SSIS Link Handbook Compendium EA Courses & Curriculum ED HS Course of Studies 07 High School Courses 03 Modern World Languages 1 Spanish

1 Spanish

    Spanish 1

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

    Homework: LIGHT

    Spanish 1 introduces students to the Spanish language and helps them develop a basic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; it also prepares them for further study of the language. The course emphasizes personal and social communication in Spanish using common vocabulary and basic grammatical structures. Cultural information about Spanish, including Spanish-speaking lands and peoples, is interwoven into this course. The course offers a framework for proficiency in the language and an appreciation of the cultures of the countries in which Spanish is spoken.

    Spanish 2

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12   Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0  

    Prerequisite: Spanish 1, Middle School Spanish L2, or Middle School Spanish L3. Students may also be admitted based on teacher recommendation.

    Homework: LIGHT

    Students in Spanish 2 continue to develop their skills in Spanish, mastering new vocabulary, learning more complex grammatical constructions and developing their listening and reading competencies. Students use the language for authentic communication and presentation. Students learn to read stories, essays and articles, and other forms of literature in Spanish to help them understand the structure and syntax of the language as well as the culture of Spanish-speaking communities.

    Spanish 3

    Grade: 10, 11, 12    Length: 1 year   Credit: 1.0         

    Prerequisite: Spanish 2 and teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE

    Students in Spanish 3 continue the study of Spanish, allowing them to use the language with a high level of proficiency. They also begin to read literature in Spanish. Focusing on a country or region of the Spanish-speaking world, students will have the opportunity to explore the culture, history, and current events of each location and participate in conversations that would take place in that location.

    Spanish 4

    Grade: 11, 12     Length: 1 year  Credit: 1.0             

    Prerequisite: Spanish 3 and teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE to HEAVY

    Students in Spanish 4 focus on language acquisition and development of language skills. Students will learn how to communicate effectively in a number of situations and within the cultures where the language is spoken. By working with a wide range of authentic written and spoken texts and materials, students will develop and expand the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, as well their critical thinking skills. They will use the language daily to communicate clearly and effectively in diverse contexts for various purposes, using the appropriate register. They will use higher level thinking skills to respond appropriately to both oral and written language.

    IB Spanish ab initio, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0   

    Prerequisite: Limited exposure to the language. Students may also be admitted based on teacher recommendation.

    Homework: HEAVY

    For more IB Language ab initio specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/2_langabinitiosl.pdf   

    This course is a language acquisition course for students with little or no experience of the language. Students in Spanish ab initio will achieve communicative competence in a variety of everyday situations. The four primary language skills to be developed in an integrated way are: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course provides students a foundation to demonstrate their ability to: (1) communicate basic information and ideas clearly and effectively in a limited range of situations; (2) understand and use accurately the essential spoken and written forms of the language in a limited range of situations; (3) understand and use a limited range of vocabulary in common usage; (4) use a register that is generally appropriate to the situation; and (5) show an awareness of some elements of the culture.

    IB Spanish ab initio, Year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: Second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                

    Prerequisite: IB Spanish ab initio, Year 1

    Homework: HEAVY

    For more IB Language ab initio specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/2_langabinitiosl.pdf

    This course is a continuation of Spanish ab initio, Year 1. Students in Spanish ab initio will continue to achieve communicative competence in a variety of everyday situations and prepare for the external examination. The four primary language skills to be developed in an integrated way are: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course provides students a foundation to demonstrate their ability to: (1) communicate basic information and ideas clearly and effectively in a limited range of situations; (2) understand and use accurately the essential spoken and written forms of the language in a limited range of situations; (3) understand and use a limited range of vocabulary in common usage; (4) use a register that is generally appropriate to the situation; and (5) show an awareness of some elements of the culture. All students who complete this course will be expected to sit the IB Spanish ab initio examination.

    IB Spanish B SL, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0           

    Prerequisite: Spanish 3 and teacher recommendation

    Homework: MODERATE TO  HEAVY

    For more Language B SL specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/2_langbsl.pdf

    This course is a language acquisition course for students with some background in Spanish. Students will reach a high degree of competence in the language as well as explore different aspects of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. All the language skills are studied through a range of texts and materials that enable an awareness of Spanish and Latin culture. Thoughtful discussion, written compositions and oral presentations will be fundamental components of this class. Students will maintain a portfolio of their pieces of writing.

    Note: With additional independent study, students who complete this course can be prepared for the AP Spanish exam based on the recommendation of their teacher and the AP coordinator.

    IB Spanish B SL, Year 2

    Grade: 12   Length: Second of 2 years   Credit: 1.0                

    Prerequisite: IB Spanish B SL, Year 1

    Homework: HEAVY

    For more Language B SL specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/2_langbsl.pdf

    This course is a continuation of IB Spanish B SL Students will continue reaching a high degree of competence in the language as well as exploring different aspects of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will prepare for the following External Assessments: Paper 1- Receptive skills, Paper 2 - Written productive skills, and a Written Assignment - receptive and written production skills. All students who complete this course will be expected to sit the IB Spanish B SL examination.

    IB Spanish B HL, Year 1

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0        

    Prerequisite: Spanish 4  with A- or above is expected. Students may also be admitted based on teacher recommendation.

    Homework: MODERATE TO  HEAVY

    For more Language B HL specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/2_langbhl.pdf

    This course is a language acquisition course for students with advanced background in Spanish. Students with a high degree of competence in the language will explore in depth different aspects of the language and literature. All the language skills are studied through a range of texts and materials that enable an awareness of Spanish and Latin culture. Thoughtful discussion, written compositions and oral presentations will be fundamental components of this class. Students will maintain a portfolio of their pieces of writing. All students who complete this course will be expected to sit the IB Spanish B HL examination in year 2.

    IB Spanish B HL, Year 2

    Grade: 11   Length: First of 2 years   Credit: 1.0    

    Prerequisite: IB Spanish B HL Y1 and  teacher recommendation.

    Homework: HEAVY

    For more Language B HL specifics:

    http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/recognition/2_langbhl.pdf

    This course is a language acquisition course for students with advanced background in Spanish. Students with a high degree of competence in the language will explore in depth different aspects of the language and literature. All the language skills are studied through a range of texts and materials that enable an awareness of Spanish and Latin culture. Thoughtful discussion, written compositions and oral presentations will be fundamental components of this class. Students will maintain a portfolio of their pieces of writing. All students who complete this course will be expected to sit the IB Spanish B HL examination in year 2.

     
     

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