Are you ready to take your Spanish skills from level 1 and 2 to the next level? Are you ready to be able to freely speak in conversation, express your opinion and discuss topics in depth? This class will prepare you do to such things! Level 3 is an exciting year, because you are coming into the year with such a great base of the language and now we get to go even deeper. Your communication skills will greatly improve this year and I can’t wait to see how you will use Spanish in your life this year and in years to come. This level 3 class will be a continuation of Level 2 Spanish. (Even if you haven’t had Spanish with me before, we’d love to have your join this class if you have some Spanish background.) We will continue to use storytelling, reading, writing, and comprehensible input as a means for acquiring Spanish. In level 3 the stories will be told in the past tense, using the preterit, imperfect and subjunctive tenses when appropriate. In Spanish 3, students will be acquiring Spanish in many fun and very effective ways using our national foreign language standards. Our central goal is COMMUNICATION in the Spanish language. We will also continue to explore Spanish-speaking cultures and make cultural and linguistic comparisons with our own. Connections with other subjects will also be made throughout the year. Finally, we will explore opportunities to use the Spanish language outside the classroom in our larger community! The level 3 class will be a blend of our 4 novels, handouts, the study of Spanish speaking countries, class discussions, weekly readings, authentic music, an online video drama, cultural outings, authentic food preparation, class skits and outside projects. The Level 3 class will have many opportunities to use their Spanish skills in the local Spanish speaking community. Spanish is a skill that must be practiced and studied!