This course consolidates the language skills acquired in introductory level courses and builds communicative skills using practical high frequency language applied in everyday conversations. Students will acquire cultural competency with emphasis on the literature, geography, and history of South America. Students are expected to speak only Spanish in class.
Grades are based on accumulation of the following points:
Tests and quizzes: There will be 3 exams following the end of each chapter. While studying each chapter they will take vocabulary or grammar short quizzes. Written tests are also given on specific literary works.
Reading and writing: Students will read works by Spanish authors and will answer comprehension questions in writing. Written exercises are also assigned as grammar and vocabulary reinforcement.
Oral grade: listening comprehension and speaking: Students are provided with opportunities to speak and listen daily in class through questions, paired conversations, monologues, short presentations, etc. In addition to daily class participation points, formal and informal assessment of speaking skills are issued on an ongoing basis.
Attendance is important in a practice course and class time is probably the only chance students have to practice the language. Absent students are encouraged to utilize this website for any work they may have missed.
In the third level most grammar structures are based on previous knowledge. Students are encouraged to stop by my classroom if they need help with anything they do not comprehend. My planning period is 4th hour and I am available before and after school every day.
The Spanish II course begins with a review of essential grammar and general Spanish II skills. The level of instruction assumes a basic knowledge of grammar concepts and vocabulary you learned in Spanish II Taking Spanish III will not only teach you the Spanish language, but it will also make you a diverse individual by learning its’ exciting history and customs.