Virtual Virginia

5540 Spanish IV

Field of Study

Spanish IV is designed to refine 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

This course begins by reviewing the major present, past, conditional and future tenses, as well as the subjunctive mood. Students will explore the civilizations, cultures, and customs of Spanish-speaking people through cultural articles and literary selections from a variety of historical periods.

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 8-10 hours per week on the course, including work outside the school day.

This course meets the Virginia Standards of Learning for Spanish IV as a Carnegie Unit of Credit for High School Graduation Requirements.

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of 5530 Spanish III (required).

Course Texts and Materials

Required

  • None

Optional

  • A Spanish-English dictionary

The course also highlights key grammar found on SAT II and college placement tests, and is based on the Breaking the Spanish Barrier: Level III Advanced book, 2013 edition, available in print and digitally from www.tobreak.com.