IB Spanish SL
Prerequisite: Spanish III and teacher recommendation
IB Spanish, Standard Level is a world language course established by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The primary focus of the course is on language acquisition and development of interpersonal and interpretive communication skills through exposure to a range of written and spoken material, such as oral exchanges and print information regarding current culturally and globally relevant topics. Students who successfully complete IB Spanish SL can participate in spoken and written communication of increasing complexity across various time frames, ask a variety of questions, make comparisons, express opinions and synthesize information successfully in Spanish. Students will further deepen their understanding of the products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions) of Spanish-speaking cultures.