Fees: Purchase of workbooks and/or novels (approximately $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 FOR670 - IB Spanish 1 (SL).

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

Content: This course follows the guidelines of the IB curriculum for students who speak Spanish as a second language. Themes include:

  • Communication and media
  • Global questions
  • Social relationships
  • Science and Technology
  • Health
  • Cultural diversity
  • Pastimes

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 and/or workbooks (approximately $50). If there is a concern about the fee, please see your counselor.