SPANISH

SPANISH 

       All students are required to complete two (2) years of basic foreign language by the end of the ninth grade.      
     In order to obtain an Advanced Designation Regents diploma, students must successfully complete three (3) units in a second language and pass the Regional Comprehensive Examination.
       *For particular graduation requirements, refer to the charts on page 6 or the Handbook of Policies and Procedures, page 8.


SPANISH I
Course No. 512 1 unit
Grades 8-12 Level 3 40 weeks
Prerequisite:  Spanish 7 or 8

Spanish I builds on the basic material of the seventh eighth grade course.  The students will learn to organize original and spontaneous sentence structures.  They will practice patterned oral drills to develop good pronunciation and intonation, as well as participate in language games and simulated conversations.

The students must take notes on vocabulary and new grammatical structures in each unit.  They must do written assignments to reinforce the new material.  Daily independent practice and study are required.

Grades are based on quizzes, oral presentations, homework, projects, and unit exams.  Passing a Regional Proficiency exam is required for credit.  The Regional Proficiency will be considered the final exam and will count for 20% of the course final average.

 

SPANISH II Course No. 522 1 unit
Grade 9-12 Level 2 40 weeks
Prerequisites:  Spanish I

Spanish II presents more complex sentence structures for greater flexibility.  The students will expand their communication skills.  Students will work to improve in each of the four areas of a language; listening, reading, writing and speaking.  In addition, they will increase their understanding of Hispanic culture. 

This course is an intermediate Spanish course.  It is meant for the students who will continue onto Spanish III to complete their LOTE sequence and thus enable them to obtain the Regents with Advanced Designation on their diploma. 

Grades are based on quizzes, oral presentations, homework, projects and chapter tests.  A common local final exam is required and counts as 20% of the course final average.

 

SPANISH III AS       Course No. 532       1 unit
Grade 10-12      Level 1  40 weeks
Prerequisites:  Spanish I and Spanish II

       In this course the controlled and patterned sentence structures of Spanish I and Spanish II are replaced by more original, automatic self-expression both in oral and written Spanish.  Since 54% of the Spanish III Regional Comprehensive  Examination (given in June) is aural-oral in its testing, listening for quick comprehension and response is the major objective.

This course is an intermediate Spanish course.  It is meant for  students who wish to complete their LOTE sequence and thus enable them to obtain the Regents with Advanced Designation on their diploma. 

Grades are based on dialogues, paragraphs, speaking, research projects, reading comprehension as well as tests that review the essential grammar and cultural differences.  The Regional Comprehensive Examination will be considered the final examination  and will count for 20% of the course final average.

This course qualifies for college credit under the Advanced Studies Program through Genesee Community College.  

 

SPANISH IV AS Course No. 542 1 unit
Grade 11-12 Level 1 40 weeks
Prerequisites:  Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, passing grade on the Regional Comprehensive Exam and at least an 80% average for Spanish III is recommended.

This is an advanced foreign language course designed to strengthen Spanish language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).  Emphasis is placed on increasing the accuracy and depth of the student’s abilities and study of Hispanic culture and literature.  Instructional strategies include lecture/discussion group and individual work, presentations, oral exercises, reading and writing assignments.  Upon completion of this course the student will be able to express himself/herself orally and in writing concerning a wide range of topics and understand key concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Grades are based on quizzes, tests, active participation, oral reports and research projects.  The final examination consists of 2 cumulative projects that include an interview with the teacher and a written research paper.  The final examination will count for 20% of the course final average.

This course qualifies for college credit under the advanced Studies Program through Genesee Community College.