World Languages

Spanish 1
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Semester
Credit: 1

In Spanish 1, the primary emphasis is on developing listening and speaking skills. Students also practice reading and writing. Students talk about everyday situations using simple questions and short answers at the phrase or memorized sentence level. Cultural awareness of the areas of the world where Spanish is spoken is an integral component of the course. This academic elective places students on the “Pathway to the Promise” and begins to prepare students for the 21st century global economy.

Spanish 2
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Semester
Credit: 1

Spanish 2 expands the basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills so that students can begin to create with the language. Students participate in simple conversations and write brief descriptions on familiar topics. Students also gain a deeper appreciation of and sensitivity to the diverse cultures and customs of the Spanish speaking world. This academic elective places students on the “Pathway to the Promise” and continues to prepare students for the 21st century global economy.

Spanish 3
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Semester
Credit: 1

In Spanish 3, students are able to create in Spanish at the sentence level, in survival situations such as ordering a meal, asking questions, telling what hurts. Students are able to describe and state opinions on familiar situational and cultural themes. Students engage in pair and group work. This intermediate level academic elective provides opportunities for enrichment, places students on the “Pathway to the Promise” and continues to prepare students for the 21st century global economy.

Spanish 4
Level: Manager/Executive
Length: Semester
Credit: 1

In Spanish 4, students begin to use more complex sentences and are increasingly able to speak about past, present and future events and survival topics. Students create skits or role plays, write personal journals, discuss values and opinions, and view and react to foreign language films and videos. Fine arts and history are integrated into the cultural component of the course. This high level academic elective provides opportunities for student enrichment, places students on the “Pathway to the Promise” and prepares students for the 21st century global economy.

Spanish 5 AP
Level: Executive
Length: Semester
Credit: 1

In Spanish 5 AP, students use the language to study literary works, current issues and significant historical events. Students use more complex sentences and are increasingly able to speak about past, present and future events on a variety of topics in preparation for the Spanish Language Advanced Placement Exam. Students write about and discuss opinions – moving from sentence level to paragraph level discourse. Students already rated “Proficient” prepare for the PPS ORALS Distinguished Level Assessment which is given during senior year. Many colleges and universities offer Advanced Placement and/or college credit to students who have performed successfully on the AP Spanish Exam which students are encouraged to take. This advanced academic elective provides opportunities for student enrichment, places students on the “Pathway to the Promise” and prepares students for the 21st century global economy.

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