SPANISH 3/HONORS COURSE OUTLINE
Course Description: Students in Spanish 3 will learn vocabulary and grammatical concepts in order to communicate and broaden their knowledge of the Spanish-speaking peoples and cultures of the world. Speaking, listening, reading and writing activities will be practiced and assessed in accordance with AP guidelines.
Text: “¡Así se dice!” (Level 2 & 3) Glencoe-McGraw-Hill 2012
Workbook –Workbook and Audio Activities and/or Pre-AP Workbook
Brief review of material learned in “¡Así se dice!” (Level 2). These include:
Present tense of regular verbs
Present tense of ir, dar, estar
Verbs with an irregular yo form in the present tense
Present tense of stem-changing verbs
Present tense of reflexive verbs
Preterite of regular & irregular verbs
Imperfect of regular & irregular verbs
Indirect object pronouns
The verbs interesar, aburrir and gustar
Direct object pronouns
The uses of the preterite and imperfect
¡Así se dice!” (Level 2)
Chapter 7: In the hotel
Vocabulary – Checking into hotels or hostels, ask for things you may need while at a hotel or hotel, discuss hotel stays in Latin America and Spain
Grammar – The present perfect tense and double object pronouns.
Chapter 8: City and country
Vocabulary – Describe life in the city and country, discuss the differences between the city and the country in Latin American.
Grammar – The future tense and object pronouns with infinitives and gerunds.
Chapter 9: Are you going by car?
Vocabulary – Talk about cars and driving, give directions and discuss the Pan American Highway.
Grammar – Tú affirmative commands and the conditional tense.
¡Así se dice!” (Level 3)
Chapter 1: Hispanic kitchen
Vocabulary – Talk about foods and food preparation and talk about a Hispanic recipe.
Grammar – The subjunctive mood, formal commands and negative informal commands.
Chapter 2: Take good care of yourself
Vocabulary – Identify more body parts, talk about exercise, talk about having a little accident and a trip to the emergency room and discuss physical fitness.
Grammar – The subjunctive with impersonal expressions, ojalá, quizás, tal vez, the subjunctive of stem-changing verbs and the comparison of like things.
Chapter 3: Passages of life
Vocabulary – Talk about passages of life: weddings, baptisms, birthdays and funerals, read a poem by the Peruvian writer Abraham Valdelomar.
Grammar – The subjunctive to express wishes and emotions and possessive pronouns.
Quizzes/Test: Most chapters are divided into 2 vocabulary lessons = 2 vocab quizzes and 2–3 grammar lessons = 2 or 3 quizzes. There is one listening test and reading/writing test per chapter.
Quizzes, Writing, Projects 35%