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Over the last several years, the most popular foreign language studied at CRLS. has been Spanish. New approaches have been introduced in some classes involving the use of video and drama. Co-teaching takes place in levels 1 and in some level 2 classes in order to better meet the needs of all students. The curriculum focuses on the four basic skills of language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The Spanish Program is offered at six levels: AP Spanish 1. Two courses have also been developed for Heritage Spanish Speakers.

Spanish for Heritage Language Speakers
This program addresses the needs of students who have grown up in a home where the dominant language spoken is Spanish. These students may understand the language and speak it at different levels. Students will have the opportunity to work with native or bilingual speakers in order to improve or strengthen all skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. They will study grammar rules, correct word order, and sentence structure. Heritage speakers will acquire the necessary requirements to enter upper level and AP Spanish courses.

L621 CP An Introduction to Spanish-speaking Culture and Identity
This semester world language course is designed to develop each student’s ability in the areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Students will acquire the necessary skills to analyze, interpret and make connections in order to deepen their understanding of oneself and the Spanish-Speaking world through the study of literature, art and music. In addition, students will develop and strengthen their academic skills so that they can advance to higher level Spanish courses and enhance their career opportunities beyond the high school. The course is designed for students whose home language is Spanish and/or for students who have spent extended time in an immersion program and demonstrate fluency in the language. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to advance to The Spanish Speaking Scholar (honors) course or may choose to enroll in an upper level Spanish language course (IV, V, AP) either honors or college preparatory. OUTCOME: Prepare students to continue on to The Spanish-speaking Scholar course, or to upper level Spanish language courses (IV, V AP) either honors or college preparatory.

L622 HN The Spanish-Speaking Scholar: Exploring Identity and Culture through Literature
Spanish Heritage students and/or bilingual immersion students will develop strategic Spanish reading skills, while investigating the literary genres of expository essay, myths, fables, legends, poetry, short stories and novels. Extended reading and literary selections will be taken from adopted texts and recommended reading. Students will produce writing in various formats and genres including well-developed paragraphs, literary response items, expository essays, short stories (narrative), historical and technical documents, while continuing to develop skills in the formal use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. This course will also explore and develop the necessary skills on how to address different audiences using appropriate registers of formal and informal language in a variety of settings and situations in the Spanish-speaking world. Prepares students for success in AP Language [existing] or AP Literature courses.

L021 CP Spanish 1
This course is the introduction and base for future study of Spanish. Students will begin to build elementary skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. All verb forms of the present tense will be studied. Students will learn how to provide and obtain basic information, how to express feelings and emotion, and how to exchange opinions. They will also begin to develop a knowledge and appreciation of other cultures where Spanish is spoken. This class is not intended for native speakers of the language; please refer to classes for Heritage Speakers. Length: One Semester; Credits: 10

L121 CP Spanish 2
Spanish 2 is the continuation of studies in the Spanish language. Students will continue to develop and reinforce their basic Spanish language skills in this second level course. After a brief review of Spanish 1 and the present tense, students will be introduced to all verb forms of the preterit, imperfect, and future tenses. Projects will be completed as a way for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture. Culture will come alive as students view films and listen to Spanish music and podcasts. Technology is used in a variety of ways to enhance the curriculum. This class is not intended for native speakers of the language; please refer to classes for Heritage Speakers. Length: One Semester; Credits: 10; Prerequisites: Spanish 1 or Teacher Recommendation

L221 CP Spanish 3
At this level students have acquired considerable skill in the basics and are ready to practice at a relatively advanced pace. There will be an in-depth comparison of the imperfect versus preterite, review of the future and conditional tenses, and the introduction and use of the present and past subjunctive in noun, adjective, and adverbial clauses. There will be an increased use of cable video segments and technology in the study of Spanish. There will also be an increased focus on the development of the writing skill in Spanish, as well as literacy, with readings from Hispanic newspapers, magazines, readers, and excerpts from the great Spanish authors. This class is not intended for native speakers of the language; please refer to classes for Heritage Spanish Speakers. Length: One Semester; Credits: 10; Prerequisites: Spanish 2 or Teacher Recommendation

L421 CP Spanish 4
The Spanish 4 CP course is the last CP offered in the Spanish roster of courses. There will be an intensive review/study of all forms of the preterit, imperfect, future, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, including irregular and stem-changing verbs. Students will also expand their vocabulary knowledge to be able to speak and write with more facility. They will also be exposed to cultural and literary readings in Spanish and will be expected to complete projects that will demonstrate their knowledge of the vocabulary and complex grammar structures which they are studying. Length: One Semester; Credits: 10; Prerequisites: CP Spanish 3 or Spanish Heritage Language Speakers 2