Now that we have mastered the basics, Spanish II will build on the foundation laid by the first year of study. More of the instruction will be in Spanish, although grammar explanation will be in English. Topics to cover will include: Many more verb tenses – preterite, imperfect, present progressive, subjunctive, and future tenses will be explored- demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, a deeper look into positive and negative command forms, comparatives and superlatives, and impersonal expressions. We will also continue to explore cultures of Spanish speaking countries, and our Bible memory verses.
This year further emphasis is placed on speaking and listening for comprehension and communication, as well as reading and writing the language. Classes will be energetic and highly interactive. Students are expected to be prepared with a headset mic for spoken participation in every class.
I don’t think I shared enough how helpful Joanna Martinez has been as well. She has a way of putting to words a student’s strength and potential. Austin has struggled some with the mechanics of Spanish, but Sra Martinez sees that he has an ear for what sounds right. That strength fits into Austin’s goal for Spanish—to learn to speak it. He sees now that the mechanics need to happen. She has made adaptations to keep Austin on the right track.
My son has really enjoyed his 2 classes this year. He is registered for 4 next school year and I registered my daughter for 2 semesters of science for the next school year. Customer service is outstanding and so are his teachers.