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World Languages / Languages Other Than English (L.O.T.E.)

SPANISH

 

  

Course Descriptions

  

  

 

SPANISH 7

(40 Weeks) (Equivalent to Spanish 1A)
This introductory course (first half of level 1) is designed to acquaint students with the basic elements of the Spanish language. Much emphasis will be placed on learning key phrases and expressions in order to enable students to begin to understand and speak Spanish in actual situations. Pronunciation, correct usage and fluency are particularly stressed.  Some outside and authentic materials will be used, such as audio-visual materials, tapes, etc. to supplement instruction.  Aspects of Spanish culture will be introduced as well.

   

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SPANISH 8

(40 Weeks) (Equivalent to Spanish 1B)
This second year course (second half of level 1) is a continuation of the subject matter begun in the first year.  Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are emphasized for a more comprehensive understanding of Spanish. There is an expansion of vocabulary as well as an introduction of culture. Short stories, articles, and complementary materials in Spanish are introduced. 

   

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SPANISH 1-L510

(1 Year-1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course develops communicative proficiency at the beginning level in the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Topics that form the basis for meaningful communication in Spanish culture are introduced through relevant situations. Related functional expressions, vocabulary, and structures are presented and practiced by means of drill, analysis, synthesis, Page | 37 application, and personalization. The unique sights, sounds, and tastes of the target culture are integrated into the program through the use of authentic material, audio-visual aids, and projects. Requirements: Students must demonstrate basic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the use of coursework assignments.

   

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SPANISH 2-L511

(1year- 1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 1

This course develops communicative proficiency at the intermediate level. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are expanded by means of intermediate-level topics, situations, functional expressions, and structures. Topics include: Personal Identification, House and Home, Public and Private Services, Family Life, Community and Neighborhood, Physical Environment, Meal Taking, Health and Welfare, Education, Earning a Living, Leisure, Shopping, Travel, and Current Events. Cultural understanding is developed by means of authentic materials and experiences that reflect both daily customs and values, and the art, music, literature, and cuisine which are enjoyed and valued by the target culture. Requirements: The student must demonstrate proficiency in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

   

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SPANISH 3-L512

(1 year 1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 2

This course continues to develop communicative proficiency at the intermediate level. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are expanded by means of intermediate-level topics, situations, functional expressions, and structures. Cultural understanding is further developed by means of authentic materials and experiences that reflect both daily customs and values, and the art, music, literature, and cuisine which are enjoyed and valued by the target culture. Requirements: The student must demonstrate proficiency in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

   

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SPANISH 3 PRE AP-L514

(1 year- 1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish 2 with an average of 85 or above and/or teacher recommendation.

This course provides a more rigorous and in-depth study of the second half of Checkpoint B as described in the New York State Syllabus. It emphasizes the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural understanding is developed by means of authentic materials and experiences which reflect both daily customs and values, and the art, music, literature and cuisine which are enjoyed and valued by the target culture. This course is designed for students who plan to continue in Spanish 4 and 5. Requirements: The student must successfully complete all coursework, tests, quizzes, and projects.

   

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COLLEGE SPANISH-L528

(1 year- 1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 10-12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish 3
The student studies everyday life and regional customs of the Hispanic countries. Activities will include literature chosen to compare and contrast Hispanic and American cultures and the sampling of regional cooking. The student increases his/her use of the language by creating projects, commercials, skits, show-and-tell, and discussion of current events using Las Noticias, a weekly Long Island Spanish language newspaper. In addition, the course includes a unit on the history of Spain, giving the student some background of the culture that he/she studies. There is the potential for this course to be taken for college credit through Suffolk Community College.

Requirements: The student must demonstrate knowledge of the Hispanic culture and language measured by a variety of projects.

   

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SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS-L527

(1 Year-1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 9-12

In this course, students will be introduced to Hispanic and Latino history and culture. Students will be exposed to the great literary works of authors of Spain, Latin America, and the United States, as well as to contemporary theatre and film. The primary goal is to increase the students’ vocabulary, listening skills, reading and writing skills, and verbal ability in Spanish. Students will come to understand and appreciate the regionalism which exists in a language which is spoken officially in many countries of the world.

Requirements: Successful completion of coursework through tests, quizzes, projects, a midterm and final exam.

   

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AP SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE –L522

(1 Year-1 Credit)
Offered to: Grades 11-12
AP Spanish Language & Culture Course Description:

Our online AP Spanish Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The AP Spanish Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board’s AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. As its foundation, it uses the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.

The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish. The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board, namely,

1. Global challenges
2. Science and technology
3. Contemporary life
4. Personal and public identities
5. Families and communities
6. Beauty and aesthetics

The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students’ posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material.

  

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Monday, December 18, 2017