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WL4015: Middle School Spanish 2

Course Description

Spanish 2 builds upon skills of reading- writing- and conversation developed in Spanish 1- extending students' ability to understand and express themselves in Spanish and increasing their vocabulary. Students will be able to write simple descriptions and short messages and requests or provide information on familiar topics. Students learn how to engage in conversation for informative or social purposes. Students write expressions that show understanding of sentence structure and the rules of grammar. Students comprehend the language when spoken slowly. Students explore the customs- history- and art forms of Spanish-speaking people to deepen their understanding of the culture(s).

Essential Standards

  • Relational Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, expain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied. (2.1)
  • Relational Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cutlures studied. (2.2)
  • Making Connections: Learners build, reinforce, and expand their knowledge of other disciplines while using the language to develop critical thinking and to solve problems creatively. (3.1)
  • Acquiring Information and Diverse Perspectives: Learners access and evaluate information and diverse perspectives that are available through the language and its cultures. (3.2)
  • Language Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own. (4.1)
  • Cultural Comparisons: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own. (4.2)
  • School and Global Communities: Learners use the language both within and beyond the classroom to interact and collaborate in the community and the globalized world. (5.1)
  • Lifelong Learner: Learners set goals and reflect on their progress in using languages for enjoyment, enrichment, and advancement. (5.2)
  • Communication: Communicate efffectively in more than one language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes. (1.WL)
  • Cultures: Interact with cultural competence and understanding (2.WL)
  • Connections: Connect with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations. (3.WL)
  • Comparisons: Develop insight into the nature of language and culture in order to interact with cultural competence. (4.WL)
  • Communities: Communicate and interact witih cultural competence in order to participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. (5.WL)