Spanish is offered to interested eleventh and twelfth graders. Spanish I classes are held two evenings weekly during the fall semester, and Spanish II classes are held two evenings weekly during the spring semester. Each class is two hours (6-8 PM) in length. Each semester is comprised of 45 hours of instructional time. Aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks, this course prepares students to:
- Use the communication skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
- Gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
- Develop insight into the nature of language and culture by comparing their own language and culture with another.
- Make connections with other subject areas and acquire information.
- Participate in communities at home and around the world in other languages.
Spanish I introduces students to the Spanish language and culture. Vocabulary is developed through listening, speaking, reading and thinking activities. Students learn basic grammatical structures in order to write and converse in the context of practical and meaningful situations.
Spanish I is the prerequisite for Spanish II, which emphasizes the expansion of vocabulary and the enhancement of students' ability to speak, read, write and comprehend the language. Student performance is assessed through a variety of activities including composition and oral reports.