|AP Spanish Language|
This class is to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement test
for college credit. The emphasis is on listening to native speakers,
reading literature intended for native speakers, writing compositions
several paragraphs in length, and orally communicating facts and ideas. A
thorough review of grammar is an integral part of this course.
|AP Spanish Literature|
This AP Spanish Literature course is comparable to a third-year college
introduction to Hispanic literature course. The required reading list of
literary significance represents various historical periods, literary
movements, genres, geographic areas, and groups within the
Spanish-speaking world. The course will help students to interpret and
analyze literature in Spanish.
|Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4|
Students in Spanish 1 will learn to listen, speak, read, and write in
the language through a study of cultures that use the language as part
of their heritage. Students will learn basic vocabulary and essential
grammar to communicate in simple sentences and navigate real-world
experiences. Students will practice basic literacy and gain insight into
the way of life of cultures associated with the language.
2 continues to build on skills learned in the first year of the
language. Students continue to work towards proficiency in all
five-language skills: listening, reading, writing, studying culture, and
a special emphasis on speaking.
Conducted almost entirely in the
target language, Spanish 3 refines speaking, reading, and writing
skills as it emphasizes vocabulary building. There is also intense
grammar work in preparation for standardized tests that are encountered
in the upper levels of the target language. Culture, geography, and
history are included.
4 is conducted exclusively in the target language. As an honors course,
it places great responsibility for progress on the student. Students
are expected to engage in self-instruction, independent work, readings,
projects, and research. Emphasis is on communication skills and
competency in the language. Literature and culture are studied and
grammar is reviewed. Students are prepared for the SAT II Test.
This course will explore cultural topics for students studying the
Spanish language. Students will develop and hone communication skills
through the study of highly relevant cultural themes, such as
immigration, the environment, the arts, and contemporary daily life.
Through the use of primary, authentic sources, students will develop
their oral, written, auditory and reading communication skills. This
course is designed to be, above all, a conversation-based class with the
aim that students increase their overall fluency throughout the year
while engaging in personally relevant topics of study.
Spanish 3 or equivalent|
|IB Spanish IV, V|
IB Spanish aims to develop students’ intercultural understanding; enable students to understand and use the language they have studied in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes; encourage, through the study of texts and social interaction, an awareness and appreciation of the different perspectives of people from other cultures; develop students’ awareness of the role of language in relation to other areas of knowledge; develop students’ awareness of the relationship between the languages and cultures with which they are familiar; provide students with a basis for further study, work and leisure through the use of an additional language; and provide the opportunity for enjoyment, creativity, and intellectual stimulation through knowledge of an additional language.
Spanish 3 or equivalent|