarianism