Spanish I & II
¡Hola!, my name is Señorita Ochoa.
I am excited to be back at Evergreen High for the 2018-2019 school year teaching Spanish I & II.
This Spanish course is designed to teach and expand the Spanish language skills and look more deeply into the various cultures of those who speak the language. The capacity in the four areas of language – reading, writing, listening, and speaking – will increase and become more fine-tuned. These skills will be practiced through the presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive modes of communication.
Students will demonstrate their proficiency by using the target language in guided applications emphasizing verb tense variations and other advanced grammatical structures. A variety of reference materials will be used throughout the course. Presenting the material through various methods should appeal to different learning styles and this makes students become self-confident, successful language learners and speakers.
Long-term Goals for Spanish
1. Speaking: Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate orally in Spanish. Students will engage in conversations, provide and obtain information,express feelings and emotions, exchange opinions and become confident speaking in Spanish without written aids. Students will present information,concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics in Spanish. Accuracy and ability in speaking entails: pronunciation,presentational skills, and ability to speak spontaneously.
2. Listening: Students will demonstrate an ability to understand spoken Spanish in a variety of dialects.
3. Reading: Students will demonstrate an ability to read, understand, and analyze texts written in Spanish.
Students will develop the critical reading skills of deciphering, inferring, criticizing, and comparing.
4. Writing: Students will demonstrate ability to write accurately, convincingly, and in a logical, organized fashion in Spanish.
5. Grammar: Students will analyze, use and generalize patterns of grammatical structures and use them in the appropriate contexts.
6. Vocabulary: Students will build a strong, in depth vocabulary.
7. Culture: Students will understand and become sensitive to the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. Students will explore the facets of multiculturalism and develop a reasoned, socially responsible attitude toward diversity and ethnicity.
I'm looking forward to getting to know each and every one of my students and challenging them to listen, speak, write, and read in Spanish!