Our courses are designed to develop mastery and facility in the basic language skills. We offer 4 levels, Spanish 1 (MYP Year 4), Spanish 2 (MYP Year 2), Spanish 3 (IB DP SL Year 1), Spanish 4 IB (DP SL Year 2). Emphasis is placed on reading and listening comprehension, command of vocabulary, fluency in oral expression, and grammatical accuracy in written composition. The study of history, culture, and customs is addressed as well as the non-verbal aspects of communication in the culture studied.
As a department, we have the following to help close the achievement gap:
- We have an open door policy during lunch, before and after school that gives the students the extra time or help/tutor on the subject. Students need to check with their teacher to find out which hours are provided
- We all use technology to enhance the second language skills.
- We are constantly reinforcing and presenting new vocabulary.
- We provide opportunities for higher thinking skills in our literature courses. These courses allow the students to interpret and analyze literature.