•  Spanish Course Offerings

    Spanish II

    Enhances Level One skills in Spanish and provides opportunities to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in an integrated way. Provides continued practice in how to greet and take leave of someone, to ask and respond to basic questions, to speak and read within a range of carefully selected topics and to increase understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

    Spanish III

    Enhances Level Two skills in Spanish and provides further opportunities to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in an integrated way. Provides continued practice in previous topics and introduces new topics; offers further opportunities to increase understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.

    Spanish IV

    Enhances Level Three skills in Spanish and provides further opportunities to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in an integrated way. Provides continued language development through exploration of familiar and unfamiliar topics and provides opportunities for a broader and more extensive understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. The culture, literature and history of Spain are emphasized in this course.

    Spanish V

    Enhances Level Four skills in Spanish, and provides opportunities to increase levels of proficiency in conversational skills and deepen understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures. Heritage speakers of Spanish may not take this course.

    IB Spanish HL Year One, HL Year Two, SL

    These advanced level courses are designed to prepare students for the IB  internal and external exams in Spanish. Students wishing to obtain IB Diploma, IB Spanish Certificate or IB Career Diploma should take this course sequence.   The courses emphasize the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Students are exposed to the literature, culture and history of the Spanish speaking world and IB topics. Students focus on improving their ability to communicate effectively in Spanish in a variety of situations and formats. Non-IB Diploma students are encouraged to take this course at the Higher Level to secure university credit.

    Advanced Placement Spanish Language

    Conforms to College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language examination emphasizes the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish, to acquire the vocabulary and grasp of structure to read newspapers, magazines and Hispanic literature, to compose expository passages and to speak accurately and fluently. Students enrolled in this course are expected to take the AP Spanish Language exam in May.

    Advanced Placement Spanish Literature

    Conforms to College Board required authors and selected works for the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature examination. Emphasizes the ability to understand a lecture in Spanish and discuss literary topics in Spanish, to read Hispanic literary texts in all genres and to analyze critically form and content of literary works orally and in writing using appropriate terminology. Students complete the course by taking the AP Spanish Literature exam in May.

    Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers I

    Designed for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish, this course can accommodate a wide range of Heritage language learners, from those who are minimally functional (can comprehend Spanish but are not able to speak fluently, read or write) to those who are more proficient and literate in Spanish. This course will develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The student will also develop an awareness and understanding of Hispanic cultures, such as language variations, customs, geography and current events. Students will read and critically analyze authentic works of literature in Spanish.

    Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers II

    Designed for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish, this course can accommodate a wide range of Heritage language learners, from those who are somewhat functional (can comprehend spoken Spanish but speak haltingly and need improvement in reading and/or writing) to those who are more proficient and literate in Spanish. This course will continue to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and will promote a deeper understanding of the Hispanic cultures, such as language variations, customs, geography, history, and current events. Students will read and critically analyze authentic works of literature in Spanish.

Last Modified on February 15, 2016