Spanish II is a high school foreign language course that builds upon skills and concepts taught in Spanish I, emphasizing communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. This course gives students practice using the mechanics of the Spanish language, acquaints them with the cultural differences of Hispanic countries, and helps them gain a keen awareness of their own culture.
Course materials are designed to support students as they work to gain a basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish, and in cultural competency. In addition to the default course program, Spanish II includes extra alternate lessons, projects, and tests for use in enhancing instruction or addressing individual needs.
During this course
- Unit 1: Students will identify all of the Spanish speaking countries, translate key words related to those countries, learn food and travel related vocabulary words, and study different parts of speech.
- Unit 2: Students will concentrate on all aspects of Chile and memorize Spanish speaking countries and capitals. They will also examine verbs, adjectives, vocabulary, and punctuation dealing with school systems and classrooms.
- Unit 3: Students will explore the geography, culture, and history of Venezuela. They will also focus on the following parts of speech: prepositions, intonation and accents, rules of superlatives, pronouns, and vocabulary words.
- Unit 4: Students will study the geography, history, and culture of Peru as well as the causes and symptoms of culture shock. They will learn different verbs, pronouns, idioms, and vocabulary words.
- Unit 5: Students will focus on all aspects of Colombia, careers, and jobs. They will practice conjugating verbs, studying the different meanings of sentences, and vocabulary words.
- Unit 7: Students will examine multiple aspects of Guatemala. They will also learn about conjugating verbs along with travel and transportation vocabulary.
- Unit 8: Students will concentrate on the history and culture of Bolivia and Ecuador. They will also practice place vocabulary, verbs, and conjugating verbs.
- Unit 9: Students will explore the history, geography, and customs of Costa Rica. They will demonstrate understanding of preterit and imperfect tenses and vocabulary regarding news and media.
- Unit 10: Students will examine the history and culture of Peru and Uruguay. They will also learn different forms of verbs, creating formal and informal commands, and using object pronouns.
- Unit 11: Students will focus on characteristics of life and history in Nicaragua, traveling in Latin America, the vocabulary and commands relating to health and medical topics, verb tenses, and prepositions.