My main goal for the semester is to be able to carry out a relatively fluent ten-to-fifteen-minute conversation in Spanish with a native speaker. In particular, I would like to be able to talk about issues related to race, class, gender and sexuality and the intersections between them. I’d like to take a lot of the vocabulary I’ve learned in my CAST classes and translate it into Spanish. This will involve researching vocabulary and having Spanish conversations related to the type of vocabulary I’ll be researching. I will try to have these conversations with native speakers each week, and teach myself new vocabulary throughout the semester.