Virtual Virginia

5530 Spanish III

Field of Study

Spanish III is designed to increase 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.

Material Covered

Theme-based vocabulary further expands students’ ability to describe the world around them, including topics such as: cooking, travel, the home, sports, technology, professions, and fashion. Students will learn to express a variety of actions in the past, present and future tenses.

Student Expectations

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 III as a Carnegie Unit of Credit for High School Graduation Requirements.

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of 5520 Spanish II (required).

Course Texts and Materials

Required

  • None

Optional

  • 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.