Spanish 3

Course No: 4130
Subject: Spanish
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: E
Prerequisite: Spanish 2 or 2H or placement by written and oral examination
Criteria for Enrollment: Minimum semester grade of C in Spanish 2, recommendation of second-year teacher and active class participation
Fulfillments: Meets one year of language graduation requirement

Spanish 3 is an intermediate level language course designed for those students who have acquired satisfactory competency during their first two years of language study.  The course builds upon the skills and material covered in Spanish 1 and 2.  It reviews all major grammatical structures and introduces a broader scope of grammatical knowledge.  Emphasis is given to improving oral skills, broadening the range of grammatical structures the student can effectively use in writing and conversation, enriching the student’s vocabulary and deepening his/her awareness of present day social justice issues within the Spanish-speaking world, as well as examining immigration issues facing Latinos.  This class is conducted in Spanish, except when complex grammar concepts require a clearer explanation in English.  Students are expected to speak in Spanish at all times.