Spanish I

(1 year, 1 cr) (Grades 9-12)

The major goals of this course are to help students attain proficiency in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing (in Spanish) and to present the language with the context of the contemporary Spanish speaking world and culture, with emphasis on Latin American Culture. Students will learn the basics of the Spanish Language: Basic grammar, the alphabet, greetings, introductions, numbers, time of day, dates (days of the week and months of the year), weather and the seasons, and other basic vocabulary.

Spanish II

(1 year, 1 cr) (Grades 10-12)

Prerequisite: Spanish I

The major goals of this course are the same as for Spanish I. Students attain proficiency in the use of knowledge gained in Spanish I. Also, students will learn more grammar points of the language, additional verb tenses, and other vocabulary.

Spanish III

(1year, 1 cr) (Grades 11-12)

Spanish III includes continued development of the vocabulary and grammar of the first two levels, but with more emphasis on speaking and writing. The students keep journals and practice other writing, make presentations, read, and listen for comprehension in Spanish. The course includes the use of the text, as well as the use of supplemental materials such as magazines in Spanish and regalia (items from Hispanic Cultures).