Calvert High School
LA CLASE DE ESPANOL
¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! This website is designed as a tool for both students and parents. You will find information regarding report card distribution dates, end of the marking period, quiz and test dates, county testing dates, links for students to do practice activities and so much more! I encourage you to bookmark it and check it regularly for important information. If you need extra practice and want to use some of the websites that I've found, go into the link for your class and then scroll all the way to the bottom. The document links are below the calendar.
Here's a fun little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngRq82c8Baw
Why do we need to know foreign languages? Here is a clip from an "I Love Lucy" episode. Lucy is taken to the police station in Paris because she was (unknowingly) passing counterfeit money. Ignore the Portuguese subtitles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtbbo_lHqAs
So many students think that English is so much easier than Spanish. Well, it's not. Check out this video clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmwZqJB_8dQ
COUNTY FOREIGN LANGUAGE TESTING DATES:
January 24: Midterm
April 12: Performance Assessment
May 15: Senior Final Exam
June 4: Underclass Final Exam
In Spanish I, students will be learning the basics of the language: how to conjugate verbs, form basic sentences, etc. By the end of the year, they will be able to describe themselves, their friends, and their families; talk about their school schedules; discuss free time activities; describe clothing; talk about places in the community and their locations; discuss weather; and so much more! In addition, they will learn about the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries, and learn about some of their most important holidays. Please keep in mind that it is recommended that students have at least a 70% year-end average in order to enroll in Spanish II and expect to have a successful year.
Just like in math class, the concepts in a foreign language class build. Therefore, in Spanish II, we build on the material that students learned in Spanish I. In Spanish I, students learned only how to use the present tense. By the end of Spanish II, students will also be able to use the past tense. In addition, they will be able to talk about their daily routines, their house, art, food, travel, and so much more! Furthermore, they will continue to explore the culture of Spanish-speaking people and learn about some of their important holidays. Remember that it is recommended that a student have at least a 70% year-end average in order to enroll in Spanish III and expect to be successful.
Calvert High School