Spanish 2

Bienvenidos a Español dos. On my homepage you will find links that will help you learn throughout this course. There are sites that have flashcards and other assistance for vocabulary and/or grammar. On this page you will find updates of documents or bits of information that will help you as you go. If you have any questions while you are not at school, please email me at rzwick@catholiccentral.net.

CATHOLIC CENTRAL COURSE SYLLABUS

SPANISH 2
LANGUAGES
TWO SEMESTERS – 1 UNIT

1. Prerequisites: “C” average in the last semester of Spanish 1

2. Text Books:

2.1 Primary:

Palo Boyles, Peggy;Met, Myriam;Sayers, Richard S.;Eubanks
Wargin, Carol. Realidades 2. Pearson. Boston, MA. 2014.

2.2 Workbook:

Prentice Hall. Realidades 2: Leveled Vocabulary and Grammar
Workbook. Pearson. Boston, MA.

3. Course Goals and Description: At the completion of Spanish 2, students will be able to make conclusions to simple and some complex verbal
and written prompts. They will also be able to produce oral and
written questions and responses to common social situations.

4. Course Description:

4.1 General Overview: Building on the skills obtained in Spanish 1, Students will continue to develop proficiency in the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture and more advanced grammar will be introduced and knowledge will be
assessed through projects, skits and formal assessments.

4.2 Itemized Details of Course Content:

4.2.a. First Quarter

Culture: Peru: Students will present Peru to a potential tourist
focusing on specific sites, attractions, foods and life style customs.

Vocabulary:
PE:Students will review the ways to describe people,
including nationalities of Hispanic people. They will also relearn
free-time activities and question words and locations of leisure
activities.
C1A: School activities and rules, items needed for class.
C1B: Extra-curricular activities, sports, music and drama

Grammar:
PE:Use of the verb “ser” with descriptions. Students will review
present tense conjugations of –ar, -er and –ir verbs.
C1A:Stem-changing verbs, Affirmation and negative words.
C1B: Making comparisons, saber vs. conocer, hace + time +que

Phonetics: Letters and sounds: the letters b, v and d.

4.2.b. Second Quarter

Culture: Students will present an informational essay and movie focusing on the history, geography, economy and current events in Peru.
Vocabulary:
C2A: Getting ready for an event, daily routines
2B: shopping, clothing
3A: running errands, where people go and what they buy

Grammar:
C2A: Reflexive verbs, ser vs. estar, possessive adjectives.
2B: preterite of regular verbs, demonstrative adjectives,
using adjectives as nouns.
3A: direct object pronouns; ir, ser, hacer, tener, estar, poder in
preterite

Phonetics: Letters and sounds: Strong vowels a,e,o

4.2.c. Third Quarter

Culture: Students will present Argentina to a potential tourist
focusing on specific sites, attractions, foods and life style customs.

Vocabulary:
3B: giving and receiving driving advice, asking for and giving
directions
4A: toys, playing with other children

Grammar:
3B: Direct object pronouns, irregular affirmative tú
commands,present progressive (irregular forms)
Book Project:
Students will write a children’s book in the preterite tense: application of creating, translating, and using a Spanish/English dictionary to create meaning in target language.

Phonetics: weak vowels: i, u, y; letters r and rr

4.2.d. Fourth Quarter

Culture: Students will present an informational essay and movie focusing on the history, geography, economy and current events in Argentina.

Vocabulary:
4B: common etiquette, holiday celebrations
5A:natural disasters, weather extremes, fires, news and rescues

Grammar:
4A: Imperfect tense: regular and irregular; indirect object
pronouns
4B: preterite with imperfect; reciprocal pronouns; common prefixes
and suffixes
5A: Preterite and Imperfect: other uses,
Preterite of oír, leer, creer, destruír

Graphology: Accent marks to separate dipthongs

4.3 Laboratory Work: Occasional projects
4.4 Support Systems or Services – Online textbook at successnetplus.com; teacher page with extra practice and study hints for quizzes and tests

5. Course Assignments and Requirements:

5.1 Frequency of assessments:

5.1.a An average of one quiz per week.

5.1.b An average of one chapter test per quarter.

5.2 Frequency of assignments: Students will have in-class assignments every class period and receive out-of-class assignments most evenings. Students are expected to study grammar notes and vocabulary daily.

5.3 Grading: Students will be graded on a point system. Teacher will determine the amount of points possible for each assignment, quiz
and test. The number earned is divided by the total points possible to reach the percentage grade. In the first semester, the grade is determined by adding the quarter one and quarter two grades and the mid-term exam and dividing by 3. In the second semester, the grade is determined by adding the grades of quarter three and quarter four and the final exam grade and dividing by 3.

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