First Year > Spanlang 3 > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 3 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 quizzes and activities Your confidence level: 1 (low) to 5 (high)
I can understand interactions involving...
service transactions (e.g., purchasing airline tickets, searching for an apartment) videos: sample service encounters en español (Nicaragua)    
requests for favors        
emotions such as sympathy, admiration, anger or surprise 12A, 15B, 17B, 18B video: expressing admiration and talking about emotions in the music of Juanes    
opinions 16A, 17A      
advice or suggestions 10A video: Nutrition advice (Spain)    
doubt 16A      
I can...
summarize key points and main ideas in 20-40 minute oral presentations on an unfamiliar topic


videos: TED en español

video: La Costa Brava (España)

take notes on 20-40 minute oral presentations


videos: TED en español

videos: Mexican public television travel show Los 11 Más



14A video: El español en la Guinea Ecuatorial practice activity to accompany video on Spanish in Ecuatorial Guinea  
14B podcasts: Hablar por hablar desde Colombia y Hablar por hablar desde España    
16A video: interview with Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt


podcast: a Mexican youth discovers their sexual identity practice quiz for podcast about a Mexican youth

key to practice quiz for podcast about a Mexican youth

17B video: Astor Piazzolla practice quiz on Argentine musician Astor Piazzolla

key to practice quiz on Argentine musician Astor Piazzolla

18A video: interview with Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal practice quiz on interview with Rafael Nadal  
restate the topics in a set of TV news clips   television and radio resources in Spanish

understand 3-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world or contemporary issues Composición 2 leyendas mapuches

leyendas mayas

leyendas mexicanas



13B text and video: Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor, creator of color television

practice reading on a competition for best new app in Spain

16A Marcha Mundial por la Paz y la No Violencia


practice reading on Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

practice reading on Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt

practice reading on Casa de Paz, a safe house for migrants in Denver

read Internet or newspaper articles on subjects that interest me   online newspapers    
compare the treatment of current events in the Spanish-speaking and English-speaking worlds   video: Undocumented Immigration in Spain (España)

video: Undocumented Immigration and Poltics in the U.S. (España)