Students will acquire more extensive topical vocabulary in this course. They will also gain a higher understanding of complex grammatical structures, verb applications, and idiomatic expressions to increase reading and listening comprehension as well as fluency in speaking and writing. Students will read excerpts from narratives, informational essays, Internet sites, and newspaper articles. They will then answer questions, use the dictionary, and analyze and summarize their readings. Students will practice and develop their reading comprehension and writing skills. Students will describe, analyze, summarize, and explain ideas verbally and in writing in the target language.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Spanish III Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
These courses include auditory comprehension assessments that require students to listen to audio files and to record themselves speaking. For these courses, it is essential that students have either a headset equipped with a microphone or access to an internal microphone within their computers.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
- Describe and explore careers and professions in
relation to personal interests.
- Investigate career options and technology in
- Explore Latin-American arts, artists, and
- Apply vocabulary to discuss science and
- Apply future, future of probability, and future
perfect tense forms to discuss activities and plans for the future.
- Apply the verbs saber and conocer with
present, preterite, and imperfect tense verb forms to discuss knowledge and
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
- Apply vocabulary for comprehension and
expression to identify, describe, and explore archeology, civilizations, and
culture in Latin-American countries.
- Discuss, read about, and write about the Maya
and Aztec civilizations, myths, and legends from the Spanish-speaking world.
- Utilize the present and present perfect
subjunctive in expressions of opinion and doubt.
- Distinguish between and apply the uses of the
words pero and sino in context.
- Apply nature, culture, and literature vocabulary
to describe myths and legends.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
- Read about the Spanish colonial era, and
describe the cultural influences in Spain, Latin America, and the United
- Apply vocabulary relating to buildings and
locations in addition to ethnicity and culture.
- Discuss the interaction and fusion of cultures
in Europe and the Americas.
- Apply vocabulary relating to culture, childhood,
and relationships to discuss the influence of culture and heritage.
- Integrate the past tense subjunctive verb forms
in emotion and opinion expressions.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
- Apply nature, science, and technology vocabulary
for comprehension and expression.
- Investigate, identify, and discuss environmental
issues and solutions.
- Read and write about natural parks in the
Caribbean and South America.
- Apply the subjunctive in adjective and adverbial
clauses to express opinions, conditions, possibilities, purposes, and results.
- Apply the imperfect subjunctive with the
conditional tense to describe hypothetical situations.
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Realidades 3 (textbook and workbooks)
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