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

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 1A 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 objectiveses.

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) Links to practice quizzes and activities
I can understand:
polite comments      
simple transactions (e.g., purchasing theatre tickets or clothing)      
telephone conversations   video: phone calls for various purposes to friends, an office, and an embassy

audio: Spanish Phone Conversations

video: nutrition I (España)

 
questions and answers 14, 48-9, 119, 146, 153, 188    
weather reports 71-76 video: weather report (Cuba)

video: weather report 1 (España)

video: weather report 2 (España)

  ¿Qué tiempo hace en Cuba? (activity to accompany weather report from Cuba)

practice quiz for weather report 2

answer key to practice quiz for weather report 2

expressions of gratitude    
invitations and respsonse to them        
descriptions of experiences and events 86-9, 100-5 texts: Mexican legends

texts: Argentinean legends

audio files: testimonials of Latino immigrant children in the U.S.

video: Spanish influence in New Orleans

   

...expressions of peoples'...

personal interests, likes and dislikes 10-13, 28, 74, 110    
intentions and future plans 77-78 audio files: testimonials of Latino immigrant children in the U.S.  
wishes and preferences 76      
opinions 163      
I can understand information in...
bus, train or plane schedules   train schedules (España)

plane schedules from AeroMéxico

 
movie, TV or theatre listings  TV listings for Univisión  

 

public signs        
I can also:
glean biographical information from written texts   texts: 11 hispanohablantes que han ganado el premio Nobel de literatura

text: a Mexican woman's story of immigration, Latino immigrants' successes and struggles

text: a Guatemalan author's story of immigration and his observations of U.S.-Latin American cultural differences

 
restate key ideas derived from 10-20 minute oral presentations video: African heritage in Mexico

video: Complete series of UNAM documentary shorts on Mexico's multicultural heritage

video: spirituality and family (Cuba)

video: back-to-school (México)

take notes on oral presentations video: exercise (España)
list the topics in  a set of TV news clips   video: local news (Argentina)

video: newsclips from Univisión

   
understand 2-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world (including Latinos in the U.S.) text: cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz' views of immigration issues

text: a Mexican woman's story of immigration, Latino immigrants' successes and struggles

text: a Guatemalan author's story of immigration and his observations of U.S.-Latin American cultural differences