This course is an introduction to the study of the Spanish language and to the perspectives of the
cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Students will familiarize themselves with the geography of
Hispanic countries and some of their traditions and customs. They learn basic vocabulary to practice
simple conversation to express wants, needs and describe their immediate surroundings.
In this course, students continue studying the language and culture of Hispanic countries, as well as,
improving their listening, speaking, and reading skills. There is emphasis on the study of basic grammar
concepts and the development of fluency and public speaking abilities. The vocabulary is enriched to
expand opinions and personalize conversations. The course offers the opportunity to pass to high school
Spanish II course to 8th grade students who complete the full year successfully and in addition they pass
the high school final exam of Spanish I course.