Foreign Language Department

Spanish I

Prerequisite: None

Required Course: Full Year

Recommended Grade Level: 9

Students in Spanish I learn introductory vocabulary greetings and goodbyes, numbers 0-100, telling time, days of the week, month of the year, alphabet, describing friends, likes and dislikes, sports and leisure activities and weekend activities. Through technological support and other resources the same vocabulary is used to develop simple aspects of grammar using subjects and verbs in sentences, subject pronouns, verb ser, punctuation marks and written accents, ser with adjectives, gender and adjective agreement, forming questions, nouns with definite article, gustar and ¿porqué?, the preposition de, gustar with infinitives, pronouns after prepositions, querer with infinitives, regular –ar verbs, ir and jugar, and weather expressions. Students learn about the culture in Spanish-speaking countries make connections with geography, art, architecture, food, and celebrations.  Students enjoy Christian music in Spanish.

Spanish II

Prerequisite: Spanish I

Required Course: Full Year

Recommended Grade Level: 10

Working at an intermediate level, Spanish II students expand of their knowledge and understanding of the vocabulary school supplies and items needed for school, classes, school events, places at school, family members, describing people (appearance and personality traits), rooms in the house, furniture and accessories, chores, places where people live, lunch foods, foods you might order in a restaurant, describing food, table settings and breakfast and dinner foods.  Through technological support and other resources the same vocabulary is used to develop aspects of grammar using indefinite articles, ¿cuánto?, mucho, and poco, tener and tener idioms, venir and a la/las with time, ir a with infinitives, regular –er and –ir verbs and tag questions, some –er and –ir verbs with irregular yo forms, possessive adjectives, stem-changing verbs o→ue, stem-changing verbs e→ie, estar with prepositions, negation with nunca, tampoco, nadie, and nada, tocar and parecer, ser and estar, pedir and servir, preferir, poder and probar, direct object and direct object pronouns, affirmative informal commands with pronouns.  Students learn about the culture in Spanish-speaking countries make connections with geography, art, architecture, food, and celebrations.  Students enjoy Christian music in Spanish.

Spanish III

Prerequisite: Spanish II

Elective Course: Full Year

Recommended Grade Level: 11

Spanish III guides students to an understanding of advanced vocabulary daily routine, personal items, many parts of the body, telling how you feel, healthful advice, clothing, colors, stores and the things you buy there, expressions of time, holidays, holidays activities, party foods, party activities, getting ready for a party, airport and travel terms, vacation activities, transportation and reacting to news. Through technological support and other resources the same vocabulary is used to develop aspects of grammar using verbs with reflexive pronouns, infinitives, review of stem-changing verbs, estar, sentirse, and tener, negative informal commands, object pronouns and reflexive pronouns with commands, costar and numbers to 1 million, demonstrative adjectives and comparisons with adjectives, quedar, preterite of –ar verbs, preterite of ir, review of preterite of –ar verbs with reflexive pronouns, preterite of –er and –ir verbs, using pensar que and pensar with infinitivies, direct object pronouns, conocer and the personal a, present progressive, preterite of spelling change verbs, -car, -gar, -zar, preterite of hacer, informal commands: spelling- changes and irregular verbs.  Students learn about the culture in Spanish-speaking countries make connections with geography, art, architecture, food, and celebrations.  Students enjoy Christian music in Spanish.

Spanish IV/V

Prerequisite: Spanish III

Elective Course: Full Year

Recommended Grade Level: 12

Students at this level practice and refine the language through projects and daily conversation.  Some of these projects are my vacations, a day at the salon, my favorite cake, family, places in the city, recipes, fashion magazines, children's story favorite, Hispanic artist favorite, country favorite, my daily routines, history biblical favorite,  Christmas in a Latin country, favorite sports, traveling around the world, clothes, my testimony in Jesus Christ, proverbs of Solomon, national drinks, biblical story for children, the house of my dreams, job interview, journalist for a day many others.