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) Links to practice activities and quizzes:
I can understand:
polite comments        
various simple transactions (e.g., making purchases, making a date, rejecting an invitation) 3B, 4A, 8A      
telephone conversations 6B video and text: calling and asking for a friend, calling an office (Nicaragua)

video: nutrition I (España)

  audio: Spanish Phone Conversations
weather reports 10A

video: weather report (Cuba)

video: weather report 1 (España)

video: weather report 2 (España)

  ¿Qué tiempo hace en Cuba? (activity to accompany weather report from Cuba)

practice quiz for weather report 2

answer key to practice quiz for weather report 2

expressions of peoples'...
personal interests        
advice   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   video: esperanzas de una familia inmigrante    
descriptions of experiences and events   texts: internet site on Argentinean legends

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  

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, especially Latinas and Latinos in the U.S.   text: cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz' views of immigration issues

text: a Mexican woman's story of immigration, successes and struggles

text: a Guatemalan author's story of immigration and his observations of U.S.-Latin American cultural differences