Field of Study
Spanish II is designed to further students’ communication skills in Spanish and deepen their understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures throughout the world. Emphasis is given to the continued development of basic interpretive, interpersonal and presentational language skills.
Theme-based vocabulary offers students opportunities to learn words relevant to their daily lives at home, school, and beyond. Students will learn the present, preterit, and progressive tenses of verbs as well as nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, and prepositions.
Students will be expected to log into the course daily and complete a variety of practice activities in Spanish. Students will actively participate in written, audio and video discussion boards.
Students will have regular, graded speaking assignments both live with their instructor as well as recorded within the course. Students must be able to contact their instructor for these assessments on a regular basis via live class sessions or phone.
We are a deadline-driven course and students are expected to complete assignments by the due dates posted in their course Calendar. Students should study vocabulary on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes and can expect to work 6-10 hours per week on the course, including work outside the school day.
This course meets the Virginia Standards of Learning for Spanish II as a Carnegie Unit of Credit for High School Graduation Requirements.
- Successful completion of 5510 Spanish 1 (required).
Course Texts and Materials
- A Spanish-English dictionary
The course is based on Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level I Beginner, 2013 edition, available digitally and in print from www.tobreak.com.