• Spanish Course Descriptions

    2435 SPAN 1

    Spanish I Grade Level: 7-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: None

    The goal of Spanish I is to give students the basic tools to become effective communicators. The emphasis for study at this level is primarily on listening, speaking and culture. Students will begin to gain ability to use the language and behaviors appropriate to real-life situations.
     

    2436 SPAN 2

    Spanish II Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish I

    In Spanish II, the listening and speaking skills and culture lessons are continued; however, reading and writing skills are treated in greater depth than in Spanish I. Students will be able to read longer, more difficult selections, write short, guided paragraphs, and speak more effectively in real life situations at the novice level.
     

    2440 SPAN 2 Q

    Spanish II PreAP Grade Level: 7-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish I

    Students with an outstanding academic record in Spanish I may apply for enrollment in Spanish II PreAP. The curriculum is faster-paced in preparation for the AP/IB course sequence.
     

    2436 SPAN 2 D

    Spanish II D Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish I

    In Spanish II speaking and listening skills are emphasized. Lessons in culture are also embedded in learning the patterns of the language. Students will also be required to read passages in Spanish and write paragraphs for specific audiences. Students will take the course on either the UTPB or Odessa College campus.
     

    2443 SPAN 3

    SPANISH 3 Grade Level: 8-12 Credit: 1
    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish II
    Spanish 3 focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in the target language at a low inter-mediate level and understanding of the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. It is designed to serve as an extension of the skills learned in Spanish I and II. Spanish III is designed to improve abilities in the four areas of expression: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students wishing to take Spanish 4 AP/IB should take Spanish 3 Pre-AP/Pre-IB.
     

    2437 SPAN 3 Q

    Spanish III PreAP Grade Level: 8-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish II Q

    Spanish 3 focuses on the continued development of communicative competence in the target language at a mid to high intermediate level and understanding of the culture(s) of the people who speak the language. It is designed to serve as an extension of the skills learned in Spanish I and II. Spanish III is designed to improve abilities in the four areas of expression: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  This course emphasizes creative self-expression. Active conversation, reading for comprehension and creating original materials are stressed. By the end of the third year of study, a student should be able to discuss subjects of everyday interest, demonstrate knowledge of grammar, further his/her reading and cultural understanding through a study of selections of literary value, and write simple original compositions in Spanish. Students wishing to go on to Spanish 4 AP/IB should take Spanish 3 Pre-AP/Pre-IB.
     

    2450 SPAN 3 D

    Spanish III D Grade Level: 12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish II D

    In Spanish III students will engage in conversations in Spanish so that listening and speaking skills can be enhanced. Writing compositions and reading articles and shout stories in Spanish are required so that grammar skills can be reinforced and cultural understanding and awareness can be enhanced. Students will take the course on either the UTPB or Odessa College campus.
     

    2439 APSPALAN

    AP Spanish IV Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish III

    AP Spanish IV is a college level Spanish language course equivalent to a 5th or 6th semester advanced composition college course. It is intended for those who have chosen to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course emphasizes the use of standard Spanish at both the informal and academic level. The focus of the course is language proficiency directed toward the AP exam for college credit. The teachers and the students will interact exclusively in Spanish.
     

    2939 APSPALIT

    Spanish V AP Literature Grade Level: 10-12 Credit: 1

    Prerequisite/Notes: Spanish IV AP Language

    This course is the of a third-year college Introduction to Hispanic Literature course. The reading list includes authors from seven centuries of Hispanic literature. Students will read authentic editions including works from the Medieval and Golden Age, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century. Students enrolling in this course should be proficient in the four areas of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There is much emphasis on reading and writing at this level of study.
     


     

Last Modified on September 26, 2016