Spanish 15 aims to develop basic language proficiency to prepare students to take higher-level Spanish courses. In this course, students will gain oral and written language proficiency following a communicative language learning approach. Students will develop understanding and appreciation of the Hispanic culture while learning and practicing a variety of verb tenses and linguistic structures (present, future, past tenses, subjunctive, commands, etc.). Grammar is not taught explicitly in the classroom; instead, students are expected to study the material beforehand and practice it in class. Students will learn Spanish 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 complete different tasks. Class time is to be used primarily for oral communication and practice, for this reason, the class will be conducted entirely in Spanish.
This course is appropriate for students with up to 2 years of high school Spanish or less. Spanish 15 is not open to students that learned or speak Spanish with family.
*Since this is a 10-unit course, please be prepared to spend at least 15 hours of outside preparation in addition to your class time.