The student will:
· Ask and answer questions for information or clarification
· Have conversations with other students and relay information to a third party
· Listen to longer passages and respond to comprehension checks
· Give a show speech
· Use pronunciation which is less impeded by English interference and more comprehensible to native speakers
· Read materials from authentic sources
· Write paragraphs and compositions using several verb tenses
· Identify geographical features in countries where Spanish is spoken and relate geography to historical and cultural development
· Compare and contrast cultures which are being studied with U.S. culture
· Note influences of Spanish speaking culture on U.S. culture and language
A list of beginning “survival expressions” will be given to you so that you can ask clarifying questions.
**All students will take the National Spanish Exam in April. This exam requires a minimal fee that will be explained in a handout well before test registration. This test is an opportunity to measure the achievement and proficiency success of your student for the year. It also allows reflection on behalf of teachers to monitor and adjust instruction accordingly.
Classroom Behavior Expectations and Consequences:
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LEARN; NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO INTERRUPT LEARNING
1. Spanish spoken in the classroom will be emphasized
2. Be prompt
3. Be prepared daily
4. Be in Dress Code/No hats
5. Be technology-savvy: cell phones or any other electronic device may be used with teacher permission for educational purposes only. Any other use will result in immediate confiscation.
6. I.D. cards must be visible at all times
7. Act with Accountability, Integrity, and Respect