By the end of Spanish I students will be able to comprehend basic spoken and written Spanish, as well as communicate with others about themselves, other people and familiar objects using a variety of vocabulary in the present tense.
By the end of Spanish II students will be able to communicate with increased facility about past experiences and events. They will be able to ask and answer questions about the present and the past, retell stories, compare and contrast experiences, activities and texts. Additionally, they will be able to read and analyze short texts and comprehend appropriately-paced conversational Spanish.
By the end of Spanish III students will continue the scope and sequence of language learning while constantly enriching their vocabulary. They will be able to narrate and describe in multiple time frames. In addition, they will be able to make recommendations, suggestions, and give advice and commands.
By the end of Spanish IV students will strengthen and broaden previously learned structures and vocabulary in various contexts.They will be able to create descriptions, comparisons, and recommendations in Spanish. Additionally, they will be able to narrate, express preferences, and make predictions.
AP Spanish is designed for students interested in pursuing a rigorous, advanced program of study to refine their proficiency in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. The course, conducted entirely in Spanish, stresses active communication with an emphasis on the following: the ability to comprehend formal and informal spoken Spanish; the acquisition of vocabulary and a grasp of structure to allow the reading of both newspaper articles and modern literature; the ability to compose expository pieces, and the ability to express ideas orally with accuracy and fluency.