Spanish IB

Full-year course. This follow-up course to Spanish IA is designed to further support students in learning the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. It also further builds their foundational knowledge for continued study in high school or at the college level. Students will use skills in the following areas and build global competency skills for future careers and experience based on the World-readiness Standards for Learning Languages from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. 

Students will use skills in the following areas and build global competency skills for future careers and experience based on the World-readiness Standards for Learning Languages from the ACTFL: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. 

Click here to read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy's approach to world language learning. Note: We do not offer a delayed section for this course due to the live interaction that is key to learning language.

We recommend that students enrolling in Spanish IB be comfortable with the topics covered in Grammar I. Grammar instruction is not a pre- or co-requisite, however we have found that students are more successful learning a new language when they have a strong understanding of grammar rules. Use the placement tests found in our grammar course descriptions to find the appropriate grammar course for your student. 

Prerequisite: Spanish 1A; Spanish 1B Placement Test

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  • Example Syllabus
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    • Gente joven 1 Nueva edición – Cuaderno de ejercicios
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  • Class meets twice per week for 50-55 minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 6-9.
  • Students who complete both Spanish 1A and Spanish 1B may be awarded 1 World Languages high school credit.

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