High School Spanish Courses


Spanish I
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is designed for grade 9-12 students who did not have the opportunity to begin Spanish in the middle school program or who wish to begin learning a second world language. It should be noted that this program is run at an accelerated pace so that the student who successfully completes it will be prepared for Spanish 2 the following year. Two hours of homework will be typically assigned on a weekly basis. The memorization of vocabulary is an on-going daily assignment.

Textbook Title: Buen Viaje (Glencoe-McGraw Hill)


Spanish II
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Spanish II continues the sequential course of Spanish study begun in Spanish I or grade 8 Spanish. Students will strengthen their ability to communicate in Spanish through vocabulary and grammar practice as well as dialogues, listening activities and language lab work. The culture and geography of Spanish-speaking regions are explored through readings, video and the Internet. Daily homework is assigned and the memorization of vocabulary is an on-going daily assignment.

Textbook Title: Buen Viaje-Level 2 (Glencoe-McGrawHill)


Spanish II Honors
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Spanish II Honors offers an intensive study of the Spanish language for students who have shown exceptional promise and motivation. Computer technology and the Spanish-Speaking world via geography, music and art will complement instruction. A cultural research project is expected of all students in the target language. Daily homework is assigned and the memorizaton of vocabulary is an on-going daily assignment. This is a fast- paced demanding course taught almost exclusively in Spanish.

Textbook Title: Buen Viaje-Level 2 (Glencoe-McGraw Hill)


Spanish III
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Spanish III continues the sequential course of Spanish study from Spanish II. In Spanish III, emphasis is placed on the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The instruction of Spanish III is primarily in Spanish and students are expected to use Spanish as much as possible in class. Students will also begin reading and responding to more complex passages and authentic. Daily homework is assigned and the memorization of vocabulary is an on-going daily assignment.

Textbook Title: Buen Viaje – Level 3 (Glencoe-McGrawHill)


Spanish III Honors
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

With emphasis on all four proficiency skills, Spanish III Honors students strengthen their ability to communicate both in written and spoken Spanish and are expected to apply more extensive vocabulary and complex grammatical structures. Through readings and various technologies, students will be introduced to the most significant historical events and figures in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also be exposed to authentic readings from literature and periodicals. Spanish III Honors places a strong emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and the extension of the students’ knowledge of the highly complex Spanish verb system. This is a fast-paced demanding course taught exclusively in Spanish.

Textbook Title: Buen Viaje – Level 2 (Glencoe-McGraw Hill)


Spanish IV Honors
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

Students will continue the review, refinement and further application of skills introduced in previous levels with emphasis devoted to accuracy in communicative and written proficiencies. Course components include authentic Hispanic literature, music, art, history and geography. Each student will also create and illustrate a children’s story as a class project. All instruction and interaction is in Spanish.

Textbook Titles: Avance ! Intermediate Spanish
Listening Comprehension Skills for intermediate and advanced students
Selection of short stories (T.B.D.)


Spanish V Honors / Advanced Placement Language
Course Credit:1
Duration:Full Year

This course is the equivalent of an advanced college Spanish course. Stress will be on the oral skills, literature, composition and grammar. Advanced Placement students will be required to do intensive listening and speaking exercises, write weekly compositions and keep journals. Written and taped assignments are expected of Honors students, but with less frequency. All students are expected to take an active part in classroom discussions. Students electing the course for Advanced Placement credit are expected to take the Advanced Placement Language Test at the end of the course.

Textbook Titles: Abriendo paso: Lectura (Heinle & Heinle)
Abriendo paso: Gramática
Advanced Placement Spanish (Jose Diaz)
Novel: El Colonel no tiene quien le escriba
Play: Bodas de Sangre



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