Occupational Spanish for Hospitality Professionals

Occupational Spanish for Hospitality Professionals is a free language course designed for students with no previous experience with the Spanish language. The course is designed with six Learning Modules, with specific learning outcomes (goals) for each Module. Mastery of each Learning Module is generally dependent upon content mastery of the previous Module, and content can be mixed and matched appropriately. All lessons and tools provided by LEAF are accessible under the Creative Commons license.

Instructional Resources for All Modern Language Courses:

Module 1

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Meeting new people and making a good first impression.
  • Identifying common objects at work.
  • Utilizing fundamental grammatical structures to communicate simple concepts.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Investigating research and writing resources/services in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 2

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Describing people, places, and things with adjectives.
  • Utilizing the verb SER with basic information.
  • Employing various employment terms.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Researching and selecting a topic in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 3

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Utilizing numbers 0-1000 with objects.
  • Describing age with the verb TENER.
  • Indicating possession with TENER and ownership with SER DE.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Conducting research and creating an MLA-formatted Bibliography in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 4

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging common actions occurring in the present.
  • Identifying days, months, seasons, and the current date.
  • Describing when certain events are occurring.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Creating an MLA-formatted Annotated Bibliography in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 5

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Engaging common actions occurring in the present.
  • Telling time using the 12 and 24 hour clocks.
  • Asking basic questions using various methods.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Extracting useful data from sources in preparation of a final creative project.

Module 6

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills by …

  • Identifying common places in the city.
  • Indicating common hotel and resort amenities.
  • Expressing the intent to go places and do things.

Students will demonstrate context-appropriate critical thinking and information management skills by …

  • Reading a cultural text and expressing insights, reactions, and reflections in writing.
  • Synthesizing data into a product for a final creative project.