At a more advanced level, this course expands the development of the five language modes: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural understanding and competence. Spanish II students will be able to broaden their capacity to express themselves appropriately both in spoken and written discourses. The ability to use more complex patterns of speech and writing will systematically be developed and used. Students will interact with authentic linguistic, cultural, and literary materials, which will give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in real life-language usage.
In addition, in line with the expansion of the students’ linguistic and cultural modes for real life language functions, literary samples (and their respective socio-historical contexts) from both Spain and Latin America will be researched, presented, and explored. In general, the inclusion of the 5 C’s (Communication, Culture, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) and the 3 P’s (Practices, Products, and Perspectives)—will certainly be a guiding principle.