Spanish II Honors

  • Course number:
    • Course T402*, part 1 (Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter)
    • Course T403*, part 2 (Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter)
  • Grade(s) offered: 9-12
  • Credits: .5 (per semester)
  • Prerequisites: Spanish I

Course Description: In Spanish II Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics, including:

  • daily routine
  • community
  • travel
  • past memories
  • celebrations
  • health and safety

Throughout the study of these topics, students will continue to focus on the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational. By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Converse with other students about the topics listed above by asking and answering appropriate questions and combining and creating with known language structures
  • Interpret and understand parts of readings and video/audio clips about these topics
  • Write and present about these topics

In each unit, students will complete a round of summative Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs), including an interpretive reading or listening assessment, a spontaneous interpersonal conversation with another student (speaking test), and a presentational speaking or writing assessment (paragraph, brochure, letter, journal entry, skit with a partner, etc.).

Daily work includes practice on skills necessary for successful completion of the IPAs. This could include paired activities; small group activities; writing assignments; games; listening exercises including video clips, songs and films; and formative IPAs.

Instructional Methods/Assessments: Students should be able to understand parts of simple readings and audio clips and comfortably converse and in Spanish on the topics covered in Level 1 (see course description).

Recommended Background for Success: Students should be able to conjugate regular -ar, -er, and ir verbs and the irregular verbs ser, estar, tener, hacer, and ir in the present tense; conjugate stem-changing verbs; use the verb gustar to talk about things people like and do not like; use basic adjectives, vocabulary and expressions from Level 1.

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