Spanish I introduces students to basic vocabulary themes and basic grammatical structures in order to facilitate the development of basic language skills. Students are familiarized with the Spanish pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and simple expressions. Emphasis falls on repetition, reading, choral practice, imitation, and aural identifications with the goal of getting students comfortable with the new sounds, syntax, and spelling. Semester Two progresses students from strict imitations and simple labeling to being able to communicate with simple but authentic sentences. Students will engage in a series of projects throughout the school year and will also learn about various aspects of the Spanish culture.