In Destinos, students learn Spanish in the diversified cultural context in which it is spoken throughout the world. Destinos uses the natural conversations and intriguing situations of a continuing story as the vehicle for language learning. The course is designed to help develop proficiency in all the communication skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
While all characters speak only in Spanish, early episodes use both Spanish and English narration. By episode 13, students hear only Spanish. At the end of each episode, Raquel reviews the highlights of the story, using flashbacks and on-screen questions and answers to help students remember what has happened.
Grade Levels: 9-12Resource
Types: 2 Videos
Unit I Overview
Don Fernando Castillo, an aging and infirm patriarch living in Mexico, reveals a long-kept secret to his family. He has always believed that his first wife was killed in the Spanish Civil War, but a letter he has received from Sevilla, Spain hints that she may actually have survived. He hires Raquel Rodriguez, a lawyer from Southern California, to investigate the claims made in the letter.
Vocabulario: cognates; family members. Gramática: ser; articles and gender; possession.