Students explore basic conversational skills in speed dating to get to know each other! We study the Spanish-speaking countries, with an emphasis on Cuba and Celia Cruz. Students will have the opportunity to read an entire novel in Spanish called, "El Ekeko: un misterioso boliviano". Look forward to watching, Viva Cuba, El libro de Vida, and Selena. We will study units in household items and chores, as well as clothing in a fashion show. We will keep in touch with Spanish pen pals, and participate in the Festival of Nations field trip in May.
Spanish 1 is an introduction to the practical mastery of basic language skills. Students will work to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as, an appreciation and sensitivity to the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Spanish 2: (Prerequisite SPAN1 and SPAN2)
Students will review conversational skills together daily, and will be able to share about others in the 3rd peron with celebrity presentations. We study a Spanish-speaking country of their choosing and will use this to plan a real vacation to that country. Our unit will go over helping rthte environment, as well as technology and movies. Look forward to watching, Coco, Río, and ¿Eres tú María?, a Spanish soap opera! We will keep in touch with Spanish pen pals, and participate in the Festival of Nations field trip in May.
Students will continue to improve the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. Students will increase their vocabulary, while adding more complex grammar structures to aid in further usage progress. Emphasis on verb tenses, with new past tenses, will provide stronger abilities for communication, methods used will be varied to incorporate multiple approaches, while use of technology will be encouraged. A passin grade in Spanish 1 is required.
Traveling through the Spanish-Speaking World! (Prerequisite SPAN1 and SPAN2)
Students who have completed Spanish level 1 and 2 can now take a course focused on traveling through the Spanish speaking countries. We will use the language we have learned the last two years to investigate parts of new countries including, but not limited to FOOD, media, art, currency, sports, music and wildlife. We will chose a novel to read together, keep in touch with Spanish pen pals, and participate in the Festival of Nations field trip in May.