The Language other than English Department seeks to help students gain the ability to demonstrate strong reading, writing, and speaking skills in at least one other language in addition to their native tongue. Students will also learn about key aspects of the culture, both past and present, of the second language.
Spanish I is a communication-based course integrating all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a culturally authentic context. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required or will be assumed. Importance is also placed on developing the student’s awareness of the cultures of Spanish-speaking people in the United States, Spain, and Latin America.
Spanish II is an intermediate academic course, which increases power in oral language, reading and writing in an authentic cultural context. All the lessons and activities build on what the student has previously learned. Importance is also placed on developing the student’s awareness of the cultures of Spanish-speaking people in the United States, Spain, and Latin America.
Spanish III Honors
Spanish III is an advanced course. This course enables students to understand and communicate in a second language. The four communication skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are equally emphasized with a focus on real-world situations. This class will be held entirely in Spanish. The course also covers cultural and historical aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.