In Northside ISD, Spanish language courses are designed to achieve the following objectives as aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English (TEKS for LOTE):
- To satisfy the needs of students who wish to pursue specific work to increase their ability to listen, speak, read, and write the Spanish language.
- To provide students the opportunity to compare and contrast their language and culture with those of Spanish-speaking countries and other parts of the world.
- To provide students with the opportunity to relate the topics to other subject areas, making Spanish relevant to the students’ overall academic experience.
- To encourage students to seek opportunities to practice Spanish outside of the classroom by interacting with family members and members of the community.
- To encourage students to understand that they are members of a global society and help them develop “survival” skills in the language in order to function effectively in social interactions and discussions.
- To provide students with the opportunity to utilize technology incorporating the usage of multi-media labs.
Spanish 1 MS
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 to role-play real life situations using the target language.
Spanish 2 MS
This course focuses on opportunities for students to expand their speaking and listening comprehension skills and develop their reading comprehension and writing skills. Students continue to study the culture, the people, and their customs. Students will continue to role play and perform dialogues and skits in various everyday situations and topics using the target language.
Advanced Spanish 2 MS
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 three modes of communication by being exposed to an enriched and accelerated curriculum.