First Year > Spanlang 2A > Progress Card: Interpersonal Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 2A 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)
I can...
address people appropriately according to their age and how well I know them      
make polite comments to people (e.g., "Thank you so much for your help," or "I truly appreciate your generosity.")      
initiate conversations with strangers and acquaintances      
appropriately introduce new topics in a conversation      
interact with strangers and acquaintances on the telephone:

talking on the telephone

inquiring over the phone about an apartment for rent

video and text: interact with strangers and acquaintences on the telephone (Ecuador)  
ask for favors      
express emotions such as sympathy, admiration, anger or surprise 260-69, 261 video: emotions and body weight (Espaņa)
give, accept, or reject apologies
offer assistance      
complain 266-269    
suggest or give advice 324-27, 335, 418-19, 472 video: health advice (Espaņa)

video: nutrition (Espaņa)

express opinions 159, 269, 295 video and text: "El Progreso" (song) by Roberto Carlos  
express (lack of) agreement      
express future plans 454-56, 474    
share doubts 457-60, 471    
clarify and restate information 442    
make comparisons 141-42, 159, 176-77, 183, 185    
search for an apartment:
describe the type of apartment I'd like<      
describe the type of roommate I'd like      
inquire about the rent and terms of payment    
purchase airline tickets:
inquire about fares 411-13, 427    
inquire about destinations 411-13, 427    
ask for a one-way or a round trip ticket 411-13, 427