Independence High School

Trailblazers in Education

Spanish 1

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Spanish 1

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Students who have not achieved at least B grade level work in English may experience difficulty in foreign language courses

9 -12

E

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college-preparatory students. These courses provide students with opportunities to hear, speak, read, and write a foreign language as well as gain understanding of foreign cultures.

 

Spanish 2

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Spanish 2

 

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Grade of “C” or better in level 1 course or instructor approval

9 -12

E

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college-preparatory students. These courses will continue the development of skills introduced in Spanish 1 with expansions of vocabulary and continued emphasis on speaking the language. An awareness of grammar is developed through extensive practice. Reading for comprehension is stressed. Students also acquire more knowledge of the countries where these languages are spoken and their cultures

 

Spanish 3

Title

Short Title

 

Spanish 3

Spanish 3

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Grade of “C” or better in level 2 course or instructor approval

9 -12

E or G

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college-preparatory students and others who wish to learn to speak the target language with a greater degree of fluency and accuracy. The primary emphasis in these courses is on oral communication, but the honing of reading and writing skills is also stressed. The courses include class discussions, interviews, spontaneous interpretation, composition and literature. Grammatical principles already introduced are expanded, and additional ones are presented as students become ready for them. Vocabulary is also expanded, and emphasis is placed on recognizing cognates and word families.

  

Spanish 4

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Short Title

Course Number

Spanish 4,
Honors Spanish 4

Spanish 4,
H Spanish 4

 

Prerequisites

Grade Range

College Requirement

Grade of “B” in level 3 course, or instructor approval

12

E or G

Course Description from Program Planning Guide

Designed for college-preparatory students. These courses will continue to develop within the students the skills which they have already acquired in the language. Emphasis is placed on communication skills including class discussion, interviews and literature readings. Written compositions and oral presentations are assigned. Literature serves as a basis for both oral and written work.

 

 

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