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Learning Recommendations: B- or better in Spanish 3

General Description: Spanish 5 is an opportunity for students to take the class for Bellevue College credit if credit was not earned in the previous year of Spanish 4. Spanish 5 is a rigorous course equivalent to a college-level study of Spanish language and culture. Spanish 5 strives to promote fluency and accuracy in the target language while exploring culture awareness. Students will develop their skills in the three modes of interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication; evolving into proficient and confident Spanish speakers. Students will study and research topics in-depth while developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills based on a variety of themes. They will connect to other subject areas and analyze history, language and current events of the Spanish-speaking world. Level 5 students will be taught exclusively in Spanish. Students are expected to retain and apply all skills and knowledge learned in previous levels of Spanish. Students enrolled in this course are eligible to receive five quarter credits through Bellevue College. The credits will cost approximately $200.00.

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Spanish 4-5 is taught entirely in Spanish using a variety of different resources ranging from authentic literary fragments (novels, poems, etc.), short films, cultural video clips and readings, guided discussions, group activities, music and compositions. All activities are in Spanish. Much of the homework is done online and consists of activities designed to increase listening and grammar skills.