Second Year > Spanlang 11 Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 11 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...
list important ideas and supporting data in oral interactions between speakers    
follow shifting topics in a conversation Ch. 1

Ch. 3


audio and text files: Entrevista a Laura Esquivel, autora mexicana de Como agua para chocolate

audio: reporte y entrevista con Antonio Villaraigosa, primer alcalde latino de Los Ángeles en más de 130 años


understand the main ideas and significant details of extended texts such as news and radio broadcasts Ch. 2

Ch. 3

video: jóvenes superdotados

audio files: latinos en los Estados Unidos

understand the main ideas and significant details of live oral presentations      
take notes on oral and written texts (e.g., articles, presentations, news reports) Ch. 2 audio files: Celia Cruz, la reina de la salsa

audio files: Comentarios políticos (Perú)

summarize arguments conveyed in oral presentations   audio files: un antropólogo venezolano habla de los ingígenas del Orinoco  
read authentic texts (texts designed for Spanish-speakers and not necessarily for language learners) and: Ch. 3 text, audio, and video files: entrevista a Gael García Bernal, actor mexicano

text: short story "¡Adiós, Cordera!" by Leopoldo Alas (Clarín)

text and audio files: "Cajas de cartón" by Francisco Jiménez

text: short story "El caso de los viejitos voladores" by Adolfo Bioy Casares

scan the reading to locate information      
skim to gain a sense of the organization and content      
exhibit an unreflected ("off the top of my head") understanding of what I read      
synthesize information about the reading by using charts or outlines      
answer most fact-based and some analytical reading comprehension questions      

begin to recognize different regional varieties and social registers (e.g., slang versus formal speech) of Spanish

  Dialectoteca del español

video: Padres en apuros (España)


begin to identify the tone and stance that is typical of formal, academic writing


research information (using the Internet, library materials, newspapers, etc.) on academic topics, including my field of interest or content area of focus