Spanish IV - WL9609 Semesters A & B

Course Description

This is a full year course that is broken down into two 0.50 (half) credit semesters.

Our online Spanish IV: Language and Culture course is an advanced language course in which students acquire proficiencies that expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The Spanish IV: Language and Culture course prepares students for the College Board’s AP Spanish Language and Culture exam. As its foundation, it uses the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) as defined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. The course is designed as an immersion experience and is conducted almost exclusively in Spanish. In addition, all student work, practices, projects, participation, and assessments are in Spanish. The course is based on the six themes required by the College Board, namely:

  1. Global challenges
  2. Science and technology
  3. Contemporary life
  4. Personal and public identities
  5. Families and communities
  6. Beauty and aesthetics

The course teaches language structures in context and focuses on the development of fluency to convey meaning. Students explore culture in both contemporary and historical contexts to develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural products, practices, and perspectives. In addition, students participate in a forum where they are able to share their own opinions and comments about various topics and comment on other students’ posts. The course also makes great use of the Internet for updated and current material.

Alta Independent Description
Course Number WL9609
Credits 1.0
Prerequisites Spanish III
Estimated Hours 120 Hours