Fees: Purchase of workbooks and/or novels. Approx. $50 IB exam fee as appropriate

Learning Recommendations: Students must have a strong grasp of all simple and complex tenses including an advanced understanding of the subjunctive. Certificate and diploma candidates who wish to sit for the HL exam must have taken IB Spanish 1.

General Description: Spanish IB 2 is a continuation of IB 1 in which students have the option of taking either the Standard Level exam or the High Level exam in May. The curriculum is the same as the IB 1 course, with higher standards set for the IB 2 students. Thematic units alternate every other year to accommodate IB 2 students who are in combined classes of IB 1 and IB 2 students. It is expected that students will be able to utilize conversational Spanish to function in the class without the use of English.


  • This course follows the guidelines of the IB curriculum for students who speak Spanish as a second language.
  • See the themes from IB Spanish 1 SL.

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

  • Thematic units covering culture, literature and current events Discussion and analysis of literature, media sources, art and film
  • Essays
  • Live and taped oral presentations, Instruction and students participation exclusively in Spanish

Equipment to be provided by student: Novels; Workbook (Cost: approx. $50), will change from year to year. If there is a concern about the fee, please see your counselor.