First Year > Spanlang 1A > Progress Card: Interpersonal Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 1A student progress in interpersonal 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)
Become acquainted with people:
introduce myself and say my name 2, 25 video and text: meeting someone new (Ecuador)  
ask someone his or her name 3, 25    
introduce others 3-4    
ask someone where s/he is from 2-3, 25    
say where I'm from 2-5, 25    
ask others questions to learn about them 13, 45-46, 115, 143, 149, 184    
address people appropriately according to their age and how well I know them:
greet friends 2-3, 25 video and text: greet a friend (Argentina)

video and text: greet classmates (Ecuador)

 
greet friends, strangers and acquaintances appropriately 2-4, 27, 48 video and text files: greeting friends and professors at the university (México)  
say good-bye to friends 3, 25 video and text: say goodbye to a friend (Argentina)  
take leave of friends, strangers and acquaintances appropriately 3, 25    
ask friends, strangers and acquaintances "How are you?" appropriately   video and text: greet an acquaintence (Argentina)  
say how I am   video and text: greet an acquaintence (Argentina)  
express politeness and gratitude:
make polite comments to people      
express gratitude      
express my...
personal interests, likes, and dislikes 10-12, 26, 60-61, 69-70, 106, 191-196    
academic interests 7, 10-13, 25-8    
intentions and future plans 73-74    
wishes and preferences 72    
opinions 159    
talk about ...
my activities 39-39, 56-66, 149-155    
family members 112-113, 118-123    
people's physical features 139-141    
people's personalities 14-16, 144, 159    
people's work and activities 30-39, 56-66, 149-155    
the weather 66-72    
the interests of others and of the community at large Vistazos culturales    
the future plans of others and of the community at large Vistazos culturales    
some interests of the Latino community in the U.S. Vistazos culturales    
past activities and events 81-100, 170-175, 238-240    
ask questions:
ask questions to get information 13, 45-46, 115, 143, 149, 184    
ask others for their opinions    
make comparisons:
make comparisons 141-142, 176-177    
use the telephone:
answer a phone call      
say whether the recipient of the call is at home      
ask for the person to whom I wish to speak   video and text: calling and asking for a friend (México)

video and text: calling and talking a friend(España)

video and text: talking with a friend's parent on the phone (Ecuador)

video and text: calling and asking for a friend, calling an office (Nicaragua)

 
tell someone it's the wrong number      
say good-bye 3, 25    
say when I don't understand      
Participate in an open air market:
make purchases 17, 26, 161, 163    
get an attendant's attention      
ask for prices      
react to prices with exclamatory remarks      
bargain for a better price      
express satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a product 10-12, 26, 70, 194    
Go to a restaurant: (231, 239)
ask for a table for x people      
order a meal from a menu   video: eating out  
Call for the waiter or waitress      
ask for the bill      
extend, accept and reject invitations:
extend an invitation      
accept an invitation      
reject an invitation      
in conversation...
say when I don't understand 6    
sometimes correct myself when I speak