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    Welcome to the World Languages Department

     

    Language

     

    Courses Offered

     

    Advanced Placement Spanish Language
    Grades: 11-12             Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes  (fulfills E and G requirement)
    Prerequisites:  Student must have one of the following: (1) teacher recommendation, (2) Spanish III Foreign Language with an “A,” (3) Spanish Language Arts II with a “B” or better.
    This course is equivalent to the third-year Spanish college course.  The course content reflects a wide variety of academic and cultural topics (literature, culture, history, the arts, current events, sports and lifestyle).  Students will work to build their proficiency in the four language skills through the use of authentic sources.  Short stories, novels, plays, poems and excerpts from Hispanic and Spanish authors are studied.  All students are expected to have and maintain the goal of taking the AP Spanish Language Exam.

    Spanish 1
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills E requirement)
    Prerequisites:  None 
    This course requires no previous experience. The design of this class assumes that the student has never studied Spanish nor practiced it at home. If a student has any Spanish skills they need to enroll in Spanish Language Arts. This course is designed for the non-native Spanish speaker and any students that speak any Spanish will be removed from the course. In this course the student will develop introductory Spanish skills. The student will be introduced to a basic conversation and the present and past tenses.  This course will also begin to explore the history and culture of Hispanic America and Spain.

    Spanish 2
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes  (fulfills E requirement)
    Prerequisites:  "C" or better in Spanish I or teacher recommendation
    This course is designed for the non-native Spanish speaker that has taken and passed Spanish I as a Foreign Language. The student will continue to develop advanced oral/writing Spanish language skills. Writing both formally and informally is required weekly. The student will be encouraged to practice with native speakers. This course will continue to explore the history and culture of Hispanic America and Spain.

    Spanish 3
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes  (fulfills E requirement)
    Prerequisites:  "C" or better in Spanish II or teacher recommendation
    This course is designed to develop intermediate language skills of the non-native and native student.  It is designed for students that have taken and passed Spanish I and II as a Foreign Language or for native speakers that lack basic skills to take Spanish Language Arts. Formal or informal reading and writing are done regularly and active participation in Spanish is required.  This course will provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking world and its many cultures.  Students will be encouraged to compare these cultures to their own.

    Spanish Language Arts 1
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes (fulfills E requirement)
    Prerequisites:  Students should be native Spanish speakers.
    It is designed for Spanish speaking students who plan to continue their studies beyond high school.  Language mechanics, composition, and the study of literature will be offered.  This course will also begin to explore the history and culture of Hispanic America and Spain.  The focus of this course will be to strengthen reading, writing, grammar, and analysis.  Students will better their communication skills, which will help them if they go to college or graduate from high school and get a job.

    Spanish Language Arts 2
    Grades: 9 -12              Credits: 10 (Yearlong Course)                UC/CSU: Yes  (fulfills E requirement)
    Prerequisites:  Student must have a passing grade of "C" or better in Spanish Language Arts I.
    In Spanish Language Arts II, students will learn how to write essays, to expand knowledge of literature, and to improve critical reading and thinking skills.  You should be reading and writing at or above grade level to succeed in this course.  This course is for students who have identified a desire to continue their education after high school and who have demonstrated the ability to do this.  There will also be the continued development of  Hispanic history and culture.