Foreign Language

The following table is a listing of courses available and in what year students may take each course.  For specific information about each class, click the plus sign next to the course title.

Freshmen Sophomore
• Spanish I • Spanish I
• Spanish II • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
   
Junior Senior
• Spanish I • Spanish I
• Spanish II • Spanish II
• Spanish III • Spanish III
• Spanish IV • Spanish IV

 

Spanish I

Course Title:
Spanish I

Prerequisite:
None

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Students will learn the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn to communicate in everyday situations, with an emphasis on the grammar structures and vocabulary that are needed for effective communication. Topics covered include basic conversation, numbers, likes/dislikes, descriptions, school schedules/classes, sports, family, and food. The culture, contributions, and geography of Spanish-speaking countries are also studied.

Spanish II

Course Title:
Spanish II

Prerequisite:
C or better in Spanish 1

Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Students will expand upon listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students are encouraged to communicate whenever possible in Spanish. Topics covered include food and restaurants, the house, clothing and shopping, hobbies and extracurricular activities, and material related to school. The study of Hispanic countries and culture is continued. A two or three-year sequence is recommended for college-bound students.

Spanish III

Course Title:
Spanish III

Prerequisite:
Spanish II (C or better)

Grade Level:
10, 11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Students continue to expand their skills in all four areas of communication: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students communicate as much as possible in Spanish. Topics covered include places in the city, giving and receiving directions, childhood memories, family celebrations, medical and emergency-related material, sports, and movies. Hispanic culture and history are studied.

Spanish IV

Course Title:
Spanish IV

Prerequisite:
Spanish III (C or better)

Grade Level:
11, 12

Credit:
1.0

Course Duration:
Two Semesters

Course Description:
Students continue to expand their skills in all four areas of communication: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Spanish is spoken the majority of class time. Topics covered included the outdoors, cooking, traveling, technology, jobs and job skills, and the future. Hispanic culture is studied, with an emphasis on Latin American and Spanish art, music, dance, literature, history, and current events.