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SPANISH I                                      
Full Year
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12                 

Spanish I begins a five-year sequence toward proficiency in Spanish.  Level I Spanish students have the opportunity to learn the language and culture of Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.   Students develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate environment using simple sentences containing basic language structures with pronunciation accuracy.   Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

SPANISH II      
Full Year
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12      

Level II Spanish students will expand their knowledge of general and specific vocabulary categories through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students participate in simple conversational situations by combining and recombining learned elements of the language.  They are able to satisfy basic survival needs and interact on issues of everyday life in the present time and past time inside and outside of the classroom setting.   Students continue to develop cultural awareness through the study of specific Hispanic cultures.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.  Assessment is based on the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL).

SPANISH III                 
Full Year
Grades 10, 11, 12            

Spanish III provides the student with an opportunity to strengthen previously acquired language skills.  Level III Spanish students continue to develop and refine their proficiency in all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing with an emphasis on the ability to interact orally and in writing.   Students continue to develop cultural awareness through study of specific Hispanic cultures.  Students are assessed through written, oral and aural exercises, tests and quizzes, daily class participation and projects.    Assessment is based on the four communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The curriculum has been carefully designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

SPANISH IV HONORS           
Full Year                                
Grades 11, 12                                                                      

Spanish IV Honors students will continue their development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of advanced grammar and literature.  Emphasis on authentic conversation is an integral part of Spanish IV.  Students will use advanced grammar and vocabulary to share personal experiences and opinions.  Higher level critical thinking is required throughout the course to create situations related to course content.  Assessments include written exams as well as cultural projects and oral presentations.  The curriculum has been designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL). 

SPANISH V HONORS             
Full Year        
Grades 11, 12                     

Spanish V Honors students will refine their development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of conversational and cultural activities.  Daily conversation is emphasized as well as cultural enhancement through speaking and reading activities. Discussion of present and past personal experiences helps the student to "create" with the target language and maintains the goal of authentic conversation.  Assessments include written comprehension exams as well as cultural projects and oral presentations.  The curriculum has been designed to meet the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL).

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