Spanish 1 (1 credit) Required 8 - 12
First year students will learn to communicate in Spanish on a variety of topics including school and after school activities, foods and beverages, describing people, daily schedules, describing classes and locations, family, shopping, places and events and restaurants. They will be able to form complete sentences by applying numerous grammatical structures including subject pronouns, gustar with nouns and infinitives, definite and indefinite articles, noun-adjective agreement, the verb tener, regular present tense conjugations, the verb ir, possessive adjectives, comparatives, and stem-changing verbs. In addition, the students will gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture through various readings, art projects and discussions.
Spanish 2 (1 credit) Required 9-12
Spanish 1 (75%) &Teacher approval
Second year students will learn to communicate in Spanish on topics which include the house and household items, planning a party, maintaining health and parts of the body, sports, electronics and phone calls, daily routines and vacations. Students will be able to use grammatical structures such as ser and estar, ordinal numbers, irregular verbs in the present, affirmative tu commands, the verb jugar, saber and conocer, the preterite tense, negative words, irregular preterite verbs, pronouns and prepositions, reflexive verbs, present progressive, indirect object pronouns and demonstrative adjectives. In addition, students will gain greater cultural understanding through readings, discussions and various art projects.
Spanish 3 H (1 credit) Elective 10-12
Third year students will learn to communicate in Spanish with greater ease on topics including travel, health, shopping, movies, careers and the environment. They will be able to communicate thoughts and ideas by applying numerous grammatical structures including the past tense, reflexive verbs, past participles, subjunctive mood and the future tense. In addition, the students will continue to gain knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture through various readings, art projects, discussions, and learning how to salsa dance.
Spanish 4 H (1credit) Elective 11-12
Fourth year cultivates self-expression as vocabulary usage is accelerated. Various types of literature are introduced as reading comprehension becomes of paramount importance. Students are expected to speak in Spanish with greater ease and understand spoken Spanish. The contemporary culture of various Latin American countries will be studied. The opportunity to travel abroad is offered in this course every two years.