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MODERN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT


Team Leaders:
envelope_blue.jpgBetty Kaniho
envelope_blue.jpgGail Melanson


Staff:
Justin Duggins
Denny Herring
Edward Heyen
Oriana Pino
Virginia Rinaldi

Spanish

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School
√ Freshmen may take this class.    *NCAA approved course.

 

We recognize that our nation plays a critical leadership role in the world community. As professional educators, we feel it is imperative to provide our students with knowledge and skills that will allow them successfully to meet the demands of the society of the twenty-first century. This calls for a comprehensive, dynamic curriculum in second-language acquisition and cultural awareness in the Albuquerque Public Schools.
In addition to preparing our students to participate in a global community, we believe that the study of other languages and cultures broadens our view of the world and makes us more cognizant of our own language and culture.
We celebrate our cultural and linguistic plurality in the State of New Mexico.
We recommend three (3) or more years of a single language for college prep and four (4) or more years for highly competitive colleges. These courses are academic electives that require regular outside study. One Career Cluster/Workplace Readiness Course is required for graduation. A modern, classical or native language course meets this requirement and also serves as an elective credit.

√ *SPANISH I

61010      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: “D” or better in regular English or permission of instructor.
Special Requirements: $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish I introduces students to the basic skills—listening, speaking, reading and writing—and to the basic structures of Spanish taught within the cultural context. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication skills and cultural activities.

√ *SPANISH II

61011      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I.
Special Requirements: “D” or better in Spanish I and permission of instructor or placement test. $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the students develop the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities.

√ *SPANISH III

61012      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II or equivalent, teacher recommendation and/or placement test.
Special Requirements: “D” or better in Spanish II and permission of instructor, and/or placement test. $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish III reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities.

*SPANISH IV

61013      1 Yr.      10-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III with a “D” or better or equivalent language assessment, teacher recommendation and/or placement test.
Special Requirements: $5/year lab fee. Students completing Spanish IV may elect to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture Exam.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish IV reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture, language, literary genres, and value to career opportunities. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities. This course will also focus on continued development and expansion of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through listening activities, oral presentations, literature, media presentations and writing activities. Students will begin preparation for the Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture Exam.

*SPANISH V/AP Language

61026      1 Yr.      11-12

Prerequisite: None.
Special Requirements: “D” or better in Spanish IV, teacher approval and/or placement test. $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish V/AP reinforces and intensifies language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture, language, literary genres and value to career opportunities. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities. Students will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Spanish Language & Culture Exam at the end of the course.

√ *SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS II

61031      1 Yr.      9-12

Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and/or placement test.
Special Requirements: $5/year fee.
Description: Language acquisition is a developmental process aimed at the ultimate goal of communication. Over time the student develops the ability to write and speak in a meaningful and appropriate manner. Spanish for Bilinguals II continues the focus on the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as encourages deeper appreciation of the Spanish culture and language. Areas of study include expression, comprehension, language and culture, cultures, language functions, connections and personal applications. Emphasis is placed on applying oral and written communication skills to personal, academic and cultural activities. The course is designed for students who already speak Spanish and want to improve their reading and writing skills.