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World Languages
Code Title Department Description
ML420


Spanish 1 World Languages No prerequisite.
Fulfills "a - g" requirement.
The communicative approach to learning will begin to develop basic skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Students will be exposed to a comprehensive vocabulary of at least 1,000 words which will include basic objects, colors, time, days of the week, greetings, numbers, frequently used adjectives, verbs, and classroom expressions
ML421


Spanish 1S World Languages Fulfills "a - g" requirement.
Prerequisite: Recommendation based on a placement assessment.
Spanish 1S is a beginning level Spanish course for Native Spanish speakers. This class will be taught primarily in Spanish and the Students will have the opportunity to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This class will integrate four modes of communication on a daily basis. Each day the students will work on their ability to improve on their ability to communicate in Spanish using the four modes of communication. The main focus of the class will be to build confidence in reading, writing and to develop the academic language of the native speaker
ML422


Spanish 2 World Languages Fulfills "a - g" requirement.
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 with a grade of “C” or better or recommendation based on a placement assessment. .
The comprehensive vocabulary increases to at least 1,700 words including vocabulary and functions concerning meals, lodging, transportation, normal commands, instructions and expressions of courtesy. The past, present, and future tenses will be emphasized
ML423


Spanish 3 World Languages Fulfills "a - g" requirement.
Prerequisite: Recommendation of the Spanish teacher or rec. based on placement assessment
This is an intermediate-advanced course designed to extensively develop Spanish language in reading, writing, listening and speaking, Course Goals revolve around three key axis: interpersonal, interpretive and presentational language objectives.
ML601


Spanish HL 1 (IB) World Languages Part of the IB International Baccalaureate program
ML602


Spanish HL 2 (IB) World Languages Part of the IB International Baccalaureate program
ML424


Spanish Language, Advanced Placement World Languages Fulfills "a - g" requirement.
Prerequisites: “B” or better in Spanish l “S” or Spanish 2, “C” or better in Spanish 3 or based on a placement assessment.
This course is designed for those students who have chosen to develop their proficiency in the Spanish language in advanced composition and conversation to the level of a third year college student. Students will become skilled in the more intricate levels of the language. They will learn to express opinions, argue, evaluate, and state their intentions verbally and in writing. Students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Examination given nationwide at the end of the school year.
ML425


Spanish Literature and Culture, Advanced Placement World Languages Fulfills "a - g" requirement.
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in AP Spanish Language and the rec., of the “AP” Language teacher.
This is the fifth and highest level of Spanish offered at El Rancho High School.This course is structured to allow students to complete the entire AP Spanish Literature reading list, published in the AP Spanish Literature and culture Course Description. This course is a survey course and is conducted completely in Spanish.