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Introductory Spanish 11

Intro to Spanish 11 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Listening and viewing with intent supports our acquisition of a new language.

Language and culture are interconnected and shape our perspective, identity, and voice.

The communicative context determines how we express ourselves.

Exploring diverse forms of cultural expression promotes greater understanding of our own cultural identity.

Developing proficiency in a new language provides unique opportunities for careers, travel, personal growth, and study abroad.



Spanish Introductory 11 has been developed to offer an opportunity for students who did not begin Spanish in the elementary grades to enter Spanish at the secondary level. Spanish Introductory 11 is an intensive course, designed to cover essential learning standards from Grades 5 to 10 in an accelerated time frame in order to prepare students for Spanish 11. The course uses the Vista Higher Learning (VHL) online program called “Descubre”. The program covers the main skills of language learning through written/reading tasks as well as aural/oral activities. Various themes will be presented alongside useful vocabulary and grammar structures and cultural components. See below for further information on the unit content.

Where does this course fit?

  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Graduation Status: Elective for graduation
  • Enrolment in Spanish Introductory 11 is not limited to Grade 11 students, and there are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Materials

  • All the course materials are provided online.

Brief Outline




In this unit, students will learn how to greet, introduce themselves, and ask basic questions.

Classroom items and expressions

In this unit, students will learn the date and identify classroom/school items/classes,


In this unit, students will learn to talk about their families and their jobs.

Hobbies and interests

In this unit, students will learn about how to describe their hobbies and interests, where they take place.


In this unit, students will learn about ways to describe trips, places, seasons/weather, and time of the year.


In this unit, students will learn about how to describe things they see in shopping malls, how to buy items, and adjectives related to this topic.

Daily Routine

In this unit, students will learn how to describe their daily routines as well as using sequence words.


In this unit, students will learn grammar and vocabulary related to meals, food, drinks, and how to order at restaurants.


In this unit, students will learn about different celebrations in life – personal relationships, marital status, and cultural celebrations.

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course





Midterm exam


Final exam




You have up to a year to complete your course.

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