COURSE DESCRIPTION

Spanish-Language and Culture (Honors)
Grades 10-12
1 credit
Prerequisite: Spanish III (H)

The Spanish Language and Culture class is an advanced Spanish course open to students who have completed Spanish III or IB Spanish. It is a one-trimester class covers literature, history, geography, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The course is intended for students who have a keen interest in improving their ability to communicate in Spanish and in learning more about the Spanish-speaking world. The course emphasizes effective communication of ideas in Spanish and Spanish will be the primary language of communication used by the teacher and the students. The course engages students in an exploration of culture in both contemporary and historical contexts. It develops students’ awareness and appreciation of Hispanic and Spanish cultural products (e.g., tools, books, music, laws, conventions, institutions); practices (patterns of social interactions within a culture); and perspectives (values, attitudes, and assumptions).

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