Với kỹ năng đàm thoại của họ ở sẵn sàng, sinh viên Tây Ban Nha có một hộ chiếu ngôn ngữ để khám phá gần hai chục quốc gia và vùng lãnh thổ tiến hành cuộc sống bằng tiếng Tây Ban Nha. Tất cả các lớp học tiếng Tây Ban Nha kết hợp các hoạt động mà vẽ trên sự giàu có này của sự đa dạng văn hóa và ngôn ngữ. Tiếng Tây Ban Nha được học thông qua ngâm thông qua trò chuyện, giải quyết vấn đề, tranh luận, làm lời nói, diễn xuất và sáng tác. Sau khi hoàn thành năm thứ ba của tiếng Tây Ban Nha, sinh viên đã sẵn sàng để tham gia hội thảo AP.
Spanish l, II, and III
In Spanish I and II, students are encouraged to communicate orally and, from the beginning, are required to use the language in class. The primary textbooks, Diverso I, II, and B offer an innovative, student-centered approach that develops language skills and emphasizes cultural competency. Communication skills, grammar, and vocabulary are integrated into a variety of activities that include small-group projects, skits, presentations, videos, songs, and conversations. The text is supplemented with music, film, and internet clips. The theme of Spanish III is “creativity and imagination.” Activities include writing poems and stories, and reading, writing, and presenting a short play about La Casa de Mango Street. Students develop and deliver presentations modeled on TED talks. Course topics include professions, relationships, food, science, technology, the environment, and human rights. Beyond the textbook, the course materials include films, articles, music, podcasts, and local cultural events.
Ap Tây Ban Nha Hội thảo
A Study of Place: Culture, History, and Life in the Hispanic World
How does the interplay between geography and humans shape a place’s culture and language? This seminar focuses on the history, society, and traditions of places in the Hispanic world, such as Machu Picchu, México-Tenochtitlán, and Havana’s seafront. Class discussions, papers, and oral presentations are based on films, Spanish and Latin American television and radio programs, YouTube clips, daily news, literary extracts, and music. An independent project is required and attendance at cultural events outside of class is encouraged. This class prepares students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.
Ap Tây Ban Nha Hội thảo
Identity in Latin American and US Latino Culture
This seminar explores Latin-American and US Latinx identity through the ages, beginning with the creation story of the Maya people. The symbolism and evolution of indigenous deities and cultural icons such as La Virgen de Guadalupe are studied in contemporary Chicano art and murals in San Francisco’s Mission District. Excerpts from the one Latin-American slave narrative in print help students learn how Afro-Latino identity has been shaped by the legacy of enslavement and abolition. US Chicano and Latinx identity are explored through the many terms used to describe a diverse collective and how these have evolved, the relationship to Latin American identity and people of color in the U.S., and how “estadounidenses” articulate their experiences. Class discussions, papers, and oral presentations are based on readings, films, video clips, news articles, visual art, and music. This class prepares students for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.