Foreign Language Department

FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT

 

504   SPANISH I    1 CREDIT

Grades 10-12

This is a study of the essentials of the Spanish language.  Emphasis is given to conversation and to the development of an appreciation of the Spanish culture.  The development of the four basic language skills is stressed:  listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Also emphasized are culture, customs, and traditions of the people whose language is studied.

Student Expectations and Experiences:

  1.  Learn components of the Spanish sound system such as alphabet, vowel sounds, consonant sounds, accents, and diphthongs

  2.  Develop speaking skills by repeating Spanish words and expressions correctly, responding to teacher prompts, and interacting in 

       Conversation

  3.  Discriminate gender and number of nouns

  4.  Learn definite and indefinite articles

  5.  Learn agreement and placement of adjectives

  6.  Learn present tense of regular “AR, ER, IR.” verbs

  7.  Learn pronouns such as:  subject, object, and reflexive

  8.  Learn basic sentence structure

  9.  Recognize interrogatives such as:  Que?; Como?; Quien?; Cuando?; Donde?

10.  Read and understand words, phrases, sentences, and short passages

11.  Spell and punctuate correctly

12.  Write sentences correctly

13.  Learn about Hispanic customs such as holidays and foods

14.  Learn about cultural aspects of Spain

15.  Understand influence of Hispanic culture in the U.S. and in the world

 

 

505   SPANISH II    1 CREDIT

Prerequisite:  Spanish I

This is a second-year study of the Spanish language.  Oral expression, vocabulary building, grammar, and writing are all stressed to provide the students with a working knowledge of this foreign language.  Level II in Spanish continues development in the four basic language skills:  listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Emphasis continues on the culture, customs, and traditions of the people whose language is studied.

Student Expectations and Experiences:

  1.  Reinforce and extend comprehension of spoken Spanish

  2.  Reinforce and extend reading concepts begun in Spanish I

  3.  Reinforce and extend parts of speech and work order as introduced in Spanish I

  4.  Reinforce and extend concepts of verb tense

  5.  Review and practice vocabulary skills learned in Spanish I

  6.  Learn preterite tense of “AR, ER, IR.” verbs

  7.  Learn demonstrative adjectives

  8.  Reinforce and extend concepts introduced in Spanish I that relate to culture

9.  Learn about cultural aspects of Spain

 

507  SPANISH III   1 CREDIT

Prerequisite:  Spanish I & II

This is a third year study of the Spanish Language.  Oral expression, vocabulary building, grammar, and writing are all stressed to provide the students with a working knowledge of Spanish.  Development continues in the four basic language skills; listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Emphasis continues on the culture, customs, and traditions of Hispanic people.

Student Expectations & Experiences

  1. Reinforce and extend comprehension of spoken Spanish
  2. Reinforce and extend reading concepts learned in Spanish I & II
  3. Reinforce and extend parts of speech as introduced in Spanish I & II
  4. Study nouns with irregular genders
  5. Conditional verb tense
  6. Past perfect verb tense
  7. Compare the preterite vs. imperfect tenses
  8. Present subjunctive tense in noun clauses
  9. Possessive pronouns
  10. Para vs. Por