Spanish Course Descriptions

Spanish 11  FY
Course #525 

In this course, students are introduced to the five C's of foreign language learning:  communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities.  Students will learn the fundamental structures of the language by engaging in brief conversations, directed dialogues, and a variety of oral activities.  In addition, short reading passages, aural comprehension, writing activities, and grammar are integral components of the program.  The language lab and other technology serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding.


Spanish 12      and 12C
Course #527, 528

In this course, students are introduced to the five C's of foreign language learning:  communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities at a modified pace with more support. Students will learn the fundamental structures of the language by engaging in brief conversations, directed dialogues, and a variety of oral/aural activities, as well as short readings and writing activities.  Although all skills are practiced, the listening and speaking skills are emphasized.  The language lab and other technology serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding.


Spanish 21      FY
Course #529
 
Spanish 21 is a continuation of Spanish 11 and continues to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students will increase their vocabulary, learn new grammatical concepts, and develop a deeper understanding of the culture.  At this stage, students will practice the skill of speaking through class discussions and presentations.  Moreover, students will begin to write compositions on a variety of topics.  The language lab and other technology continue to serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding. 

Prerequisite:  Final grade of C- or better in Grade 8 Spanish.  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 11.


Spanish 22 and 22C  FY
Course #531, 532

Spanish 22 and 22C are offered in conjunction with Spanish 21. Students will
engage in all aspects of the Spanish 21 course with more teacher support.  The language lab and other technology serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding.

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Grade 8 Spanish.  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 12.  Final grade of D or better in Spanish 11.


Spanish 31      FY
Course #533

Spanish 31 is a continuation of Spanish 21 and continues to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Students will continue to increase their vocabulary, learn new grammatical concepts, and develop a deeper understanding of Hispanic cultures and communities.  Students will practice and further develop speaking skills through class discussions, partner and group speaking activities and presentations.  Moreover, students will continue to write short compositions on a variety of topics.  The language lab and other technology continue to serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding. 

Prerequisite:  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 21.


Spanish 32      FY
Course #535

Spanish 32 is offered in conjunction with Spanish 31. Students will engage in all aspects of the Spanish 31 course with more teacher support.  The language lab and other technology serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding.

Prerequisite:  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 22.


Spanish 41  FY
Course #541

This course reviews and refines all of the language skills learned in the previous years, in addition to introducing students to new grammar and vocabulary concepts. Stimulus for conversation, vocabulary and grammar concepts is achieved through use of short and feature films in the target language. Writing skills are practiced through journals and original compositions. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas in Spanish during class discussions, and through various group projects using podcasting and creating original videos.  

Prerequisite:  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 31.


Spanish 42  FY
Course #545

Spanish 42 is offered in conjunction with Spanish 41. Students will engage in all aspects of the Spanish 41 course with more teacher support.  The language lab and other technology serve as useful, creative and motivating tools to build language proficiency and cultural understanding.

Prerequisite:  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 32.


Spanish 40 Honors   FY
Course #537

This course reviews and refines all of the language skills learned in the previous years, in addition to introducing students to advanced grammar and vocabulary concepts.  Students are expected to achieve a higher level of proficiency in listening, speaking , reading and writing, as well as to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.  In addition to a survey of Spanish and Latin American literature, this course includes readings on current cultural events of the Spanish-speaking world.  Journals, research papers, oral reports and original compositions are required.  This course also incorporates aspects of the AP exam to prepare students for the next step in their academic endeavors.  Students will be expected to adhere to the Spanish only policy.

Prerequisite:  Final grade of B+ or better in Spanish 31.


Spanish 51  FY
Course #543

This is the continuation of the Spanish 41 video course.  It is a unique and interesting way to learn Spanish; the linguistic portion of is based upon the language materials that were previously studied and will be studied.  Students see the language as a whole through videos.  From these videos, students review grammar, increase their vocabulary, and investigate the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries.  Students will continue to improve their proficiency in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will be expected to adhere to the Spanish only policy.

Prerequisite:  Final grade of C- or better in Spanish 41.
 

Spanish 50 Honors                          
Course #539

This course is designed to provide advanced students with the guidance they need to continue discovering, learning and using the language in meaningful, creative and engaging contexts. The course is based on readings that are used to develop the students’ proficiency in the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. This course offers a deeper overview of the literature, culture, art, and history of both Spain and Latin America. The first semester will focus on Spain and the second semester will focus on Latin America. Key grammar concepts will be reviewed. Classes will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite:  C or better in Spanish40

AP Spanish  50
Course #540

This course is designed to prepare students for the AP Spanish exam given each year in the spring.  There is a continued emphasis on developing and refining a high level of student proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as in understanding the Spanish-speaking world.  The core program is a balance of advanced readings, grammar review, compositions and conversation.  Supplemental materials include recordings, contemporary videos, newspapers, magazines and radio broadcasts.  Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions will be an integral part of the course.  The course includes one session per cycle in the Language Laboratory to practice the listening and speaking sections in preparation for the AP exam.

Prerequisite:  Final grade of B+ or better in Spanish 40.

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