Spanish III

Spanish III is a high school foreign language course that builds upon skills and concepts taught in Spanish II, emphasizing communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. Students will be able to speak and write accurately in Spanish, as well as become acquainted with the cultural differences of Hispanic countries while helping 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.

During this course

  • Unit 1: Students will identify all of the Spanish speaking countries and their history, explore Hispanic food, music, and festivals. They will also practice conjugating verbs and using different forms of tenses.
  • Unit 2: Students will explore different characteristics of Spanish speaking cultures, adjectives and pronouns, and reflexive verbs and pronouns that are associated with multiple aspects of Spanish life.
  • Unit 3: Students will identify Spanish language sources of news and examine the role of sports, television, politics, upper class, celebrities, and climate. They will also conjugate verbs and practice preterit and imperfect tenses.
  • Unit 4: Students will examine different methods of communication and technology in Spanish speaking countries. They will also learn pronouns, different forms of tenses, and adjectives associated with communication and technology.
  • Unit 5: Students will learn about cities and characteristics of life in Spanish-speaking cities. They will continue to practice different parts of speech in Spanish.
  • Unit 7: Students will study travel and tourism in Spanish-speaking countries and use present subjunctives with multiple topics.
  • Unit 8: Students will learn different aspects of medicine including exercise, nutrition, and alternative medicine in Spanish-speaking countries. They will practice present subjunctives and conjunctions.
  • Unit 9: Students will explore the causes and effects of pollution, environmental issues, hunting, conservation, and oil production in Spanish-speaking countries. They will practice present-perfect subjunctives, adjective clauses, and vocabulary.
  • Unit 10: Students will learn about archaeology, history, and the beliefs of Spanish-speaking countries while using subjunctive verbs and preterit tense forms.
  • Unit 11: Students will concentrate on the history of government, elections and voting, the economy, and immigration in Spanish-speaking countries. They will also demonstrate different forms of subjunctives.

State: National
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Category: World Languages
Course Length: Year