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Foreign Language - Spanish

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Spanish 1                                     

9th Grade                                          

 

The course is designed to meet Native Speakers.  The emphasis of the class is to challenge the students ability to speak, read, write, listen, and culture development in Spanish.  The class is conducted in Spanish and students are expected to converse and participate with the teacher at all times in the target language.

Prerequisite: None

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”)

 

Spanish 2                                           

10th Grade                                        

 

A second year Spanish college preparatory course continues to provide students the opportunity to increase their ability to speak, listen, read and write in the target language in order to complete t graduation requirement for foreign language and to continue to develop language skills and knowledge needed to be successful if further study of Spanish is desired. Students continue to be reminded of the five goals for foreign language instruction: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. The goals are emphasized throughout the course as students increase their vocabulary development and understanding of the grammatical forms and functions. Accuracy in speaking and writing is emphasized in order to continue to foster high standards of oral and written communication.

Prerequisite: Spanish 1

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”, “g”)

 

Spanish Native Speakers 1           

 9th Grade                                         

 

This course is designed to improve native speakers’ written and oral fluency in Spanish. It is an introductory course that will give students a total language experience in such areas as vocabulary enrichment, primary writing skills, development of formal writing styles, and literature of the Hispanic world. Students will also study the various ways Spanish is used in the community

Prerequisite: Adequate knowledge of Spanish Language

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”)

 

Spanish Native Speakers 2             

 10TH Grade                                      

 

This course teaches the skills of reading and writing to native speakers of Spanish. Emphasis is placed on language structure, reading, vocabulary, and oral and written expression.

Prerequisite: Spanish for Native Speakers 1,  or adequate knowledge of the language

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”, “g”)

 

Spanish  3                          

11th Grade                                      

 

This course continues to develop skills learned in Spanish for Native Speaker. The course is designed to enhance the Spanish of students who, because of their Spanish- speaking background or completion of previous courses, already speak and read the language well. The course of study includes the reading and discussion of historical, literary, and cultural materials.

Prerequisite: Spanish for Native Speakers 2, or adequate knowledge of the language.

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”, “g”)

 

AP Spanish Language                     

11th Grade                                        

 

This course emphasizes the use of Spanish language for active communication and prepares the student to take the Advanced Placement Language Examination. This course differs from standard Spanish or Spanish Native Speakers in that it requires additional independent reading and special projects each semester.

Prerequisite: Spanish 2, Spanish Native Speakers 3

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”, “g”)

 

AP Spanish Literature                     

12th Grade                                        

 

This course provides highly motivated students with an intellectual challenge through the advanced study of Spanish literature and language. Students read, analyze and understand literary texts of all genres that are read in the native language. Proficiency in the four language skills is developed to a degree that allows students to read with comprehension at sight. The students learn to formulate and express critical opinions and judgments orally and in writing. They also learn the technique of literary analysis using the appropriate critical terminology.

Prerequisite: Spanish Native Speakers 3, AP Spanish Language

Meets University Entrance Requirements: CSU, UC (“e”, “g”)