Second Year > Spanlang 11 Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 11 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 pages Examples in context (text, audio and video samples)

Links to practice quizzes and activities

Your confidence level: 1 (low) to 5 (high)
I can...
list important ideas and supporting data in oral interactions between speakers Ch. 3 video files: Discutamos México programa bicentenario producido por Canal Once

Discutamos México: El cine mexicano: prácticas auditivas

Discutamos México: El arte mesoamericano: práctica auditiva

follow shifting topics in a conversation Ch. 1 video: "El columpio", cortometraje español

audio: reporte y entrevista con Antonio Villaraigosa, primer alcalde latino de Los Ángeles en más de 130 años

"El columpio", cortometraje español: práctica auditiva  
  Ch. 2 video: El Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre en Cuba

video: Entrevista a Junot Díaz, autor dominicanoamericano

El Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre en Cuba: práctica auditiva

Entrevista a Junto Díaz: práctica auditiva

  Ch. 3 audio and text files: Entrevista a Laura Esquivel, autora mexicana de Como agua para chocolate Entrevista a Laura Esquivel: práctica auditiva  
understand the main ideas and significant details of extended texts such as news and radio broadcasts

Ch. 3

video: El muralismo en México

audio files: latinos en los Estados Unidos

audio files: Radio Ambulante

understand the main ideas and significant details of live oral presentations Ch. 3 video files: TED en español

video: Padres en apuros (España)


take notes on oral and written texts (e.g., articles, presentations, news reports) Ch. 2 audio files: Celia Cruz, la reina de la salsa    
summarize arguments conveyed in oral presentations   audio files: un antropólogo venezolano habla de los ingígenas del Orinoco    
I can read authentic texts (texts designed for Spanish-speakers and not necessarily for language learners) and:
scan the reading to locate information   text: La dificultad de llamarse hispano    
skim to gain a sense of the organization and content        
exhibit an unreflected ("off the top of my head") understanding of what I read   text and audio files: "Cajas de cartón" by Francisco Jiménez    
synthesize information about the reading by using charts or outlines        
answer most fact-based and some analytical reading comprehension questions Ch. 3

text, audio, and video files: entrevista a Gael García Bernal, actor mexicano

I can...
begin to recognize different regional varieties and social registers (e.g., slang versus formal speech) of Spanish

  Dialectoteca del español

Catálogo de voces hispánicas


begin to identify the tone and stance that is typical of formal, academic writing


research information (using the Internet, library materials, newspapers, etc.) on academic topics, including my field of interest or content area of focus

  spanlang resources link