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Open

Estimated Completion Time

2 segments/ 32-36 weeks

Overview

In Spanish II, students travel virtually through Central America and the Caribbean, spending time in museums, traffic jams, and even the hospital. In this course, students broaden their Spanish vocabulary and their knowledge of grammar. They meet people from many different countries and cultures. While waiting for the plane ride home, students also meet some Spanish-speaking people from different parts of the United States.

The purpose of this course is to strengthen Spanish listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Students also experience the beauty and expressiveness of a language that is shared by different people and cultures throughout the world.

 

Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.

Major Topics and Concepts

Segment 1

  • Miami and the Hispanic Influence in Florida
    • Cuban Culture influence in Miami
    • Table setting
    • Food
    • Furniture
    • Clothing
    • Colors
    • Ordinal Numbers
    • Entertainment
    • Sports and Recreation
    • Weather Expressions
    • Library and Classroom objects
    • Family Members
    • Cognates
    • Accent marks
    • Subject pronouns
    • Present tense
    • –ar,-er, & -ir verbs
    • Verb: hay
    • Present tense Irregular verbs: Hacer, Poner, Salir, Tener, Traer, Ir, Ser, Estar, Tener, Venir
    • Nouns and Adjectives: gender, number, and agreement
    • Verb: Gustar
    • Present tense Stem-Changing verbs: e-ie, o-ue
    • Present tense Irregular verb: Dar
    • Indirect Object Pronouns
    • Possessive Adjectives
    • Questions Words
  • The Coast of Mexico
    • Yucatan
    • Mayans
    • The Body
    • Toiletries
    • Time telling vs. time of activities (son las vs. a las)
    • Present tense Regular Reflexive verbs and Pronouns
    • Present tense stem-changing reflexive verbs
    • Irregular Present tense verbs: Ser & Estar
  • The Interior of Mexico
    • Tenochtitlan
    • Aztecs
  • Hotel & Vacation
    • Preterite tense of Regular –ar verbs
    • Preterite tense of verbs with spelling changes: -car,-zar, -gar
    • Preterite verbs
    • Making payments vocabulary
    • Cleaning vocabulary
    • Irregular preterite verbs
    • The culture of Guatemala
    • The superlative adjectives
    • Post office vocabulary
    • Computer vocabulary
    • Telephone vocabulary
    • Conocer y Saber
    • Negative Expressions
    • Nobel Peace Prize winners, Asturias and Menchú
    • The Culture of Costa Rica
    • Animal vocabulary
    • The imperfect tense
    • Irregular imperfect verbs
    • Comparisons with adjectives
    • Comparisons with adverbs
    • Demonstrative adjectives

Segment 2

  • The culture of Panama
  • Car/traffic/driving vocabulary
  • Comparisons
  • Superlatives
  • Preterite vs Imperfect
  • The culture of Colombia and Venezuela
  • Bio of Milka Duno
  • Body part/hospital/illness vocabulary
  • Imperatives
  • Dolerse
  • Direct/indirect/double object pronouns
  • The culture of Puerto Rico/Cuba/La República Dominicana
  • Famous Hispanic artists
  • Art/movie vocabulary
  • Gustar and gustar like verbs
  • Future tense
  • Irregular future tense verbs
  • Places in the US with Spanish names
  • English words with Spanish origins
  • Currency of other countries
  • Famous Hispanic Americans
  • Airport vocabulary
  • Phrases indicating time
  • Hace/que in present and preterite
  • Acabar de
  • Present progressive
  • Past progressive

 

 

Credits 1

Competencies

  • Regular, Irregular, and Reflexive verbs in the present tense
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of reflexive, regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, including “Yo-go” verbs and stem-changers by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as body parts, clothing, and daily routines.
  • Object Pronouns, Tener que, Acabar de, and Estar + Prepositions
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of direct and indirect object pronouns, the tener que and acabar de structures, and comparatives by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as the community, parts of a car, errands, directions, careers, and volunteering.
  • Commands
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to form and when to use formal and informal, singular and plural, and affirmative and negative commands by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as health and how to stay healthy.
  • Preterite Tense
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to conjugate and when to use the preterite tense with regular and irregular verbs including ser, estar, tener, hacer, and ir by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as illness, injuries, and visits to medical offices.
  • Imperfect Tense, Demonstrative and Superlative Adjectives
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to conjugate and when to use the imperfect tense (including irregulars) as well as demonstrative and superlative adjectives by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as childhood stories, music toys, and games in the Spanish speaking world.
  • Imperfect vs. Preterite
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the imperfect vs. preterite tenses, including when to use each, stem-changing verbs in the preterite, and verbs that change meaning in the preterite and imperfect by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as vacations.
  • Future tense and Saber vs. Conocer
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of when and how to use the future tense as well as the use of saber vs. conocer by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as natural disasters and environmental protection.
  • Present and Past Progressive
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of when and how to use the present and past progressive tenses by using these to communicate in written and spoken Spanish on topics such as endangered, wild, and ocean animals.

Pre-Requisites

Spanish 1

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