Spanish


SPANISH I - FL630 (SPAN1)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None

This course is for students who want to learn the basic structure of the Spanish language and explore Hispanic culture. This course emphasizes the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Class participation, work completion, and good study habits are needed to form a solid language foundation. A minimum of 15-30 minutes each day is needed to complete homework. This course includes oral presentations, group work, and collaboration.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
SPANISH II - FL631 (SPAN2)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: Spanish I

Spanish II is a continuation of Spanish I with more focus on grammar. Students continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a variety of written and oral activities. Students will also explore cultures from Spanish speaking countries. Spanish is generally spoken in the class, but English is used by the teacher to clarify concepts. The course requires daily practice, collaboration, and active participation; all are needed to reinforce a strong language foundation. A minimum of 15-30 minutes each day is needed to complete assignments.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
SPANISH III - FL635 (SPAN3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Spanish II

This course, along with Spanish 3 Pre-AP, is offered to students with foundational Spanish skills from levels 1 and 2 who want to continue developing their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills are encouraged to take the class. The focus is on increasing one’s vocabulary and knowledge of grammar to support language proficiency. Spanish is generally spoken in the class, but English is used as needed to clarify concepts. A minimum of 15-30 minutes each day is needed to complete homework. Projects and oral presentations are major components of the Spanish 3 curriculum.  Spanish III prepares students to continue into Spanish IV.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
SPANISH III PRE-AP - FL634 (SPAN3)

Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Prerequisite: Spanish II

This highly structured academic course is for students with strong foundational Spanish skills from levels 1 and 2 who want to continue their study of Spanish with authentic listening and reading activities, oral presentations, complex writing assessments, and the exploration of cultures from Spanish-speaking countries. Spanish is generally spoken in class, but limited English is used to clarify concepts. A minimum of 15-30 minutes each day is needed to complete homework. Spanish III Pre-AP prepares students to continue their study in Spanish IV AP.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • PRE-AP
SPANISH IV - FL637 (SPAN4)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Spanish III or III Pre-AP

This course is designed for students wishing to continue the study of Spanish without participating in the Advanced Placement program. Students will continue to develop oral communication skills and will further explore cultures from Spanish speaking countries. Only Spanish is spoken in the classroom, but English is used occasionally by the teacher to clarify concepts. Students must be willing to use only Spanish in the classroom. Spanish IV prepares students to continue their study in Spanish V.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
AP SPANISH IV - FL638 (APSPALAN)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Spanish III Pre-AP

This course is designed for students who wish to further improve their speaking and listening abilities, strengthen their reading and composition skills and broaden their knowledge of Hispanic literature and culture. In order to further strengthen speaking and listening proficiency, Spanish is the exclusive language of all classroom activities. To improve written expression, the students study and practice the elements of essay writing. To achieve a high level of reading ability, the students, read, translate and analyze selected short stories, poems and plays. In order to reinforce grammatical concepts, a comprehensive review of grammar (parts of speech) will be undertaken. Students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture exam in the Spring.  After AP Spanish IV, students may advance their studies in AP Spanish V.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
SPANISH V - FL636 (SPAN5)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Spanish IV or IV AP

This course is designed for students wishing to continue the study of Spanish without participating in the AP program. Students will continue to develop communication skills through a variety of written and oral activities, as well as increase their knowledge of Hispanic culture and history. In addition to textbook work, students’ vocabulary will also increase with computer projects and reading selections. As in Spanish IV, Spanish is spoken exclusively by both the teacher and students. Active student participation, especially in the area of speaking, is an essential part of the course. This course is not designed to prepare a student to advance to AP Spanish Literature and Culture. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
AP SPANISH V - FL639 (APSPALIT)

Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: AP Spanish IV Language & Culture

The AP Spanish Literature and Culture course is intended to be the equivalent of a college course on Peninsular and Latin American Literature. It is a comprehensive/survey course of study. Students read a wide range of literary works from Spain and Latin America. These works range from 12th-century medieval romances to early 21st century short stories and novels. This course will prepare students to analyze the form and content of literary works, as well as to write well-organized critical essays in Spanish based on the texts read. At the end of the school year, students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture exam.

  • AP
  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 12
SPANISH VI Post AP (FL640)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Spanish V AP

This post-AP independent study course is designed for students who have taken 5 levels of Spanish and wish to continue studying Spanish in high school. The teacher and student will determine topics of interest to read and research, and the student’s progress will be evaluated through classwork, quizzes, tests, presentations, projects, and discussions with the teacher. The student can expect to work and problem-solve alone most of the time, with the teacher serving as supervisor and mentor.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Post AP