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Academics

Academics

Foreign Language

The purpose of studying a foreign language is to obtain a mastery of that language. By mastery it is meant the ability to read the literature published in the language, in the case of a modern language, to converse with considerable amount of fluency and accuracy. The objectives in studying language is to understand an educated native speaking at normal speed; to speak with a pronunciation and intonation acceptable to a native speaker; to be able to read a newspaper, magazine, and most non-technical contemporary writings with comprehension in addition to other literature; to acquire a sensitivity to the value system and behavior patterns of the people whose language is being studied.

Mrs. Wanda Boyd 
361.573.2446 x503

Mr. Michael Boyle
361.573.2446 x505

Mr. Brett Hager
361.573.2446 x507

Spanish I
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters ~ Prerequisite: None
Students will develop communication skills in listening, reading and writing Spanish. The cultures of the Hispanic world will also be studied.

Spanish II
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters ~ Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Spanish I or Credit by Exam
Students will resume building communication skills through listening, reading, writing and speaking in the language. Structure of the language learned will be reviewed and new vocabulary and grammar will be mastered. The Hispanic culture will be explored. 

Spanish III Honors
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters ~ Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III, fulfillment of honors requirements and teacher recommendations

Students will hone speaking, listening and writing skills in Spanish at an advanced level. Emphasis will be placed on competence through the active participation in original presentations, oral and written book reports, and interpretation/understanding of Hispanic literature. Vocabulary and grammar will be covered/reviewed. 

Foreign Language Philosophy