Course Content - Spanish

Spanish A

This course teaches all basic vocabulary including: colors, numbers, alphabet, classroom common objects, clothing, body parts, greetings, time, days of the week, months of the year and seasons of the year. It includes common short sentences. The structures for questions and answers used for a daily conversation among friends and family members. Common expressions used for friends, professions and trades. The use of puppets is encouraged in order to help the students develop their self trust in the learning of a second language.The names of animals, feelings, moods and weather are included as well as common songs, riddles and poems.


 

Spanish B

This course includes a review of vocabulary as well as new words that include greetings and goodbyes, ordinal numbers, telling time, and adjectives. It introduces students to a grammar study. First, by teaching the uses of (verb To Be) ser and estar, in the present tense and the uses of each one. Second, it introduces regular verbs and their conjugations in the present. Moving from there to the irregular verbs and their conjugations in the present tense. It also teaches about synonyms, antonyms, prepositions, adjectives with a number and gender agreement, and likes and dislikes. It uses sports and leisure words and activities in order to enhance the experience of learning a second language. Short conversations and writing small paragraphs are done on a regular basis. Auxiliary verbs and their use are an important part of this study. The culture of some Latin American Countries as well as some states in the U.S. that have a high percentage of Hispanic population or Spanish influence is also an important part of this course.

 


 

Spanish I Honors

This course includes a review of food vocabulary, following instructions in spanish, Uses of auxiliary verbs such as (Pedir, servir, preferir poder and probar). Comparisons and Contrasts of Latin American Cultures. (Mexico, Argentina, Florida, Dominican Republic and Peru.) Both Affirmative and Negative informal commands with pronouns. The uses of Direct and Indirect object pronouns. The Present Progressive tenses as well as the verbs followed by infinitives. The study of the Holidays in the different Latin American countries. Students will act out short plays in class involving daily life situations. They will learn songs, poems and they will do readings for comprehension.

 


 

Spanish II Honors

This course includes a review of vocabulary as well as new words that include professions and trades, ordinal numbers, telling time, and possessive adjectives. It continues teaching students grammar and structure in the Spanish language. First, by teaching the uses of (verb To Be) ser and estar, in the past tense and the uses of each one. Second, it introduces regular verbs and their conjugations in the past tense. Moving from there to the irregular verbs and their conjugations in the past tense. It also teaches about synonyms, antonyms, prepositions, adjectives with a number and gender agreement, and likes and dislikes. It uses sports and leisure words and activities in order to enhance the experience of learning a second language. Short conversations and writing paragraphs are done on a regular basis. It teaches the use of auxiliary verbs and compound tenses. The culture of some Latin American countries as well as some states in the U.S. that have a high percentage of Hispanic population or Spanish influence is also an important part of this course.


 

Spanish III Honors

This course includes a review of vocabulary as well as new words that include professions and trades, ordinal numbers, telling time, and possessive adjectives. It continues teaching students grammar and structure in the Spanish language. First, by teaching the uses of (verb To Be) ser and estar, in the past tense and the uses of each one. Second, it introduces regular verbs and their conjugations in the past tense. Moving from there to the irregular verbs and their conjugations in the past tense. It also teaches about synonyms, antonyms, prepositions, adjectives with a number and gender agreement, and likes and dislikes. It uses sports and leisure words and activities in order to enhance the experience of learning a second language. Short conversations and writing paragraphs are done on a regular basis. It teaches the use of auxiliary verbs and compound tenses. The culture of some Latin American countries as well as some states in the U.S. that have a high percentage of Hispanic population or

 


 

Spanish IV Honors

This course will include the studies of the Geography of the Latin American Countries in Spanish. Including the flag, the most important Historical facts, the holidays, heroes, economical situation and education levels achieved by each one of them. The most important industries, types of government and political facts. The use of short plays showing daily situations will also be included. Students will be using more their conversational skills than their writing skills in order to allow them to use all the knowledge achieved in the previous courses. However, the uses of appropriate grammar will be monitored very closely. The students will perform a play during the last quarter of school in order to practice memorization in Spanish.