Students at MSA are required to take Spanish from sixth grade through eleventh grade. The purpose of this six-year program is to form a strong basis of the Spanish language. The learning includes grammar, vocabulary, writing, literature, conversation, and culture. Students will leave MSA with a strong background in Spanish to help them in their college studies. Students who would like to pursue college Spanish placement testing will be well prepared.
Students in 8th through 11th grade who are new to MSA and have not taken any Spanish courses will be placed into Introduction to Spanish. New 7th grade students will be placed into 6th Grade Spanish. Students new to MSA who have previously taken Spanish and 6th graders from immersion schools will be required to take a placement exam in the spring.
Spanish 6: 6th
This course is the first year of Spanish. It will include grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, and cultural skills. Students will learn the basics of Spanish such as the alphabet, greetings, conjugation of verbs in the present tense as well as likes, dislikes, descriptive, school, family, clothing and food vocabulary. Some culture from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain will be introduced.
Spanish 7: 7th
This course is the second year of Spanish. It will include grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, and cultural skills. Students will learn basic communication identifying rooms and items in a house, activities to maintain one's health, body parts, technology, free time, daily routine and travel. Culture from Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Costa Rica will be introduced.
Basic Spanish: 7th - 9th Grade
This course is a review of the first two years of Spanish classes taught at MSA. It will include grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, and cultural skills for students. The purpose of this course is to help students progress at a pace that it is more feasible for them to learn the Spanish language.
Intro to Spanish: 8th-11th
This course is for students new to MSA in grades 8-11 who have little or no experience learning Spanish. It will focus on basic concepts taught in the first two years of Spanish at MSA. Placement for the following school year will be based on the level of learning and ability of the student in this Spanish course.
Spanish I: 8th
This course is the third year of Spanish. It will include grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, and cultural skills. Students will learn to communicate about travel, sports, daily routines, shopping, myths and legends, and childhood experiences. The present, past, present progressive and imperfect tenses will be covered. Traditions and folklore from Mexico, Central America, South America, and Puerto Rico will be presented.
Spanish II: 9th
This course is the fourth year of Spanish. It will include grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, andcultural skills. Students will learn to communicate about food/cooking, making movies, technology, news, problem-solving, family relationships, and the environment. The present subjunctive, imperative, comparatives and superlatives, por and para, and impersonal expressions will be taught in this course. Traditions and folklore from Central America, the Dominican Republic, Spain, and the United States will be presented.
Spanish III: 10th
This course is the fifth year of Spanish. It emphasizes the use of the language for active communication. Course content will reflect intellectual interests shared by the students and teacher (the arts, current events, literature, sports, etc.). It will include grammar, vocabulary, writing, listening, and cultural skills. The subjunctive mood will be continued in this course.
Spanish IV: 11th
This is the sixth year of Spanish. Students will continue to advance their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language as well as their knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Students will develop their understanding of the language and culture through the analysis of Hispanic literature.
AP Spanish Language and Culture: 10th - 12th
This is the seventh year of Spanish at MSA. It is an advanced placement course offered to students who have completed Spanish IV with a B+ or higher and teacher approval. The course is rigorous and covers grammar, reading, listening, interpersonal speaking and writing and presentational speaking and writing all with cultural components. The course prepares students for the AP exam in May.
Math and Science Academy
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Woodbury MN 55125
Liz Wynne - Director
(763) 557-6676 | firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 581639
Minneapolis, MN 55458-1639