• World Languages Department

    Spanish I  (9-12)  1 Cr.

    Spanish I is an introductory course. Students learn the basics of the Spanish 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.

    Spanish II   (10-12)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Spanish I

    Spanish II continues to build upon the knowledge gained in Spanish I. Students will continue to expand their vocabulary in the Spanish language as well as their reading, writing, and listening skills. More focus is placed on pronunciation as well as reading and writing skills. Students learn additional usage of the present tense and begin to study the use of the preterite, or past, tense. Grammatically, the focus is also placed on object pronouns, and stem-changing and reflexive verbs. Finally, students will study the geography, culture and portions of history pertaining to Spanish speaking countries.

    Spanish III   (11-12)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Spanish II

    Spanish III continues to build upon the knowledge gained in Spanish I and II. This course requires students to expand vocabulary and to continue to develop their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Students will deeply study the preterite as well as the imperfect past tenses.  Students will begin to study the subjunctive mood and 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.

    Spanish IV   (12)  1 Cr. Prerequisite: Spanish III

    Spanish IV continues to build upon the knowledge gained in Spanish III.  Students drastically expand vocabulary in the Spanish language 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.