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FLS4010T: Span II (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Spanish II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: FLS4010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Spanish I

Major Concepts/Content:

This course is a continuation of a beginning level course that will introduce the student to a variety of areas of language learning. In this course, the student will learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through activities that are based on pedagogically proven methods of foreign language instruction. Throughout the course, students learn to express themselves using an ever increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, articles, and adjectives. Grammar is introduced and practiced in innovative and interesting ways with a variety of learning styles in mind. Culture is sprinkled throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Spanish-speaking world and their culture, people, geographical locations and histories.

Students’ exhibit increased comprehension through recognition of key words or phrases embedded in familiar contexts through a variety of media. They recognize structural patterns in target language narratives and derive meaning from these structures within familiar contexts. Students use illustrations and contextual clues to increase comprehension of written passages while reading simple documents and relatively simple literature. Students use short sentences, learned words, phrases, simple questions, and commands when speaking and writing, often relying on visuals to help themselves be understood. Students recombine learned vocabulary and structures to form simple sentences, short messages, and notes to meet practical writing needs. Students demonstrate increasing accuracy in pronunciation and intonation when presenting well-rehearsed material. Students show some understandings of the target-culture’s practices and perspectives on topics such as typical music, holidays, meals, family and social customs. Students have limited fluency in the language yet may be understood by a sympathetic native speaker who prompts for clarification.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level II (Novice Proficiency Range, Novice – Mid/ High Level)

Course Objectives:

As a result of successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Discuss
    • their daily activities using a wide range of vocabulary and reflexive verbs,
    • animals and things animals do,
    • what they like to do in their free time and,
    • the parts of their body and their function,
    • their homes and their responsibilities at home,
    • places to shop and vocabulary related to shopping and buying things one might need,
    • free time activities that might be of interest to them and that are popular in the Spanish speaking world,
    • how they get to different places and explore various modes of transportation available in the Spanish speaking world and,
    • how to plan a trip in Spanish.
  • Use two verbs together.
  • Learn:
    •  the past tenses in Spanish and and,
    • Spanish history and history having to do with the Spanish speaking world.
  • Review:
    •  throughout the semester the present tense forms in Spanish and,
    • constructions taught in the first three semesters of Spanish.
  • Differentiate between “ser” and “estar” and use both verbs to describe people.
  • Discuss cultural information about Spanish speaking countries.

Course Outline

(1st Semester)
  • Module 1: La Rutina Diaria
  • Module 2: Los Animales
  • Module 3: La Diversión
  • Module 4: El Cuerpo
  • Module 5: La Descripción

(2nd Semester)
  • Module 6: La Casa
  • Module 7: Las Compras
  • Module 8: El Entretenimiento
  • Module 9: Más Tiempo Libre
  • Module 10: Los Viajes

Essential Software:

Textbook:

There is no textbook required for this course. All instructional content is available online within the course.

For reference purposes:

Text: Realidades – Level 2, Publisher: Pearson. ISBN 0-13-035951-3

Required materials:

Recording software provided through local school, Internet Access, Headset, Microphone, Spanish-English Dictionary.