Cultural Goals: To begin developing an appreciation for the Spanish language. To learn the significance of some traditions and celebrations from Spanish-speaking countries. Communication, Reading, & Writing Goals: Students will learn basic vocabulary and expressions; they will be able to apply them in context, in oral and written form. Students will know how to introduce themselves, ask and respond to simple questions, and express likes and dislikes. Also, students will learn vocabulary that will enable them to read, understand, and write about a series of basic stories. Content: likes, dislikes, days of the week, body parts, the family, the house, colors, animals, introductions and farewells, classroom expressions, numbers 1-10. Grammar: masculine, feminine, singular and plural nouns, most common verbs, adjectives and adverbs.