Bienvenidos a Español III. El Mundo Hispánico. What to expect…. Speaking …..talk, talk, talk, and talk some more, with partners, in groups, in presentations, on the phone Listening ……music, news, advertisements, movie clips, TV, native speakers
academic average of 3.2.
Give yourself a competitive edge!
Did you know that studying a second language can improve your skills
and grades in math and English and can improve entrance exam scores
-- SATs, ACTs, GREs, MCATs, and LSATs? Research has shown that math
and verbal SAT scores climb higher with each additional yearofforeign
language study, which means that the longer you study a
foreign language, the stronger your skills become to succeed in school.
The job advantage in a global economy!
More and more businesses work closely with companies in other
countries. They need many different kinds of workers who can
communicate in different languages and understand other cultures.
No matter what career you choose, if you've learned a second language,
you'll have a real advantage.
3. Learning other cultures: your world and beyond!
Discover new worlds! Get an insider's view of another culture and a
new view of your own. Studying a new language, reading other
people's stories, and connecting with people in their own language can
be a source of pleasure and surprise. Connect with other cultures.
Learning about other cultures will help you expand your personal
Horizons and become a responsible citizen.
National Security Language Initiative (NSLI)
The NSLI is an inter-agency effort coordinated by the White House to
dramatically increase the number of Americans learning, speaking,
and teaching critical need foreign languages. Foreign language skills are
essential to engaging foreign governments and peoples, especially in
critical world regions, to promote understanding, convey respect for
other cultures, and encourage reform. These skills are
also fundamental to the economic competitiveness and security interests
of the nation.