First Year > Spanlang 2 > Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 2 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:
polite comments      
simple transactions (e.g., purchasing theatre tickets or clothing)      
telephone conversations   video and text: calling and asking for a friend, calling an office (Nicaragua)

video: nutrition I (España)

 
expressions of people's:      
personal interests 10-13, 28, 74, 110, 195-9, 220    
advice 332-6, 345 video: nutrition I (España)

video: nutrition II (España)

 
wishes and preferences      
opinions      
apologies      
emotions   video: emotions and body weight (España)

video: Depression (México)

 
intentions and future plans   audio files: testimonials of Latino immigrant children in the U.S.

 
descriptions of experiences and events   texts: internet site on Mexican legends

texts: internet site on Argentinean legends

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

video: Spanish influence in New Orleans

video: use of vaccinations in the U.S.

video: Sports headlines (España)

 
restate key ideas derived from 10-20 minute oral presentations   audio: interview with Salma Hayek about her role as Frida Kahlo

audio: Spanish television report on Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

video: nutrition I (España)

video: nutrition II (España)

 
take notes on oral presentations    
list the topics in a set of TV news clips   video: Sports headlines (España)  
understand 2-page readings about the Spanish-speaking world/ 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