Conversational Spanish

Course Description

Conversational Spanish affords students who have successfully completed Spanish II or CP Spanish II the opportunity to continue their study of the Spanish language and culture. The course is based on thematic units with a focus on conversation within a culturally relevant context. In addition, students will expand their vocabulary and refine their grammatical skills. After successful completion of the course, students may continue their study of Spanish in CP Spanish III.

Course Proficiencies

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. 1. communicate and interact using the target language in a variety of simple task- oriented and social situations.
  2. 2. sustain conversations in Spanish on a number of different topics.
  3. 3. express themselves in written Spanish on a number of different topics.
  4. 4. comprehend and discuss content of selected written, oral, and visual materials in Spanish. 
  5. 5. demonstrate comprehension of grammatical structures, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions.
  6. 6. demonstrate comprehension and mastery of cultural, historical and geographical topics dealing with Spain/Latin American countries.

Course Requirements

Students will be expected to:

  1. 1. Attend class regularly and be on time.
  2. 2. Bring necessary supplies to class – book, notebook, folder, and pen.
  3. 3. Complete all in class and homework assignments.
  4. 4. Make-up all work after any absence within a deadline established by school policy.
  5. 5. Maintain a high degree of class participation and preparation.
  6. 6. Demonstrate a cooperative attitude and contribute to the learning process of the class.

Evaluation Procedures

Marking period grades will be assigned quarterly and will be determined by the following:

  1. 1. Class Participation................................................................. 25%
  2. 2. Oral Proficiency.................................................................... 15%
  3. 3. Homework............................................................................ 15%
  4. 4. Quizzes................................................................................. 20%
  5. 5. Tests, Projects........................................................................ 25%

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