With over 450 million speakers worldwide Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. Only Mandarin, English and Hindi have more speakers. If you count only native speakers, Spanish outranks English. Spanish is an official language on four continents and is the mother tongue in 21 countries. In the United States, more than 35 million people claim Spanish as their first language.
In Eighth Grade Spanish class, the overall objective is to give students the tools to improve their Spanish, with emphasis on speaking. Grammar will be explained and practiced through speaking, using the tenses learned.
We'll continue to expand vocabulary, improve pronunciation and practice verb tenses including: present, preterit, future, commands and imperfect.