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JH/HS Foreign Language Department

USD 240 Foreign Language Department

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Mrs. Larson
rlarson@usd240.org
785-488-3321 * 785-283-4774
Bennington and Tescott Junior High/High School
Mrs. Larson's Lesson Plans

Get to know your teacher

Señorita Larson has lived in both Spain and Perú.  She is interested in exploring language through food, music, history, and culture.  

 

What students will learn in their spanish classes

 

Course Title: Spanish I

Duration:  2 Semesters

Grade: 9-12

Credit: 1

Course Objective: In a rapidly shrinking world with instantaneous communication, proficiency in foreign language becomes increasingly important. The process of learning a foreign language helps the brain to increase problem-solving abilities and perform better on tests. Students in Spanish will learn to acquire ideas through listening, repeating and reading. Students will develop communication skills and cope in various life-like situations. They will also develop the ability to utilize available sources of information and learning tools through the study and will develop an understanding of cultural heritages different from their own. Ultimately, the study of Spanish will give students more options when regarding career opportunities and education, and will help reinforce positive attitudes toward intellectual activities.

Text: Aventura 1

 

Course Title: Spanish II

Duration:  2 Semesters

Grade: 10-12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Spanish I

Course Objective: Students continue to further develop and improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on comprehension and verbal communication of Spanish, as well as reading and writing practice in the target language using a variety of activities incorporating familiar vocabulary  and structures.  Supplementary materials are introduced to enhance language use and awareness of Spanish speaking cultures.

Text: Aventura I & 2

 

Strategies for success

 

Student have an opportunity to explore other cultures through hands-on projects, meeting with native Spanish-speakers and discovering practical and empowering ways to use Spanish. Students can access online resources to challenge their practical understanding of language. 

 

Know the standards

 

Foreign Language Standards