World Languages Department

Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV

Spanish I  (9-12)  1 Cr.
This course is two trimesters long (24 weeks) and will typically start in trimester A or B. Students learn the basics of the language starting with the alphabet, numbers, colors, days, months, seasons, common expressions, and basic objects. Grammatically, the focus is on the subject pronouns, noun/adjective agreement, gender, singularity/plurality, and the present tense. Students also learn how to begin speaking, reading, and writing small portions of the Spanish language. Finally, students will study the geography, culture and portions of history pertaining to Spanish speaking countries.

Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to complete classroom projects. Students will also use the Internet, as well as a Take Home Tutor CD-Rom that is correlated to the text, in order to enhance study efforts at home. DVD videos and audio segments from CD’s correlated to the text will also be utilized to help enhance the students’ listening skills. Finally, students will use microphones and computers to submit speaking assignments and assessments.

Spanish II   (10-12)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Spanish I
Spanish II is two trimesters long (24 weeks) and will typically start in trimester A or B. Spanish II continues to expand the students’ vocabulary. The course is two trimesters long (24 weeks) and will typically start in trimester A or B. More focus is placed on pronunciation as well as reading and writing skills. Students learn additional usage of the present tense and deeply study the use of the preterit, or past, tense. Grammatically, the focus is also placed on the demonstrative adjectives, object pronouns, and stem-changing and reflexive verbs. Finally, students will study the geography, culture and portions of history pertaining to Spanish speaking countries.

Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to complete classroom projects. Students will also use the Internet, as well as a Take Home Tutor CD-Rom that is correlated to the text, in order to enhance study efforts at home. DVD videos and audio segments from CD’s correlated to the text will also be utilized to help enhance the students’ listening skills. Finally, students will use microphones and computers to submit speaking assignments and assessments.

Spanish III   (11-12)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Spanish II
Spanish III is two trimesters long (24 weeks) and will typically start in trimester A or B. This course requires students to expand vocabulary and to continue to develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students learn the imperfect, future, conditional, as well as additional commands. Grammatically, focus is placed on the comparative/superlative, using multiple object pronouns, participles, progressive sentences, as well as learning additional idiomatic expressions. Finally, students will study the geography, culture and portions of history pertaining to Spanish speaking countries.

Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to complete classroom projects. Students will also use the Internet, as well as a Take Home Tutor CD-Rom that is correlated to the text, in order to enhance study efforts at home. DVD videos and audio segments from CD’s correlated to the text will also be utilized to help enhance the students’ listening skills. Finally, students will use microphones and computers to submit speaking assignments and assessments.

Spanish IV   (12)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Spanish III
Spanish IV is a two trimester long (24 weeks) and will typically start in trimester A or B. Students drastically expand vocabulary and are asked to write, speak, and comprehend at a high level. Focus will be placed on learning tenses of the subjunctive mood. Additionally, students learn the passive voice, conditional tense, and future tense as well as the present, past, future, and conditional perfect tenses. Students continue to sharpen grammatical skills and further understand idiomatic expressions. Finally, students will study the geography, culture and portions of history pertaining to Spanish speaking countries.

Students will use Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to complete classroom projects. Students will also use the Internet, as well as a Take Home Tutor CD-Rom that is correlated to the text, in order to enhance study efforts at home. DVD videos and audio segments from CD’s correlated to the text will also be utilized to help enhance the students’ listening skills. Finally, students will use microphones and computers to submit speaking assignments and assessments.