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Spanish 1-  The students will develop the ability to communicate about themselves and their immediate enviroment using simple sentences containing basic language structures. This communication is evidenced in all four language skill- listening, speaking, reading, and writing- with emphasis on the ability to communicate orally and in writing. For middle school students, this credit becomes part of the high school transcript, is included in the determination of the high school grade point average (GPA), and counts toward fulfilling the world languages requirements of the high school Advanced Studies diploma. 

My Hispanic Heritage- In this course, the student will learn and discover about his/her own Hispanic heritage through readings from Latin-American short stories.   This course will also challenge the student to develop his/her grammar skills and communication skills. Ultimately, students will work towards increasing their ability to speak, write, listen, and read in the target language. 

Introduction to Spanish- This course covers basic communication skills such as greetings, introductions, days of the week, months, numbers, colors, etc. In class, students will be able to learn and recognize the similarities and differences that there are among Spanish-speaking cultures and their own. Students will be able to acquire these skills through consistant practice in the following language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. 

6th grade FLEX- This is a pass/fail course designed to create knowledge of some of the countries around the world, about their language, culture, and traditions. Furthermore, the focus of the course is to give the student the opportunity to explore other languages such as the romance languages and German. 

All students will have multiple opportunities to practice the target language in class, but is highly encouraged for students to continue practicing the target language at home for further second/third language proficiency.  

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