The World Language Department offers courses with two goals: to communicate at basic literacy level in a language other than English and to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between language and culture. The program is designed to build language proficiency through a sequence of courses in French, German and Spanish. Currently, all students must earn ten credits in the sequential study of one language to be eligible for graduation. Student are strongly encouraged to complete as many years of language sequence as possible and to take the opportunity to study more than one language.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish 1 with a teacher's recommendation and successful completion of the Spanish I Honors Final, Spanish 1 Honors
Students studying in the Honors Level II course have an increased opportunity to practice the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Conversational and listening comprehension skills are developed through full immersion opportunities: classroom discussions, dialogues, videos, visuals, and active engagement. The rigor of the pacing and the immersion of the language application are enhanced through the use of multi-media applications, resources, websites, and technology. Writing remains a guided skill working toward original composition. Spanish culture, history, art and music continue to be integrated throughout the course in its application and evaluation. Please note the following prerequisite(s) for the Spanish II Honors course: Gr. 8 Advanced Spanish Class and proficiency on Honors Spanish 1 final; teacher recommendation; or Spanish 1 with a 93 GPA and must have teacher recommendation; and/or with a 93 on the Spanish 1H final.During the second level of Spanish, students demonstrate greater fluency and improved pronunciation. Students show a greater ability to comprehend, speak, write and read Spanish that is presented in a more complex manner. They continue to master and implement present tense verbs in addition to learning the preterit form; intermediate grammatical concepts and additional core vocabulary. Increased emphasis is placed on reading and writing, but listening and speaking are still the primary concerns. Language infusion is implemented within this course.
Curriculum & Pacing:
Please access Rubicon Atlas, our online resource that gives you insight to the pacing of each course as well as the curriculum covered.