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FL100 Spanish I
9, 10, 11, 12
Standard
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Learn basic communication in Spanish through listening, writing, reading, and most importantly, speaking. Emphasis is on linguistic survival in the classroom. The first year course trains students in the fundamentals of Spanish. Grammar and vocabulary are presented by the teacher and are reinforced by the course textbook, listening activities, songs, and games that practice the language.

Outcomes:

  • Engage in basic conversation: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret basic written and spoken language with a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating a basic level of vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire basic information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English

If you take this course, you must also take FL100-S2 – Spanish I S2

FL200 Spanish II
9, 10, 11, 12
Standard
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Gateway Technical College An extension of basic communication skills in Spanish is developed though listening, speaking, reading and writing. A goal of the course is to familiarize students with the richness of the Hispanic culture to discourage stereotypes. Emphasis is on communication skills with the goal being the ability to make his/her basic needs known. The second year course reviews the fundamentals with continuation of grammar and vocabulary to include irregular verbs in the present and the preterite (past tense). Listening activities, songs, videos, and visuals are used to reinforce vocabulary. Individual projects and dialogues are also used to personalize language study in Spanish II.

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate conversations: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret intermediate written and spoken language on a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond he school setting

FL100-S1 – Spanish I S1 AND FL100-S2 – Spanish I S2

If you take this course, you must also take FL200-S2 – Spanish I S2

FL210 Spanish II Native Speakers
9, 10, 11, 12
Standard
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Recommended for students whose home language is Spanish: Español II para los nativos está designado para los estudiantes que hablan español, quienes tienen generalmente buena conversación, escritura y entendimiento perfecto del lenguaje. Las actividades en esta clase aprenden diferentes aspectos del lenguaje: lecturas con análisis oral y escrito, dictados de palabras, oraciones, y párrafos. Nosotros complementaremos nuestro lenguaje con prácticas de gramática, la cual es muy importante en el uso del lenguaje escrito. Nosotros exploraremos diferentes autores hispanos. En esta clase utilizamos el texto Nuevas Vistas, otros ensayos, y prácticas de gramática, y estaremos leyendo La casa en Mango Street en espanol III para nativos (Espanol II usa el curso avanzado I y Espanol III continúa con el curso avanzado II). Spanish II and Spanish III for the native speaker courses are designed for students that speak Spanish fluently, have excellent conversational skills, good writing skills, and perfect understanding of the language. The activities of the class will fulfill different aspects of the language: readings with oral and written analysis, dictation, sentence and paragraph work, and essays. Language will be complemented with grammatical practices, especially for written language. Different Hispanic authors will be explored. The class will use the Nuevas Vistas textbook series, other essays, and grammar practices. We will also read The House on Mango Street in Spanish for Native Speakers. (Spanish II will use the first level book, and Spanish III will continue with the second level in the series).

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate to advanced conversation: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret written and spoken language with a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating an intermediate to advanced level of vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond the school setting

If you take this course, you must also take FL210-S2 – Spanish II Native Speakers S2

Recommended for students whose home language is Spanish
FL300 Spanish III
10, 11, 12
Standard
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Gateway Technical College Spanish III will acquaint students with more advanced materials in Spanish and reinforce basic communication skills. Spanish and Latin American Cultures are emphasized. This course reviews the fundamentals and extends grammatical study to include more irregular verbs, as well as the preterite and imperfect tenses, the future, and the conditional. Each unit reviews oral skills and teaches new grammar and thematic vocabulary. This is accomplished through the use of short readings, writing assignments, partner practices, videos, songs, and poetry. Spanish is the primary language used by the teacher and students.

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate conversations; provide and obtain information; express feelings, emotions and personal needs; and exchange opinions
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating an intermediate level of vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond the school setting

FL200-S1 – Spanish II S1 AND FL200-S2 – Spanish II S2

If you take this course, you must also take FL300-S2 – Spanish III S2

FL310 Spanish III Native Speakers
10, 11, 12
Standard
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2.

