Skip to main content

World Languages

Spanish classes

Spanish 1-2: 

This is a comprehensive introduction to Spanish emphasizing fundamental communicative-­based
competencies, grammar, and Spanish­ language cultures. Students will actively learn to understand, speak, read and write simple questions and sentences on a variety of familiar topics in Spanish by the end of the second
semester.

Spanish 3-4: 

Spanish 3­4 continues and expands on the communicative-­based competencies, grammar, and
Spanish­ language cultures learned in Spanish 1­-2. Students will actively learn to understand, speak, and write in extended discourse on familiar topics using an increasing variety of grammatical structures. They will also read simple texts written in Spanish.

Spanish 5-6:

Spanish 5-­6 continues to expand and refine students’ communicative-­based listening, speaking, reading, writing competencies from Spanish 1-­2 and 3­-4. Students will use increasingly complex grammar with improving accuracy and read a variety of authentic texts. Students will also deepen their understanding of the history, literature and arts of Spanish ­language cultures.

AP Spanish Language:

Advanced Placement Spanish Language is an advanced curriculum which provides students with a learning experience equivalent to that of a third­ year college course in Spanish. The course offers frequent opportunities for students to integrate the listening, speaking, reading and writing through the use of authentic materials representing a variety of types of discourse, topics, and registers. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions is an integral component. Teachers and students use Spanish almost exclusively.

Spanish for Spanish speakers (SSS)

SSS 1-2: 

Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1-­2 is an intensive course for students with conversational fluency and beginning
academic skills in Spanish. Students begin to develop academic Spanish proficiency in listening, speaking,
reading, writing, literature, and key cultural aspects from the entire Spanish-­speaking world. The course goals and objectives are based on Stage II of the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools (2009). Academic literacy skills studied in this course align competencies assessed on the English Language Arts
portion of the California High School Exit Examination.

SSS 3-4:

Spanish for Spanish Speakers 3­-4 is an intensive course for students with conversational fluency and intermediate academic literacy skills in Spanish. Students study increasingly difficult academic Spanish listening, speaking, reading, writing, and literature from throughout the Spanish­-speaking world. The course goals and objectives are based on Stage III of the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools (2009). The academic literacy skills studied in this course closely align with competencies assessed on the English Language Arts portion of the California High School Exit Examination. Students who perform exceptionally well in this course may be recommended to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature class and the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam.

SSS 5-6:

Spanish for Spanish Speakers 5­-6 is an intensive course for students with conversational fluency and advanced
academic skills in Spanish. Students study increasingly difficult academic Spanish listening, speaking, reading,
writing, and literature from throughout the Spanish-­speaking world. The course goals and objectives are based on Stage IV of the World Language Content Standards for California Public Schools (2009). The academic literacy skills studied in this course closely align with the competencies assessed on the English Language Arts portion of the California High School Exit Examination. Students who perform well in this course may be recommended to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature class and the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Exam.

Spanish 1-2 Students Singing