JMS students will learn about the different spanish speaking countries and their specific cultures and holidays. By the end of Spanish 8, students have the potential to conduct basic communications about the topics discussed.
Exploratory Spanish 1 (Grade 7)
Full Semester, Every Day
Exploratory Spanish is designed to give students a positive Spanish Language experience. This exploratory Spanish class will focus on culture and beginning level Spanish expressions, writing through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Concepts such as the alphabet, calendar, cognates, classroom objects and school subjects, commands, numbers, colors, greetings, and a basic understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures will be investigated. This class will be an excellent foundation for those choosing to enroll in the high school credit Spanish course as an elective in either eighth grade or high school.
Spanish 1 (Grade 8)
Full Year, Every Other Day
This course is the first half of Spanish I and in conjunction with Spanish 8 will grant the student 1 high school credit for Spanish I. Students will learn basic Spanish grammar, including pronouns, present and preterite (past) tense verb conjugations, spelling and accents, adjectives, and adverbs. Some of the vocabulary topics include describing people and things, school, house/room contents, likes and dislikes, time and date, free time activities, question words, weather, discussing problems, giving advice, talking on the phone, making plans, talking about meals, ordering in a restaurant, and clothing. Additionally, students will learn about the different Spanish speaking countries and their specific cultures and holidays. Students will listen, sing, and dance to Spanish music. By the end of Spanish 8, students have the potential to conduct basic communications about the topics discussed.
*Students choosing Spanish 8 must have successfully completed Exploratory Spanish.