SPANISH LEVEL 2
GRADES 6 - 9
The Spanish Level 2 course is designed for students with level 1 Spanish or students who completed the Spanish foundations 2 course at Summer Academy with Congressional School. The students will be working with authentic Spanish materials in different formats, such as music, works of art, short readings and podcasts. The course will continue to develop the four skills necessary in the learning of any language such as reading, listening, writing and speaking. Upon completion of this course, students will be required to take an oral and written exam.
At the end of this trimester, the students will be able to identify themselves, talk about the place they live in, describe people and places, and their daily routine and habits. They also will be able to recollect events using the past tenses in all its regular and irregular forms. Students will be able to talk about important holidays and celebrations. At the end of this course the students will be able to order food in a restaurant, talk about and describe food.
WHAT HAPPENS IN CLASS
Every class lesson will differ, but at every meeting students will engage in the following activities:
- Complete a warm-up exercise that sets the stage for concepts introduced in the lessons
- Reading task
- Listening task
- Writing task
- Speaking task
- Exit ticket to wrap up the class
Students should expect to participate in class in order to practice and develop their Spanish. Students will spend 60 minutes on independent work each week. It is crucial that students keep up with this work and come prepared for class each day.
Throughout the 2 weeks, students will work on different tasks in class. Students will also have different formative assessments as indicators of their progress in the course.
Since students will complete most of their work in class, there will be many opportunities for the teacher to provide informal feedback. The teacher will conference with students regularly during the class period, providing oral feedback and some informal written notes on their work. Students will submit their final draft and receive detailed, written feedback from their teacher. By the end of the course, students will revise their work and self-critique their writing pieces.
Students will be required to take an oral and written assessment at the end of the course.