Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish
La carta (The Letter) (#101)
The narrator explains the three types of Spanish that will be spoken in the series: conversational Spanish by native speakers (informal, colloquial), the Spanish spoken by the narrator (formal, non-native speaker), and the Spanish spoken by the principal character Raquel (formal, native speaker). The story of the Castillo family begins.
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: DESTINOS teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Understanding of Spanish and appreciation of many Hispanic cultures increases as students become absorbed in the mysterious and entertaining story. Closed captioning in Spanish may be used as a teaching and literacy resource.
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