At the end of the semester, students should be able to demonstrate basic competence in Spanish by:

1.        Mastering the Spanish alphabet, days of the week, months of the year and numbers to thousands.

2.        Introducing themselves, their friends and family and saying where people are from in Spanish.

3.        Talking about their classes, professors, past time activities, and homes.

4.        Naming and describing school supplies, fruits and vegetables, common objects, some jobs, modes of transport, and seasons (winter, spring, summer, and fall).

5.        Describing people, including physical appearance, feelings and character traits.

6.        Engaging in a shopping experience, discussing price, making comparisons, ordering and selecting items.

7.        Initiating and maintaining simple conversations by asking questions, talking about activities and expressing preferences.

8.        Demonstrating general knowledge of the Spanish-speaking population (including culture) in Spain, and some Latin-American countries.

9.        Repeating the Lord’s Prayer and favorite verses of Scripture in Spanish.