Spanish I (offered every year)
- Students will learn to read, write, and speak through TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) and other methodologies.
- Students will learn and practice grammar including the present, present progressive, and preterite tenses; pronouns; and other grammatical features of the Spanish language.
- Students will discover the connection between language and culture, and will gain appreciation for the food, music, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries through classroom activities and field trips.
Few skills are as important in our world as the ability to communicate. Knowledge of Spanish allows you to communicate with 350 million people in 21 countries—including our own! In fact, if you speak Spanish and English, you can communicate with over 70% of the world’s population!
Spanish I is offered to students who are brand new to Spanish or who have successfully completed one or two years of Intro to Spanish at New Hope. In Spanish I we will continue to immerse ourselves in the Spanish language and cultures, through story-telling, acting, reading, writing, music, literature, educational games, and other interdisciplinary activities. Students will learn to conjugate verbs in various forms of the past, present, and future tenses, while growing in confidence and ease of expression. There will be two projects, focusing on researching the Spanish-speaking country of their choice as well as a story-telling project. Throughout the year, students will progress towards their goal of fluency, with increased opportunities to speak and interact with one another.
We learn a language because we want to connect with people—be it in our churches, on mission trips, in our jobs, in our daily life—so we want to start getting to know Spanish-speaking people: what they eat, what they believe, how they live! Qué bueno, ¿no?
National Spanish Honor Society
The “Nueva Esperanza” (New Hope) chapter of National Spanish Honor Society, or “Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica!” Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and/or Portuguese, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters.
The purpose of the society is to recognize high achievement of high school students in the Spanish and Portuguese languages and to promote a continuing interest in Hispanic and Portuguese studies. For more information (and even and informative video!) visit the SHH website.