Second Year > Spanlang 13 Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 13 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...
connect and synthesize information gathered when I listen to extensive and complex oral interactions between speakers   video: La cardiología en España    
follow and summarize shifting topics in a conversation   video: Debate televisivo sobre la ley antitaurina    
evaluate and take notes on language use (register, tone, syntax) and content of extended texts such as academic lectures, professional presentations, and documentary and feature films   video: Documental cubano La historia no contada

video: Debate televisivo sobre la eutanasia

audio files: Español, lengua mestiza

audio files: La inmigración indocumentada a los Estados Unidos

Actividad para acompañar La historia no contada  
comprehend academic and professional presentations on a variety of topics by speakers from a variety of regions   videos: TED talks

audio files: Radio Ambulante

audio files: Segmentos de radio sobre el cine, la política y mucho más (España)

anticipate and contrast arguments conveyed in oral presentations   audio files: Rosa Montero: "Escribir es amar"

audio files: Entrevista a Mario Vargas Llosa

take detailed notes on oral and written texts (e.g., articles, academic or professional presentations, news reports)   video: Juicios por los desaparecidos (Uruguay)

video: Manifestaciones estudiantiles (Chile)

I can read authentic texts (texts designed for Spanish-speakers and not necessarily for language learners) and:
analyze and synthesize the main ideas and supporting data

answer all fact-based and all analytical reading comprehension questions        
connect knowledge from texts with knowledge in a variety of areas

demonstrate some understanding for the cultural nuances of meaning in the text     Cuento de Augusto Monterroso "El eclipse": lectura y actividad de práctica  
identify more subtle nuances of tone and stance typical of formal, professional or academic writing     Discurso de Gabriel García Márquez "Botella al mar para el dios de las palabras": lectura y actividad de práctica  
I can...
compare different regional varieties and social registers (e.g., slang versus formal speech) of Spanish   Dialectoteca del español

Catálogo de voces hispánicas

become increasingly aware of phrases and other language use typical of formal, academic writing        
research topics (using the Internet, library materials, newspapers, etc.) related to my academic and professional fields of interest   spanlang resources link