In this introductory Spanish I course, students are introduced to grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure while learning about the culture, history, and geography of a wide range of Spanish-speaking countries. Students learn details about traditional and modern life, food, art and music, and cultural traditions. The course incorporates a wide range of online cultural and language-learning resources to deepen the student’s learning. The course is designed to engage students right from the start of each lesson and to have them feel confident in communicating in Spanish at this beginning level. Each lesson includes elements of vocabulary, grammar, culture, writing, and review exercises. The student has access to the Holt textbook website, which provides audio comprehension narratives and dialogues that complement the textbook, in addition to interactive exercises, learning resources, and cultural activities.