Second Year > Spanlang 12 Progress Card: Interpretive Objectives

Below is a list of goals for Spanish 12 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)
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identify ideas and details in oral interactions between speakers Ch. 5

video: debate sobre la eutenasia (España)

video: Hijos que maltratan (España)

follow and restate shifting topics in a conversation Ch. 4

Ch. 5

text and audio files: entrevista a Quino, dibujante cómico argentino

text and audio files: entrevista a Fernando Botero, artista colombiano

analyze and reflect upon the meaning of extended texts such as academic lectures, and documentary and feature films Ch. 5 text and audio files: Frontera ajena en tierra propia: el pueblo Kuna en la frontera de Panamá y Colombia

text: Charla sobre el indigenismo en el Perú

comprehend academic presentations on a variety of topics by speakers from a variety of regions Ch. 6 text and audio files: un antropólogo venezolano habla de los ingígenas del Orinoco

video: La depresión (España)

analyze arguments conveyed in oral presentations Ch. 5 text and audio files: Comentarios políticos de actualidad (Perú)  
take notes on oral and written texts (e.g., articles, presentations, news reports) Ch. 5 text and audio files: Pablo Neruda: "El poeta del amor"

text: Varios cuentos de Gabriel García Márquez

read authentic texts (texts designed for Spanish-speakers and not necessarily for language learners) and:   text: La United Fruit Co. de Pablo Neruda

text: Los mejor calzados de Luisa Valenzuela

text: fragmento de Un país de novela de Marcos Aguinis

read to gain information      
analyze the main ideas and supporting data      
answer all fact-based and most analytical reading comprehension questions      
develop a global understanding of the reading, beyond initial impressions

connect knowledge from texts with my academic field and content area of focus (e.g., culture, international relations, etc.) when appropriate

  video and text files: renowned science commentator Eduard Punset interviews scientists, economists and other world authorities

text files: various world events discussed from the perspectives of a variety of academic disciplines

using charts or outlines, represent the sequence of events in narratives      
recognize different regional varieties and social registers (e.g., slang versus formal speech) of Spanish

Ch. 5

Dialectoteca del español

audio files: Celia Cruz, la reina de la salsa

text and audio files: entrevista a Quino, dibujante cómico argentino

video: Lo peor del amor (España)

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   spanlang resources link