First Year > Spanlang 1 > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 1 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 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) Links to practice activities and quizzes:
I can understand:
introductions Unidad preliminar    
greetings Unidad preliminar    
good-byes Unidad preliminar    

simple questions and simple answers

Unidad preliminar, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 4B, 5Ar    
requests for information and information requested 1A, 2B, 4B, 5A      
expressions of gratitude Unidad preliminar    
invitations and responses to them        
I can...
list ideas in oral presentations  

video: African heritage in Mexico

video: Complete series of UNAM documentary shorts on Mexico's indigenous peoples

video: spirituality and family (Cuba)

video: back-to-school (México)



identify topics in a set of TV news clips  

video: local news (Argentina)

video: deportation of a local Mexican immigrant family

  practice quiz and answer key to accompany clip on deportation of a local Mexican immigrant family
understand 1-page readings if I'm familiar with the topic and vocabulary      
glean biographical information from written texts   texts: biographies of Latin American Nobel Prize winners  
I can understand information in...
bus, train or plane schedules  

train schedules (España)

plane schedules



movie, TV or theatre listings   TV listings for Univisión  
public signs