Spanish

  • CHS students taking Spanish have a wonderful opportunity to excel in their bilingual literacy at Community High School. Our Spanish course sequence leads to capstone courses of Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture and Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture classes. Both AP sections earn students a weighted grade and prepare students for success on the National College Board Advanced Placement Exams potentially leading to university credits.

    During the CHS course selection appointments students are placed at their appropriate Spanish proficiency level for continued Spanish literacy instruction. Students at CHS are required to use Spanish on a daily basis inside the classroom and encouraged to practice the target language outside the educational environment as well. Participation in casual conversations with each other and the teacher, as well as formal discussions, presentations and debates at all levels is required. All three modes of communication are emphasized - Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational.

Spanish Levels 1-4

  • These sequential courses provide students with a thorough foundation in Spanish reading, writing, listening as well as an emphasis on daily communicative interaction. These sequential courses provide students with a thorough foundation in Spanish reading, writing, listening as well as an emphasis on daily communicative interaction.

Spanish for Native Speakers 1

  • This course helps Dual language and native language Spanish speakers develop their Spanish language literacy skills. Students are exposed to all Spanish speaking cultures emphasizing their cultural differences and similarities. This course is designed to provide a foundational and comprehensive command of the Spanish language, integrating all four communicative skills listening, speaking reading and writing. Literacy skills emphasize grammar study, journal and process writing, and independent reading of Spanish informational and literary texts.

Spanish for Native Speakers 2

  • This course is a continuation of Spanish for Native Speakers 1. Students will continue to develop their Spanish language skills through exposure to informational text and contemporary literature while developing their writing skills which include a more comprehensive grammar study. Emphasis will be placed on students creating their own unique writing style. Independent reading of Spanish materials will also be maintained. This course provides appropriate preparation for those students who wish to continue Spanish study in the capstone Advanced Placement Spanish Language and/or Spanish Literature courses.

AP Spanish Language and Culture

  • This capstone course extends students' sequence of studies from Spanish for Native Speakers 1 and 2, or from Spanish 4. This course is designed to give students a stronger and more formal command of the Spanish language, integrating all four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking and three modes of communication - Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational- while preparing for the Spanish Language and Culture Advanced Placement Exam. Students will write accurately using different prompts in a variety of writing styles that address different audiences. They will interpret listening activities, such as lectures, dialogues, and narratives and learn to understand cultural differences and similarities in the Spanish-speaking world.

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

  • This capstone course extends students' sequence of studies from Spanish for Native Speakers 1 and 2, Spanish 4 and AP Spanish Language courses. It is structured to allow students to complete the entire AP Spanish Literature and Culture reading list as published in the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Course Description. The curriculum promotes an appreciation of the Spanish Language and of Hispanic literature and culture through representative works of Peninsular and Latin American literature. Students will read, discuss and critically analyze a variety of themes in Spanish through class discussions and essay writing. Students will express their ideas and opinions, both formally and informally, in spoken Spanish with fluency and accuracy. Students will learn the techniques of literary analysis and the vocabulary of critical literary terms. Students practice interpersonal and presentational communication skills through higher-level critical thinking activities.

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