UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “E” Language credit
Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in Spanish 3
NOTE: Year Long Course
This advanced course is a year‐long course that provides students with the language learning experiences that will enable them to communicate in Spanish in a wide range of situations. This course is a total immersion course (conducted exclusively in Spanish) that develops speaking and listening skills via dialogues, projects, presentations, interviews, role-plays, simulations, and debates, all centered around lessons that are thematically driven. The cultural context of the Spanish speaking countries will provide exposure to the current events, the ideas, and the attitudes of these nations, creating an appreciation of cultural and international diversity. By the end of this course students will be able to carry on meaningful conversations on many topics, understand and be understood by non‐native and native speakers, be able to write naturally in various formats, and be more culturally aware with a focus on a global perspective. International Baccalaureate courses are open to any Granite Bay High School student. Applicable IB exam and registration fees apply. ALL students enrolled in IB courses are required to complete the entire course and sit for the external exams in May.