HMA:Academics:Foreign Language Department

Foreign Language Department

SPANISH I
Foreign Language (R|E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 10-11
 
This is a course in listening, speaking, reading and writing the Spanish language, with emphasis on reading, speaking and listening using all present and regular preterite tense verb forms. The student is also introduced to the cultural and historical aspects of the Hispanic civilization.

SPANISH II
Foreign Language (R|E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 11-12

PREREQUISITE: C or above in Spanish I 

This second-year course develops more competence in skills already learned and broadens the overview of Hispanic literature, history and culture. The student learns to discriminate between the two past tense verb forms, the conditional and future tenses, and an introduction to the subjunctive tense in Spanish.

SPANISH III
Foreign Language (R|E)
2 semesters (10 semester periods) Grades 12

PREREQUISITE: C or above in Spanish II

This third-year course of Spanish has a strong emphasis in the spoken aspect of the language with extensive work on pronunciation and the use of Spanish idioms.  The course also continues explaining the use of the Command  Forms and the Subjunctive Verb Tense.