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FL100 Spanish I 2 semesters: 10 units
This course is based on the text i ven conmigo! I (Holt). The course is designed to teach students beginning Spanish grammar and culture through reading, writing, listening, projects, and speaking activities. Communication in Spanish is the ultimate goal of all activities through an understanding of language and cultural practices. The text is supplemental with realia such as newspapers, magazines, and children’s books. Students will be able to read, write, converse, and comprehend, as well as understand the present and past tenses by the end of the year. Students must maintain a ‘C’ average or better to advance to Spanish II.
FL200 Spanish II 2 semesters: 10 units
This course is based on the text i ven conmigo! II (Holt). It builds on the base established in Spanish I and expands into more complex grammar and communication skills. The text is supplemented with realia such as magazines, newspapers and books, and occasional guest lectures in the target language. Spanish II focuses on putting oral and written skills to practical use through activities and projects. Students should be able to understand and use present, past, future, conditional and several of the compound tenses by the end of the year. Students must maintain a ‘C’ average or better to advance to Spanish III. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Spanish I
FL300 Spanish III 2 semesters: 10 units
This course is based on the text i ven conmigo! III (Holt). Students again review all grammar covered in Spanish I and II, and study advanced Spanish grammar intensely. The focus of Spanish III is communication in all tenses previously studied, expanding into the subjunctive and compound tenses. Each unit also includes an example of Spanish Literature that re-emphasizes grammar studied in the unit. Realia of a more complex nature than previously used is supplementary to the text. Students spend time cooking and sampling authentic foods and discussing current events. Students should be able to communicate in the tenses listed with an expanded vocabulary over Spanish I and II. Students must maintain a ‘C’ average or better to advance to Spanish IV. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Spanish II
FL400 Spanish IV 2 semesters: 10 units
This course focuses on oral and written communication (composition and conversation) and Hispanic literature. Some grammar review will be covered primarily in the context of writing assignments and journaling. The intention of the course is to fine-tune and develop knowledge and skills already acquired. The subjunctive tense will be heavily stressed. The course will require research relating to different aspects of immigration, politics in Central/South America and Hispanic culture. No specific text will be used. Newspapers, magazines, novels, movies, and television programs in the target language will be important sources for projects, discussions, and compositions. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Spanish III