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This third-year Spanish course immerses students in Spanish language and culture and continues to develop their speaking, listening, and writing skills. Students learn to express increasingly complex ideas in Spanish and hold typical conversations with each other and with native speakers. Students often choose the focus of their projects and the structure of their presentations. Varied learning styles are supported on a daily basis.  

Students learn how to communicate in authentic everyday situations through oral and written activities. Units are real-world and adolescent-focused: describing feelings, telling a story, making comparisons, giving explanations, suggestions, and directions, talking about the news, and describing a problem. The present, preterit, and reflexive tenses are reviewed, and the imperfect and present perfect tenses are introduced. Spanish culture is explored through a Day of the Dead project, a video project, music, and a field trip.