Spanish 2

  • Name:

    Spanish 2 (SPAN201v)

  • Department:

    Languages

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Spanish 1 (SPAN100v) or Spanish Middle School 1 & 2 (SP1v & SP2v)

Spanish 2

Description:

Students continue their study of Spanish by further expanding their knowledge of key vocabulary topics and grammar concepts. Students not only begin to comprehend listening and reading passages more fully, but they also are able to express themselves more meaningfully in both speaking and writing. 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, understand common vocabulary terms and phrases, use a wide range of grammar patterns in their speaking and writing, participate in conversations and respond appropriately to 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. By semester 2, the course is conducted almost entirely in Spanish. The course has been carefully aligned to national standards as set forth by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). (Grade 9-12)

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.

FROM THE TEACHER

Did you know that Spanish is the most spoken non- English language in the United States? Spanish is ranked as the world’s number two language. There are over 20 countries around the world in which Spanish is the official language. Our High School Spanish course is designed with you in mind. You will be acquiring speaking, reading, writing and listening skills that will help you be an effective communicator in this language. Imagine the impact that you can have for God’s kingdom by learning this language. Come and join us! Not only will you learn grammar and vocabulary, but you will gain a better understanding of hispanic culture in general. We will be able to pray for specific countries as we learn about their culture.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

Assignments were organized by day, and each week was one unit.

Samantha

It was nice to see what other people thought [in the discussions].

Carson

I enjoyed the activities in class when we would match the words to pictures or audio recordings. I also felt that our group discussions were very involving and interactive.

Rachel

I liked the vocabulary lessons, and how I was able to easily understand them. I also liked the videos about Chile and Peru, showing different Spanish culture.

Meshack

I really liked how there were game days and that was what you got graded on! I think it's a really fun way to both stay on topic but have a little bit of fun! I like the teacher! I know that's not inherently related to the material itself but having a wonderful teacher who genuinely makes you want to learn the subject is very important, and I think you do that very well!

Elena
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