Intro to Spanish
6th – 8th Grades
Monday: 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
In this class, students will learn the basics of Spanish. If a high school student plans to take Spanish I but has had very little exposure to the language, or is in middle school and wants to take Spanish I in high school, this class is the perfect choice. Students will build a strong foundation in Spanish through basic vocabulary for everyday situations: greetings and goodbyes, friends and family, homes, clothing, people and places in the community, school life, pets, farm animals, foods, senses, body parts, seasons, weather, calendar, and country celebrations. In addition to these topics, students will also participate in simple conversations, learning to ask simple questions and answer them properly.
6th – 9th grades
Monday: 3:05 pm – 4:35 pm
¡Bienvenidos! Learning Spanish is an exciting topic and so relevant for today’s world. In this high school credit class, students will learn the basic elements of the language and get ready to communicate with Spanish-speaking people here in the U.S. or in any country around the world where Spanish is spoken. The Spanish I program opens with a preliminary unit focusing on basic, high-frequency concepts like names, numbers, greetings, nationalities, school supplies, the alphabet, etc. This is followed by 16 chapters covering topics such as expressing preferences, expressing emotions, personal pronouns, asking questions, describing the weather, sports, transportation, family relationships, animals, daily routines, hobbies, and more. Each chapter also gives informative, curiosity-piquing glimpses into Hispanic culture. May require a placement test.
8th – 12 grades
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Students have already begun to understand, read, write and speak Spanish. Because learning a new language is a process in which students build upon what they already know, in Spanish II they will be using and building on what they learned in Spanish I.
This course begins with a review on basic, high-frequency vocabulary and structures from Spanish I. This is followed by sixteen chapters that cover more than 1,000 of the most commonly used words in Spanish. In terms of work with verbs, it covers the present and preterite tenses and three other tenses: the subjunctive, present progressive, and the imperfect. The course also teaches formal and informal commands, demonstrative adjectives, comparative adverbs and adjectives, ordinal and cardinal numbers, possessive adjectives and pronouns and the correct placement of adjectives. To learn a language involves more than just learning its grammar and vocabulary, for this reason, Spanish II will provide students with cultural information to help them understand traditions and values of Spanish-speaking people. Must have completed Spanish I.