Spanish I-English Speakers

Spanish I-English Speakers 

Mrs. Martha Vargas

Tutoring: Tuesday and Thursday 
4:00 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. and by appointment

Course Description 

In this course students will focus on basic communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of the Spanish language.  Students will become familiar with context vocabulary and will build foundational skills in grammar.  Classes will be interactive and will at times incorporate the use of technology.  Students will have several class opportunities to participate and practice their speaking and listening skills.  However, additional studying  at home is paramount to ensure successful achievement in Spanish 1. 

Course Materials 

Textbook and Workbook:  Aútentico Level I  (Pearson) 


Composition Book

Highlighter, pen/pencil and a dry erase marker

Free Practice Resource for vocabulary- 

Classroom Expectations

* Be on time to class, remain seated, and begin preparing your materials for the day’s lesson.

* Bring your materials to class everyday.

* If absent, check Google Classroom for assignments.

* Please do your best to make sure that all of your actions in the classroom are appropriate and considerate of others; including your peers, teachers, classroom guests and/or Substitutes.  Practice our social contract.  Obscene language and bad manners will not be tolerated.

* You may not leave the classroom, unless you have permission from the teacher or substitute.

* Please abide by the Classroom Emergency Rules and Evacuation Procedures.

All the rules in the student handbook apply to this class (including B.Y.O.D. policies).

*If you are not clear about an activity, assignment or teaching point, please ask for assistance immediately.

*The classroom needs to be neat and clean at the end of each period.  Please help by doing your part..  

Have pride in your school!  


Parents and students can check course grades online, at   

Grades for Spanish IE will be based on a variety of assignments.  Students will have quizzes, chapter exams, grammar exercises, and cultural activities.  Please check your grades often, it keeps you aware of your class progress. 

Major assignments-60%  

 Minor assignments-40%

*Use the following heading on your paper for ALL ASSIGNMENTS:


                                                    Top Right Hand Corner- First & Last Name



                                              First Line- Title of assignment and page numbers