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Syllabus Spanish 3

 

 
COURSE 
DESCRIPTION
This course is for students with a minimum of 2 years of successful Spanish academic learning; or equivalent language experience.  Intensive listening, oral and reading work will be involved. The four communicative skills necessary to be competent in language will be improved everyday during compulsory classroom activities.
 
COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of the course, through class activities, class participation, a variety of assessments, students will be able to meet the following language competences at intermediate -mid level.  I can do statements by  ACTFL, 2015.
Listening I can understand the main idea in messages and presentations on a variety of topics related to everyday life and personal interests and studies. I can understand the main idea in conversations that I overhear.
 
Reading I can understand the main idea of texts related to everyday life and personal interests or studies.
 
Speaking I can participate in conversations on familiar topics using sentences and series of sentences. I can handle short social interactions in everyday situations by asking and answering a variety of questions. I can usually say what I want to say about myself, and my everyday life.
 
I can make presentations on a wide variety of familiar topics using connected sentences.
 
Writing I can write on a wide variety of familiar topics using connected sentences.
 
Culture Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and respect about the products and practices of the Spanish-speaking world.
 
 
 
 
In Spring, Spanish level 3 students will take the APPL test in order to measure their actual communicative performance in Spanish. Level three students are expected to obtain the Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificate by scoring Intermediate- low according to the ACTFL.  All Spanish III students will be taking form A of the APPL test free of charge.  Final scores of the APPL form do not affect your Spanish 3 high school, but all students need to take the test as this test is considered part of classwork.
 
Recognitions Proficiency Level Awarded credits
Minnesota World Language Proficiency Certificate ACTFL Intermediate Low 2 semesters
Bilingual/Multilingual Gold Seal ACTFL Intermediate High + English Language Arts credit 3 semesters
Bilingual/Multilingual Platinum Seal ACTFL Advanced Low + English Language Arts credit 4 semesters
 
 
REQUIRED TEXTS AND SUPPLIES:
A folder for Spanish only, to keep handouts, notes and homework assignments. Students need to bring their folder to class everyday. Pencil, pens (3 different colors). ORGANIZATION IS IMPORTANT!
Readers: Provided by school for classroom use only. 
1. Los  ojos de Carmen 1st. quarter
2. Vida o muerte en el Cusco: 2nd quarter 
3. Viva el toro:  : 3rd quarter
4. Vida y muerte en la mara salvatrucha: 4th quarter
 
Texbook:
Realidades 3. Prentice Hall . We’ll refer to some parts of the books. The folder containing notes is our primary textbook . Also, www.senorwooly.com  &  Señor Jordan videos in you tube, www.quizlet and some others.
Bilingual dictionary (check out from media on your own, or buy your own one- a good one-)
Other supplemental resources will be provided by instructor.
 
ASSIGNMENTS
a. Daily warm-ups  called in Spanish “Para hacer ya” ( to review topics, vocabulary or to introduce new information). 
b. Announced quizzes every two/three weeks.
c. Pop-up quizzes from time to time.
d. Accumulative test at the end of each quarter
e. Reading comprehension questionnaires 
f. Story packets
g. Projects.
 
COURSE CALENDAR
1st. Quarter  08/28 to 11/01,(44 days).  Grammar review of preterit and imperfect tenses of regular and irregular verbs, stem-changing verbs in past tense. Estar + participio Vocabulary, and expressions to talk about outdoor activities, nature, camping, weather, events, and emotions. Reading: short novels, fragments of long novels, variety of articles.  Movie: También la lluvia
 
2nd. Quarter 11/06 to 01/24, (44 days). Movie: TBD Grammar  review of  “ complement directo e indirecto”, “mandatos con tu, usted, ustedes negativos y afirmativos). Introduction to subjunctive mode regular verbs and stem-changing verbs. Vocabulary on health and nutrition, conflicts, solutions.  
 
3rd. Quarter 01/29 to 03/29,(42 days). Vocabulary on work, community, getting a job. Writing a resume in Spanish, cover letter. Grammar: “el presente perfecto”, “el pluscuamperfecto, presente perfecto del subjuntivo.  Movie: César Chavez
 
4th Quarter 04/09 to 06/12,(46 days) Vocabulary in technology,  natural phenomena. Myth and legends of Latin America. Grammar:  Reinforcing all forms of subjunctive mode and future tense. Movie: TBD
 
 STUDENTS MUST STUDY THE VOCABULARY/STRUCTURES INTRODUCED IN CLASS AND REVIEW NOTES AT HOME, EVERYDAY FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES!
 STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN CLASS ON TIME, AND BE ENGAGED EVERYDAY.  
 
Personal electronic devices must be off and away (not on your desk!) as soon as you enter the room.