Spanish 12

Course Outline

In Spanish 12, a continuation of Spanish 11, more challenging reading selections are introduced in this course. Audiovisual resources are used to help students become accustomed to follow-by-ear Spanish spoken at normal speed. Students also do some original composition work.

Since students should now have acquired a reasonable level of aural/oral skill as described in the two earlier levels of Spanish, more use may now be made of the written form of the language. Composition is now a frequent activity and progresses from a series of simple statements made in response to question clues to more original work. For some students, this can be quite productive; others will not be capable of performing such demanding or complex exercises. The more complex structures and vocabulary recommended in program materials for Spanish 12 will need widely varying methods of presentation. Suggestions in the teacher’s key and in the guidelines may assist the teachers in these presentations.