LANGUAGE COURSES FOR 2016-2017

SPANISH I (06101)

Recommended Grade Level: 9     Prerequisite: None    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "E" requirement

Spanish I will provide students with a general introduction to the Spanish language: sound system, pronunciation, functional vocabulary related to everyday life, and basic grammatical structures. Students will learn communicative skills by using Spanish daily, with integrated practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will study grammatical structures of Spanish, and vocabulary will vary based on project needs. They will use the language to explore Spanish-speaking countries and cultures, and will make comparisons and connections with their own. The social justice expectation of the course is to provide students with cultural awareness and a multicultural mindset. Students will be provided with authentic scenarios to learn content, while providing multiple opportunities to learn and share about various Spanish-speaking cultures and populations.

 

SPANISH II (06102)

Recommended Grade Level: 10     Prerequisite: Spanish I or Teacher Assessment    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "E" requirement

Students will build on communicative skills from Spanish 1, and expand their understanding and knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical structures by using Spanish daily, with integrated practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will use the language to explore Spanish-speaking countries and cultures, and will make comparisons and connections with their own. The social justice expectation of the course is to provide students with cultural awareness and a multicultural mindset. Students will be provided with authentic scenarios to learn content, while providing multiple opportunities to learn and share about various Spanish-speaking cultures and populations.

 

SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS (61061)

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12 Prerequisite: Teacher Assessment    Honors Option Available: No

Will meet the UC/CSU "E" requirement

This course prepares native Spanish speakers with little or no formal training in Spanish for more advanced communication. Students will learn and reinforce their literacy skills in Spanish, focusing on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students also learn about regional variations in standard Spanish, topics such as Spanglish and code- switching, and the relationship between language and cultural identity. The social justice expectation of the course is to provide students with cultural awareness and a multicultural mindset. Students will be provided with authentic scenarios to learn content, while providing multiple opportunities to learn and share about various Spanish-speaking cultures and populations