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Spanish 1 YAG UPDATED 6-12-15

A note from the desk of la maestra:

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

Mi nombre es señora Santinho,

Congratulations on starting your exploration of Spanish! Over 28 million people speak Spanish in the United States alone. Two of our geographical neighbors, Mexico and Puerto Rico, are Spanish-speaking countriews. Spanish is spoken by more than 300 million people world-wide, making it the second most popular language after Chinese. It is the official language of Spain, nine South American Countries, seven Central American countries, Equitorial Guinea, The Dominican Republic and Cuba.

Why Study Spanish?

*Discover the world.

*Promote higher order thinking.

*Compare & contrast English thus enforcing a better understanding of the English language.

*Understand your Floridian pre-colonial history.

*Spanish is now the third most used language on th einternet and rising.

*In Europe, Spanish is the most popular foreign Language after English

*Explore your community.

*Experience a new perspective.

*Create carreer possibilities.

Assignments/Lesson plans and assessment dates can be found in Edmodo.