Spanish II Syllabus
Spanish II
Room 216
Susan Hughes
susan.hughes@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
Course Description/                     Students will continue to develop their communication skills in
Purpose                                         Spanish whle reviewing and buiding on the linguistic foundations
                                                        acquired in Spanish I. Further investigation of Spanish-speaking
                                                        cultural practices will assist them in gaining and buiding confidence
                                                        in unfamiliar situations while helping them to understand their
                                                        personal culture and community in the context of learning about
                                                        others. Grammar topics covered include a stronger focus on more
                                                        complex expressions of events in time (present, past, future) and
                                                        deeper manipulations of learned tenses.
 
Course Goals/Learning                By the end of the course, students will be able to do the following:
Objectives
                                                              -talk about daily rountines and school activities
                                                              -narrate events in the past using the imperfect and preterite tenses
                                                              -talk about places in the community and give and receive directions
                                                              -use vocabulary related to shopping, restaruants and medical care
                                                              - talk about future plans, including wants and wishes
                                                              -begin using materials in Spanish to learn more abut Spanish-
                                                               speaking cultures.
 
Prerequisites/Technology            Successful competion of Spanish I at the high school level or two complete years
Use                                                  of middle school Spanish.
 
                                                         In class paper dictionaries will be used when necessary. For homework online
                                                         dictionaries by be used, but online translators are never permitted. Use of
                                                         translators is a violation of academic integrity.
 
Required Textbook/                       Realidades II is our textbook. We will also use materials from TPRS(Teaching
Materials                                          Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). Students need the following:
                                                               -notebook
                                                               -pocket folder
                                                               -pencils and pens(blue or black ink only).
                                                          Markers or colored pencils will be useful for some assignemnts.
 
Classroom Procedures/                 Attendance and Expectations
Policies                                            Daily attendance is necessary for language learning. If a student misses in-class
                                                          activities (listening activity, exam. oral), it is the student's responsibility to make
                                                          up the work. (Excused absence means you have the opportunity to make up the
                                                          missing work not that you are excused from doing it.)
 
                                                          Students should devote time to Spanish every day outside of class. Reading in
                                                          Spanish is essential to growth. Homework and projects are due on the assigned
                                                          date. Late work will receive a lesser grade.
 
                                                          Behavior
                                                          Students are expected to follow the Minneapolis Discipline Policies as well as
                                                          those in the student handbook.
 
                                                          Assessment
                                                          Student grades are posted on the portal.There are two categories. Assignments
                                                          and daily work are 35% of the grade. Tests, quizes,writing, orals, projects are 65%.
                                                          There is NO extra credit. Progress in learning Spanish comes from being present,
                                                          participating, studying daily and completing assignments on time.
 
Student Code of Conduct              All students are expected to adhere to the Southwest High School
                                                          and Minneapolis District Citywide Discipline Policy, designed to
                                                          promote a safe and respectful learning environment. For more
                                                          information abut your rights and responsibilities consult your
                                                          Southwst Student/Parent Handbook.
 
Academic Integrity:                       It is expected that all studens will observe strict policies of
Plagiarism/Consequences            academic honesty and will be respectful of each other. Any instances
                                                          in which cheating, including plagiarism, unauthorized use of
                                                          copyrighted materials, computer accounts or someone else's work is
                                                          determined, will be referred to the appropriate administrator. Such work will\
                                                          receive an F. Use of electronics as a translator is included in the above.
                                                         (see page 8 of Southwest Handbook)