This second-year Spanish sequence will build on the basics covered in Spanish 1 in order to increase students’ confidence to express themselves in a second language. While “traveling” around the Spanish-speaking world, students will be communicating about their family and friends, their neighborhoods and cities, discussing daily life, vacations, childhood experiences and the world around us. Lessons will focus on specific strategies to help students improve in the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
The engaging ¡Avancemos! online text includes cross-curricular connections to make the material relevant to students. Students will have ample opportunity to listen to the language through the audio samples and to record spoken exercises using Voice Thread. There are many chances as well for feedback from teacher to student and student to teacher in the online Spanish classroom—through the voice boards, written discussion, chats and periodic phone conversations. Instruction also includes self-checking practice activities, quizzes and exams.
Course materials: ¡Avancemos! Level 2 (HMH)
Standards met: These courses meet national standards, developed with input from the World Languages Quality Teaching Network.
Credit: 1.0 (Semester A = 0.5 credit, Semester B = 0.5 credit.)
Honors Opportunity: No
Prerequisites: Spanish 1 A and B, or the equivalent, for Spanish 2A. Spanish 2A, or the equivalent, for Spanish 2B.