Students will acquire a general knowledge of the basic grammar constructs, along with a socio-cultural view of the Spanish speaking countries; they will also achieve basic receptive and productive skills both in the oral and in the written language. From the first day, the main objective of the class is communication, to encourage students to actively use language and to interact with other classmates. At the end of this class, you will be able to interact in Spanish in a basic manner. You will be able to understand and employ full sentences and frequently used expressions in personal, shopping, local environment and employment contexts. You will also be able to describe your background, immediate environment and current situation in simple terms.