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Spanish 5

Spanish V                                                             Contact: wcarvajal@innovationcharter.org
Señor Carvajal                                                       Extra Help Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-4:00    
Welcome to Spanish V. I look forward to working with you as you continue to develop your skills in the Spanish language and to broaden your knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world.
I am pleased that your previous experience in Spanish was such that you want to continue studying the language.
Spanish 5 is intended to increase proficiency and fluidity in the language skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and in the cultures of Spanish speaking countries with emphasis in oral communication. Constant conversation practice will cover familiar, real situations that are true to the experience of students. At the end of the course, students should be able to express themselves in full, complex sentences, and will also be able to refine their understanding of the Spanish language.


The structural basis of the course is conversation in pairs, groups, and with the class as a whole. The instructor facilitates and monitors pronunciation, fluidity, use of language, and vocabulary expansion. Attention is given to the promotion of spontaneity of expression and development of speaking sophistication. The social, emotional, and dramatic aspects of meaningful conversation in Spanish are encouraged.


The analytical aspect of the course is based on short readings and films that are checked for comprehension and for the stimuli they provide to discover broader themes and connections in the mind of students. Grammar is a review component of the course. A composition is assigned per unit to synthesize vocabulary, grammar and concepts explored in the lessons.


Please scroll down, open the Syllabus/Year long overview, and read additional information you need to know about this class.  



Sólo cabe progresar cuando se piensa en grande, sólo es posible avanzar cuando se mira lejos."

José Ortega y Gasset

Aug 17, 2011, 11:22 AM
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