Available to: all students

Spanish I is intended for students with little to no previous experience with the Spanish language and a novice level of proficiency. This course lays the foundation for all future Spanish courses at Stevenson and offers an introduction to the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Students are introduced to the Spanish-speaking world and are exposed to a variety of cultural elements through level-appropriate books, articles, videos, and other authentic Spanish artifacts. An emphasis is placed on building fundamental language-learning proficiency and cultivating a genuine curiosity for the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. In order to build both oral and written proficiency, the classroom is an immersive environment in which priority is given to communication and the practical application of the language. This course represents the first step in a student’s language learning adventure and seeks to cultivate a community of life-long language learners.