• Course description - Advanced Spanish II
    The purpose of this course is to reinforce the fundamental skills of the Spanish language that the student acquired in Spanish 1. My goal is to provide a learning environment where every student can develop and discover their potential success. Learning Spanish requires being exposed to large amounts of the new language and getting accustomed to communicate in that language. Students will be asked to make every attempt to communicate in Spanish during class. 

    Course Objective 
    Spanish II is designed to help students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish, and to expose the student to the different cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. A wide variety of methods and techniques will be used to reach, motivate, and challenge each student. 

    Topics covered 
    At the conclusion of the year/students will be able to:

    • Identify Spanish Speaking countries and their culture
    • Write simple compositions in Spanish
    • Read and comprehend passages
    • Practice correct grammar and syntax

          

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 1 & 2 Honors & teacher recommendation
    Course Description: Spanish III Honors

    The purpose of this course if to continue to develop students’ knowledge and skills to communicate at a higher level in Spanish. This course prepares students to further their oral and written proficiency and applies Spanish to real-life situations. Daily activities revolve around using the target language in the classroom. Direct instruction, cooperative learning, and hands-on activities present a variety of useful vocabulary words and the structures necessary to join them together meaningfully.

    Level III Spanish develops the concepts acquired in Spanish I and II: present tense, preterite and imperfect tenses, relating ideas in the past tense. We build upon vocabulary and add the future tense, conditional tense, present and past perfect. Commands in the tú, Ud. and nosotros forms are used. If possible, an introduction to the uses and formation of the present subjunctive.


    Course Objective
    Spanish III is designed to prepare students for a future by giving them the tools to understand, read, speak, and write in Spanish at an intermediate level.

    This course will: 

     Teach each student to utilize the words and structure of the Spanish language to communicate        effectively.  
     Foster an appreciation of Spanish and the people who speak it. 
     Promote positive relationships through structured cooperative learning. 
     Prepare each student to use Spanish at home, at school, and in their community.


    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 1, 2 & 3 Honors & teacher recommendation
    Course Description: Spanish IV Honors
    In this course students will continue to learn vocabulary and grammatical concepts necessary for oral and written communication in Spanish.  Spanish IV is a fast paced study of the Spanish language and its cultures.  This class is conducted almost entirely in Spanish and student are expected to use Spanish in class.  Due to the interactive nature of a language class, active participation in class activities and good study habits are essential to success.

    Critical Competencies:
    1. Demonstrate high-intermediate proficiency across the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
    2. Communicate in real life situations, give advice and express opinions on topics of interest and current events.
    3. Use a variety of complex tenses and grammatical structures.
    4. Carry on extended conversations and create culturally appropriate language in a variety of settings.
    5. Comprehend and synthesize a variety of written and spoken texts.
    6. Identify cultural differences in Spanish-speaking countries.



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    Student expectations and class rules
    It is essential to be respectful to everybody, all the time. Spartanburg District 7 School rules and codes of conduct will be strictly enforced. 

    In addition, 

    • Follow all school rules 
    • Show respect - Be respectful to everyone in the classroom 
    • Follow all class procedures 
    • Be responsible for your own work and actions 
    • Be on time 
    • Bring necessary materials to class 
    • Turn-in assignments on time 
    • No eating in class 
    • No electronic devices 
    • If in doubt – ASK!   SPEAK AS MUCH SPANISH AS POSSIBLE! 

    Consequences of NOT meeting classroom expectations 
    • Verbal warning and/or seat change 
    • Personal conference 
    • Parent call
    • Referral 

    Materials 
    Macbook
    Loose-leaf notebook paper
    Dividers (3) TocaTimbre, Vocabulario, Apuntes
    1" (3-ring binder)
    Pen (black or blue AND red)
    Pencils
    Color pencils
    ​Highlighter​


    Grading
    Grades will be determined as follows:
    Tests, Projects & Presentations  40 % 
    Homework 10 %
    Quizzes 30% 
    In-class assignments and participation 20 %

    There will also be a variety of other graded work including writing assignments, such as TocaTimbre, classwork,  and reading exercises.  


    Academic Honesty
    Any work submitted by the student shall be his/her own. Work taken from others shall be deemed as unacceptable. Any doubts will initiate the completion of an alternative assignment or a zero on the required effort, depending on the severity of the infraction.  Students are to rely on their own knowledge of the language and are not to use translation apps or online translators to complete assignments. 


    My school hours are 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. My email namora@spart7.org