• NOVICE SPANISH A                   5702:  College Prep                                                             1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12

    This is anintroductory course for students who are beginning their study of Spanish.  It is also an appropriate entry level pointfor students who are studying Spanish as their second or third foreignlanguage.  Skills in understanding,speaking, reading, and writing Spanish are developed through the acquisition ofthe vocabulary and grammar of the language. A study of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world is also included inthe course.

     

    NOVICE SPANISH B                 5703:  College Prep                                                             1.0Credit

    Grades 9-12

    This is thesequential follow-up course to Novice Spanish A.  This is also an appropriate entry level forstudents who have had two or more years of language at the middle school butwhose average was a C or below, or for students who have had one year oflanguage at the middle school with an A or B average but would like toreinforce what they have learned. Development in skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writingSpanish are continued.  Additionalvocabulary and grammar are also acquired. A study of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world is continued.


    SPANISH 2                           5721:  Honors                                                                   1.0 Credit

    Grades 9-12                 5722:  College Preparatory                                                1.0 Credit

    This course reinforces and further develops thelistening, speaking, reading, and writing skills acquired in the previousSpanish course.  Continued emphasis isplaced upon practical use of the target language. Students will deepen theircommunication in the target language through interpersonal speaking andwriting, presentational speaking and writing and interpretive reading andlistening.  Special emphasis is placed ongrammatical accuracy and building vocabulary for real world situations.  Students will expand their ability tocommunicate about topics related to travel, recreational activities, food,technology, and daily life.  Courseworkincludes selected readings, videos and presentations.  Cultural topics also focus on the customs andtraditions of the Spanish-speaking people. The Spanish language is used primarily in all class activities.

     

    In the Honors course, the students are introduced to higher level grammatical structures, more vocabulary, and higher level reading materials.


    SPANISH 3                          5731:  Honors                                                                      1.0 Credit

    Grades 10-12                5732:  College Prep                                                             1.0Credit

    This course reinforces and further develops thelistening, speaking, reading, and writing skills acquired in the previousSpanish course.  Continued emphasis is placed upon practical use of thetarget language. Students will deepen their communication in the targetlanguage through interpersonal speaking and writing, presentational speakingand writing and interpretive reading and listening.  Special emphasis isplaced on grammatical accuracy and building vocabulary for real worldsituations.  Students will expand their ability to communicate abouttopics related to food, life events, travel, and daily routines. Coursework includes selected readings, videos and presentations. Culturaltopics also focus on the customs and traditions of the Spanish-speakingpeople.  The Spanish language is used primarily in all class activities.

     

    In the Honors course, the students are introduced tohigher level grammatical structures, more vocabulary, and higher level readingmaterials in preparation for AP coursework.

     

    SPANISH 4                    5741:  Honors                                                          1.0 Credit

    Grades 10-12

    This course isfor students who have successfully completed Spanish 3 and have received theirteacher’s recommendation to continue in an honors level Spanish course. Itcontinues to develop student skills in all areas of spoken and written Spanishat the advanced level through the study of vocabulary and grammar and work incomposition.  Students increase theirawareness of the contemporary cultural, political and social scene in theSpanish-speaking world through the reading of authentic materials, both inprint and from the Internet, and the use of audio-visual materials.  Classical short novels are read, analyzed,and discussed in Spanish.  Grammaticalusage and vocabulary building are stressed in conjunction with the readingmaterials studied. Students practice their reading writing, and vocabularybuilding skills with weekly writings based on current event articles.  This class is conducted entirely in Spanish.

     

    SPANISH 4                  5742:  College Prep                                          1.0 Credit

    Grades 10-12

    This college prep level course is for students whohave successfully completed Spanish 3. It continues to reinforce and further develop the listening, speaking,reading, and writing skills acquired in the previous Spanish courses.

    Students are introduced to the geographical,historical, and cultural aspects of all the Spanish-speaking countries.  Selected higher level reading materials andfilms are used to enhance the student’s knowledge of the countries studiedthroughout the course.  Continuedemphasis is placed upon practical use of the target language. Students willdeepen their communication in the target language through interpersonalspeaking and writing, presentational speaking and writing and interpretivereading and listening. Grammatical usage andvocabulary building are stressed in conjunction with the reading materialsstudied. The Spanish language is usedprimarily in all class activities.

     

    SPANISH SEMINAR H                                                     5761:Honors                                          1.0 Credit

    Grades11-12

    SpanishSeminar Honors is a course designed for students who have completed Spanish 4Hor CP and wish to continue their study of Spanish at a level other than AP. Inthis course, students will continue to develop and practice their skills inspeaking, reading, writing, and understanding the language by reading anddiscussing the Spanish topics of cultural and historical nature.Spanish-language films will also support the study of culture and history. The emphasis is on cultural knowledge and understanding.


    AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE                5771:  Advanced Placement                        1.0 Credit

    Grades 11-12

    While focusingon the six AP College Board recommended themes, this course is designed toincrease the fluency and level of sophistication with which students express themselvesand understand the Spanish language. The class will expose students to variouscultures of the Spanish-speaking world. APSpanish Language and Culture is designed to develop the ability to understandspoken Spanish in various contexts and to develop an advanced vocabulary thatwill help students to be less dependent on a dictionary. The course is devotedto activities which specifically prepare students to succeed on the AdvancedPlacement exam. Students will practice the interpersonal, interpretive, andpresentational aspects of communication within the six themes of GlobalChallenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and PublicIdentities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics.  Thecourse is conducted entirely in Spanish.

     

    Prerequisite:         A grade of “B” or better in Spanish4 Honors

     

    AP SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE             5781:Advanced Placement                       1.0 Credit

    Grade12

    Thisis the highest level Spanish course designed for the student who has completedAP Spanish Language and Culture. It emphasizes the contemporary Spanishcivilization using authentic readings, short stories, excerpts of novels, poemsand films as the basic texts. Advanced level speaking and writing skills areprerequisites for all students in the course. Students must keep a speaking andwriting portfolio and complete a variety of projects, some of which may involvethe use of technology. The course prepares students for the required AdvancedPlacement Spanish Literature and Culture examination. All activities areconducted entirely in Spanish.

     

    Prerequisite:AP Spanish Language and Culture