• Curriculum

     

    Spanish II

     

    Narrative Description

    A two-semester course, Spanish II builds on the skills and cultural information acquired in Spanish I and introduces more advanced structures in grammar and usage. Additionally, geography, history and different aspects of culture are more focused on specific regions, time periods, and nationalities. Students are expected to read, write, listen, and respond in given contexts using the target language. Students will be able to ask questions regarding routine activities, interact in a variety of situations, participate in conversations on a variety of topics, understand main ideas and facts from simple texts, read aloud with appropriate intonation and pronunciation, and write familiar words and phrases in brief response to given situations.

     

    Course Concepts and Generalizations

    1. Communicate in Spanish.

    2. Gain knowledge and understanding of Hispanic culture.

    3. Connect with other disciplines and acquire information.

    4. Develop insight into the nature of language and culture.

    5. Participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.

     

     

    Subject Outline

    A. Communication

    1. School

    a. Describing

    b. Comparing

    2. Daily Routine

    a. Describing

    b. Comparing

    c. Giving Preferences

    3. Clothing

    a. Describing

    b. Giving Preferences 

    c. Making Purchases

    4. Leisure Activities

    a. Describing

    b. Giving and Accepting Invitations

    5. Childhood

    a. Describing oneself

    b. Describing experiences

    6. Special Occasions

    a. Describing family

    b. Describing celebrations

    c. Greeting 

    7. Possessions

    a. Describing

    b. Giving Opinions

    8. Shopping

    a. Describing

    b. Asking for Directions

    c. Giving Directions

    d. Bargaining

    B. Vocabulary

    1. School

    2. Daily Routine

    3. Clothing

    4. Leisure Activities

    5. Childhood

    6. Special Occasions

    7. Possessions

    8. Shopping

     

    C. Grammar

    1. Verb Conjugations

    a. Present tense

    b. Preterit tense

    c. Imperfect tense

    d. Present progressive tense

    e. Regular verbs

    f. Irregular verbs

    g. Stem-changing verbs

    h. Spell-changing verbs

    i. Reflexive verbs

    2. Verb Usage

    a. Ser Versus Estar

    b. Preterit vs Imperfect

    3. Comparatives

    a. Tan . . . como

    b. Superlatives

    c. Tanto . . . como

    4. Adjectives

    a. Demonstrative

    b. Possessive

    5. Pronouns

    a. Demonstrative

    b. Possessive

    c. Direct Object

    d. Reflexive 

    6. Sentence Structure

    a. Antes de/Después de + Infinitive

    b. Reciprocal Reflexives

    c. Negative Constructions

    d. Impersonal Se

    D. Culture

    1. School

    2. Daily Routine

    3. Clothing

    4. Leisure Activities

    5. Childhood

    6. Special Occasions

    7. Possessions

    8. Shopping