• COURSE TITLE: Spanish I  

     

    PREREQUISITE: None  

    DESCRIPTION: Students communicate in Spanish through the sequential development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  A firm foundation in grammatical principles and structures is built simultaneously.  In development of these areas, the student also gains information regarding daily life of the Spanish-speaking world. The students’ common assessments will be parallel to the AP Exam in content and format. The common assessments as well as the curriculum will incorporate the six AP Global Themes: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Families and Communities, Contemporary Life, and Beauty and Aesthetics. 

    MAIN TOPICS:

    Listening The students will develop listening comprehension skills through exposure to various listening activities from fluent speakers as well as their teachers, and peers.  The students will listen to and interpret a variety of texts on various topics in Spanish.  The students will have the ability to recognize the variations that exist among Spanish speakers throughout the world.

    Speaking The students will develop confidence and take risk s using Spanish to communicate in situations such as: expressing feelings, responding to basic questions, greeting others, expressing ideas and opinions, talking freely in the target language, asking/giving directions, describing their daily life and surrounding s in a variety of situations.

    Reading The students will develop reading comprehension skills through exposure to sight vocabulary, pictures as clue to meaning, a variety of reading strategies (silent, group, pairs), cognates, decoding words and the use of a glossary and dictionary.  In addition the students will be exposed to cultural reading, inclusive of authentic materials.

    Writing The students will develop writing skills through exposure to a new alphabet, spelling, and phonemic awareness.  The students will write basic sentences, dialogues, compositions, creative writing, personal letters, responses to questions and directed statements on a variety of topics.

    Culture The students will learn to use appropriate formal and informal speech.  In addition, the student will become aware of the daily life and customs of the Spanish speaking countries as well as their respective geography and history.

    CREDIT INFO: 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 I in middle school may count this course in meeting both credit and subject area graduation requirements.

     
     

    COURSE TITLE: Spanish III 

    PREREQUISITE: Spanish II

    DESCRIPTION: Students increase proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  This course provides review and amplification of structures previously taught and introduction to more advanced grammatical concepts.  The students’ common assessments will be parallel to the AP Exam in content and format. The common assessments as well as the curriculum will incorporate the six AP Global Themes: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Families and Communities, Contemporary Life, and Beauty and Aesthetics. 

    MAIN TOPICS:

    Listening Students will further refine listening skills through teacher presentations, peer conversations and presentations, and multimedia.

    Speaking Students will sustain dialogue on selected topics; communicate ideas in extemporaneous presentations, classroom discussions and role-playing.  Students will continue to refine pronunciation, rhythm/intonation, and exhibit predominant use of Spanish in classroom communication.

    Reading Students will comprehend varied reading materials taken from literature, articles from the Web, or periodicals.

    Writing Students will communicate information and ideas on given topics with increased accuracy and depth, and develop a variety of writing products such as letters and essays.

    Culture Students will gain increased knowledge of Hispanic/Spanish customs.

    CREDIT INFO: 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.  

     
     
     
     The Spanish curriculum can be found here:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/213095