At Grove School, Spanish is taught from an introductory level up to an advanced college standard through the University of Connecticut Early College Experience program. Beginning with these introductory classes, emphasis is placed on developing the four basic communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Curriculum is based on the Connecticut World Language Curriculum Framework with support from the American Association on the Teaching of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Students in the higher levels have opportunities to develop analytical skills by discussing literary texts, visual and performing arts, current events, history and everyday life. Advanced students can join the Spanish Honor Society which has a community service component. It is believed at Grove that language and communication are at the heart of the human experience and our school must strive to educate students to be linguistically and culturally prepared to function as world citizens.
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12
This course continues to build on the abilities learned in Spanish 2 with increasing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. There is a review of Spanish 2 material as well as further explanations of grammar so that the language can be used in more challenging ways. Students also gain additional insights into culture through various presentation, projects, and videos. In addition, the culture of Spanish speaking countries will be explored and studied. This course prepares students to use Spanish in the future.