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Spanish Language, Basic, Part III (NCAA Approved)

Open to: Grades 7 - 12

Prerequisites: Qualifying verbal or math score, and successful completion of Spanish Language, Basic, Part II or placement test

Course Format: Session Based. See calendar for session dates and application deadlines.

Course Length: 12 weeks (Fall, Winter, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)

Recommended School Credit: One-half academic year

Course Code: SP13

Course Description

Description

This Spanish course is designed for 7th to 12th grade students who have basic knowledge or experiences with the language or culture. Online classes are held twice per week during the evening, and separate conversational sessions with the instructor are arranged with each student. The focus will be on developing skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Recognize, understand, and pronounce multiple Spanish words including those related to the topics mentioned in this course.
  • Recognize the uses of the preterite and the imperfect.
  • Recognize the uses of subjunctive verbs.
  • Recognize the uses of familiar and formal commands, por and para, and adverbs.
  • Introduce relative pronouns and the constructions with se.
  • Write descriptive narratives about events in the past and present subjunctive.
  • Understand and summarize the main ideas and specific information in “authentic” written Spanish texts and when listening to spoken and recorded Spanish.
  • Describe a variety of topics such as medical conditions, technology, our home, nature, etc.
  • Develop reading, writing, listening, and comprehension of paragraphs of the topics mentioned above.

Materials Needed

Students will need a headset with microphone. A textbook purchase is required for this course:

Descubre, Media Edition, Level 2. Lengua y cultura del mundo hispánico.

Although a Spanish-English dictionary is not required, it may be useful as a personal reference for the duration of this course.

Detailed Course Information

Course Details

Week 1

LESSON 1 EN EL CONSULTORIO

  • Contexto (vocabulario)
  • Cultura/The imperfect tense

Week 2

LESSON 1 EN EL CONSULTORIO

  • The imperfect and the preterite
  • Constructions with se

Week 3

LESSON 1 EN EL CONSULTORIO

  • Adverbs
  • Lectura/Costa Rica

Week 4

LESSON 2 LA TECNOLOGÍA

  • Contexto (vocabulario)
  • Cultura/Familiar commands

Week 5

LESSON 2 LA TECNOLOGÍA

  • Por and para
  • Reciprocal reflexives

Week 6

LESSON 2 LA TECNOLOGÍA

  • Stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns
  • Lectura/Argentina
  • Review of the midterm exam
  • Midterm:  Written and Oral Exam

Week 7

LESSON 3 LA VIVIENDA

  • Contexto (vocabulario)
  • Cultura/Relative pronouns

Week 8

LESSON 3 LA VIVIENDA

  • Formal (usted/ustedes) commands
  • The present subjunctive

Week 9

LESSON 3 LA VIVIENDA

  • Subjunctive with verbs of will and influence
  • Lectura/Panamá

Week 10

LESSON 4 LA NATURALEZA

  • Contexto (vocabulario)
  • Cultura/The subjunctive with verbs of emotions

Week 11

LESSON 4 LA NATURALEZA

  • The subjunctive with doubt, disbelief, and denial
  • Lectura

Week 12

LESSON 4 LA NATURALEZA

  • The subjunctive with conjunctions
  • Lectura/Colombia
  • Review of the final exam
  • Final: Written and Oral Exam

Technical Requirements

This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile appStudents who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.

 

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“I enjoy the course very much. The individual attention during class makes it a very enjoyable hour, and the friendliness and relaxed atmosphere make class something to look forward to each week. I can’t wait to continue with the next level!”

"My son's foreign language instructor has had the challenging task of forging bonds with her students without being face-to-face with them in a classroom on a daily basis, while teaching them a language quite different from their native tongue. She has inspired our son with her enthusiasm, her expertise, and her extraordinary conscientiousness, kindness, tolerance, and patience. I have rarely had the pleasure and honor of being the parent of a student with a teacher who goes so far above and beyond."

"I really like this course, and I love the way the teacher teaches it. Her style of teaching makes it easier and more fun to participate."