Spanish 1 - Kolbe Academy

Spanish 1

This course is designed to teach the student Spanish grammar and to develop the student’s ability to express himself both in writing and speaking the Spanish language.

This course teaches skills for:

  • Developing a Spanish vocabulary
  • Learning & applying standard Spanish grammar & composition rules to writing effective sentences & paragraphs
  • Developing thoughts & ideas logically in Spanish so as to become an effective writer & speaker

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • Spanish 1 Course Plan & Tests – Digital copy provided with self-paced course.  (Optional physical copy is available for purchase in the Kolbe Bookstore.)
  • ¡Avancemos! Level 1, Textbook
  • ¡Avancemos! Level 1, Online Access
  • Merriam-Webster Spanish-English Dictionary, Optional
  • Spanish Laminated Grammar Card, Optional

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Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar.
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 3: Preliminary Unit Test Week 4: Unit 4 Test
Week 7: Unit 1 Test Week 7: Unit 5 Test
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 13: Unit 2 Test Week 13: Unit 6 Test
Week 16: Unit 3 Test Week 16: Unit 7 Test
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 9 – 12 (9th)


Mr. Skipper

Lecture Format




Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Credits (Type)

10 (Foreign Language)

Transcript Designation


Companion Course(s)

Spanish 1 Conversation Lab (Live)

Course Plan Sample

Spanish 1

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.