Foreign Languages

Spanish I

Students will begin to acquire skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish and be exposed to taped material in order to improve their listening comprehension skills. Beginning Spanish students will begin to read at increasing levels of difficulty in order to perfect command of vocabulary and grammar. Students will begin to write simple compositions on various subjects depending on the unit studied and will focus on the areas of communication, cultural appreciation and behavior as they pertain to language learning within the context of a Catholic education. Ms. Micheli

Spanish II

Spanish II will expose students to more advance Spanish vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and pronunciation in order to continue building a solid language base along with four skills; reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will be able to expand the language base created in Spanish I to continue building fluency and knowledge. Through activities such as videos, reading, and projects, students will continue learning about Latin American and Spanish cultures, their people, customs, and beliefs. Students will also develop a more specific knowledge base on particular Spanish speaking countries. Spanish II will focus on the areas of communication cultural appreciation, and behavior as they relate to language learning in the scheme of a Catholic educations. Students will be able to write compositions using present and past tenses, as well as communicate orally past and present tenses to describe daily life situations Students will also be able to listen and participate in group discussions. Ms. Micheli

Spanish III

Spanish III will be exposed to high-level written and spoken material in order to improve their listening and reading comprehension skills. They will read at increasing levels of difficulty to increase students’ ability to control advanced grammar and vocabulary and improve skills in expository wiring through formal and informal essays and compositions The students will increase oral fluency of the spoken language by means of narrating stories based on drawings or readings and through guided conversations on a variety of subjects. Spanish III will continue the focus of communication, cultural appreciation, and behavior as they relate to language learning in the scheme of a Catholic education. Student mastery in writing compositions using present and past tenses, as well as communicating orally past and present tenses to describe daily life situations is expected. Ms. Micheli

Spanish IV

Spanish IV will expose students to high level (native speaker) material in the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, in order to perfect students’ abilities in these areas. As an advanced secondary course of study, students will be exposed to high level taped materials in order to improve their listening comprehension skills, read at increasing levels of difficulty with advanced grammar and vocabulary, and perfect their skills in expository writing. Students will practice narrating spontaneous stories based on drawings, and come to respond naturally and instinctively to conversations on a wide variety of subjects. Spanish IV students focus on the areas of communication, cultural appreciation and behavior as they relate to language learning in the scheme of a Catholic education.Ms. Micheli