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FLS5010T: Spanish III (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Virtual School Program
COURSE TITLE: Spanish III
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: FLS5010T
TYPE: REG
CREDITS: 1.00
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Spanish I, Spanish II

Major Concepts/Content:

This third year of Spanish is a continuation of the first two years. The student will continue to improve 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 ever-increasing vocabulary, present-tense verbs, past-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 embedded throughout the course in an attempt to help the learner focus on the Spanish-speaking world and its culture, people, geographical location and history.

Students comprehend an expanded range of vocabulary, more complex conversations, narratives, and recorded material within familiar contexts, including high-frequency idiomatic expressions. They identify main ideas and some details on a number of topics, such as those presented in the target culture’s TV, radio, video, or live and computer-generated presentations. Students communicate oral and written information about familiar topics with sufficient accuracy that listeners and readers understand most of what is presented. When interacting on familiar topics in present time, they express their own thoughts using sentences and strings of sentences. They are able to meet practical writing needs, such as short letters and notes, by recombining learned vocabulary and structures, demonstrating full control of present time and some control of other time frames such as the future and the past. When preparing oral and written presentations on familiar topics, they use a range of sentences and strings of sentences primarily in present time, but also in past and future time. Students demonstrate increasing cultural knowledge in oral and written presentations. They demonstrate control of an expanding number of familiar words and phrases and of a limited number of idiomatic expressions. Students may be understood by sympathetic native speakers who are used to dealing with foreigners.

Competencies:
DoDEA Foreign Language Standards
Secondary Foreign Language FL Course Level III (Intermediate Proficiency Range, Intermediate – Low Level)

Course Objectives:

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

  • Discuss
    • Other countries and nationalities,
    • Jobs and professions one can have,
    • How people feel using a wide variety of adjectives and expressions,
    • How they get to different places and explore various modes of transportation available in the Spanish – Speaking world,
    • The future using the future tense,
    • illness, body parts, health and health facilities in Latin America,
    • other countries and nationalities,
    • jobs and professions one can have and how to procure one,
    • how people and objects using a wide variety of adjectives, pronouns and expressions and,
    • the systems of measurement, especially the metric system.
  • Learn history related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Express the conditional, talking about what would happen.
  • Learn history related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Incorporate the preterit and imperfect to describe the past.
  • Use the imperative to create simple commands in the positive and negative.
  • Make comparisons of inequality and equality.
  • Understand the difference between literal and conceptual translation.
  • Use the passive voice to describe action.
  • Learn about Hispanic influences in the United States.

Course Outline

(1st Semester)
  • Module 1: Los sentimientos
  • Module 2: La transportación
  • Module 3: A Trabajar
  • Module 4: Los países y las nacionalidades
  • Module 5: El Futuro

(2ndSemester)
  • Module 6: La Salud
  • Module 7: La Casa
  • Module 8: Las Medidas
  • Module 9: Las Profesiones
  • Module 10: Mi Historia

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 3, Publisher: Pearson. ISBN 0-13-035968-8

Required materials:

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