What are we learning? - ¿Qué estamos aprendiendo?

Thus far in our middle school students have been learning not only the cultural differences between the Spanish speaking countries but also how to have conversations and express themselves.  We have been learning how to describe ourselves and others, and how to talk about our likes and dislikes (colors, food, activities, etc.). As far as cultural differences go, students have been learning how different countries celebrate different occasions such as birthdays and holidays.  They are also learning about the different economies and geography of the countries.