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Espanol I

Elective

Grade: 9 or 10

Vocabulary/Topics/Useful Phrases: Classroom objects, school supplies, exchanging greetings, identifying people, saying good-bye, introductions, personality traits, physical characteristics, negative & positive ideas, class
schedule, asking & telling time, exchanging phone numbers, describing people, places, & things, after school activities, future activities, obligations, pen pals, numbers, information about destination, expressing likes & dislikes, polite requests, weekend activities, seasons, weather, everyday activities, family members, birthdays & age, asking questions, professional goals, how people feel, months, describing the present moment, location, asking & giving directions, exchanging money, making a purchase, expressing preferences clothing, snack foods, ordering food, ordinal numbers, describing daily activities, extending, accepting & declining invitations, house & rooms, trips, cultures of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, and Spanish, sports, countries & capitals, expressing extremes & making comparisons.

Grammar: Gender of nouns & adjectives, subject pronouns, infinitives, present tense, negative & indefinite words, possessive adjectives, personal, verbs, tener idioms, indirect object pronouns, preterite tense demonstratives-direct object pronouns, prepositions of location, reflexive pronouns & verbs, adverbs, absolute superlatives and comparatives. Movies: Food Nouns, Kitchen Nouns, Junk Food Nouns, Clothing Nouns, Fruits & Veggies, Body Parts Nouns, Latin Music & Stars, Stand and Deliver, Puerto Rico, Equador & the Galapagos Islands, Spain, Peru, and Touring Mexico.

Prerequisites: No prior Spanish classes are needed.

Espanol II

Elective

Grade: 10 or 11

Vocabulary/Topics/Useful Phrases: Train travel, travel-related activities, restaurants, foods and eating utensils, computer and telephone information, clothing, board games, hobbies, activities in the park, hotel terminology,
airplane and airport terminology, geographical terms, minor accidents, parts of the body, emergency hospital care, life in the city and country, kitchen appliances, utensils, and food preparation, automobile terminology and driving, giving directions, beauty salons and barber shops, the post office, the bank, and the dry cleaners, birthdays, weddings, holidays, professions, occupations and job interviews.

Grammar: Present tense with regular and irregular verbs, the use of the past tense preterit vs. imperfect, passive voice, the future tense, comparatives and superlatives, i.o. and d.o. pronouns, the present perfect, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, regular and irregular command forms, the subjunctive form, genders of nouns and adjectives, conjugation of verbs in all tenses, advance reflexive pronouns.

Culture: The study of the culture of Spanish speaking countries, including our own Southwest. This will include the
geography, economy, literature, customs, religion, art and music of each country. Religious holidays, historical
dates, and “Fiestas” will also be studied. Movies. Letretos en Espanol, Professions Nouns, Transport Nouns, Exploring the Panama Canal, Central America (Costa Rica & Nicaragua), Patch Adams, Mexico-500 Nations, A
Walk to Remember, Bolivia, Twister, Argentina, and Cuba.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish I.

Espanol III

Elective

Grade: 11 or 12

Vocabulary/Topics/Useful Phrases: travel/vacations, geography, literature, tourism, traffic, discussing travel habits and customs, asking for information, and getting reservations, discussing newspaper articles, lifestyles in rural and urban areas, routine invitations, discuss daily routines, giving advice and making suggestions, distinguishing between recurring and completed actions, leisure activities, cultural events, using formal and informal language, how to give commands, stages in life, social events, family celebrations, contrasting childhood to old age, expressing future events and conditions, the use of time expressions, the Spanish role in U.S. history, social problems in Spain and Latin America, reporting a minor nonviolent crime to police, the Hispanic value system, proper forms of politeness, Hispanic values vs. American values, good health habits, staying in shape, going for a physical exam, health care systems in Latin American countries, discussing physical and mental health, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and native groups in the Americas.

Grammar: Review of the preterite tense, and an in depth use of the subjunctive tense. The imperfect vs. the preterite tense. Ser and estar, hacer, acabar de, the future tense of irregular verbs, i.o. and d.o., subjunctive clauses, present perfect, negative and positive words, pluperfect, conditional perfect, superlative, future perfect, indefinite articles, long form possessives, present perfect of the subjunctive, clauses with si, por y para, irregular forms with comparatives and superlatives, adverbs with -mente, passive voice, and verbs that end in -uir.

Culture: Tourist locations in Peru and Argentina, daily life in Puerto Rico, an American exchange student in Spain, 1st day of classes in Sevilla, festivals in Spain and Latin America, Spanish rock band, “Mecano”, National Theater in San Jose, Costa Rica, religious ceremonies in Spanish-speaking countries, baptisms and weddings, Christopher Columbus’ voyage to North America, Spanish explorers in North America, families, generosity, and dignity, Spanish bullfighters, “The charge of the rough riders”, health statistics in Latin America, map of Mexico City, pollution and smoking, racial and ethnic diversity, native languages, Mayan civilization, and Miguel de Cervantes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish I and II.

Espanol IV

Elective

Grade: 12

Vocabulary/Topics/Useful Phrases: travel/vacations, geography, literature, tourism, traffic, discussing travel habits and customs, asking for information, and getting reservations, discussing newspaper articles, lifestyles in rural and urban areas, routine invitations, discuss daily routines, giving advice and making suggestions, distinguishing between recurring and completed actions, leisure activities, cultural events, using formal and informal language, how to give commands, stages in life, social events, family celebrations, contrasting childhood to old age, expressing future events and conditions, the use of time expressions, the study of Cristobal Colon and his navigations during his lifetime, the Spanish role in U.S. history, social problems in Spain and Latin America, reporting a minor non-violent crime to police, the Hispanic value system, proper forms of politeness, Hispanic values vs. American values, good health habits, staying in shape, going for a physical exam, health care systems in Latin American countries, discussing physical and mental health, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and native groups in the Americas. Grammar: A continued in-depth use of the subjunctive tense. Acabar de, the future tense of irregular verbs, i.o. and d.o., subjunctive clauses, present perfect, negative and positive words, pluperfect, conditional perfect, superlative, future perfect, indefinite articles, long form possessives, present perfect of the subjunctive, clauses with si, por y para, irregular forms with comparatives and superlatives, adverbs with -mente, passive voice, and verbs that end in -uir.

Culture: Tourist locations in Peru and Argentina, daily life in Puerto Rico, an American exchange student in Spain, Spanish rock band, National Theater in San ]ose, Costa Rica, religious ceremonies in Spanish-speaking countries, baptisms and weddings, Christopher Columbus’ voyage to North America, Spanish explorers in North America, families, generosity, and dignity, Spanish bullfighters, “The charge of the rough riders”, health statistics in Latin America, map of Mexico City, pollution and smoking, racial and ethnic diversity, native languages, Mayan civilization, and Miguel de Cervantes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Spanish I, II, and III.

 

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