This is an introductory course which acquaints the student with basic vocabulary and structure of spoken and written Spanish. Reading, pronunciation, speaking, and aural comprehension are emphasized. Customs and other cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries are examined.
In Spanish II, vocabulary and grammatical forms are developed through elementary reading material and related writings. A deeper investigation of the cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries is a vital part of this course. Practical, real-life situations are studied by the students and used to learn the language through the use of scenarios and compositions.
In Spanish III, vocabulary and grammatical forms are developed through reading and discussion of more comprehensive material. Oral and written communication are emphasized through writing assignments, vocabulary lists, and class-paced grammar review. The study of civilization and of culture is expanded. All instruction is held primarily in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in Spanish III or the option to test in
The AP Spanish Language & Culture course covers the equivalent of a college course in advanced Spanish composition and conversation. This course emphasizes oral communication, composition, and grammar. All activities are conducted in Spanish. The AP Spanish program allows the opportunity to earn college credit in a foreign language.