Espanol III para los nativos está designado para los estudiantes que hablan espanol, quienes tienen generalmente buena conversación, escritura y entendimiento perfecto del lenguaje. Las actividades en esta clase llenaran diferentes aspectos del lenguaje: lecturas con análisis oral y escrito, dictados de palabras, oraciones, y párrafos. Nosotros complementaremos nuestro lenguaje con prácticas de gramática, la cual es muy importante en el uso del lenguaje escrito. Nosotros exploramos diferentes autores hispanos. En esta clase utilizamos el texto Nuevas Vistas, otros ensayos, y practicas de gramatica, y estaremos leyendo La casa en Mango Street en espanol III para nativos (Espanol II usa el curso avanzado I y Espanol III continúa con el curso avanzado II).

Spanish III for the native speaker courses are designed for students that speak Spanish fluently, have excellent conversational skills, good writing skills, and perfect understanding of the language. The activities of the class will fulfill different aspects of the language: readings with oral and written analysis, dictation, sentence and paragraph work, and essays. Language will be complemented with grammatical practices, especially for written language. Different Hispanic authors will be explored. The class will use the Nuevas Vistas textbook series, other essays, and grammar practices. We will also read The House on Mango Street in Spanish for Native Speakers. (Spanish II will use the first level book, and Spanish III will continue with the second level in the series).

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate to advanced conversation: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret written and spoken language with a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating an intermediate to advanced level of vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond the school setting

FL210-S1 – Spanish II Native Speakers S1 AND FL210-S2 – Spanish II Native Speakers S2

If you take this course, you must also take FL310-S2 – Spanish III Native Speakers S2

FL400 Spanish IV
11, 12
Accelerated
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. Accelerated Course Gateway Technical College One goal of Spanish IV is to master basic communication skills. Students will extend reading skills to the short story, and broaden writing skills to letter writing and compositions. The class is taught entirely in Spanish, and students are expected to use only Spanish in class. This course stresses conversational practice in Spanish and includes a review and continuation of grammar, which will include the compound tenses and the subjunctive. Reading components will include articles, poetry, short stories, and other realia, and political reality in Central and South America is studied through stories, songs, and analysis of the films Voces Inocentes, Romero and La Historia Oficial. Additional cultural units may include the art of Goya, Velazquez, El Greco, Kahlo, Rivera, Posada, and Picasso, as well as Dia de los Muertos.

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate conversation: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret written and spoken language with a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating an intermediate to advanced level of vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond the school setting

FL300-S1 – Spanish III S1 AND FL300-S2 – Spanish III S2

If you take this course, you must also take FL400-S2 – Spanish IV S2

9, 10, 11, 12
Standard
0.5

This course is designed to introduce students to American Sign Language language and culture.  American Sign Language I courses prepare students to communicate authentically in American Sign Language by interpreting (reading/viewing), exchanging (signing and reading), and presenting (signing) information.

9, 10, 11, 12
Standard
0.5

This course is designed to introduce students to American Sign Language language and culture.  American Sign Language I courses prepare students to communicate authentically in American Sign Language by interpreting (reading/viewing), exchanging (signing and reading), and presenting (signing) information.

FL703 AP Spanish V
12
Advanced Placement
1

This is a year long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2. AP Spanish Language is intended for students who wish to develop their proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who enroll should already have knowledge of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. This class requires extra time and effort to be successful on the AP Exam. The course is taught entirely in Spanish, following the suggested Advanced Placement curriculum and the Abriendo Paso series. Conversational skills and vocabulary are developed and increased, and the students are expected to use only Spanish in class. All tenses and basic grammar points are reviewed, and there is a study and practice of the subjunctive. Reading and composition activities are based upon selected short stories from Spain and Latin America, including Borges, Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Quiroga, Cisneros, Esquivel, Franco, Unamuno, and selected short novels. Students will develop conversational skills through formal and informal oral presentations. Students are expected to take the AP Exam in May.

Outcomes:

  • Engage in intermediate to advanced conversation: provide and obtain information, express feelings, emotions and personal needs, and exchange opinions
  • Understand and interpret advanced written and spoken language on a variety of topics
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics, demonstrating an advanced level of vocabulary and grammatical structure
  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding on a variety of topics that include novels with Spanish authors. Understand relationships between the practices, perspectives, and products of the Spanish-speaking cultures studied
  • Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the Spanish language and its cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Spanish and English
  • Show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the Spanish language both within and beyond the school setting

FL400-S1 – Spanish IV S1 AND FL400-S2 – Spanish IV S2

If you take this course, you must also take FL703-S1 – AP Spanish V S1