Courses Offered

  • 6th Grade-- Exploratory Spanish 

    6th grade will have one full marking period of a language: either Spanish or Chinese, depending on which language they chose. This course meets every day. 

    Some of the themes covered include:

    • Pronunciation of Spanish vowels
    • Punctuation and accents
    • Introduction to Spanish culture
    • Basic sentence and question formation

    Vocabulary introduced includes:

    • Basic greetings
    • Sports and hobbies
    • Animals
    • Colors

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  • 7th Grade-- Introduction to Spanish 1

    All 7th graders will choose between Spanish and Chinese. Langauge is a year-long course that alternates with Phys. Ed.

    7th Grade Spanish prepares students for Spanish 1, which is taken in 8th grade. 

    Some of the themes covered include:

    • The Spanish alphabet and letter sounds
    • Where in the world Spanish is spoken
    • Hispanic influence in the US
    • Basic sentence structure and word order

    Vocabulary introduced includes:

    • Basic greetings
    • Calendar
    • Weather 
    • Pastimes 

     

  • 8th Grade-- Spanish 1

    8th graders have the option to choose Spanish 1 as their Special (Phys. Ed. is a separate class period).

    Spanish 1 is a year-long course that meets every day. 

    Some of the themes covered include:

    • Basic grammar concepts such as noun-adjective agreement and verb conjugation
    • Beginner to intermediate sentence structures and word order
    • Holidays celebrated in various Spanish-speaking countries
    • Language variation between Spanish-speaking countries

    Vocabulary introduced includes:

    • Foods and drinks
    • Personality traits and appearances
    • Class Schedules and school related vocabulary
    • Higher numbers and time
    • People and family members