Spanish I, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)
This course provides a more intense introduction to language and culture. It stresses the development of oral communication and of reading, writing, and listening skills. Students learn about the people who speak the language and about the countries where they live. Students in this course will cover the curriculum in greater depth.
Spanish II, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)
Prerequisite: Spanish I, Honors or passing of a placement exam prior to 9th grade
During the second year of foreign language study students expand their speaking, writing and reading skills. Their increased proficiency allows them to read literary selections and conduct conversations in another language. Students in this course will cover the curriculum in greater depth.
Spanish III, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits) - ElectivePrerequisite: Spanish II, Honors
In this course, the study of vocabulary is broadened through reading selections. There is a review of the basic grammar and the introduction of more advanced grammar. Speaking, reading and writing in the language are stressed. The students read excerpts and complete selections from native authors. Oral practice is given by reading aloud in the language, by oral presentations and by preparing original conversations.
AP Spanish - (5 periods, 5 credits) - ElectivePrerequisite: Spanish III, Honors or Spanish II, Honors and teacher recommendationDesigned by the College Board to parallel a third-year college-level course in Spanish, the AP Spanish Language course builds upon prior knowledge and develops students' ability to understand others and express themselves in Spanish accurately, coherently, and fluently in both formal and informal situations. Students will develop a vocabulary large enough to understand literary texts, magazine/newspaper articles, films and television productions, etc.