Spanish for Fluent Speakers
IPT Testing in Spanish as needed to determine oral language proficiency
This course offers fluent speakers of Spanish the opportunity to strengthen
their basic reading and writing skills in their native language. The students
learn about the Hispanic contributions to the English language and
American culture. The students also study the major historical figures and
events of Spanish-speaking countries.
This course is conducted in Spanish.
Students will listen to various authentic materials representing the
Hispanic culture and perform a variety of tasks to demonstrate
comprehension throughout the topics of study.
Students will learn about various dialects of their native language and
conduct extended discourse relating to Hispanic culture, current
events, everyday activities, and other areas of study and personal
interest. Students will also learn additional vocabulary and structures
to strengthen their speaking and presentational skills in Spanish.
Students will utilize their listening/speaking topics of study to
strengthen their reading skills by studying word roots, syllables,
prefixes and suffixes, and other word structures to build vocabulary.
Various authentic materials related to Hispanic culture, current events,
and studied themes will be used to support higher level reading skill
Grammar, structure, spelling, and orthography will be important
components of this skill. Sentence structure, composition, and various
forms of discourse will be addressed to strengthen accurate written
expression in Spanish.
Students will build a greater knowledge of Hispanic culture through
various discussions, readings, and original compositions conducted in
class and via outside classroom assignments.
This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language
requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one
language or two years each of two languages. Students who receive credit
for Spanish for Fluent Speakers I in middle school may count this course
in meeting both credit and subject area graduation requirements.