Type: honors available

Available to: all qualified students, see placement requirements link on the World Language Department page

In Spanish 4, students are invited to apply their Spanish language knowledge in an immersive setting. Assignments and activities are designed to push students toward advanced proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities. Grammar is seldom explicitly taught, rather analyzed contextually. Students navigate the language within the context of real-world applications like debate, discussion and reflection of current events, culture and experiences of native Spanish speakers. A major component of the course is a project in which all students are tasked with a deep dive into an immersive and communicative experience in an area of their choosing. Past projects have included an economic analysis of the situation in Venezuela, a rating of the authenticity of local Mexican restaurants, a study of the challenges of coffee farming in Bolivia, among others. In all, students complete Spanish 4 with a broader view of the world around them and a greater comfort communicating in speaking and writing. In the AP Spanish Language and Culture course, students work their way through the AP curriculum and hone their proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking through a variety of activities and creative projects. This course is an exploration of the world (exclusively taught in Spanish), and provides students an opportunity to critically analyze and question the world in which they live, while also preparing for the AP examination.