JPS World Language Course Descriptions
Spanish 1 is a course designed to guide students in the practice of being adept world citizens through the use and exploration of a language new to them. Students will be immersed in the target language and investigate Spanish-speaking cultures in their immediate-and world-communities. The four modalities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be practiced to acquire vocabulary, develop communication skills, and enhance language learning strategies in the context of Spanish-speaking cultural situations.
Spanish 2 is a continuation of Spanish 1. In Spanish 2, students will continue to work towards becoming adept world citizens through the use and exploration of the Spanish language. Students will be immersed in the target language, further developing a wide vocabulary and building upon the communication skills learned in Spanish 1. Students will develop and practice these skills through the four language modalities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be expected to use Spanish almost exclusively in class to enhance language acquisition. Spanish 1, or equivalent course work with teacher recommendation, is required to take this course.
Spanish 3 is a culmination of Spanish 1 and 2. Students will complete more in-depth cultural study in Spanish as well as be expected to use Spanish nearly exclusively in class. Students in Spanish 3 will also prepare for moving on to high school Spanish through more writing and reading analysis. Students will practice starting and maintaining a conversation in Spanish. At the end of Spanish 3, students will write an essay that will be assessed for high school Spanish level placement. Spanish 2, or equivalent course work with teacher recommendations, is required to take this course.