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Learning Recommendations:  B- or better in Spanish 1. Retention of Spanish 1 vocabulary and grammar concepts. Willingness to communicate almost exclusively in Spanish.

General Description:  Students who would like to sign up for this course are highly encouraged to speak to their Spanish 1 teacher about proper placement. This class is intended for highly motivated and achieving students who want to partake in a more rigorous course, with the intention of eventually pursuing AP Spanish. A Spanish 2 Honors student retains and produces all Spanish 1 material with ease and accuracy. There will be less review than in Spanish 1, and the class will naturally move at a more accelerated pace. Students will be required to:

  • memorize between 50 and 100 words every 3-4 weeks for accuracy and long-term retention
  • learn and use idiomatic expressions
  • learn and apply new grammatical concepts every 3-4 weeks, as well as demonstrate competence with any concepts previously studied follow directions and conversation almost entirely in Spanish
  • speak in Spanish during in class activities and when prompted by the teacher
  • become more comfortable using ONLY the target language in class as the year progresses
  • write at length in multiple formats using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and conventions
  • read level-appropriate material with some independence
  • Students who plan to continue past Spanish 2 should be intrinsically motivated to seek out opportunities (reading, listening, oral communication, etc.) in Spanish.

Content:  This course will use the text Descubre 2 and the accompanying workbook, and supplementary material. Extensive and rapid review of concepts and vocabulary learned in first year of language.

Strategies:  Students will learn/be assessed through a combination of:

  • Tests/quizzes
  • Online Homework
  • In-class activities
  • Daily conversation in Spanish
  • Formal and informal presentations
  • Written, listening, reading and oral exams

Homework:  As successful Spanish 2 Honors student will review vocabulary and grammar nightly (20-30 minutes) or as needed to see success in the course.