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

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 2A 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)
I can understand interactions involving...
service transactions (e.g.,purchasing airline tickets; searching for an apartment)      
requests for favors      
emotions such as sympathy, admiration, anger or surprise   video: emotions and body weight (España)

video: Depression (México)

video: expressing admiration and talking about emotions in the music of Juanes

 
apologies

     
complaints      
opinions      
advice or suggestions 332-6, 345, 430-1, 484 video: video: health advice (España)

video: nutrition I (España)

video: nutrition II (España)

 
(lack of) agreement      
doubts 469-71, 483  
I can...
summarize key points and main ideas in 20-40 minute oral presentations on an unfamiliar topic   video: Schooling in Cuba

video: workers' rights (Venezuela)

video: Las Islas Baleares (España)

video: La Costa Brava (España)

 
take notes on 20-40 minute oral presentations>      
restate the topics in a set of TV news clips   video: Sports headlines (España)  
understand 3-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world or contemporary issues   text: globalization, free trade, and their relation to the digital divide  
read Internet or newspaper articles on subjects that interest me      
compare the treatment of current events in the Spanish-speaking and English-speaking worlds   video: Undocumented Immigration in Spain (España)

video: Undocumented Immigration and Poltics in the U.S. (España)