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Native Spanish I - 1 credit

This course is tailored for the native Spanish speaker with the focus on increasing listening reading, writing, listening and speaking comprehension skills. Through an intensive work supported by reading, audiovisual material, daily journal entries and interactive use of technology, students become familiar with the standards of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary acquisition and usage, particularly on the development of reading and writing skills. Students should expect frequent but moderate reading and writing assignments. An understanding of Spanish culture is fostered through readings of modern and classic literature, discussions of selected works and hands-on-culture activities.

Spanish 1 - 1 credit

This is an introductory course in which students will learn the sounds and symbols of the new language and begin developing all four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course stresses vocabulary acquisition and usage, sentence structure, and basic grammatical principles. Since the objective of the course is to develop the student’s ability to communicate in the new language, class time is developed largely to the development of listening and speaking skills. All students will be required to listen, imitate, and to actively participate in all kinds of aural and oral drills. As the course progresses, they will also be required to do simple reading and writing exercises in the target language. In addition, the students in this course will have the opportunity to learn about the customs, idiosyncrasy, the cultural practices and expressions of the people whose language they are studying. Although the use of some English may be necessary in some occasions, teachers will strive to conduct classes, in the target language as much as possible. Participation in all class activities and exercises is absolutely essential and expected of all students. Homework will be assigned on a daily basis to reinforce all concepts studied in class and to provide additional opportunities for students to practice.

Spanish II - 1 credit

Prerequisite: Spanish I

This course is a continuation of level I. In this course, students will review all basic concepts studied in level l and continue to further the development of the four basic skills, listening peaking, reading, and writing. After the review, youngsters will go on studying the basic grammatical principles of the target language, the formation and use of different tenses, and enhancing their vocabulary base. The approach used is similar to that of the first year level. The emphasis continues to be on developing the ability to listen and communicate in the new language, but reading comprehension and writing skills are also stressed. The students will gain knowledge and understanding of the psychology and all cultural aspects of the people who language they are studying. Classes are conducted in the target language except for those situations in which the teacher considers the use of English absolutely necessary. Participation in all class activities and exercises is absolutely essential and expected of all students. Homework will be assigned on a daily basis to reinforce all concepts studied in class and to provide additional opportunities for students to practice.

Spanish III - 1 credit

Prerequisite: Spanish II

This course is a continuation of Level II, and it is designed for those individuals who are seriously interested in language studies. It provides students with the opportunity to continue expanding their knowledge of the language and their ability to communicate in it both orally and in writing. In this course, pupils will review and practice concepts studies in the second year level and move on to more complex grammatical principles and verb tenses. The students will work on the acquisition and use of vocabulary, and will be constantly challenged to express themselves in the target language through oral discussions, readings and writing exercises. Classes are conducted entirely in the target language. Participation in all class activities and exercises is absolutely essential and expected of all students. Homework will be assigned on a daily basis to reinforce all concepts studied in class and to provide additional opportunities for students to practice.

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