What to expect. Speaking..talk, talk, talk, and talk some more, with partners, in groups, in presentations, on the phone Listeningmusic, news, advertisements, movie clips, TV, native speakers Writingincorporating more grammatical structures
What to expect. Reading..lyrics, recipes, poetry, travel guides, news, authentic texts, and at least 2 novels CULTURE..music, history, art, geography, poetry, dance, travel, fashion, food, nature, animals, sports
What is needed in class. Notebook or folder Pens or pencils Flashdrive/Thumbdrive MOST IMPORTANT: A Positive Attitude Without a can-do, will try attitude, success in this class will be exceptionally difficult. Rethink your decision to take Spanish III if you are missing this most critical component! Curriculum is based on Exprsate 2 and 3, textbook is kept in class Donations of Kleenex boxes and antibacterial hand cleanser would be greatly appreciated
Remind.com : Remind.com : Periodically I might send out a reminder to students of an upcoming event, assignment, etc. Parents are welcome to be included in the message. To do so go to remind.com, enter the code: 7c0ca, and leave either your cell number or email address (whichever is your preferred means of communication)
SMARTphones If your child has a SMARTphone he or she will be using it periodically in class during instruction. A more detailed permission form will be distributed the first day that outlines programs we might use in class. You may decide if there are any programs you do not want your child to use. SMARTphones are not required and will not impact their success in class.
GradesPOINT SYSTEM Interpretive and Interpersonal Communication (daily) Informally assessed everyday and formally assessed weekly Homework (minimal) includes non-traditional assignments Formal Assessments: PBT (Performance Based Task) or IPA (Integrated Task Performance) Participation: IT IS REQUIRED All lessons are located on el mundo de birchel mundo de birch
Geography, social awareness and history of Guatemala (Esperanza) Costa Rica (Robo en la noche) Argentina (La Guerra Sucia) Spain All different genres of music, special focus on The Dominican Republic (La Msica) Colombia (La Msica) Venezuela (La Msica) Foods from different Spanish countries Sports, including bullfighting and jai-alai
Infinitives Present Indicative Past Tense: Preterite and Imperfect Present Subjunctive Simple Future Present Perfect
Fall FIELD TRIPS!!! October: La Tolteca ($15) November: Hoyts Cinema ($15)
Students become eligible for the National Spanish Honor Society as sophomores in Spanish III. Students must maintain a 3.4 grade point average through Spanish II and the first semester of Spanish III. Students must have an overall academic average of 3.2.
A few of the many authentic materials used in class
Qualities of a successful language learner an appetite for learning, perseverance willing to take risks willing to make mistakes and learn from them wanting to help and teach others
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Why Study Spanish? 3. Learning other cultures: your world and beyond! Discover new worlds! Get an insider's view of another culture and a new view of your own. Studying a new language, reading other people's stories, and connecting with people in their own language can be a source of pleasure and surprise. Connect with other cultures. Learning about other cultures will help you expand your personal Horizons and become a responsible citizen. 4.National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) The NSLI is an inter-agency effort coordinated by the White House to dramatically increase the number of Americans learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. Foreign language skills are essential to engaging foreign governments and peoples, especially in critical world regions, to promote understanding, convey respect for other cultures, and encourage reform. These skills are also fundamental to the economic competitiveness and security interests of the nation.