First Year > Spanlang 1 > Progress Card: Interpersonal Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 1 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 chapter Examples in context (text, audio and video samples) Your confidence level: 1 (low) to 5 (high)
Meet, greet, and take leave of people:
introduce myself and say my name Unidad prelimnar video and text: meeting someone new (Ecuador)  
ask someone his or her name Unidad prelimnar    
introduce others      
greet friends Unidad prelimnar video and text: greet a friend (Argentina)
video and text: greet classmates (Ecuador)
 
greet friends, strangers and acquaintances appropriately Unidad prelimnar video and text files: greeting friends and professors at the university (México)  
say good-bye to friends Unidad prelimnar    
take leave of friends, strangers and acquaintances appropriately Unidad prelimnar video and text: say goodbye to a friend (Argentina)  
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 gratitude 2B, 5B    
talk about myself and others:
state my major 1B    
say where I'm from 1A    
ask someone where s/he is from 1A    
talk about my activities 3A    
talk about my interests, preferences, likes and dislikes 4A, 4B    
make comparisons 6A    
request and give simple opinions 4A    
express my future plans 6B    
talk about past activities 5A, 5B, 6A    
ask others questions to learn about them Unidad preliminar, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 4B, 5A    
describe my family members (5B) and others in terms of:
their work and activities 1B, 3A, 5B video: spirituality and family (Cuba)  
their interests, likes and dislikes 4A, 5B    
their future plans 6B    
their past activities 5A, 5B, 6A    
Go to a restaurant (2B):
ask for a table for x people 2B    
order a meal from a menu 2B video: eating out  
Call for the waiter or waitress 2B    
ask for the bill 2B    
Participate in an open air market (4A):
make purchases 3B    
get an attendant's attention      
ask for prices 4A    
react to prices with exclamatory remarks      

bargain for a better price

 

express satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a product

     
use the telephone (6B):
answer a phone call 6B audio: Spanish Phone Conversations  
say whether the recipient of the call is at home 6B    
ask for the person to whom I wish to speak 6B 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 6B    
say good-bye Unidad preliminar, 6B    
in simple transactions...
ask questions to get information 1A, 2B, 4B, 5A    
in conversation...
sometimes correct myself when I speak      
say when I don't understand