Foreign Language

Faculty

Linda Hoffman B.A. Illinois State University lhoffman@pontiac90.org
Elston Flowers M.S. Illinois State University eflowers@pontiac90.org

Course Descriptions

SPANISH I (190, 191)
Class Level: 09, 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: See Below
This course is designed to enable the student to build a basic vocabulary and become familiar with basic grammatical structures and sentence patterns. All aspects of language learning are stressed — writing, reading, listening, and speaking. The culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries are integrated in the lessons. The student is required to keep a comprehensive portfolio demonstrating reading, writing, and speaking skills. A grade of C or better in the last Grammar/Composition Course and a strong background of English grammar is highly recommended.
SPANISH II (194, 195)
Class Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Spanish I is strongly recommended
This course is a continuation of Spanish I with emphasis on more detailed grammatical structures and sentence patterns. A more complex vocabulary is utilized. The culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries are integrated in the lessons. The student is required to keep a comprehensive portfolio demonstrating reading, writing, and speaking skills.
SPANISH III (196, 197)
Class Level: 11, 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: A “C” or better in Spanish iI is strongly recommended
This course is a continuation of Spanish II with emphasis on the use of the language. Detailed grammatical structures will be studied. A more complex vocabulary, containing Spanish idiom, will be utilized. The student is expected to become more proficient in speaking, writing, reading, and listening. More time will be spent on Spanish and Latin American culture and history. The student is required to keep a comprehensive portfolio and a weekly journal.
SPANISH (AP) (198, 199)
Class Level: 12 Credit: 1 Prerequisite: Spanish III
This course is a continuation of Spanish III. In this course, the student will refine speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills so that he will be prepared for college entrance exams and the AP Spanish Language Test. Detailed grammatical structures and complex vocabulary will be learned and utilized. Spanish and Latin American history and culture will be studied as well as current events. Throughout the course, the student is expected to keep a weekly journal to improve writing skills.