This is an aduio-visual course designed for students beginning their first year of secondary/ college-prep Spanish. All four language skills- listnening, speaking, reading and writing- will be utilized during instruction following the communicative and total physical response approaches to foreign language study. Emphasis will be on comprehensible communication, both spoken and written, with a continual increase of class time and activities conducted in Spanish. Instruction will include appropriate readings as well as insights into the cultures and traditions of Spanish speaking persons.