In this advanced Spanish course, students develop a more natural rhetorical grasp of the language. They enjoy a variety of ongoing opportunities to practice the communication skills learned in Spanish 1 and 2 as they discuss and write about relevant cultural issues. Teachers speak almost entirely in Spanish and continually encourage students to speak and write in Spanish as well. Upon successfully completing Spanish 3, students are prepared to communicate effectively in real-life situations in Spanish, both verbally and in writing.
Topics include: idiomatic expressions and non-verbal communication skills that are needed to truly understand how the Spanish language works in the context of the people who speak it; cultural characteristics; and contemporary social and cultural issues.
Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or permission of the teacher
Homework Habits: Students typically spend 3-4 hours a week practicing vocabulary, completing grammar exercises and writing a weekly discussion board post.
Suggested Grade Level: 10–12