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Foreign/World Language

All Spanish courses are high school credit courses. These courses count towards the student's grade point average. Attendance is crucial because every day is a building block. The curriculum has four modes of communication in which each student will be tested on: reading, speaking, listening and writing. Students will be expected to test in all four modes of communication every six weeks. Each course has a fall and spring semester exam. The semester exam counts 20% of their semester average. The 80% is an average of the 1", 2nd and 3rd six weeks. Students are expected to practice every day at home, with a friend or parent. Tutoring is available for students.

Spanish 1

This course focuses on developing speaking and listening comprehension skills. Students are exposed to basic reading and writing skills. Students are introduced to the people, their customs, and other aspects of their culture. Students have the opportunity to work in pairs and small groups as well as role-play real-life situations using the target language. 

Spanish 2

This course continues to focus on opportunities for students to expand their speaking and listening comprehension skills in addition to developing their writing and reading comprehension skills. Students continue to study the culture, the people and their customs. Students will continue to role-play and perform dialogues/skits in a variety of everyday situations and topics using the target language. 

Spanish 2 Pre-AP

This course exceeds the Level 2 requirements by including many independent activities requiring performance in the target language. The students will continue to refine the four modes of communication by being exposed to an enriched and accelerated curriculum. 

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