Spanish 3

  • Name:

    Spanish 3 (SPAN301v)

  • Department:

    Languages

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Spanish 2 (SPAN200v)

Spanish 3

Description:

Students further deepen their understanding of Spanish by focusing on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. Each unit consists of a variety of activities which teach the students how to understand more difficult written and spoken passages, to communicate with others through informal speaking and writitng interactions, and to express their thoughts and opinions in more formal spoken and written contexts.

Students should expect to be actively engaged in their own language learning, use correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally, incorporate a wide range of grammar concepts consistently and correctly while speaking and writing, participate in conversations covering a wide range of topics and respond appropriately to conversational prompts, analyze and compare cultural practices, products, and perspectives of various Spanish-speaking countries, read and analyze important pieces of Hispanic literature, and take frequent assessments where their language progression can be monitored. 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

Being able to practice my Spanish with other people and watching television in Spanish helped me grow my vocabulary and improve my pronunication.

Aly

I really liked how the class was set up.

Muika

They [group discussions] were very engaging.

Ava

I enjoy how the activities directly prepare you for the quizzes and tests that you'll take later on within the year. I also enjoyed how we were able to explore different cultures and people groups and pray for them to grow, prosper, and come to Christ.

Harry

I always love learning vocabulary and expanding my knowledge of the culture of different countries. I also found the prompt and detailed feedback on all the assignments very helpful! - Olivia I really enjoyed doing the short story assignment. I waited until the end of the semester, so I was able to use lots of the topics that we learned about. I also really enjoyed the devotions. I liked to see what was going on in other parts of the Spanish speaking world.

Grace

One of my favorite things in this class was the cultural videos because I learned new things watching them. I also liked the vocabulary activities provided as they were very helpful.

Alex
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