Check out the high school Spanish 1 Honors level course description at the high school my kids feed into. It’s your stereotypical textbook course. Keep vomit bucket nearby.
5 Credits Full Year Honors/College I
Prerequisite: According to 8th grade placement exam, or a grade of 80% or above in Spanish 1 College II to enter the College I level.
Students will begin/continue their introduction to Spanish by developing competency in the four essential skill areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening and the language fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary. The honors level is an accelerated course and assumes prior knowledge in Spanish. Both levels of this course are driven by both prepared and spontaneous speech, comprehension of reading and audio sources and writing tasks that are focused on thematic vocabulary and targeted grammar. Students will regularly be encouraged to speak in the target language. Instructors will incorporate a variety of kinesthetic and interactive activities along with supplementary materials that highlight relevant cultural themes such as physical descriptions, personal characteristics, family and home, school and hobbies, as well as likes and dislikes. Emphasis will be placed on agreement of adjectives, present tense regular and irregular conjugations, simple future tense, and ser and estar. By the end of year one, students will have acquired strategies to effectively interpret and communicate in the target language through simple presentations and interpersonal exchanges, as well as through reading and writing simple texts. At the College I level there will be less of an emphasis placed on grammar and there will be a stronger focus on communicative skills. The College I level will address grammatical concepts at an introductory level, while the Honors level will be more in depth and extensive. Skill-based tasks will be differentiated according to level.