Spanish 3/4 (W2:30)
Designed for students who plan to study Spanish in college and/or use Spanish outside the high school classroom, Spanish III/IV requires at least a B both semesters in Mrs. Flagg's Spanish II class or a talk with Mrs. Flagg for those coming from a different teacher's class. In Spanish III/IV we will compose longer papers, communicate more abstract thoughts, and exercise and refine our listening and speaking skills. In addition to activities from previous courses, (reading, online work, games, songs, skits, and storytelling), we will interact with native Spanish speakers. In the study of culture, we will examine historical and contemporary events and figures and read books for youth by Spanish authors.
Optional Spanish club meetings will be held approximately one Saturday per month.
This course is designed to be completed over five days each week: one day of class attendance and participation and four separate days of homework. Homework will require at least 45 minutes per day, four days per week. Assignments include watching and practicing with several online resources, writing original compositions, reading, completing worksheets, and producing projects implementing art materials and technology.
Those who complete three semesters of Spanish with an A average and demonstrate appreciation for Spanish language and culture by fulfilling tasks set forth in the course syllabus are invited to join the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, the national honor society of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Summer preparation for Spanish III consists of viewing entertaining Spanish videos.
Books: Three or four Spanish novellas for learners of Spanish will be read. Titles will be determined according to students’ interests, progress, and current events related to themes of the novellas. A hard copy Spanish-English dictionary, (for which students will reimburse the teacher), also is required. This course does not use a textbook, but instruction includes grammar and vocabulary.
Reliable Internet and email are essential for Spanish homework.
Minimum Class Size: 3 students
$70 for nine months, plus one-time $35 supply fee due in September
Semester 1 (Class #1 through December) $315
Semester 2 (January -May) $350
(Sibling discount available)