In Spanish I, you will be introduced to the Spanish language and culture. In this course, you will learn the elements of basic conversational Spanish. Emphasis will be on developing proficiency using the present tense in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The course will be conducted as much as possible in Spanish so that you will become comfortable hearing and using basic forms of the language. Since interaction using the language is an important element to learning, you will often work with your classmates and be able to get to know them better by sharing information about yourself in Spanish. You will also learn about traditions, families, and schools in Spanish-speaking countries. Most importantly, you will begin your journey towards learning a second language, giving you a multitude of opportunities in the future!