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Spanish 7-8 Honors (HP) (2307, 2308)

Grade Range:
 Spanish 5-6 with a grade of C or higher; recommendation of teacher
 Course duration:
 One year
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 World Language; weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 e - Language Other than English
Course Description:
 Spanish 7-8 Honors is a highly rigorous course designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 5-6 and wish to continue their language studies with the goals of:
  • Passing the SAT II: Foreign Language Examination subject test in Spanish with a score of 600 or higher
  • Preparing to enroll in Spanish Language 1-2 AP
  • Studying Spanish language and literature at an advanced level

This college-level course requires extensive reading of literature and academic writing beyond what would be expected in the standard Spanish 7-8 course. This accelerated program is both contextually rich and cognitively demanding. The course uses a communicative approach that provides opportunities for students to use the second language appropriately in a range of authentic social and academic contexts and for a variety of purposes. There is an emphasis on research and academically challenging oral projects. Through the study of a variety of texts selected for this course, students will develop critical thinking skills and enhance their cultural perspectives of diverse peoples around the world.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Zayas-Bazán and Bacon, Conexiones: Communicacíon y Cultura, Prentice-Hall, 2002.