Second Year > Spanlang 13 Progress Card: Presentational Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 13 student progress in presentation 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) Your confidence level: 1 (low) to 5 (high)
I can...
increasingly employ appropriate (oral and written) presentational language   text files: speech of Salvador Allende at the University of Guadalajara and other speeches

text: speech delivered by Michelle Bachelet

videos: TED en español

prepare oral and written presentations using authentic materials      
give less-rehearsed presentations, using only brief notes, of 20 minutes in length      
answer questions about the presentation extemporaneously      
give an audiovisual presentation using computer software (such as PowerPoint)      
present oral analyses of authentic texts (both oral and written) and of class discussions      
compare and analyze extemporaneously      
sometimes to hypothesize and conjecture extemporaneously      
in both oral and written texts, sometimes employ appropriate rhetorical strategies such as demonstrating cause and effect, or comparing and contrasting   extensive list of rhetorical devices (in English)  
write reports in response to oral texts      
write a research paper of 5-7 pages and cite my sources      
write persuasive papers stating and supporting an opinion      
correct my writing more often than I used to      
use a dictionary to check my choice of words or phrases      
edit my papers for common mistakes      
edit my academic papers not only in terms of mistakes but also to employ style and register appropriate for academic work