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The majority of people your age in the developed countries of the world speak at least two languages – it is expected
and it comes naturally. Your school offers you an opportunity to learn Spanish. By learning another language, you
learn about your own language and culture through perspective.
SPANISH 1 (NCAA)
grade a proficient standard score in Iowa Assessments or other
standardized test in
Language Arts score. Lower than this makes Spanish 1 a difficult course for already busy incoming 9
graders. Waiting until later in your high school career will be an advantage.
A good background in English is helpful for this course, usually needing a "C" or better. In this course you will
study basic words, phrases, and grammar of the Spanish language. We will emphasize spoken communication
and listening throughout the program, as well as begin work on reading and writing in Spanish. The customs and
cultures of Spanish-speaking nations will also be explored.
SPANISH 2 (NCAA)
Completion of Spanish 1
10, 11, 12
An elective full-year course to help you further develop an understanding of the Spanish language. Speaking
Spanish in the class is greatly encouraged as well as the continuation of listening, writing and reading. Your
studies will be expanded from the textbook to additional writing, TV and literature to increase your understanding
of Spanish. Your future job opportunities in many fields could be greatly increased by studying Spanish.
SPANISH 3 (NCAA)
Completion of Spanish 2
Grade Level: 1
An elective full-year course which is taught primarily in Spanish at levels appropriate to your understanding. We
will explore the Hispanic culture of the United States and other nations, while increasing your speaking and writing
SPANISH 4 (NCAA)
Completion of Spanish 3
An upper level course designed to help students attain fluency in Spanish. We will work extensively with Spanish
speaking and writing as well as listening and reading comprehension using texts, books and authentic
materials. Students should plan on taking CLEP or placement tests at the universities to attempt receiving
college credit after completion of this course.