In Spanish 2, students continue to develop their proficiency in different modes of communicative competence:
• interacting with other speakers of Spanish • understanding oral and written messages in Spanish • making oral and written presentations in Spanish
Students will begin to show a greater level of accuracy than during the previous year when using basic language structures and are exposed to more complex features of the Spanish language. They continue to focus on communicating about their immediate world and daily life activities. They read material on familiar topics and write short, directed paragraphs. Emphasis continues to be placed on the use of Spanish in the classroom as well as on the use of authentic materials to learn about the culture.
Prerequisite: Spanish 1.
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Mercedes Torres has been an educator for 21 years. She holds a DMD degree and a master's in Instructional Technology from Saint Thomas University. She has been a faculty member at American Heritage School for 14 years. In addition to her role teaching Spanish, Mercedes is also a Tech Team liaison for the American Heritage Upper School Foreign Language department. She has taught at American Heritage Summer Institute for the last 6 years. She is most proud of her role as a club advisor for the First Priority Club and the BETCHA Club.
Sonia Remy has been teaching Spanish for 20 years at all levels from PK-12. She joined American Heritage School in 2015, where she has been teaching Spanish 3 and 4 Honors as well as AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature. She is pleased to say she has strengthened both AP courses, making them more accessible to students who are not Spanish speakers, and she has a 98% student passing rate. Sonia is extremely proud of the 2018-2019 group of AP Spanish Language students who all scored a 5 of 5! Sonia also serves as the Foreign Language Department Chair, coordinating curriculum across all levels.
Erin Alderfer, proud mother of two boys and 10 year veteran Spanish teacher, is a Pennsylvania native who studied at Temple University. At Temple she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master's in Education. Erin lived in Costa Rica for two years, learning more of the language and culture before returning to Pennsylvania to teach. Recently, she relocated to Florida and started teaching Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 at American Heritage School.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.