Spanish II Course Outline


I.  Course Description:


Prerequisite: Student must have completed Spanish I and/or selection through Placement Exam.


In this course, basic grammatical concepts are expanded. Oral and written expression is emphasized. Readings focus on the geographical, historical and cultural aspects of Hispanic communities in the United States and the Spanish-speaking world. Students do guided research and oral presentations. Through stories and dialogues, practical vocabulary is expanded. Films and videos are also used throughout the course.

II. Course Objectives: Students who master this course will be able to do all of the following in Spanish II:


1. Demonstrate improved fluency in all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, & speaking.

2. Have a stronger grasp on Spanish grammar and its proper usage.

3. Possess a wider vocabulary appropriate in the usage of everyday living situations.

4. Have a more in-depth knowledge & understanding of the history, art, literature & other traditions of various Spanish-speaking cultures.


III.  Tentative course outline:

Fall Semester 2016:

Our goal is to complete the following units:

Para empezar, Temas 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A & 3B  

In addition, we will read "Realidad y Fantasia" a compilation of short stories that introduce students to authentic literature.


Spring Semester 2017:

Our goal is to complete the following units:

Temas 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A & 7B

In addition, we will read "Béisbol en Abril" a compilation of stories that enhance students' reading skills with authentic literature.