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Foreign Language

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

 
The following courses meet the UC/CSU  A-G requirements:
 
 
 
SPANISH  1
 
Description:  Designed to introduce students to Spanish in its spoken and written forms and to begin developing listening comprehension. This course also introduces some of the diversities and similarities of culture and language throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Most grammatical instruction is in English, but general class instructions and communication are practiced in Spanish through response and role-play. This course requires extensive vocabulary memorization. The grammatical studies are extensive also and require a heavy workload. Homework is daily and there are frequent quizzes and tests.
 
Text:  En Español Level I Textbook & Workbook (McDougal Littell);  ISBN 978 0618 30430 1
                                                                                                                   CD Rom Tutorial (optional)
           En Español  Level I  Workbook ISBN 061 866142 5
         
          Spanish/English Dictionary is suggested.
 
Supplies:
  • 3 X 5 lined cards, white
  • Five (5) dividers for notebook         
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of "B-" in English, as well as a minimum grade of  "C" in the core subjects the previous year.  I-20 International students need to have lived and attended high school in the US for one (1) year prior to enrolling in Spanish I. 
 
Graduation Status: Elective
 
College Entrance Status: Two (2) consecutive years of the same language; three (3) recommended. For 8th graders, be advised that these two (2) years must occur during the high school career.
 
 
 
 
 
SPANISH 2
 
Description:  This course allows students to continue their study of Spanish while incorporating additional tenses. It also expands their cultural awareness through short stories and articles. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication, listening skills and flexibility of expression. There is a significant increase of speaking Spanish in the classroom by both teacher and students.
 
Text:  En Espanol, Level 2 Textbook   ISBN 978 0618 30442 4
           
           En Espanol, Level 2 Workbook ISBN 0618 66144 1
      
           Spanish/English Dictionary; CD tutorial (optional)
 
Supplies:
  • 3 X 5 lined cards, white
  • Five (5) dividers for notebook
 
Prerequisites:  A minimum grade of "C" in Spanish I, and a passing score on the comprehensive testing.
 
Graduation Status: Elective
 
College Entrance Status: Two (2) consecutive years of the same language; three are recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
SPANISH  3
 
Description:  Conducted in Spanish and designed to focus on the student's developing ability to think in a second language in place of methodical translation. It allows the student to express creative thinking and deductive reasoning in Spanish through extensive reading and communication exercises, both oral and written. Vocabulary is significantly increased to meet the demands of communication on a wide variety of topics. The remaining new verb tenses are incorporated and all past verb tenses are reviewed and used to provide a more complete usage of the Spanish language.
 
Text: En Espanol Level 3 Textbook   ISBN 978-0618-30450-9
        
         Spanish/English Dictionary; 501 Spanish Verbs (optional)
 
Supplies:
  • Five (5) dividers for notebook
 
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of "B-" in Spanish II, approval by teacher and department chair.
 
Graduation Status: Elective
 
College Entrance Requirement: Two (2) consecutive years of the same language; three (3) are recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
SPANISH  4
 
Description:  Level four Spanish is a content-based and student-centered approach to learning that emphasizes communication at an advanced level. The texts provide multiple levels of authentic comprehensible input through various types of reading such as historical, literary, and journalistic. This level of study emphasizes communication through pair and group work. All activities are designed to motivate students and to foster critical thinking skills. They also promote the development of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, with an emphasis on self expression in the latter two disciplines. The students’ acquisition of cultural competency is broadened through units of study which encompass cultures throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Students not only gain insight into Hispanic cultures and civilization, but also achieve a more global understanding of the issues these peoples and their countries face in the future. This level of study is conducted mostly in Spanish. It is designed to focus on the students’ developing ability to think in a second language in place of methodical translation.
 
Vocabulary is significantly increased to meet the demands of communication on a wide variety of topics. All verb tenses are reviewed and used to provide a more complete usage of the Spanish language.
 
Text: En Español Level 4  Textbook   (McDougal Littell)    Class Set used
 
         Abriendo Paso:  Gramática Workbook  (Pearson)   ISBN 978 0 13 317533 2
 
         Spanish/English Dictionary; 501 Spanish Verbs (optional).
 
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of "B" in Spanish III, an appropriate score on the prerequisite testing, and approval by instructor.
 
Graduation Status: Elective