Spanish IV - Honors

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​Students read and translate articles and stories about the society, history, economics and politics of the Hispanic World while building vocabulary and learning the elements of Spanish grammar. Likenesses to English words and sentence structure as well as other practical aspects of Spanish are stressed. Among the ultimate objectives in the Spanish courses are an ability to read articles, news and literature and understand spoken Spanish as well as to obtain an increased understanding of English and an appreciation of Latin American and Spanish history and culture. Desired outcomes for this course include the students’ ability to communicate in Spanish both orally and in writing. Other desired outcomes include understanding the nature of Spanish and the differences among her varieties and the appreciation of Hispanic traditions. Besides, another important outcome is to use Spanish as a tool to discuss internationally current topics, some of which are highly controversial, as well as to expand their learning to other academic fields such as biology, history, music…