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COURSE OFFERINGS


Spanish 1

A challenging 1st-year college preparatory class designed and based on the recognized national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, as presented in the Descubre textbook series. This course will introduce students to the skills that will enable them to communicate in Spanish and acquire knowledge of other cultures with the ability to function in these cultures. Students will work to attain communicative competency and proficiency appropriate for this level in each of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class assignments, homework, activities and projects are designed to address communication in these four areas and will be presented in a variety of methods. These instructional methods are presented in ways that encourage group interaction, participation, technology, creative problem solving, and individual reflection & critical thinking.


Introductory spanish for spanish speakers

Introductory SSS is a college preparatory level course focusing on the needs an talent of the student who already has a foundation in speaking Spanish in the home, and offers an opportunity to further reading, writing, and self-presentation skills. In this course the pace of the class and the depth of the reading materials will provide a chance to enrich the overall academic experience for our Latino students.


Spanish 2

A challenging 2nd-year college preparatory class designed and based on the recognized national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, as presented in the Descubre textbook series. This course will fine tune and expand upon the skills acquired in Spanish 1. As knowledge of the language grows, students will continue to communicate in Spanish and acquire deeper knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world and increase their ability to function in a variety of authentic situations, learning new cultural perspectives. Students will expand on communicative competency and proficiency in each of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class assignments, homework, activities and projects are designed to address communication in these four areas and will be presented in a variety of methods. These instructional methods are presented in ways that encourage group interaction, participation, technology, creative problem solving, individual reflection and critical thinking.


Spanish 3

Spanish 3 is a challenging third-year college preparatory class designed and based on the recognized national Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century, as presented in the Descubre textbook series. This upper level course, taught almost entirely in Spanish, will continue to build upon the foundation attained from successfully completing Spanish 1 & 2 while students continue to communicate in Spanish, acquiring a deeper knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world through literature, cultural readings, web-based research projects, authentic text and media. Students will expand on communicative competency and proficiency in each of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class assignments, homework, activities and projects are designed to address communication in these four areas and will be presented in a variety of methods. These instructional methods are presented in ways that encourage group interaction & participation, technology, creative problem solving, individual reflection and critical thinking. 


Spanish 4 Honors

This college preparatory honors level course refines the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills learned in previous levels. Through the study of such areas as literature, geography, current events and culture of Spanish-speaking people, students will hone their linguistic skills, pronunciation, and fluency. The course is designed to offer more demanding oral and written proficiency for the student who is adequately prepared and who desires to achieve a higher level of competency in the language. A more extensive development of skills is emphasized and an expanded variety of materials, resources and instructional strategies are utilized such as thematic units, stories, newspaper and magazine articles, art, on-line information, podcasts, music, etc. Students completing the fourth year of Spanish with a 3.0 GPA in Spanish, a 2.0 in English, and have a Standard Met score on the 11th grade CAASPP testing will be awarded a California State Seal of Biliteracy on their transcript and will receive a cord at graduation.