Objectives for French and Spanish classes



introduce themselves and others

greet people appropriately

carry on simple interactions in commercial settings (buying something, asking where

something is, ordering food at a restaurant)

use appropriate gestures for greetings, leave-taking etc.

ask someone to repeat what they say or speak more slowly


understand short, simple written texts or messages

write simple sentences using connectors such as and, but, then, first, later.

write simple letters or texts about experiences and events


express likes and dislikes

describe familiar people, places and things

describe daily activities

express future events using verbal structures such as ir a + INF, pensar + INF, etc.

make basic comparisons

talk about events in the recent past

describe past activities and personal experiences

exchange basic personal information (name, address, phone number, age, etc.)

express time

using numbers, quantities, cost and time

describe hobbies and interests in a simple way

ask formulaic questions (¿Cómo te llamas? ¿De dónde eres?, etc.) and yes/no questions

answer basic questions about familiar topics

Cultural awareness:

identify all Spanish/French-speaking countries on a map

identify several instances of the cultural diversity of the Spanish/French-speaking world:


food vocab (different foods eaten in various countries; different names for some



different currencies


forms of address (vosotros vs. Uds., vos vs. tú, vous vs. tu)


recognize existence of variety of accents from Spanish/French-speaking countries


identify differences between Spanish/French-speaking cultures and home culture


identify famous people, works of art, or works of literature that are from the Spanish/French-speaking



current events that are relevant to the target cultures



cultural differences