Spanish I at ZHS is designed to enable our students to construct the foundation for eventual fluency in the Spanish language. We will master the basics of introductory Spanish vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunication and comprehension.

Course Description:

  • In this course students will learn to speak on a basic to intermediate level through listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.  Students will learn new vocabulary and grammar every week throughout the course.  You will also learn survival phrases for the classroom and for life.
  • We will cover Louisiana State Standard Benchmarks:

-Communication: CM-1-E1 through CM-1-E7, CM-2-E1 through CM-2-E8

-Cultures: CL-1-E1 through CL-1-E7, CL-2-E1 through CL-2-E3

-Connections: CN-1-E1 through CN-1-E3, CN-2-E1 

-Comparisons: CP-1-E1 through CP-1-E7, CP-2-E1 through CP-2-E4

- Communities: CT-1-E1 through CT-1-E5, CT-2-E1 through CT-2-E5, CT-3-E1 through CT-3-E4

 

What is TPRS: TPRS means Total Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.  The goal of TPRS is to build fluency and confidence.  Unlike other traditional foreign language teaching methods, grammatical accuracy is taught, but not through formal grammar drills. 

 

Language is learned by understanding messages in the target language.  That means language is picked up through comprehensible input. Input is listening and reading that is understood by the learner.  My focus as a teacher is to ensure the class is totally comprehensible.  Also, it must be repetitive and interesting.  I teach the class an interesting story that is invented by asking students repetitive questions.

 

Class Goals:

  • Spanish 2: Students will be able to speak for 2 minutes in Spanish, write a 1-pg. story in Spanish, listen to a 2 minute dialogue in Spanish and answer questions, and read a 5-chapter story in Spanish and answer questions.

Course Description:

  • In this course students will learn to speak on a intermediate level through listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.  Students will learn new vocabulary and grammar every week throughout the course.  You will also learn survival phrases for the classroom and for life.
  • We will cover Louisiana State Standard Benchmarks:

-Communication: CM-1-E1 through CM-1-E7, CM-2-E1 through CM-2-E8

-Cultures: CL-1-E1 through CL-1-E7, CL-2-E1 through CL-2-E3

-Connections: CN-1-E1 through CN-1-E3, CN-2-E1 

-Comparisons: CP-1-E1 through CP-1-E7, CP-2-E1 through CP-2-E4

- Communities: CT-1-E1 through CT-1-E5, CT-2-E1 through CT-2-E5, CT-3-E1 through CT-3-E4

 

What is TPRS: TPRS means Total Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.  The goal of TPRS is to build fluency and confidence.  Unlike other traditional foreign language teaching methods, grammatical accuracy is taught, but not through formal grammar drills. 

Language is learned by understanding messages in the target language.  That means language is picked up through comprehensible input. Input is listening and reading that is understood by the learner.  My focus as a teacher is to ensure the class is totally comprehensible.  Also, it must be repetitive and interesting.  I teach the class an interesting story that is invented by asking students repetitive questions.

 Class Goals:

  • Spanish 3: Students will be able to speak with a native speaker and be able to communicate basic to intermediate ideas and concepts.

Dear all,

My name is Josue Ramirez and I am excited to be your Spanish teacher for this year. I am looking forward to a very successful year, and I know you are too. It is my goal to provide your with an educationally challenging experience. I have high expectations for you, and I will do all that I can to help you achieve those expectations.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of your learning, feel free to e-mail me at josue.ramirez@zacharyschools.org. You may also have your parent call the school to set up a phone conference, but the fastest way to contact me directly is via e-mail. I check my e-mail at least twice a day, usually more.

Sincerely,

Josue Ramirez