Second Language study benefits all students. The study of another language leads to higher scores on standardized tests (reading, math, SAT), greater cognitive development in the areas of mental flexibility, creativity, divergent thinking and higher-order thinking skills, a broader English vocabulary, a better understanding of one’s own language and culture, and enhanced career opportunities.
The North Carolina Second Language Standard Course of Study establishes competency goals and objectives directing the teaching and learning of foreign language, heritage language, and classical language learning in North Carolina. It is comprised of three Second Language curriculum sections: Modern Foreign Languages, Spanish for Native Speakers, and Latin. This document sets high expectations for all students, supports extended sequences of language learning, and is based upon national standards for foreign and classical language learning. http://www.wcpss.net/domain/61
This course is an introduction to Spanish language and culture. Major topics include greetings, colors, numbers, classroom objects, the calendar, telling time, weather expressions, the house, transportation vocabulary, feelings, animals, foods, questions and interrogatives, the family, holidays, art, and clothing. Students who complete this course successfully should next take Intermediate Spanish or Spanish A.
This course continues the study of the Spanish language and culture. Major topics include the present tense of verbs, direct object pronouns, the future tense, two–‐verb phrases, adverbs, present progressive tense, imperatives, reflexive verbs, shopping vocabulary, prepositions, foods and meals, and geography. Students who complete this course successfully should next take Advanced Spanish or Spanish II at the high school level.
This course continues the study of the Spanish language and culture, refining grammatical and vocabulary topics. Major topics include the preterit and imperfect tenses, relative pronouns, demonstrative adjectives, double object pronouns, sports vocabulary, travel vocabulary, hobbies and games, the car, medicine vocabulary, and object pronouns. Students who complete this course successfully may take Spanish II at the high school level.