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Spanish Languageand Literature Optionsat Desert Vistafor 4th and 5th years 2011-2012
What class should I take after Spa 7-8 or AP Lang.? Spanish 7-8 Hrs. Spanish 7-8 AP Sp. Language AP Sp. Language SPA 226/202 AP Sp. Literature SPA 265/266 Honors Spanish 9-10 SPA 235/282AA/245 Interactive conversation during the first semester as you complete 5-15 hours of Spanish volunteerism. Second semester focus on Chicanos in the Southwest through literature and film. Develops college-level vocabulary, grammar, reading, & writing skills, while preparing for a competitive nat’l test. Develops college-level skills for reading, writing, discussion & literary analysis of Spanish texts while preparing for a competitive nat’l test.
Which classes carry honors credit? • If you want to have an Honors weighted class on your transcript, you should take: • AP Spanish Literature • AP Spanish Language • Honors Spanish 9-10
Why take AP Spanish? Major reasons: • Global competition for jobs • College/university admission • Advanced Placement/College credit
College Completion Students who take AP courses are much more likely to complete college and to earn a bachelor’s degree in four years or less: 0 AP Classes • only 29% complete the degree 1 AP Class • 45% complete the degree 2+ AP Classes • 61% complete the degree
Credit and / or Advanced Placement • Credit= Earn points toward your college degree • Graduate in 3 or 3-½ years • Save thousands of $ in tuition • Double major • Advanced Placement • Skip introductory courses • Enter higher-level classes, and /or • Fulfill general education requirements. • Fulfill a Foreign Language requirement
Testimonials • “I'm loving it at UofA. I'm majoring in aerospace engineering and minoring in Spanish and I'm on a three-year plan. Because I got a 5 on the AP Spanish Literature test, I got credit for all the classes I needed for my Spanish minor, except two, one Spanish language class and one Spanish literature class. … the literature class was almost exactly like your AP literature class! Almost all the authors were the same and a few of the stories and poems our teacher picked were the same too. … it was actually easier than your class.”
Testimonials, cont’d “I’m now a Spanish Literature major at Dartmouth, focusing on literature of the Iberian Peninsula. I’ll be entering my junior year of college this fall, with my major almost completed!...I will be leaving to study abroad in Madrid…All of us students will be living with host families…I’m so excited!” “The scores on my exams let me jump straight into major courses.”
Testimonials, cont’d My classes are wonderful. I believe your class has well prepared me for classes outside of the Spanish subject. If anything, it prepared me more than any other AP class I have ever taken. Your short quizzes are very characteristic of what we call "quiz sections" at the University of Washington. In addition to a lecture class for a subject, once a week there is a quiz section where a short 5 minute quiz is given to help students understand what they do or do not know so far. Also, the way your class is structured is very characteristic of subjects such as Geography, Political Science, and even Physics. The reading is done at home, and then discussed in class just as we have done in AP Spanish. Please let your students know that it will definitely pay off to work hard in your two AP classes.
College Credits at the University • In order to graduate you need: • 120 hours (40 classes = 5 classes a semester) • At ASU: • Major • 18-24 minor • 35 General Education • 6 Literacy and critical inquiry • 6 math • 15 Humanities, Fine Arts and Design and Social Behavioral Sciences • 8 Natural Sciences • Awareness: Global, Historical, Cultural Diversity • 20 Elective hours • https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/MajorMaps;jsessionid=AAECEFBCF6BBDE68081789C34B6D4433.asuedu14 • http://catalog.asu.edu/files/majormap09/LAPGSBA.pdf
Differences between AP Language, Literature, and Spanish 9-10 • Goals • College credits • Topics of study • Readings • Approaches and strategies
Goals of AP Spanish Language • Develop students’ communication skills in Spanish to High level of ability in all four skills: • Listening and Speaking • Reading and Writing • Prepare students to succeed academically on the national AP Exam and in college classes
Goals of AP Sp. Literature PREPARE students to • Read and comprehend literary texts in Spanish • Participate actively in discussions in Spanish on literary topics • Recognize how literature reveals truths about themselves
AP Sp. Lit Goals,cont’d: • NO LITERARY or ANALYTICAL SKILLS ARE EXPECTED! • Prepare students to succeed academically on the national AP Exam and in college classes (very high PASS RATE in this class)
Goals of Spanish 9-10 • First semester • To prepare students to complete a 5-15 hour Spanish-speaking internship in the community • To improve communication skills while reviewing major grammatical concepts and studying extensive vocabulary lists related to education, business, medicine and social services and immigration • Second semester • Learn about the contributions of Hispanics in the Southwest through literature, art, music and movies
College Credits for AP Language from Rio Salado • SPA 226Intermediate Spanish Conversation II • 3 credits for Conversation • SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II • 4 Credits • Grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing focus
