Open to: Grades 2 - 12
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math or verbal score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish for Elementary Students, Basic, Part IV (for grades 2-6) or Spanish Language, Basic, Part IV (for grades 7-12) or 2 years of Spanish study. Placement test available upon request.
Course Length: 12 weeks (Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)
Course Code: SPEW
This course provides a unique approach to developing Spanish composition skills by focusing on descriptive, narrative, persuasive, informational, and comparative paragraph writing. High interest reading materials serve as the foundation for engaging discussions and compositional analysis. To prepare the student for advanced coursework, the course also includes grammar, usage, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling. Students will become better writers, both in the classroom and in real-life situations.
Once students have successfully completed this course, they should develop:
A microphone and headphones are required for this course.
Although a Spanish-English dictionary is not required, it may be useful as a personal reference for the duration of this course.
The following topics will be covered in the course:
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 app. Students 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.
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.