55001 Spanish V-Level 1 (Intermediate/Advanced)
All Year Credit 1.0 Grade offered 11, 12
Prerequisite: Pass Spanish IV with "C-" or better
This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish,with a continued stress on practical training to arriveat a functional fluency level in the language. Studentswill continue to develop skills (both oral and written) requisite for communication with native speakers of Spanish. Students are expected to use Spanish exclusively to communicate and to participate orally in all discussions. Magazines and newspapers as well as situational cards serve as the basis for expanding vocabulary and conversational skills. Increased emphasis will be placed on comprehension skills, using Internet websites, films, videos, tapes, and radio/TV broadcasts. Students will also read selected literary works which may include fables, poetry, plays and short stories which mesh with the theme-based curriculum.
Cultural focus: U.S. Hispanics, nations of Latin America.