• Spanish Course Descriptions

    Spanish I

    Students will develop basic skills for communicating in Spanish: Listening, reading, writing, and speaking. The focus will be on vocabulary acquisition and learning the basics of Spanish grammar and sentence structure. Among other things pictures, role playing, word activities, on line assignments and videos are used to develop this focus. Students are also introduced to the culture of the 21 Spanish-speaking countries as well as the Hispanic cultures represented in the U.S.

    Spanish II
    Prerequisite: Spanish I, Foreign Language teacher recommendation.
    This level continues the skill development begun in Spanish I. Vocabulary and grammar are expanded so that students can further develop their conversational and reading skills. Students continue to gain knowledge and understanding of the Spanish culture as well as the geography of the Spanish-speaking countries.

    Spanish III CP
    Prerequisite: Spanish II, Foreign Language teacher recommendation.
    In Spanish III students increase their reading and writing skills while continuing to improve their speaking and listening skills. Knowledge of Spanish grammar is honed and vocabulary acquisition continued. Students learn to exchange information in Spanish with accuracy and within an authentic cultural context.

    Spanish III Honors
    Prerequisite: Spanish II, Foreign Language teacher recommendation.
    The Honors level of Spanish III is intended to prepare students for success in AP Spanish. They increase their reading and writing skills while continuing to improve their speaking and listening skills. Knowledge of Spanish grammar is honed and vocabulary acquisition continued. Students learn to exchange information in Spanish with accuracy and within an authentic cultural context.

    Spanish IV Honors
    Prerequisite: Spanish III, Foreign Language teacher recommendation.
    In level IV, students will make use of more sophisticated grammar structures and read selections from Spanish literature. The emphasis will be on more complex sentence structure and additional verb tenses. Students will hone their speaking skills and gain further ability in expressing themselves in a variety of situations. Students will be expected to demonstrate advanced oral and written proficiency.