In this course students will actively participate in the four areas of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on oral/ aural communication. Through individual and cooperative learning activities, students will practice specific topics as describing everyday items, ordering meals in restaurants, shopping, reading maps, and other common daily activities. Culture capsules provide insights into various societies where Spanish is spoken.
Students will build on their knowledge gained in Spanish I, while actively participating in the four areas of language learning with an emphasis on speaking and listening/interpretation skills. Specific topics that the student will master include travel settings such as a hotel and marketplace, talking about health, and describing daily routines and weekend plans. Students will be required to engage in more challenging discussions in Spanish and English as they use their critical-thinking skills to restate and assess both written texts and recorded passages.
The students will delve further into the language, expanding grammar and exploring original selections of poetry, theater, and travel of Spain and Latin America. Oral communication is stressed and literacy is increased as the student begins to analyze text. Cultural issues are viewed through different contexts such as the press, media, memoir, and fiction.
Students learn communicative strategies and tools to negotiate such real-life situations as extending invitations, job interviews, and expressing opinions. Students will be introduced to the major authors of Spain and Latin America through guided readings and excerpts in the target language. The student will practice complex grammatical structures and writing skills in a variety of genres. Fluency in speaking and listening will continue to be a focus.
Students will develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing French. French will be experienced through activities such as video, audio, TPRS (Total Physical Response through Storytelling), and multimedia. Culture is stressed through skits and special projects dealing with customs and patterns of behavior appropriate to the target language.
Students will continue to develop competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing French with emphasis on oral communication and comprehension. Students will learn to express themselves with more variety, expanding their vocabulary, and using present and past tense verbs. Culture will be experienced through various multimedia activities, including web quests and different projects, weather reports, and advertisements.
Students will continue refining their skills and developing proficiency in the following areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be able to converse on everyday topics in past, present, and future tenses. Oral presentations, outside reading, and compositions will be integrated into the study of French culture, history, and literature.
Students will continue refining their skills and developing proficiency in the following areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will study newspaper and magazine articles, headlines, and other original readings on different aspects of contemporary and traditional French life. Oral presentations, outside reading, and compositions will be integrated into the study of French culture, history, and literature.