Prerequisite: Written recommendation by Spanish level IV teacher, average of 90+ in Spanish, completion of summer
assignment due on the first day of school.
This is an advanced college level course which follows the IV level course. At the end of the course the students will take the AP Spanish exam to earn college credit (the cost of the exam is $100). This course is conducted almost solely in Spanish. The students are expected to comprehend Spanish spoken at a natural speed and to express themselves in the language. The students will explore in depth the fine points of Spanish grammar as well as review concepts that they have already studied. Their vocabulary and reading skills will be reinforced through the study of authentic newspaper, internet and magazine articles. The students will study literary language and themes through the reading of short stories. Listening comprehension will be reinforced with authentic recordings and videos. The students will attain a higher level of fluency in oral communication. Students may potentially earn up to six college credits after successfully taking both exams.