Introduction to Spanish 2

  • Name:

    Introduction to Spanish 2 (SP2v)

  • Department:

    Languages

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Introduction to Spanish 1 (SP1v)

Introduction to Spanish 2

Description:

Students continue their language-learning adventure by progressing to this next level of middle school Spanish. The instruction is equivalent to that found in the second semester of High School Spanish I. Students expand their introduction to Spanish through focus on four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning. Each unit consists of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices, which reinforce vocabulary and grammar. There is a strong emphasis on providing context and conversational examples for the language concepts presented in each unit. Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, become familiar with common vocabulary terms and phrases, comprehend a wide range of grammar patterns, participate in simple conversations and respond appropriately to basic conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish- speaking countries, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). (Grades 7-8).

Special Notes:

A stable Internet connection is needed for this class since all work is done online. A minimum connection speed of 5Mbps is required. iPads are not compatible with this course.

This course can be applied towards .5 of high school credit.

FROM THE TEACHER

Hundreds of years ago, Spain was a powerful country, sending explorers and colonists to the New World. Because of this, about 400 million people speak Spanish as their native language today. That is more than any other language except Chinese. Millions of people in the United States, who have come here from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain and countries in Central and South America, speak Spanish. It is a very useful language to learn.

Many say the best way to learn a language is to go to a country where it is spoken and learn there. Imagine yourself at a train station. You have just missed your train. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to ask important questions, like, “When does the next train for Mexico City leave?” or “Where are the restrooms?” or even “Does anyone speak English?” This is a great opportunity to learn Spanish before you need it.

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