This course is designed to acquaint the beginning student with the basic understanding of the Spanish language and culture. Basic vocabulary and grammar along with communicative phrases will be emphasized, focusing on specific conversational topics such as: greetings, classes, friends and activities, family, weather time and more. Videos, teacher websites, online tools and music will be used to augment the curriculum. Stories and storytelling techniques will address the four language skills of listening, reading, writing, speaking. Students will be able to create and tell their own stories in Spanish.
This course is required for graduation.
(Prerequisite: Spanish I)
This course continues to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the Spanish language. A variety of verb tenses are introduced and utilized through various classroom activities, as well as more complex grammar and vocabulary. There is also an emphasis on Hispanic culture.
(Prerequisite: Spanish II)
This course enables the student to practice and refine their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the Spanish language. Material learned in the previous year will be reviewed and built upon, including previously learned verb tenses and grammar. There will also be an emphasis on Hispanic culture and extensive vocabulary study.
(Prerequisite: Spanish III)
This course is designed to enable the student to better understand Hispanic culture through the use of authentic materials, cultural activities, literature and advanced grammar study. Students have the opportunity to register for College Now through Herkimer College and receive college credit for this course.
This course is eligible for College Now credit.
(Prerequisite: Spanish IV)
Students participate in this course almost entirely in Spanish and focus on reading and discussions, improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency. They will be supported to reach an advanced proficiency level by the end of the year through short films, literature, and other authentic sources. Students have the opportunity to receive the Seal of Biliteracy with the completion of a presentation at the end of the year.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
This course is a virtual learning option that is only available when there is enough interest to contract for it. A certified teacher provides live instruction off-site to provide foundational skills in American Sign Language.