Spanish (Español)

Course Description

Spanish I Pre-AP

This course engages students in the development of proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course prepares students for Advance Placement course in Spanish Language AP and Spanish Literature AP.

Spanish I

In this course, the student will develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis is on building a strong vocabulary base and on the introduction of grammar and structure. Cultural aspects are presented through videos, reading, and class presentations. The students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information.

Spanish Pre-AP II

This course engages students in the development of proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course prepares students for Advanced Placement courses in Spanish Language AP and Spanish Literature AP.

Spanish II

In this course, a constant review of the skills acquired in Spanish I will be maintained. New vocabulary and grammatical structures are added, widening the areas of comprehension. Students will continue to develop the four skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as developing more cultural awareness. Students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information.

Spanish III or AP Spanish Literature

This course introduces literature in Spanish from the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Its objectives are:
1. to understand a lecture in Spanish and to participate actively in discussions on literary topics in Spanish 2. to do a close reading of literary texts of all genres in Spanish 3. to analyze critically the form and content of literary works (including poetry) orally and in writing using appropriate terminology. The student may earn college credit for successful scoring on the Advanced Placement Examination.

Spanish III CCC

This course is designed to give students an emphasis in the study of culture, civilization, and conversation. Students will explore the Hispanic world through the study of geography, history, and traditions through the reading of simple stories, magazine articles, and newspapers. The texts used will develop conversation skills through vocabulary based on everyday situations. Activities, which include films, cultural projects, translations, and games, are designed to broaden the students’ understanding of the language and culture. Spanish is spoken in the classroom. Students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information.

Spanish III

This course offers continuing practice of the communication skills acquired in the previous course through reading edited short literary and historical material. This course completes presentation of all usage of the subjunctive mood and the compound and literary tenses and increases student control of grammar. Students will understand native speakers conversing at normal speed. Students will connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. This course provides a base for Advanced Placement at the university level. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

AP Spanish Language

This course encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. Its objectives are:
1. the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish 2. the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the easy, accurate reading of newspaper and magazine articles, as well as of modern literature in Spanish. 3. the ability to compose expository interpersonal writings. 4. the ability to compose presentational writings that demonstrate synthesis of sources 5. the ability to express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency. The student may earn college credit for successful scoring on the Advanced Placement Examination.

Spanish VI

This course reviews the previous years of Spanish through classroom lectures, informal conversation, and formal speeches. During these courses, students read current periodic, unedited material for information and communicate with native speakers. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. This course provides a base for Advanced Placement at the university level. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

Spanish V CCC

This course is a continuation of Spanish IV CCC. Students will explore the Hispanic world through the study of famous Spanish artists and their work as well as the reading of poetry, stories, magazine articles, and newspapers. The texts develop topics of discussion about the Hispanic culture within the United States and abroad. Activities include films, field trips, culinary experiences, cultural projects, translations, and games designed to broaden the students’ understanding of the Hispanic language and culture. The students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

Spanish V

This course reviews the previous years of Spanish through classroom lectures, informal conversation, and formal speeches. During these courses, students read current periodic, unedited material for information and communicate with native speakers. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. This course provides a base for Advanced Placement at the university level. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

Spanish IV CCC

This course is a continuation of Spanish III CCC*. Students will explore the Hispanic world through the study of famous Spanish artists and their work as well as the reading of poetry, stories, magazine articles, and newspapers. The texts develop topics of discussion about the Hispanic culture within the United States and abroad. Activities include films, field trips, culinary experiences, cultural projects, translations, and games designed to broaden the students’ understanding of the Hispanic language and culture. The students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

Spanish IV

This course continues the development of communication skills. These advanced students will be immersing in the language through studies of literature and culture. Students will: 1. Fine tune grammar structure. 2. Understand nuances and intonations in native speech. 3. Speak with intonation, stress liaison, and natural speed. 4. Read newspapers, reference books, and edited literary works. Students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. This course provides a base for Advanced Placement at the university level. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

EspaƱol para Hispanohablantes (Spanish for Spanish Speakers)

This course is designed to meet the language needs of the student who is a native speaker, or was previously an immersion student, but who requires additional support in reading and writing their first language in order to achieve at grade level in English and/or to prepare for the AP Spanish Language exam. Special emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of grammatical structures and reading comprehension necessary for success on standardized testing including the AP Spanish Language exam. The students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information.

Spanish VII

This course reviews the previous years of Spanish through classroom lectures, informal conversation, and formal speeches. During these courses, students read current periodic, unedited material for information and communicate with native speakers. The students will also connect to other academic subjects, such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. This course provides a base for Advanced Placement at the university level. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.

Spanish VI CCC

This course is a continuation of Spanish V CCC. Students will explore the Hispanic world through the study of famous Spanish artists and their work as well as the reading of poetry, stories, magazine articles, and newspapers. The texts develop topics of discussion about the Hispanic culture within the United States and abroad. Activities include films, field trips, culinary experiences, cultural projects, translations, and games designed to broaden the students’ understanding of the Hispanic language and culture. The students will also connect to other academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts, using their knowledge of Spanish to access new information. Spanish is spoken in the classroom.
*International Baccalaureate Program

*Spanish IBSL I, Spanish IBSL II, Spanish IBHL
This course is a continuation of studies in literature with emphasis on Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Students may earn college credit for successful scoring on the International Baccalaureate Examination.

*Prerequisite
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