Spanish 1B

Enrollment Message:

A headset (headphones with a microphone) is required. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule one or more live speaking assessments during the course.

This is the second course in a two-course sequence of study of first year Spanish language skills for novice language learners. Learn basic Spanish grammar to help build your fluency and understanding, and apply what you learn through interactive games, written practice, listening, and speaking exercises. Prerequisites:Spanish 1A

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to...

  • identify important information about Spanish-speaking countries
  • describe likes and dislikes for self and others using the verbs gustar and encantar
  • use descriptive language to talk about own pastimes and activities, frequency of occurrences, personal preferences, family and friends, the weather and the four seasons, cities and the countryside, as well as how to get around in both environments, vacations, and feelings
  • read and write a simple narratives
  • participate in conversations in the Spanish language
  • describe where you live using estar
  • complete a collaborative assignment to demonstrate oral mastery for the language skills learned in this course

Course Outline:

Module 5: Mi familia y yo

  • 05.00 La familia es la patria del corazón
  • 05.01 Ellos son mis padres
  • 05.02 Nosotros somos una familia
  • 05.03 Mis padres trabajan en el banco
  • 05.04 ¿Cómo son tus familiares?
  • 05.05 ¡Escribamos una descripción de mi familia!
  • 05.06 ¡Conversemos!
  • 05.07 ¿Qué les gusta a tus hermanos?
  • 05.08 ¡Nuestras nacionalidades son fascinantes!
  • 05.09 Mi familia y yo Examen

Module 6: Mi tiempo libre y yo

  • 06.00 La importancia de los pasatiempos
  • 06.01 ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  • 06.02 ¿Qué haces después de la escuela?
  • 06.03 ¿Te gustaría ir al cine conmigo?
  • 06.04 ¿Qué prefieres?
  • 06.05 ¡Escribamos una narración de mi vida!
  • 06.06 ¡Conversemos!
  • 06.07 ¿Qué haces cuando llueve?
  • 06.08 ¿Adónde vas los fines de semana?
  • 06.09 Mi tiempo libre y yo Examen

Module 7: Mi ciudad y yo

  • 07.00 La ciudad es como una casa grande
  • 07.01 ¿Vives en la ciudad o en el campo?
  • 07.02 ¿Cómo son las ciudades?
  • 07.03 ¿Sabes cómo llegar al aeropuerto?
  • 07.04 ¡Vamos a ir de viaje!
  • 07.05 ¡Escribamos un itinerario!
  • 07.06 ¡Conversemos!
  • 07.07 Vamos a las montañas y las playas de Chile
  • 07.08 ¿Cómo me siento cuando estoy de vacaciones?
  • 07.09 Examen del segmento dos

Resources Included: There are many resources built into the course to aid in comprehension such as graphic organizers, self checks, rubrics, etc. Assignment directions are given in Spanish. Students should read assignment directions and then review associated rubrics. The rubrics are in English and will help the student to be certain nothing important is omitted from his/her work. Instructors will support the student and be available to help with assignment specifics if the students have any questions. Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None.

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:

Lightweight devices such as Apple iPads, Google Chromebooks, and tablets have limited support for Java which still appears in a small percentage of FLVS courses. FLVS has worked to de-Flash its courses. Students may need extra work-around steps or alternate browsers to engage with some portions of select courses or may be required to utilize text-alternatives for some interactive objects. FLVS recommends students have a Windows or Mac based computer available to complete coursework in the event that your selected mobile device does not meet the needs of the course. Fully supported Operating Systems for FLVS courses include Windows (7 or higher), Mac OS X (10.8 or higher), and MacOS (10.12 or higher). Supported Browsers include the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari on devices that support Java and HTML5. Browsers need to be up to date, and some FLVS courses may require installation or enabling of the following Plug-ins: JavaScript enabled, Cookies enabled, Java installed.

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments. Students are required to contact their instructor to schedule one or more live speaking assessments during the course.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: N/A


School Level: High School
Standards: Michigan World Language Standards and Benchmarks
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Brightspace LS
NCES Code: 06101
MDE Endorsement Code: FF - Spanish
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

When Offered: (20-21) Fall - 20 Week - Flex

Content Provider: Florida Virtual School
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus