By learning the language of another culture, we can begin to break down a barrier between others and ourselves, which in turn can lead to respecting others, to understanding them and to supporting them. Improving relationships between peoples should be among our goals as Christians, and an attempt to achieve this can be made through communication with our neighbors. In all courses, students will be exposed to other cultures through various activities and attention to current events.
SPANISH 1: This course introduces students to oral and written Spanish. Students memorize vocabulary and grammatical rules and develop the ability to conjugate verbs in the present and preterite tenses. They will be introduced to oral application of the vocabulary and grammar, along with some reading and writing in Spanish.
SPANISH 2: In this course, students will continue to memorize vocabulary and learn more grammatical rules. Besides learning added verbs in the present and preterite, the students will learn to conjugate verbs in the imperfect tense and to make formal and informal commands. Oral and written work will be used to improve the use of the language.
Prerequisite: Spanish I
SPANISH 3: In this course, students will continue to memorize vocabulary and learn more grammatical rules. Additional tenses learned are conditional, future, present perfect, pluperfect, and present subjunctive. Additional oral, listening and written practice will take place.
Prerequisite: Spanish 2
SPANISH 4: In this course, students will be given a grammar review. The final tenses learned are imperfect subjunctive, present perfect subjunctive, and pluperfect subjunctive. Additional vocabulary will be learned, and various opportunities will be given to allow students to practice the oral and written language.
Prerequisite: Spanish 3
AP Spanish: In this course, students will study Spanish in the different forms of communication including speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Students will be exposed to higher forms of grammar, culture, and literature.
Prerequisite: Spanish 4 and Teacher recommendation