World Languages

The Spanish program at Tourtellotte High School provides our students with not only language skills, but also a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical components of Latin culture. The Spanish program builds from simple grammar to a full immersion model in its final year.

 

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SPANISH I*                                                                         COURSE NUMBER: 1400                               Academic

Grades 9-12                                                                          Full Year                                                                1 Credit

Class Description...

The student will be able to communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied contexts for a variety of purposes; to understand speech on familiar topics at a pace that is comfortable, yet challenging, for the students; to understand simple questions and commands in familiar topic areas; to interact orally on simple, familiar topics; to use the language for basic personal communication needs; to ask and answer basic questions on familiar topics; to understand written samples on familiar topics dealing with basic needs or interests; to write short, descriptive paragraphs on familiar topics; to use real-world digital and other research tools to complete authentic tasks; and to value and demonstrate understanding of selected aspects of various cultures.

 

 

 

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 2: Communication:  C. Writing

Expectation 2: Communication:  B. Reading

 

 

SPANISH II*                                                                       COURSE NUMBER: 1401                               Academic

Grades 9-12                                                                          Full Year                                                                1 Credit

Class Description...

The student will be able to communicate information clearly and effectively using a variety of tools/media in varied contexts for a variety of purposes; to understand speech on familiar topics at a slightly faster pace than Spanish I; to understand questions and commands in familiar topic areas; to interact orally on familiar topics; to use the language for personal communication needs; to ask and answer questions on familiar topics; to understand written samples on familiar topics; to write descriptive paragraphs on familiar topics; to use real-world digital and other research tools to complete authentic tasks; and to value and demonstrate understanding of selected aspects of various cultures. Classes are conducted in both Spanish and English.

 

 

Prerequisites: A minimum of grade of 75 in Spanish I.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 2: Communication:  C. Writing

Expectation 2: Communication:  B. Reading

 

 

SPANISH III*                                                                     COURSE NUMBER: 1402                               Academic

Grades 10-12                                                                        Full Year                                                                1 Credit

Class Description...

The student will be able to communicate information on familiar topics at a faster pace than Spanish II; to understand semi-sophisticated questions and commands in familiar topic areas; to interact orally on semi-sophisticated, familiar topics; to use the language for personal communication needs; to ask and answer semi-sophisticated questions on familiar topics; to understand written samples on familiar topics; to write descriptive paragraphs on familiar topics; to use real-world digital and other research tools to complete authentic tasks; and to value and demonstrate understanding of selected aspects of Hispanic culture.

 

 

Students are encouraged to speak in Spanish as much as possible.

Classes are conducted in both Spanish and English.

Prerequisites: Spanish II minimum grade of 75.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 2: Communication:  C. Writing

Expectation 2: Communication:  B. Reading

 

 

SPANISH IV*                                                                      COURSE NUMBER: 1403                               Honors

Grades 11 or 12                                                                   Full Year                                                                1 Credit

Class Description...

The student learns to communicate in the target language with more ease.  S/he develops higher listening skills.  Reading and writing excerpts from various forms of literature are infused with cultural aspects of the Latino and Spanish world. The majority of the class is conducted in the target language. There are regular homework assignments. A major component of this course is both individual and group student oral participation.  The student will be able to communicate information on a variety of  topics at a faster pace than Spanish III; to understand sophisticated questions and commands in various topic areas; to interact orally on sophisticated, familiar topics; to use the language for personal communication needs; to ask and answer sophisticated questions on various topics; to understand written samples on a variety of topics; to write descriptive paragraphs and essays on familiar topics; to use real-world digital and other research tools to complete authentic tasks; to use real-world digital and other research tools to complete authentic tasks; and to value and demonstrate understanding of selected aspects of Hispanic cultures. Students are encouraged to speak in Spanish as much as possible.

 

 

Prerequisites: Spanish III minimum grade of 80 and/or teacher recommendation.

School-wide Expectations:

Expectation 2: Communication:  C. Writing

Expectation 2: Communication:  B. Reading