Voces Spanish Intermediate Content Outline

Voces was designed by carefully analyzing the ACTFL National Standards and then creating quality content to match these standards. Below you will find the Scope and Sequence of Voces Spanish Intermediate and a chart illustrating how often our content meets the ACTFL National Standards. Each chapter in this title includes multiple videos (vocab, grammar and culture), games, presentations, speaking activities, workbook activities, listening mastery exercises and mini-quizzes.

Scope and Sequence: Vocabulary and Grammar
Chapter Number and Title Vocabulary Grammar
1: Las amistades Adjectives Adjective agreement; ser and estar; regular -AR, -ER and -IR verbs; present progressive
2: Los pasatiempos y los deportes Sports, art, tranquil activities, musical activities, useful phrases Present perfect, verb expressions
3: Formas de gobierno Forms of government, problems in society and their solutions Preterite, direct and indirect objects
4: Manejando Driving, weather Preterite and imperfect together
5: Las noticias News, nationalities Preterite and imperfect together
6: Las carreras Careers, school subjects, school Hay + que + infinitive; tener que, deber and necesitar; commands; usted and ustedes commands
7: La medicina Medicine, illness Direct and indirect object pronouns, expressing pain, verbs that work like doler and gustar, expressing how you feel
8: La familia y los días festivos Families and holidays Reflexive verbs, saber and conocer, por and para
9: Los viajes Travel, in the city Subjunctive formation, stem-changing verbs ending in -IR, subjunctive with expressions of emotions, nosotros commands
10: En la cocina Food, fruits and vegetables, measurement, describing food Accidental se, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, comparative, superlatives
11: La comunidad Places in a community, inside stores, in the street, directional prepositions Informal commands, subjunctive with impersonal expressions, the subjunctive mood with conjunctions
12: Las relaciones sociales Social relationships, marital status, personal qualities Subjunctive in adjective clauses, expressing obligations
13: La televisión y el cine Television and movies Future, conditional
14: Nuestro mundo y sus recursos The world and its resources, animals in danger of extinction "If" clauses, ojalá

Scope and Sequence: Cultural Content
Chapter Number and Title Voces™ Interviews ¿Qué piensas? Nota cultural
1: Las amistades Sonia, Francisco, Filiberto, Claudia, Michelle Tanning Booths Won't Be a Big Business in Mexico La mentirita, El Dia de los Muertos, Mexico at a Glance
2: Los pasatiempos y los deportes Laura, Renwar, Braulio, Jimmy, Arturo Skin Color and Socioeconomic Status Lucha libre, Niña fresa
3: Formas de gobierno Emma; Gabriela; Isabel The Government and Illegal Immigration, $5 Starts His Business Mexican Courts, Malinchismo
4: Manejando Lili, Nicole Child Labor in Mexico, Are Low Riders Mexican? Hoy no circula
5: Las noticias Daniela, Elizabeth, David, Beatriz, Luis El Universal, Nicknames con cariño ¿Quién eres?, Chilangos
6: Las carreras Aldo, Glenda, Alfredo, Brenda, Cleto High-tech Careers Moving to Mexico for a Career, Tu primer trabajo
7: La medicina Jacobo, Luis, Maribel, Rubén Mexican vs. U.S. Healthcare, Malpractice Medical Tourism
8: La familia y los días festivos Paola, Iris, Almudena Bullfighting (La corrida de toros) La Tomatina, Spain at a Glance, Las Fallas
9: Los viajes Celia, Cristina, Dahyana, Alberto So You Want to Drive in Spain? Youth Hostels
10: En la cocina África, Natalia Estela Amo, Julia ----- Exotic Spanish Food, Eating in Spain
11: La comunidad Enrique, Eva Infante, Maritza, José Alcon Mestre Costa del crimen La Boquería, Haro Wine Battle
12: Las relaciones sociales Ariel, Matxa, Magda, Patricio ¿Siestas? Relationships in Spain
13: La televisión y el cine Mariana, Francisco Jerez García, Geni ----- -----
14: Nuestro mundo y sus recursos Loli, Kevin High-speed Rail Tablaos flamencos

Alignment to ACTFL National Standards
ACTFL National Standards Number of times standard is achieved in Voces™ Spanish II
Communicate in Languages Other Than English
Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. 33
Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. 56
Standard 1.3: Students present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics. 17
Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 2.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied. 59
Standard 2.2: Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied. 3
Connect With Other Disciplines and Acquire Information
Standard 3.1: Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language. 20
Standard 3.2: Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures. 5
Develop Insight Into the Nature of Language and Culture
Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. 136
Standard 4.2: Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. 17
Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
Standard 5.1: Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting. -----
Standard 5.2: Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment. -----