Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to communicate about the following topics employing the five skills outlined below (listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture): Basic greetings, salutations and expressions of leave-taking in appropriate contexts, family, daily routine, academic day, likes and dislikes, daily and weekend activities, adjectives, prepositions and adverbs, communities, expressions of time and interpretation of charts with numbers.

Grammar used includes:

The present tense, present progressive, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, objects, possessive adjectives and the past tense.

A. Listening —The student will be able to comprehend short, learned material and some sentence-length content. The student will also understand simple questions, statements and high-frequency commands.

B. Speaking —The student will be able to participate in basic communicative exchanges, asking questions and making statements involving learned material.

C. Reading —The student will be able to interpret written language where vocabulary has been learned and read for instructional and directional purposes standardized messages, phrases or expressions.

D. Writing — The student will be able to write simple expressions using basic grammatical structures and supply autobiographical information.

E. Culture — Culture is an integral part of language learning. Students will be able to acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the target language and its cultures. Additionally, students will be able to: