Welcome to Spanish II! This course is designed to engage students to begin to develop their abilities in the four basic language acquisition skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also be exposed to a variety of cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on the relationship between language, history, and culture.
An overarching aim of learning a new language is to enable the student to become a critical and competent communicator. In addition, this course is designed to prepare our students for the rigors of the Associates of Arts (AA) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. Therefore, Spanish II will help you to:
- Develop international-mindedness through the study of languages, cultures, and issues of global significance.
- Enable students to communicate in the language they have studied in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes.
- Encourage, through the study of texts and through social interaction, an awareness and appreciation of a variety of perspectives of people from diverse cultures.
- Develop students’ understanding of the relationship between the languages and cultures with which they are familiar.
- Develop students’ awareness of the importance of language in relation to other areas of knowledge.
- Provide students, through language learning and the process of inquiry, with opportunities for intellectual engagement and the development of critical- and creative-thinking skills.
- Provide students with a basis for further study, work, and leisure through the use of an additional language.
- Foster curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong enjoyment of language learning.