• Spanish

    To promote the appreciation of diversity in our global society, District 47 offers middle school students an introduction to the language, cultures, and geography of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Learning Goals

    Students will be able to use Spanish to:
    • communicate within and beyond the classroom setting.
    • develop an understanding of the customs and geography associated with Spanish.
    • make connections to reinforce knowledge and skills across academic, vocational, and technical disciplines.

    Student Choice

    All 6th grade students will have six weeks of Spanish I. As 7th- and 8th-graders, students will rank their encore preferences. Each student will have the opportunity to choose Spanish in 7th and 8th grade.

    Class Descriptions

    Spanish I (6th Grade)

    This 12-week course provides an introduction to the Spanish language and its culture, and builds the foundation for future learning of world languages. Students will learn basic language cues, such as common forms of courtesy and greetings, and begin to respond to and ask simple questions.

    Spanish I (7th Grade)

    This 12-week course provides an introduction to the Spanish language and its culture, and builds the foundation for future learning of world languages. Students will learn basic oral and written language cues, such as common forms of courtesy and greetings. Students will learn to ask and respond to simple questions, engage in conversations with other students, and apply knowledge in oral and written form.

    Spanish II (8th Grade)

    This 12-week course is a continuation of the Spanish I class (7th-grade encore class) and will provide students an opportunity to develop further language proficiency with emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, listening, and cultural exposure. Students will be engaged with creating simple written and oral reports on familiar topics, reading simple passages, and demonstrating comprehension through oral and visual presentations.