COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE TITLE: Spanish V Honors PREREQUISITE: Spanish IV Honors or SFS III DESCRIPTION: Students will refine the four basic language skills with the aid of authentic materials. Advanced grammar structures are introduced for mastery while basic grammar points are reinforced to prepare for the Advanced Placement course. Each quarter a Spanish Speaking region is examined with a focus on history, geography, culture, literature, politics, current events, and global issues pertinent to the area. Focus will be placed on the students’ ability to understand, apply, analyze, synthesize, evaluate, create, and compare and contrast topics using the language. The students’ common assessments will be parallel to the AP Exam in content and format. The common assessments as well as the curriculum will incorporate the six AP Global Themes: Global Challenges, Personal and Public Identities, Science and Technology, Families and Communities, Contemporary Life, and Beauty and Aesthetics. MAIN TOPICS: Students will continue to develop listening skills in order to interpret longer stretches of connected discourse on a variety of topics from authentic Spanish-speaking sources. Students will continue to develop oral skills through presentational communication Speaking and interpersonal communication tasks which will be related to various areas of study. Students will read authentic Spanish materials from literature, modern media, and Reading periodicals. Students will gain skills to move from concrete understanding to abstract inferences. Students will continue to develop advanced writing skills utilizing more complex Writing syntax, cohesive devices and specific contextual vocabulary. Writing tasks will include interpersonal and presentational communications based on a variety of authentic sources. Students will be immersed in culture as the main focus of this course. For each unit, Culture students will learn the shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize each region. Listening CREDIT INFO: This course provides one credit toward fulfilling the foreign language requirements for an Advanced Studies Diploma (three years of one language or two years each of two languages). Spanish V is considered an Honors class and the student will receive a weight of 0.5 as he/she completes the class. The students move at an accelerated pace, cover a greater breadth and depth of textual study and require more independent work.