Spanish III relies heavily on what was taught in Spanish I and II, since a good foundation is imperative for success in this class. Students are expected to be proficient in the present and past tenses by the time they get to Spanish III. This course uses songs, poetry, short stories, a vide series, movies, news video clips, newspaper articles, novels, skits, grammar worksheets, and conversation in class to build a vocabulary that is complex and goes beyond simple sentence formation. We learn to describe people in both the present and past in great detail. The future is introduced as well as many compound tenses. Some of the themes that are discussed in the textbook En Español include fashion, politics, and the environment. The last month of the class is dedicated to reading a novel completely in Spanish and discussing the book entirely in the target language.
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Spanish III is traditional in its emphasis on the mastery of grammar and vocabulary, its development of reading skills, and its introduction of brief works of Spanish and Hispanic literature. The main emphasis is to read, write, comprehend and speak Spanish.
Prerequisite: Spanish II with a grade of B- or better for the second semester and/or teacher permission. One year - elective
Meets UC and CSU /a-g criteria
Señor Vela email@example.com
You can find flashcards and practice quizzes here:
You can watch two movies per semester and write a one page reaction in English to the movie, do not summarize the plot, tell me what you think of the themes.
Here is a list of possible movies in Spanish to watch for extra credit:
Entre Nos (2009), Sugar (2009), August Evening (2008), La Misma Luna (2007),El Orfanto (2007), A Dios Momo (2006), Volver (2006), Voces Inocentes (2004), Machuca (2004), Maria Full of Grace (2004), Mar Adentro (2004), Butterfly Tongues (1999), El Abuelo (1998), Official Story (1985), El Norte (1983)
At the San Francisco City College and the Art Institute of San Francisco there are murals by Diego Rivera.
2010-2011 School Year
Tuesday/Wednesday block 9/28 and 9/29:
hw: write down the conjugated verbs in either pret or imp and correct your answers for Viva San Fermin (13, 9) and La Fiesta (12, 14)
Packet of 5 tenses.pdf
Unidad 2 etapa 2 Un planeta en peligro:
BBC En Protección de bosques.doc
Caza de ballenas plus 2 questions.pdf
Unidad 2 etapa 3 La riqueza natural