The primary goal of Spanish 3 is the development of written and oral skills beyond the basic level attained in Spanish 2 in order to fully prepare you for the requirements of higher-level Spanish courses. In beginning-intermediate Spanish you will gain and deepen your formal knowledge of grammatical structures and increase your vocabulary, so that you are able to communicate orally and in writing at a more sophisticated and abstract level. In addition, you will increase your ability to understand and read critically by summarizing and analyzing both literary and non-literary prose. Grammar is not taught explicitly in the classroom; instead, students are expected to study the grammar topics beforehand and use them in class discussions and activities. Students will develop their language proficiency through a variety of activities such as reading, listening, writing, and speaking in contextualized situations that will give them the opportunity to use the language to describe, compare, analyze and summarize, information. Class time is to be used primarily for oral and written communication, for this reason, the class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
This course is appropriate for students with 4 years of high school Spanish. Spanish 3 is not open to students that learned or speak Spanish with family.
Please note: This class requires the outside hours of preparation each week (in addition to the five weekly in-class hours). If you do not anticipate having ten outside hours to devote to this class this semester, plan to take it at another time.
EARLY DROP DEADLINE (END OF 2ND WEEK) APPLIES. Attendance is mandatory for the first two weeks of class. Any student who is not there when roll is taken will be dropped from the class.
Refer to the Online Schedule of Classes for available Spanish 3 sections.