Spanish II (Offered in 2017-18)

Taught by Laura Range

  • Students continue to learn topical vocabulary lists to help them become conversant in a wide variety of subjects.
  • Students will learn and practice grammar including a variety of verb tenses, pronouns, and other grammatical features of the Spanish language.
  • Students will gain verbal fluency as they have opportunities to speak to one another and to native speakers.
  • Students will continue to see the connection between language and culture, and will gain appreciation for the food, music, and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

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 II is offered to students who have successfully completed one year of Spanish at New Hope or who have passed the placement exam (see below). In Spanish II we will continue to immerse ourselves in the Spanish language and cultures, through story-telling (a continuation of the TPRS methodology from Spanish I), 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.  Throughout the year, students will progress towards their goal of fluency, with increased opportunities to speak and interact with native speakers.

Placement Exam

Parents, please download and proctor this placement exam for your child, then you can return it directly to Mrs. Range. You can scan it and email it to her, or mail it to New Hope.

Nueva Esperanza

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 at www.sociedadhonorariahispanica.org.

Books

Realidades II
La Maledición de la Cabeza Reducida

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