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Spanish Language, Basic, Part IV (NCAA Approved)

Open to: Grades 7 - 12

Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish Language, Basic, Part III or placement test

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

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

Recommended School Credit: One-half academic year

Course Code: SP14

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.

Once you have successfully completed Part 4 of the Spanish Language Basic Series, you should be able to:

  • Recognize, understand, and pronounce multiple Spanish words including those related to giving orders or suggestions that include yourself and other people.
  • Understand how to form and use the future tense.
  • Recognize the use of all subjunctive clauses forms.
  • Introduce the use of the conditional tense to express what would happen under certain circumstances.
  • Write descriptive narratives about events using the different tenses from this chapter.
  • Understand and summarize the main ideas and specific information in “authentic” written Spanish texts and when listening to spoken and recorded Spanish.

This course has synchronous virtual class meetings and students will also schedule one-on-one virtual meetings directly with the instructor and teaching assistant. View the schedule for class meeting times. Meetings will be recorded for students who are unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.

Virtual classrooms, and student activities in the classroom, may be recorded and added to the course as an ongoing asset for all class students to review. Students may be invited to interact in CTY community spaces that include students and instructors and potentially specially invited guests that are not enrolled in their course. Videos from YouTube or other web providers may be present in the course. Video recommendations or links provided at end of videos are generated by the video host provider and are not CTY recommendations. Student contributions (e.g., projects, forum posts, etc.) may remain in the course after the student completes the course. These artifacts may be preserved to showcase student work or to continue important conversations.

Materials Needed

Students will need a headset with microphone. A textbook does not need to be purchased at this time. Students will have access to an online textbook once enrolled in this course.

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 5 EN LA CIUDAD

  • Contexto (vocabulario)
  • Cultura/The subjunctive in adjective clauses

Week 2

LESSON 5 EN LA CIUDAD

  • Nosotros/as commands
  • Intensive reading

Week 3

LESSON 5 EN LA CIUDAD

  • Past participles used as adjectives
  • Lectura/Venezuela

Week 4

LESSON 6 EL BIENESTAR

  • Contexto(vocabulario)
  • Cultura/The present perfect

Week 5

LESSON 6 EL BIENESTAR

  • The past perfect
  • Intensive reading

Week 6

LESSON 6 EL BIENESTAR

  • The present perfect subjunctive
  • Lectura/Bolivia
  • Review of the mid-term exam
  • Midterm: Written and Oral Exam

Week 7

LESSON 7 EL MUNDO DEL TRABAJO

  • Contexto(vocabulario)
  • Cultura/The future

Week 8

LESSON 7 EL MUNDO DEL TRABAJO

  • The future perfect
  • Intensive reading

Week 9

LESSON 7 EL MUNDO DEL TRABAJO

  • The past subjunctive
  • Lectura/ Nicaragua/La República Dominicana

Week 10

LESSON 8 UN FESTIVAL DE ARTE

  • Contexto(vocabulario)
  • Cultura/The conditional

Week 11

LESSON 8 UN FESTIVAL DE ARTE

  • The conditional perfect
  • The past perfect subjunctive

Week 12

LESSON 8 UN FESTIVAL DE ARTE

  • Si clauses
  • Lectura/Honduras
  • 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.

Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom which can be used for instructor-student communication if the student has any questions about the course or curriculum. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch any recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.

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.

This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.

While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.

 

 

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