Spanish 3 builds on the skills students have developed in Spanish 1 and 2, and is a Pre-AP course. Semester 1 will begin with a review of Spanish 1 and 2 skills, including strategies for reading and comprehending Spanish texts. As the year progresses, students will continue to develop their vocabulary through the use of varied listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Each of the ten units will incorporate at least one of the six AP Themes outlined by the College Board: Beauty and Aesthetics, Global Challenges, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, and Contemporary Life. Students will participate in discussions related to cultural topics and other course material, complete written and speaking activities, listen to authentic Spanish audio and video files, practice reading authentic and relevant materials and engage in collaborative projects. All vocabulary units and student projects directly correspond to the aforementioned themes. Throughout the course, students will gain insight into Spanish and Hispanic cultures and discuss relevant and engaging subject matters.
Grammatically, Semester 1 focuses on the preterite and imperfect tenses, ser v. estar, pronouns, commands, the present subjunctive, the pluperfect, and present participles. Semester 2 will focus on subjunctive v. indicative, the future, the future perfect, pero v. sino, the imperfect subjunctive, and the conditional. Students will actively compare and contrast these grammar concepts to related English grammar concepts. Throughout the year, students will additionally be presented with previously learned grammar concepts to ensure concept mastery.
Please note: Students taking this course must have access to:
• A computer with headphones and a microphone
• Adobe Flash Player
Spanish 1 & Spanish 2.
By the end of this course, students will be able to…
• …ask and respond to questions and exchange opinions regarding relevant subject matter.
• …identify the important elements of class reading and discuss, analyze and share reactions to authentic literary texts.
• …discuss personal feelings and ideas in order to suggest possible solutions to a problem or persuade someone to consider an alternate viewpoint.
• …use grammar previously learned in Spanish 1 and 2 accurately and use the Subjunctive Mood effectively.
• …identify patterns of social behavior, social norms, customs, holidays, and traditions in the Spanish and Hispanic culture and give presentations on relevant cultural topic.
• …identify important historical figures and summarize significant historical events that have impacted Spanish or Hispanic communities.
• …write simple paragraphs, letters, e-mails, journals, stories and short essays in the Spanish.
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