A strong emphasis is given to speaking, listening, reading, and writing the language, as well as to studying culture. In this course, students will continue to attain proficiency in communicating about the present tense events while beginning their mastery of recounting activities that have occurred in the past.
A communicative approach is taken to this course so students will experience full or partial immersion in Spanish at all times. Immersion techniques have been proven to be the most effective way to learn a foreign language. The main focus of this course are: communication, culture, and facilitating connections between the culture and language of the Spanish speaking world and the students’ home community.
Students will be expected to speak in Spanish. The teacher will speak Spanish at least 75% of the time. In the beginning of the class, a review of Spanish I will take place. Students are expected to come with the knowledge of Spanish I. Past tenses will be a major part of the Grammar in the second year.