Spanish III Syllabus
The course builds upon the skills and vocabulary established in Spanish II. Vocabulary is expanded and a greater use of the target language in classroom conversation and discussion is emphasized. Grammar and the ability to use it correctly are carried forward from Spanish II, and a higher degree of accuracy is expected in spoken and written work. The four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing continue to be reinforced and the culture of Spain and the different nations of Latin America continue to be explored.
40% formal assessments (25% tests / 15% quizzes)
40% performance based assessments (25% projects / 15% group assignments)
10% in class performance tasks, class assignments, participation
10% homework assignments
Students are required to bring a notebook, a folder, a writing utensil, and their textbook to class on a daily basis unless otherwise notified.
The course of study is geared towards enabling students to interact and communicate with others on topics as diverse as school life, shopping, art, health, and volunteer work. Students will become more aware of different cultural perspectives and practices as well as products via the study of different pastimes, cuisine, and archaeological sights all while expressing themselves more accurately in the Spanish language, expanding their already extensive vocabulary, and incorporating more advanced grammatical structures.