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School Year 2024-2025
Middle School Introduction to Spanish 
Thursdays 10:45am - 12:15pm

Location: Pacific Coast Learning Center in Westminster, CA
Instructor: Señora Garner
School Starts August 29, 2024 (Orientation 8/22/24)

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This high-energy class meets for an 1 1/2 hours in-person at PCLC each Thursday.  Class provides an opportunities to practice conversing in Spanish using weekly assigned vocabulary, games, group activities along with more rigorous quizzes and exams to prepare students for High School Spanish.  Students will be introduced to Latin American history, culture and geography. Students will be assigned engaging homework throughout the week that requires internet access. 

​Cost**: $365 per semester

Payment schedules are available.  Charter students may utilize payment options offered through their respective charter.  Payments directly to Spanish Advantage can be made through this site or via Zelle or Venmo.

**There is an annual registration fee for all students attending classes at Pacific Coast Learning Center (PCLC). This fee can be paid directly to PCLC when registering for classes.  However, some charter schools allow for registration fees to be added to the cost of classes rather than being paid out-of-pocket by parents.  If permitted by charter, the full registration fee amount may be added to the initial purchase order.

This course does not require the purchase of a textbook. Students will need to purchase a Spanish language novel.

Websites Used:
  • Edpuzzle - assignments include watching videos of Spanish instructors and native Spanish speakers. Students practice comprehension by answering multiple choice questions.

  • Garbanzo - assignments include reading interactive stories and answering related questions.

  • Senor Wooley -activities increase comprehension through music videos making learning more fun and engaging.  

  • Blooket - students review vocabulary utilizing interactive games.

  • Quizlet - Weekly flashcards provided to practice and learn new Spanish words.

  • Flipgrid- Students make videos of self speaking Spanish using vocabulary and topics presented in class to be turned into the instructor via Flipgrid.

Themes for Introduction to Spanish
  • Common Vocabulary such as numbers 1-100, days of the week, months, colors, clothes, foods, parts of the body,common classroom objects and polite expressions.
  • Asking and answering simple questions in present tense about common topics
  • Reading passages with simple vocabulary and sentence structure.
  • Writing sentences and/or short paragraphs in the present tense about topics studied.
  • Introduction to countries where Spanish is spoken around the world, to include geography, cultures, traditions, foods.
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