T.L. Hanna High School Spanish II Syllabus Teacher: Sandra Camacho-Naundorf Conference: 4th Block Contact information: [email protected] 864-260-5110 Course Description: This course is based on the communicative approach. This course develops a basic proficiency in Spanish and familiarity with The Hispanic culture through practice in the use of the basic language skills and acquisition of vocabulary. The goals of the course are to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing competency in Spanish and to strive for a comfortable level of communication in the target language. Real-life applications and interactions with other students and the teacher are stressed as a means of proficiency in communication. Culture study of Spanish-speaking people helps to make students aware of the current global and historical significance of the language being studied. Required materials: Textbook and workbook: Buen Viaje 2. Editorial: Glencoe- McGraw Hill; Spanish-English/English Spanish dictionary, and notebook. Course Objectives: The following objectives were taken from the South Carolina Foreign Language Curriculum Standards issued by the state of South Carolina. 1. Students will communicate in languages other than English. 2. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures. 3. Students will make connections with other disciplines and acquire information. 4. Students will develop insight into the nature of language and culture. 5. Students will participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Grading Policy: The grades are recorded in the grade book and the Power Teacher System. The students will have daily (class work, homework and quizzes) and major grades (tests and exams). The percentages for each category are: Class work- Quizzes =20% - Quizzes may or may not be announced. Always be prepared. Projects / Homework = 10% Test (At the end of each chapter, usually biweekly)= 50% Exam = 20% The State Grading Scale: A – 100-93 | B – 92- 85 | 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. C – 84 -77 | D – 76- 70 | F – 69 - 0 Behavioral Expectations Students are expected to respect everyone in the class. Students are expected to be in their seats ready to get started when the bell rings. Students are expected to bring all necessary materials to class. Students should participate in class activities. Students are expected to stay in their seat until they are dismissed. Consequences First Offense - Warning (recorded by the teacher) Second Offense – 30 minute detention. Call parents Third Offense – REFERRAL ** **A REFERRAL MAY BE WRITTEN AT ANYTIME WITHOUT PREVIOUS WARNING FOR ANY MAJOR INFRACTION. Important Information. Test day: A test is designed to assess a student’s understanding of the material. The student will know beforehand what to expect on the test. Before giving the test, the teacher will clearly explain what to do on the test and will answer any questions; however, after passing out the test, the teacher will not answer any questions. If a student is caught talking or cheating in any way, for example using electronic devices such as cell phones, MP3 player/IPOD, or others while taking a test, the student will receive a grade of 0 for that test. Parents will be contacted as well. Substitutes: All work done with a substitute will count. Translators: It is important that students understand how the target language works; therefore students should learn it by practicing it, which means that students must do their own work, and that any unauthorized work done using any kind of translator will have a grade of 0. Cell phones, MP3 player/IPOD or similar: it is not allowed the use of any of these devices in class unless it is used for an educational purpose and authorized by the teacher. In case of any violation regarding the use of any of the above-mentioned devices, the procedure set up by the school will be followed. Late work Assignments are due at the beginning of the class. Homework will not be accepted late. To earn a 100 for homework it must be completely done. Partial homework is not accepted since it is graded based on completion. Late projects and papers will be penalized twenty points per day. Make-up work Students should check the website / handout folder and/or homework board when returning from an absence. Students have a week to make-up work missed from excused absences. Tests should be made up within a week. If a student returns the day a prescheduled test is given, only students with excused absences can elect to make-up the quiz/test within a week. Students with unexcused absences will take the quiz/test as scheduled with the class. Tutoring Tutoring is available after school in the classroom if previously scheduled with the teacher. Tentative Course Outline Spanish II 1st and 2nd Nine weeks of class TOPICS Greet people. Introduce yourself and others. GRAMMAR Present tense: regular, irregular and stem-changing verbs. Say where you and people are from. Ask questions. Interrogative forms. Gustar Express likes. CULTURE Ways of greeting. Formal and informal levels. Activities and hobbies in the Hispanic world. Adjectives: agreement and position. Descriptions Describe family. Ask and tell ages. Talk about birthdays. International food. Adjectives that change meaning, comparatives and superlatives (absolute superlative). Travel by train. Airport, hotel. Talk about schedules. Ask and tell time. Ser vs. Estar The city Daily routine. Body parts. Clothing Shopping Preterite forms: regular, irregular, stem-changing verbs and “y” verbs. Talk about traveling. Saber vs. conocer Ordering in a restaurant. Reflexive verbs: True and Idiomatic Describe food. Imperfect forms Describe childhood activities. Talk about hobbies and pastimes. Present progressive / imperfect progressive. 3rd and 4th Nine weeks of class TOPICS Celebrations GRAMMAR Preterit vs. Imperfect Things to do in a city. Object pronouns: direct, indirect and double object pronouns. Legends and myths Position of pronouns. Celebrations around Affirmative and Negative commands: forms and usage. the Hispanic world. Tú, usted, ustedes and nosotros forms. Pronouns with affirmative commands. La cocina Hispana Travel by plain. Make a hotel reservation CULTURE Travel by plane. Doler and other verbs like gustar. Health and Fitness Future and conditional tense. Diversity within the Hispanic Culture The doctor’s office. Past participle used as an adjective. Present perfect tense and Pluperfect tense.