Spanish Courses

Spanish Courses

SPANISH I (BT0541) (NCAA approved)
(T0541A) SPANISH I A
(T0541B) SPANISH I B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Must have a C or higher in current or most recent English course.

The Spanish I A student will acquire basic vocabulary and grammar skills in order to communicate orally and in writing. These skills include describing people, expressing school interests, and discussing classes. Also, students will comprehend the spoken language at a novice level. They will explore the Hispanic culture and its value system. It is expected that students have basic knowledge of English grammar.

 

The Spanish I B student will increase basic vocabulary and grammar skills in order to read, write, speak and understand the target language. Students will acquire knowledge and skills relating to restaurants, family, sports and health. They will continue exploring Hispanic culture and traditions through readings and geography study. There is an expectation of increased use of the target language in the classroom.

SPANISH II (BT0542) (NCAA approved)
(T0542A) SPANISH II A
(T0542B) SPANISH II B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I

 

The Spanish II A student will develop the ability to express himself or herself in a variety of settings. Students will create a solid foundation of vocabulary and grammar by reviewing present tense verbs. In addition, a cultural focus of travel and daily routine will be implemented throughout the grammar and vocabulary study. There is an increased use of the target language throughout instruction and a higher expectation that students use Spanish in the classroom.

 

Through the continued study of the present tense, the Spanish II B student will be able to navigate through a train station and effectively communicate in a restaurant. The Spanish II B student will acquire the ability to describe childhood and completed events by implementing the past tense. The cultural focus of travel and food will be discussed and studied throughout the course. Speaking, reading, writing and understanding the language will continue to support the increased use of Spanish in the classroom. The increased use of spoken Spanish, by both the student and the teacher, will create a more fluent environment for language learning.

SPANISH III (BT0543) (NCAA approved)
(T0543A) SPANISH III A
(T0543B) SPANISH III B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I and II

 

Spanish III A students will acquire greater speaking and writing proficiency, cultural awareness and improved reading and listening skills. Most of the instruction will be in Spanish, and students will be expected to predominantly use the target language in class. Students will be able to communicate in various settings such as a hotel, an airport and a hospital, about past and future events and discuss what they would do in various situations.

 

Spanish III B students will continue their exploration of the Spanish language via the study of art and literature. Students will describe famous Spanish and Mexican artists, their paintings and styles. They will critique famous works of art and will create their own; replicating the style of the artist studied. Students will read excerpts from Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote de La Mancha, the most famous work of Spanish literature. Additionally, students will describe food preparation and develop a class cookbook of recipes in Spanish.

 

HONORS SPANISH IV (BT0544) (NCAA approved)
(T0544A) HONORS SPANISH IV A
(T0544B) HONORS SPANISH IV B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I, II, and III

 

In Spanish IV A students will synthesize and refine previously learned language skills to achieve higher proficiency in reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. Through the study of history, contemporary life and geography, the student will develop a keener awareness and cultural perspective of the Spanish speaking world. All of the instruction will be in Spanish and students will be required to use only the target language in class. Specific units of study include Spain and the Andean countries of South America - Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador.

 

In Spanish IV B students will synthesize and refine previously learned language skills to achieve higher proficiency in reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. Through the study of history, contemporary life and geography, the student will develop a keener awareness and cultural perspective of the Spanish speaking world. All of the instruction will be in Spanish and students will be required to use only the target language in class. Specific units of study include the Southern Cone of South America – Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina- and Central America.

 

AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (BT0545) (NCAA approved)
(T0545A) AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE A
(T0545B) AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE B
DETAILS: 2 Trimesters
CREDIT: 1.0
GRADE LEVEL: 12
PREREQUISITE: Spanish I, II, III, and IV

 

AP Spanish Language and Culture A focuses on advanced proficiency of reading, writing, listening, speaking and cultural awareness. This course is designed to expose students to authentic language and culture via articles, literature, videos and Internet sites. The main goal of the course is to improve spoken and written communication and to increase cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will increase their proficiency in Spanish so they are able to describe and discuss family and traditions, social networking, global citizenship, travel and free-time activities, and education and careers of the Spanish-speaking world. All of the instruction will be in Spanish, and students are required to use only the target language in class. Summer enrichment is highly recommended.

 

AP Spanish Language and Culture B continues the development of advanced proficiency in reading, writing, listening, speaking and cultural awareness via articles, literature, videos and Internet sites. The main goal of the course is to improve spoken and written communication and to increase cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will increase their proficiency in Spanish so they are able to describe and discuss climate change, art, music, dance, beauty and finance of the Spanish-speaking world. All of the instruction will be in Spanish, and students are required to use only the target language in class. Summer enrichment is highly recommended. 

 

 

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