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Spanish II Course Description


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If you are looking at this before class starts, please make sure to check out the necessary materials link on my homepage!

Welcome to Spanish II! As you know from Spanish I, learning a second language takes hard work and dedication. In Spanish II we will be building upon your Spanish I skills and improving them. I am hoping to keep this site updated so you can see what we will be learning or download any papers you might have lost.


The following information is on my course syllabus that will be handed out on the first day of school. This is just a quick reference guide for parents and students.

Spanish II Syllabus

Propósito del curso (Course Objective):

Students will continue to build upon their Spanish 1 foundation. The students will also continue to use the present tense and will learn how to use several other tenses. Students will add new vocabulary words and use them to read, write and converse.


One thing to remember is that Spanish II is MUCH harder than Spanish I. Students will have to do a lot more work to be successful! There is a lot of graded work so that students have the opportunity to be more successful, too.


Students can plan on doing several projects during the semester, ranging from information about El Chupacabre to homemade music videos. We will play review games before each vocabulary quiz and students will receive outlines of any tests they will take, as well as "hint hint test reviews".


Students will have to make notecards for every set of vocabulary lists (these will be graded!). DO NOT THROW THE NOTECARDS AWAY! At the very end of the semester I will give a "hint hint" list of the words for the vocabulary final (there will be 100 words), and students will have to turn in 100 notecards. If the student kept his/her old notecards, he/she won't have to redo them, and can just turn in the ones already done. This assignment will count 200 points, so students won't want to miss getting an easy grade!


Parents usually ask if there is any extra credit. The only extra credit offered is a chance to earn extra credit pesos. I will be passing out information about pesos on the very first day of class. Pesos always end at LEAST two weeks before the end of the semester so that I can add them and figure out the semester grade for the students. Any zeros earned after pesos have ended can not be changed. Pesos should make more sense after you have read the handout. If you don't understand pesos, please feel free to e-mail me and I will try to answer any questions you have.

Libro de texto (Textbook):

En español and the accompanying workbook

Calificaciones(Grading):

Daily Work/Homework 30%

Quizzes 30%

Tests 25%

Vocabulary Final 15% ALL STUDENTS MUST TAKE THIS

The above is averaged into a semester average and makes up 85% of the student's grade.

The grammar final exam counts as 15% of the student's final average. Students CAN exempt this final. For information about how a student can exempt a final, please see the exam exemption rules on the GA homepage.



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AP Spanish Lesson Plans

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Bienvenido a la clase de AP. We will be reviewing what you learned in Spanish 1,2 and 3. In the class you will be using the language more than you have at any of the other levels. We will also be covering poetry, plays, literature, films, countries, famous hispanohablantes and so much more. The other experience the AP Spanish Language class gets is to help tutor elementary school Spanish speaking children. The purpose of this is to not only help the elementary school children work on their English speaking skills and prepare for the CRCT, the AP students have to use their conversational Spanish. While this may sound a bit scary at first, most students tell me that they enjoy it (plus it looks good on college applications!). I will try to keep this page updated so you can see lesson plans and download any papers you might have lost.


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