Learning Recommendations:  C- or better in Spanish 2. Retention of Spanish 1 and 2 vocabulary and grammar concepts. Willingness to communicate exclusively in Spanish.

General Description: This class is a continuation of Spanish 1 and 2; all material and assessments are cumulative. Students will be required to:

  • memorize between 50 and 100 words every 3-4 weeks for accuracy and long-term retention
  • learn and apply new grammatical concepts every 3-4 weeks, as well as demonstrate competence with any concepts previously studied
  • follow directions and conversation in Spanish
  • speak exclusively in Spanish
  • write at length using appropriate grammar, vocabulary and conventions
  • read at length

Students who plan to continue Spanish past Spanish 3 should be intrinsically motivated to seek out opportunities (reading, listening, oral communication, etc.) in Spanish. Spanish 3 students have the option to continue their Spanish studies with Advanced Spanish Conversation and Culture or AP Spanish; any placement concerns should be discussed with the Spanish 3 instructor.

Content:  This course will use the text Descubre 3 and the accompanying workbook.

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

  • Tests/quizzes
  • Daily homework
  • In-class activities
  • Daily conversation in Spanish
  • Written, listening, reading and oral exams

Homework:  Regular studying of vocabulary and grammar concepts as well as keeping up with online homework. Approximately 30 minutes a night.

Course Fee / Materials:  Reliable access to the Internet to use the online textbook materials, practice materials, and to complete assignments