Spanish 1B (Grades 6-8)

Enrollment Message:

Middlebury Interactive courses require Google Chrome as the web browser along with the latest version of Flash. A headset with a microphone is needed with all World Language courses.

This course is the second in a two-course sequence. Students begin their introduction to Spanish by focusing on the four key areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Prerequisites: Spanish 1A (Middlebury - Grades 6-8)

Course Objectives: After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Engage in language learning

• Master common vocabulary terms and phrases

• Comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns

• Participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts

• Generate language incorporating basic vocabulary and grammar patterns

• Read, write, speak and listen for meaning in basic Spanish

• Analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries

• Regularly assess progress in proficiency through quizzes, tests, and speaking/writing submissions

Course Outline:

Unit 10

Vocabulary: • Hobbies and Pastimes

Grammar: • Gustar

Culture: • Introduction to Spain

Pronunciation: • Vowel O

Unit 11

Vocabulary: • Food (part 1)

Grammar: • Possessive Adjectives • Possession Using "de"Culture: • Tapas y la sombremesa

Unit 12

Vocabulary: • Food (part 2)

Grammar: • Demonstrative Adjectives

Culture: • Tortilla y PaellaPronunciation: • Vowel U

Unit 13

Vocabulary: • Family

Grammar: • Two-Verb Combinations

Culture: • Idioms

Midterm Review and Test

Unit 14

Vocabulary: • Places

Grammar: • Ir + a + infinitive • Acabar de • Contractions

Culture: • History of Spain

Pronunciation: • H

Unit 15

Vocabulary: • Animals

Grammar: • Stem-Changing Verbs

Culture: • Festivals in Spain

Unit 16

Vocabulary: • Shopping

Grammar: • Irregular Present Tense in the "yo" Form

Culture: • El Quijote

Pronunciation: • J

Unit 17

Vocabulary: • Weather Expressions

Grammar: • Hay and "Tener" Expressions

Culture: • Velásquez

Unit 18 - Final Review and Test

Resources Included:

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. CAP LMS direct courses are accessible via the iPad Safari browser on iOS 11 or higher.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements:

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.

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

Additional Information: A headset with a microphone is needed with all World Language courses.


School Level: Middle School
Standards: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
NCAA Approved: N/A - Grade Level
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location: Brightspace LS
NCES Code: 56100
MDE Endorsement Code: FF - Spanish
MMC Minimum Requirements: World Language

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

Content Provider: Middlebury
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus