Within this course, native and heritage Speakers of Spanish partner with Second Language learners to develop a profound understanding of the fundamentals of the Spanish language, as it is used within richly diverse socio-cultural contexts. We explore cultural themes, as they affect language; drawing from students’ own experiences, as compared with communities in the Spanish speaking world.

The Requirements for this course are as follows:

  • In accordance with the school-wide grading policy, students are evaluated for Scholarship, Citizenship, and Participation & Preparedness. Students must attend class daily and keep an organized notebook that is used as a continually expanding resource of developing content and skill. They must arrive prepared and ready to participate in class activities, including but not limited to:
    • reading, writing, listening, and discussion in English and Spanish.
    • Students are responsible for elaborating a culminating project each term to showcase mastery of content and skills. Projects draw on real world problem solving skills and use an array of multimedia in the draft writing and presentation processes.