Students learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary for simple communication in Spanish.  Studies include an introduction to customs and geography of the Hispanic countries of the world.  Speaking, listening, reading and writing are emphasized as a means to acquire fluency.  Students must pass first semester to continue to second semester.  To enroll in Spanish II, students in Spanish I must pass second semester with a C- or higher or teacher recommendation.


Prerequisite:  Completion of current English class with a C- or above, proficient or above on the Iowa Assessments Reading Test, or teacher recommendation.

Spanish II builds on the skills and concepts leaned in Spanish I, and emphasizes improved communication, writing, and reading skills through the study of more advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary.  Thematic units include:  weather and forecasts, the house and table settings, leisure time activities, household chores, food preparations, and clothing and shopping.  Students are expected to use Spanish in the classroom every day.  Students must pass first semester to continue to second semester, and pass second semester with a C- or higher to continue to Spanish III.


Prerequisite:  Students must pass Spanish I with a C- or higher or teacher recommendation.