College Credits for AP Literature from Rio Salado • SPA 265Advanced Spanish I • 3 (Humanities) Credits • Survey of Sp. and Sp. American Literature • Meets college Humanities requirement • SPA 266Advanced Spanish II • 3 (Humanities) Credits • Survey of Sp. and Sp. American Literature • Meets college Humanities requirement
College Credits for Sp. 9-10 • SPA 235Advanced Spanish Conversation I • 3 credits for Conversation - First Semester • SPA 282AABusiness Internship • 1 Credit – First semester and/or second semester • SPH 245Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest • 3 (Humanities) Credits – Second Semester • Explores the contributions to literature, art, and music by Hispanics in the SW U.S. • Meets college Humanities, Fine Arts, and Cultural Diversity in the U.S. requirements • Triple dipper
Topics of Study AP Spanish Language • El hogar • La salud • El medioambiente • Los viajes • Los pasatiempos • El deporte • La escuela • El consumo • Las relacionespersonales • La sociedad
Topics of Study AP Spanish Literature • Poetry • Romances (ballads) • Sonnets and poems • Narrative • Short stories • Chapters from 4 novels • One very short novel • Drama • 3 plays
Topics of Study Spanish 9(SPA 235 & SPA 282AA) • Practical Spanish to use in a business world • Los deportes • La educación • La salud • Los servicios sociales • Las drogas y el crimen • La inmigración • Advanced Vocabulary Usage • Internship - Volunteering
9-10 Internships • Minimum 5 hours (15 hours for college credit) community service first semester in a Spanish speaking environment. • Salvation Army Angel Tree registration • Elementary school parent teacher conferences translator • Live Love – working in downtown Chandler neighborhood • Mission trip to Mexico • Flying Samaritans/must be 18 • Shadow a bilingual doctor/insurance agent/lawyer • Note: This course can be taken concurrently with AP Spanish Literature as well.
Topics of Study Spanish 10(SPH 245) • Components – all relating to the Hispanics in the Southwest: • History of the Southwest • Cultural aspects like the role of the family, the differences in men and women, the Chicano movement • Movies (Apocalypto, Mi Familia, Como agua para chocolate, etc.) • Music (Los Corridos) • Chicano slang • Traditions – quinceñera • Art (murals, tattoos)
Readings and Vocabulary Development in AP Language • Articles from Conversación y controversia • Articles from magazines like Américas • Short stories (ex: Cajas de cartón) • Play (El delantal blanco) • Poetry (“Oda al tomate”)
La calle se llenó de tomates, mediodía, verano, la luz se parte en dos mitades de tomate,
Readings in AP Literature • Poetry • “Romance del rey moro que perdió Alhama” • “El pirata” • “Balada de los dos abuelos” • Narrative • “La siesta del martes” (García Márquez) • “Dos palabras” (Allende) • Drama • La casa de Bernarda Alba
Readings in Spanish 9-10 • Readings for Spanish 9 • Magazine and newspaper articles • Short essays • Novel – Senderos Fronterizos • Readings for Spanish 10 • History – short essays • Literature- (Como agua para chocolate, La casa en Mango Street) • Chicano play (Zoot Suit)
Approaches and Strategies in AP Spanish Language • Activities are evenly divided between: • Listening and Speaking • Weekly use of our interactive Language Lab • Reading and Writing • Emphasis on • An academic focus • Presentation, discussion, and writing skills as needed for college
Approaches and Strategies in AP Sp.Language – cont’d • Ex: Debate onthetopic of yourrightto use and carryfirearms. (Reading / speaking) • Ex: Writingweeklybothinformally (postcards, emails, etc.) and formally (1-2 page essays) • Ex: Listeningtosongs as well as dialogues, narratives, and radio broadcastsonspecifictopics, like “La salud”. • Ex: Conversing with other students on simulated real-life situations in the lab.
Approaches and Strategies in AP Spanish Literature • Pre-Reading • Use of Focus Questions • Reading assignments • Reasonable length assignments • Graphic organizers to focus reading • Cornell questions while reading • Class discussions to clarify and connect • Visual presentations of poetry via Ppt.
Approaches and Strategies in AP Spanish Literature, cont’d • Quizzes and tests • Quizzes to build vocabulary • Group Oral presentations of narrative chapters (completion grades) • Multiple choice and short answer tests • Essay tests to prepare for AP Exam & college
Approaches and Strategies in Spanish 9-10 • Use the language in advanced conversation and community service settings • Practice in-depth vocabulary development • Partner speaking • Conversations • Videos (sports, medical) • Presentation about the internship • Debate about immigration
Approaches and Strategies in Spanish 9-10 • Discussion of themes, movies, history and culture • Writing is focused on journals, short essays, and responses to literature, film, music, and art. • Group presentations to the class on history, the book La Casa en Mango Street, and traditions
In summary, how are these classes different? • AP Spanish Language • A balance of the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) to prepare you for the rigor of college classwork. • AP Spanish Literature Prepares students to • Understand, analyze, and enjoy Spanish and Spanish American literature • Succeed academically in college classes and on the national exam • Spanish 9-10 • Develops work-related vocabulary for education, medicine and social services. (Fall Semester) • Introduces students to Chicano literature and language (Spring Semester)