In Spanish I the student will be exposed to the most basic of concepts as they relate to the language. The student will be introduced to a considerable amount of vocabulary as well as to grammar concepts that include the verbs "to be" and all aspects of the present tense. The student will be expected to read, write, speak and listen. At the end of the course it is expected that the student will be able to engage in simple conversations. In addition to grammatical and vocabulary concepts, the student will learn about the culture of the twenty countries that comprise the Spanish-speaking world.